WORLD News List

Cuba to renovate Chinatown for Havana's 500th anniversary

HAVANA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Renovating Chinatown is one of the priorities in the program to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, which will be held in November, local media reported Friday.

5.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang: CENC

BEIJING, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Shufu County, Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 12:32 p.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles targeting Damascus: Army

DAMASCUS, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the missiles launched by Israeli warplanes on areas near the capital Damascus on Friday night, the Syrian army said.

At least one injured in US mall shooting

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- At least one person was shot and wounded at a shopping mall in the US state of New Jersey on Friday night, media here reported.

Whirlwind injures 16, damages hundreds of houses in Western Indonesia

 JAKARTA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- A total of 16 people were wounded and hundreds of houses were damaged as whirlwind struck West Java province in western Indonesia, disaster agency official said on Saturday.

12 killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Twelve people were killed and two others injured Thursday in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso's northern province of Soum, the country's security ministry announced late Friday in a statement.

Sri Lanka to host meeting to highlight global threat to wild animals, plants

Come May, Sri Lanka will host an international conference to highlight the threat of international trade of wild animals and plants, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said Friday.