1981 Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter’s Square in Rome.  Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope

Travel is back: Dubai airport logs busiest quarter in years

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, reported yesterday it handled over 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 — more

Vegas Strip resort surprises 5,400 workers with $5K bonuses

Joyous bedlam erupted yesterday (Macau time) at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400

Ukraine cuts Russia gas at one hub, underlining risk to supply

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas yesterday through one of the hubs that feed Western European homes and industry, while a Kremlin-installed official

1967 Stansted to become London’s third airport

The British Government has given the green light to plans to convert Stansted into London’s third airport. President of the Board of Trade Douglas Jay told the House Of

Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said the possibility of her country joining NATO was for the security of its citizens and called for the international community to unite

For widows in Africa, virus stole husbands, homes, future

As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been

1971 Britain’s oldest tabloid close

The Daily Sketch newspaper which was founded in 1909 has been published for the last time. Enclosed in today’s souvenir issue was a copy of its sister paper the

United Nations top rights body to hold session on Ukraine

The U.N.’s top human rights body will hold a special session this week following a request from Ukraine to discuss the worsening human rights situation in the country

No end in sight for Ukraine war as Russian leader hails Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a major patriotic holiday yesterday to again justify his war in Ukraine but did not declare even a limited victory or signal

1940 Churchill takes helm as Germans advance

The invasion began at dawn with large numbers of aeroplanes attacking the main aerodromes and landing troops. The Dutch High Commission says more than 100 German planes were

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint

Protesters threw red paint on the Russian ambassador yesterday as he arrived at a cemetery in Warsaw to pay respects to Red Army soldiers who died during World

Official: US gave intel that helped Ukraine sink Russian warship

The U.S. says it shared intelligence with Ukraine about the location of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva prior to the strike that sank the warship, an incident that was a

Mariupol steel mill battle rages as Ukraine repels attacks

Heavy fighting raged yesterday at the besieged steel plant in Mariupol, as Russian forces attempted to finish off the city’s last-ditch defenders and complete the capture of the

1994 President and Queen open Chunnel

The Queen and France’s President Francois Mitterrand have formally opened the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain. After travelling through the tunnel, which took eight

Covid continues to decline, except in Americas, Africa: WHO

The World Health Organization said yesterday that the number of newly reported coronavirus cases and deaths globally continued to fall in the last week, continuing

Bank of England raises key rate to highest level in 13 years

The Bank of England raised its key interest rate to the highest level in 13 years on Thursday as policymakers around the world combat inflation fueled by high

Israel lashes out at Russia over Lavrov’s Nazism remarks

Israel lashed out at Russia over “unforgivable” comments by its foreign minister about Nazism and antisemitism — including claims that Adolf Hitler was Jewish. Israel, which

1981 Bobby Sands dies in prison

Hunger striker Bobby Sands has died in prison 66 days after first refusing to eat. The 27-year-old republican spent the last days of his life on a water bed

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