WATCH: Mega water spout dwarfs high-rise buildings in Malaysia

Terrifying footage shows a massive water spout dwarfing high-rise buildings as it barrels towards the edge of a Malaysian city. At least 50 houses in the Tenjung Tokong suburb of the city of George Town on Penang Island were damaged after the swirling waterspout ripped over the land on Monday.   The horrifying storm shook the […]

UK: 73-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman kill husband for treating like a slave

UK: 73-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman kill husband for treating like a slave

A 73-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman who beat her disabled husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering years of abuse has been cleared of his murder. Packiam Ramanathan, 73, killed her 76-year-old spouse Kanagusabi Ramanathan at their home in East Ham, east London (UK), on 21 September. The jury was told the couple had […]

Flash floods kill 18 people in Iran

Flash floods kill 18 people in Iran

At least 18 people were killed and around 100 others were wounded in flash floods in Iran’s southern province of Fars, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, following devastating floods in the north. State TV said several provinces were also on high alert for more imminent flooding because of heavy rain. The meteorology […]

Sri Lankan Tamil Shop worker killed during robbery in UK

Sri Lankan Tamil Shop worker killed during robbery in UK

A Sri Lankan Tamil shop worker has been stabbed to death in a bungled robbery on Sunday morning in Pinner, north west London (UK). Ravi Katharkamar, 54, is thought to have been attacked while opening Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner at about 06:00 GMT on Sunday, the Met Police said. A passer-by found Mr […]

Meet the Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar

Meet the Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar

The company announced it would build 125 examples, and when it was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, about 80 had already been claimed. And while 125 cars doesn’t sound like much, Koenigsegg says that it’s the highest production number of any of its models. Production begins at the end of 2020, and the company says it will […]

Mali attack: More than 130 villagers killed

Mali attack: More than 130 villagers killed

More than 130 people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali on Saturday by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters’ clothing. Gunmen surrounded the village at dawn before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the Mopti region. The attackers targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community who are accused […]

Sri Lanka arrests 11 India fishermen

Sri Lanka arrests 11 India fishermen

At many as 11 Indian fishermen were arrested on Sunday morning by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the island nation’s waters. They were apprehended near Neduntheevu (Delft island) and are currently being interrogated at Karainagar Naval camp in the country. The fishermen hail from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Their two boats were […]

Norway Ship: Passengers airlifted from cruise

Norway Ship: Passengers airlifted from cruise

Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky, with about 1,300 passengers and crew on board, had sent out a mayday signal as it had been […]

Cyclone Idai: 750 reported dead

Cyclone Idai: 750 reported dead

Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446, with 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi. […]

Girl, 14, ‘killed by her smartphone’ in Russia

Girl, 14, ‘killed by her smartphone’ in Russia

A Russian schoolgirl drowned in the bath after she was given a massive electric shock by her phone when she dropped it in the water. Yulia Vysotskaya, 14, was charging her mobile when it slipped out of her hands at her home in Cheboksary.  Her devastated parents ‘called an ambulance but paramedics were only able […]