New Zealand police kill ‘violent extremist’ after he stabs 6 at Auckland supermarket

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terror attack and said the man was inspired by the Islamic State group. Police in New Zealand say they were so concerned about the threat posed by one “violent extremist” that they were following him on what appeared to be a routine trip Friday to a supermarket inContinue reading “New Zealand police kill ‘violent extremist’ after he stabs 6 at Auckland supermarket”

Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet

Acontainer ship that caught fire while carrying hazardous chemicals off the coast of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has caused “significant damage” to the planet by releasing the chemicals, a United Nations representative said. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl finally sank on Thursday a month after it caught on fire, the Associated Press reported. Due to the material itContinue reading “Ship That Sunk Carrying 25 Tons of Chemicals Caused ‘Significant Damage’ to Planet”

Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters

A cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s west coast, its navy said on Wednesday, and tonnes of plastic pellets have fouled the country’s rich fishing waters in one of its worst-ever marine disasters. The government on Wednesday suspended fishing along an 80-km (50-mile) stretch of the island’s coastline, affecting 5,600 fishingContinue reading “Chemical cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka, fouling rich fishing waters”

Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches

Debris has killed marine life and is being seen as country’s worst environmental catastrophe Sri Lanka is facing the worst environmental disaster in its history after a cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire off its coast, spilling microplastics across the country’s pristine beaches and killing marine life. The fire on MV X-Press Pearl, a Singapore-registeredContinue reading “Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches”

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says

Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, a government minister said on Saturday, the latest actions affecting the country’s minority Muslim population. Minister for public security Sarath Weerasekera told a news conference he had signed a paper on Friday for cabinet approval to ban theContinue reading “Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says”

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