Water crisis looms for tsunami-hit Tonga; New Zealand help on the way

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Two New Zealand navy vessels will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island nation reeling from a volcanic eruption and…

One dead, nine injured in New York City explosion and fire

Jan 18 (Reuters) – One person died and nine were injured, including five police officers, in an explosion and fire that collapsed a building in New York City on Tuesday,…

Windsor swans culled as England bird flu outbreak spreads

Twenty-six swans have been culled in Berkshire as the avian influenza outbreak spreads across England. A 3km exclusion zone has been put in place around Eton to halt the spread…

More than a dozen dead in coalition strikes on Yemen’s Sanaa

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 18 (Reuters) – An air strike killed about 14 people in a building in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, residents said on Tuesday, during strikes across the…

Indonesia passes law to relocate capital to remote Borneo

JAKARTA, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament has approved a bill to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on Borneo, House Speaker Puan Maharani said on Tuesday. The…

Tsunami-hit Tonga islands suffered extensive damage, fears death toll to rise

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Tonga’s small outer islands suffered extensive damage from a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, a Tongan diplomat said on Tuesday, raising fears of more deaths…

Ex minister arrested over Haiti President murder

Jamaican authorities have arrested a former Haitian senator who is a prime suspect in the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. John Joel Joseph was arrested on Friday, Jamaica Constabulary…

Novak Djokovic: Tennis star to be deported after losing Australia visa appeal

Novak Djokovic is set to be deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country. Judges rejected the tennis star’s appeal after the government cancelled…

Indian court clears Bishop in nun’s rape

An Indian court has cleared a bishop accused of raping a nun between 2014 and 2016 in a case that had shocked one of the country’s oldest Christian communities. Franco…

Novak Djokovic not bigger than Grand Slam – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal says the Australian Open will be “great with or without” Novak Djokovic as the world number one’s visa drama remains unresolved. But the 35-year-old Spaniard said he is…