FGN23: CHINA BOAT 2NDLD ACCIDENT
Beijing: At least 10 people were killed and five others were found missing after a passenger ship overturned in a river in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, state-run CGTN-TV reported.
FGN24: SPAIN-LD VOLCANO
Madrid: A volcano on the Spanish Atlantic island of La Palma erupted on Sunday after a week-long increase in seismic activity, prompting the authorities to accelerate the evacuation of around 1,000 people. (AP)
FGN22: RUSSIA LD ELECTION
Moscow: From the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, on Sunday, on the third and last day of a national election for a new parliament, Russians voted in eleven time zones with a majority after months of relentless raids against the opposition. (AP)
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on world leaders to take “concrete action” against climate change at his meeting at the United Nations High-Level General Assembly in New York this week, Downing Street said on Sunday.
FGN9: PAK KLERIKA
Islamabad: Pakistani police recorded a case against a prominent radical cleric and several others after the Afghan Taliban flags were found hoisted on the roof of a women’s seminar they run, according to a media report on Sunday.
FGN14: NEPAL CONSTITUTION DAY
Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba underscored the need to protect and implement the country’s constitution on Sunday as the Himalayan nation celebrated its seventh constitutional day.
FGN15: AFGHAN-TALIBAN-LD WOMEN
Kabul: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been ordered to stay at home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the Afghan capital’s interim mayor said on Sunday, explaining the latest restrictions imposed on women by the new Taliban ruler. (AP)
FGN13: HK-LD VOICE
Hong Kong: Selected Hong Kong residents voted for members of the electoral committee that will elect the city’s leader in the first election on Sunday following reforms designed to ensure candidates’ loyalty to Beijing. (AP)
Canberra: France knew Australia had “deep and serious concerns” that a French-built submarine fleet would fail to meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday after the treaty cancellation sparked a diplomatic crisis would have. (AP)
Paris: France’s foreign minister on Saturday condemned what he called “duplicity, contempt and lies” in connection with the sudden break of France’s lucrative Australian submarine manufacturing contract in favor of a US deal, stating that the western allies face a crisis. (AP) PTI