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WORLD News List


US selects Salt Lake City for potential 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced on Friday that they have selected Salt Lake City to represent the United States in a potential 2030 bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.


Bomb scare on Indian flight turns out hoax

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Authorities Saturday took a domestic flight to an isolation bay at Mumbai airport following a bomb scare, officials said.


Clashes kill eight people in Western Libya

TRIPOLI, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Clashes between armed groups killed eight people near the western Libyan city of Msallata, some 120-kilometer east Tripoli, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a local security source.


Roundup: Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, as unusual war of words has erupted between the two NATO allies over US military presence in Syria, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.


UN Chief concerned about Kosovo decision to form army

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "has taken note with concern" of the adoption by the Kosovo parliament of three draft laws aimed at strengthening the role and capacity of the Kosovo Security Force, a UN spokesperson said Friday.


Gunfight erupts in Indian-controlled Kashmir, casualties unknown

SRINAGAR (Indian-controlled Kashmir), Dec 15 (Bernama) -- A fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops Saturday broke out in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported the police as saying.


US Department of Homeland Security to probe death of migrant girl

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that her agency will investigate the death of a migrant girl who died after being detained at a US Border Patrol station, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.