GENEVA, Sept 8 (Bernama) -- After two days of delay because of the absence of Houthi delegation, one of the major warring parties to the conflict in Yemen, the new round of UN-led peace talks collapsed on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 (Bernama) – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near Mindanao, Philippines at 3.16 pm today.
JAKARTA, Sept 8 (Bernama) -- At least 17 people were killed and scores others wounded as a bus carrying employees of a firm plunged into a ravine in Sukabumi district of West Java province in Indonesia on Saturday, police officer said.
Phivolcs said the tremor, which was tectonic in origin, is not expected to cause damage. However, it said that aftershocks could rattle the province.
A popular destination among tourists and Malaysian climbers, the mountain in the country’s Lombok island, has seen extensive damage along its trekking routes as a result of recent landslides following the many earthquakes last month.
Nima Nuru Sherpa, managing director at Altitude Air Pvt Ltd, said that there were six passengers including a Japanese tourist and five Nepalese on board, except one pilot.
According to the county government, the 5.9-magnitude quake had damaged 21 homes as of Saturday afternoon. Traffic, telecommunications, and power supply are normal in most parts of Tongguan, a town nearest to the epicenter.