Chinese astronauts leave space station moduleCCTV –

The astronauts landed nine hours after they left a key module of China’s first space station. While in orbit, the Shenzhou-13 mission astronauts took manual control in the Tianhe living quarters module for what state media called a “docking experiment” with the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft. Following their launch in October, the astronauts – Zhai Zhigang, … Read more

Merchant fuel ship sinks off Tunisia, crew rescuedsources –

The merchant fuel ship which sank off the coast of Gabes in Tunisia on April 15, 2022 is seen this handout picture taken in Rostov-on-Don, Russia November 12, 2017. Picture taken November 12, 2017. Dmitry Frolov/Handout via REUTERS TUNIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after … Read more

Ukraine says 2500-3000 of its troops killed in war, no count of civilian deaths

In besieged Mariupol, scene of the war’s heaviest fighting and worst humanitarian catastrophe, Russian troops pressed recent advances, hoping to make up for their failure to capture Kyiv by seizing their first big prize of the war. Moscow said its planes had struck a tank repair factory in the capital, where an explosion was heard … Read more

Pro-Russia Serbs protest in Belgrade to support Russia and against NATO

BELGRADE, April 15 (Reuters) – Thousands of Serbs waving Russian and Serbian flags and carrying pictures of President Vladimir Putin marched through Belgrade to the Russian embassy on Friday, to protest Serbia’s government bid to distance itself from Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine. Throngs of people, many from ultranationalist organizations, joined the march from … Read more

Shanghai reports more symptomatic COVID cases as more lockdowns imposed

SHANGHAI, April 16 (Reuters) – Shanghai reported a record number of symptomatic COVID-19 cases on Saturday and other areas across China tightened controls as the country kept up its “dynamic clearance” approach that aims to stamp out the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone, a central Chinese manufacturing area that includes Apple … Read more

Taiwan says China’s threats will only increase support for island

Chess pieces are seen in front of displayed China and Taiwan’s flags in this illustration taken January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration TAIPEI, April 16 (Reuters) – China’s military threats against Taiwan will only increase support for the island from the United States and other democracies, the foreign ministry said after China conducted drills nearby as … Read more

Singapore’s Lee says finance minister to succeed him as PM

Singapore Minister Lawrence Wong seen in this picture at the Southeast Asian Games in 2015. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said Wong would succeed him as PM. Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters/File Photo SINGAPORE, April 16 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday … Read more

At least two die in Russian attacks across Ukraineofficials –

Ukrainian servicemen stand along a road in the town of Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, Ukraine, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica April 16 (Reuters) – At least two civilians were killed and four wounded in Russian attacks across Ukraine, local officials said early on Saturday. One person was killed and three wounded in shelling in the eastern … Read more

Ukraine working with Turkey, understands parallel ties to Russia -Ukrainian diplomat

Turkish and Ukrainian flags fly during a welcoming ceremony of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine February 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine is working with NATO member Turkey as much as possible for more support over Russia’s … Read more