Child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India, says WHO | CNN

The deaths of dozens of children in The Gambia due to severe kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrup made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed several tests of a medicinal syrup suspected of killing … Read more

OPEC announces big cut in oil production despite US pressure | CNN Business

London CNN Business – OPEC+ said on Wednesday that it would Reduce oil production By 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, that threatens Increase petrol prices Just weeks before the US high Mid-Term Elections. The group of major oil producers, which includes Saudi Arabia and Russia, announced … Read more

Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north | CNN

CNN – A storm called Fiona Struck on the eastern seaboard of Canada Hurricane-force winds and torrential rain swept buildings into the ocean on Saturday, toppling homes, downing trees and knocking out power to millions. Fiona first wreaked havoc before moving over the Atlantic as a hurricane in the Caribbean and making landfall again as … Read more

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in ‘sham’ vote to join Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Voting began Friday in Moscow-occupied regions of Ukraine to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials said. A Kremlin-orchestrated referendumWidely condemned by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, it is seen by Russia as a step towards annexation of territory. Voting is taking place in Luhansk, Kherson and … Read more

UN chief and Russia’s Putin discuss war in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday about exporting Russian fertilizer from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to combat a growing global food crisis that threatens many droughts. The UN chief said he also discussed security at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where he … Read more

Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes

LONDON (AP) – Piles of foul-smelling garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are putting public health and safety at risk, the health authority warned Saturday, as a strike by waste collectors in the Scottish capital entered its ninth day. The warning from Public Health Scotland comes as litter pickers in London’s Newham walk out for … Read more

Abe murder suspect says life destroyed by mother’s religion

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been brutally murdered A handmade gun shocked a nation unused to high-profile political violence. But there have been further surprises in the weeks since the murders as details have emerged about an alleged killer who was well-off until his mother’s large donations to the controversial … Read more

Russia blocks final document at nuclear treaty conference

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia late Friday blocked an agreement on the final document of a four-week review of a U.N. treaty that was considered a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament, criticizing Russia’s military seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant shortly after its invasion of Ukraine. This has led to the fear of a nuclear … Read more

Families of miners trapped underground in Mexico reject new rescue strategy | CNN

Mexico City CNN – to the families of Ten miners Those trapped underground in Mexico since early August have rejected a new rescue strategy proposed by the government, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday. López Obrador said the proposal to tunnel underground was rejected based on how time-consuming it would be. The El … Read more

Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six of the 43 college students who “disappeared” in 2014 were kept alive in a warehouse for days and then turned over to a local army commander who ordered them killed, a Mexican government official leading a truth commission said Friday. Interior Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made a shocking revelation directly tying … Read more