Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted
An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by US authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday.
Chinese student jumps to death after slapped by mother in school
A 14-year-old boy jumped to his death from a school building in the Chinese city of Wuhan after his mother slapped him at school, sparking a heated debate among Chinese netizens about parental treatment of teenagers. The parents of the grade nine student at No. 1 Middle School at Wuhan Jiangxia district was asked by the headteacher to come to school for a meeting after the boy was caught playing poker on Thursday, state-run Global Times reported on Saturday.
Nepal's coronavirus tally reaches 62,797
Nepal's coronavirus tally on Saturday jumped to 62,797 after 1,204 new infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Jageshwor Gautam said that 796 males and 408 females tested positive while conducting 10,333 PCR tests across the country.
Ethiopia charges prominent critic with terrorism-related offences
News/World: Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offences, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general's office announced Saturday. They could face life in prison if convicted.
Firefighters look to seize on favourable weather as winds push California wildfires into desert
News/World: Winds pushed an unrelenting wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles deeper into a Mojave Desert community, but firefighters looked to seize on more favourable weather on Saturday to protect homes and make headway in their nearly two-week battle.