Hungary PM Orban endorses Trump in November US election
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday endorsed Donald Trump in his reelection bid for the US presidency, saying his rival Democrats have forced a "moral imperialism" on the world that illiberal leaders like himself reject.
6.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Asia|: Manila: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Surigao del Sur province in southern Philippines on Monday, authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said the offshore quake, which struck at 6.13 a.m., hit at a depth of 77 km, about 66 km northeast of Bayabas town on Mindanao island, reports Xinhua news agency. ALSO SEE What's happening in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Europe? News in pictures from East to West today Photos: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolts central Philippines India-China app war, US marine in Philippines jail, Thai royal consort, Pliscova out of US Open, Facebook grilled – top news in pictures today Suicide bombers strike in Southern Philippines : Aftermath of the attack in Sulu province The tremor was also felt in Surigao City in Surigao del Norte province and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental province, Phivolcs added. The institute said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will cause no damage, but aftershocks are expected. The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire".
India: 8 dead after three-storey building collapses in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi
India|: Bhiwandi, Maharashtra: At least eight people lost their lives and five were rescued after a three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area here on early Monday morning, according to Thane Municipal Corporation. The incident happened at around 3.40 am. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade and police teams have reached the spot. ALSO SEE India eases lockdown even as COVID-19 cases jump in capital Indian state of Maharashtra's COVID-19 cases outnumber China's tally In Pictures: Places of worship reopen in India with caution being the key Bangladesh police turn to yoga to boost health during COVID-19 pandemic The rescue operation is currently on. "As any as 20 people were rescued by the locals, while 20-25 people are still feared trapped in the debris as per initial information," the NDRF said. Further details are awaited.
Kerala: At least 2 dead as blast occurs in quarry in Ernakulam
India|: Ernakulam: Two migrant labourers lost their lives in a blast which took place in a quarry at Malayattoor in Ernakulam district on Monday. According to Kalady police, the blast took place in a building where explosives were stored for the purpose of blasting rocks. ALSO SEE India: Heavy rains, floods wreak havoc in Kerala Day after: Aftermath of Dubai-Kerala Air India Express flight crash in Kozhikode Photos: Southwest monsoon keeps its date with Kerala Photos: Landslides after heavy rainfall in Kerala's Idukki district in India The incident took place at around 3:30 am today morning. The deceased have been identified as Periyannan, a native of Tamil Nadu, and D Naga, who hailed from Karnataka. Further details are awaited.
US: Arrest over ricin envelope addressed to White House
Americas|: Washington: US authorities confirmed an arrest Sunday over an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin. The suspect was a woman who was carrying a gun when she was arrested by authorities, according to US media reports. ALSO SEE Photos: Gulf News reader shares his travel pictures in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and the US UAE aid to Pakistan, free COVID testing, UAE-Israel ties, US defiance, India parliament, Lebanon government, issues in Europe, here are the top news in pictures today 2021 Ford Ranger gets new Tremor Off-Road Package India-China app war, US marine in Philippines jail, Thai royal consort, Pliscova out of US Open, Facebook grilled – top news in pictures today Pictures: End of WWII remembered on 75th anniversary Pictures: US-Israeli delegation lands in UAE on historic flight "I can confirm that an arrest was made at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York," Customs and Border Protection supervisory officer Aaron Bowker told AFP, referring to the bridge that connects Canada and the US state of New York. US media reported Saturday that authorities had intercepted an envelope laced with ricin addressed to Trump. The letter was discovered earlier last week and did not reach the White House, according to The New York Times and CNN. The Times said it was believed that the letter was mailed from Canada. Mail addressed to the White House is first inspected and sorted in depots just outside Washington. CNN said the contents of the envelope were tested repeatedly at one depot and confirmed to contain ricin. Ricin, which is produced by processing castor beans, is lethal even in minute doses if swallowed, inhaled or injected, causing organ failure. A government official who was not authorised to speak on the matter told AFP that a court appearance was scheduled for Monday.