Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will send US-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in a move that Washington says it is fully endorsing amid Kyiv's escalating tensions with Russia. Estonia would provide Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank weapons while Latvia and Lithuania were sending Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and other related equipment to bolster Kyiv's defensive military capabilities.
Wind-driven California wildfire above Big Sur forces people to flee their homes
News/World: A wind-driven wildfire broke out late Friday in the rugged mountains above Big Sur in California, forcing residents to evacuate their homes and authorities to shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.
U.S. supports Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania sending 'defensive equipment' to Ukraine
News/World: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in a move that Washington says it is fully endorsing amid Kyiv's escalating tensions with Russia.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
News/World: China's capital Beijing urged all its local districts on Saturday to maintain "full emergency mode" as the city continued to report new local COVID-19 cases, less than two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympic Games.
Death toll from Yemen prison airstrike rises to 82, Houthis and aid group say
News/World: The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world's poorest country remained largely down.
Explosion kills 13, flattens village in Ghana mining region
At least 13 people were killed and scores injured when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in western Ghana detonated, flattening a rural community, the police said on Friday. Smouldering timber and torn-up sheet metal marked where hundreds of houses had stood in Apiate, a settlement about 200 km (130 miles) west of the capital Accra.