Meghan Markle ‘saddened' amid bullying report from palace
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, on Wednesday said she was “saddened” by a report that she faced a bullying allegation during her time at Kensington Palace in London after her wedding to Prince Harry. "The Times" newspaper reported that the complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, who was then the communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the time.
Myanmar security forces kill at least 33 protesters: Reports
At least 33 protesters, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed by Myanmar security forces on Wednesday, the highest number since a Feb. 1 military coup, according to local reports, as authorities extended their lethal crackdown. The data, mostly from local media and Facebook posts, was compiled by a data professional in Yangon. In many cases, it includes how victims were killed.
Russia says new Western sanctions 'absolutely unacceptable'
The European Union and the United States introduced fresh penalties against senior Russian officials Tuesday over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Navalny, who was jailed last month after recovering in Germany from exposure to the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.
At least 10 people killed South Sudan plane crash
The airline said all aboard the commercial plane died late afternoon Tuesday when it took off from the airstrip at Pieri on a return flight to Juba. It could not give a specific death toll, saying up to 24 people could have been on the flight.
Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans
The quake sent people rushing out of homes and office buildings into the streets in the town of Larissa. It's epicenter was 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) west-northwest of the town and it struck just after 12:15 p.m. (1015 GMT), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, which put the preliminary magnitude at 6.2.
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits central Greece
The Institute of Geodynamics in Athens said the quake, which could be felt across central and northern Greece, had measured at a magnitude of 6.0. According to the Athens observatory, the epicentre of the quake was 21 kilometres (13 miles) south of the town of Elassona, near Larissa.
Prickly problem: Taiwan says won't be beaten by China pineapple ban
Taiwan will not be beaten by China's ban on pineapple imports and will rally round its farmers to turn crisis into opportunity with new markets and more sales at home, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, offering a defiant rebuke to Beijing.
US military wages war on extremism in its own ranks
Nearly two months after some active service personnel and veterans took part in the deadly attack on the US Capitol, the United States military has begun to tackle extremism within its ranks -- but the fight promises to be a difficult one, by the very admission of its leaders.