Monday, 15 July 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Building fire in South Africa’s Johannesburg kills over 70

Building fire in South Africa’s Johannesburg kills over 70

A devastating fire in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, has claimed the lives of at least 70 individuals, with more than 40 others receiving medical treatment for injuries, according to reports from local media and statements made by an emergency services representative.

‘Hegemonism not in China’s DNA’: Xi Jinping calls for BRICS expansion

‘Hegemonism not in China’s DNA’: Xi Jinping calls for BRICS expansion

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the expansion of the BRICS alliance, which comprises emerging economies, to foster a more equitable and just international order. 

BRICS leaders meet in South Africa as bloc weighs expansion

BRICS leaders meet in South Africa as bloc weighs expansion

Leaders from the BRICS nations, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, are convening for a summit in Johannesburg, where discussions will center on the potential expansion of the bloc. 

Gunmen attack convoy of US embassy personnel in Nigeria

Gunmen attack convoy of US embassy personnel in Nigeria

A convoy of United States embassy staff has come under fire in southeast Nigeria, an attack that killed 2 employees and 2 police officers.

56 civilians killed as Sudan military rivals fight for power
56 civilians killed as Sudan military rivals fight for power

The sounds of gunfire and heavy artillery reverberate across Sudan`s capital, Khartoum, for a second day as doctors say at least 56 civilians have been killed in fighting between the army and a powerful paramilitary force. 

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck New Guinea, Papua New Guinea region early Monday, according to the US Geological Survey.