8 May 2021 News

Conflict, India, Mexico, United States, Attack were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 8 May 2021, but also: Crime, Military, Afghanistan, Israel, Britain.

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News from 08/05/2021

Major US pipeline shut by ransomware attack

The largest fuel pipeline system in the United States was forced to shut down its entire network after a ransomware attack, the operating company...

Chinese rocket to tumble back to Earth in uncontrolled re-entry

A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere early Sunday, but Beijing has downplayed...

Mexico City to pay damages to victims of deadly metro accident

Mexico City will pay the equivalent of $2,000 to the families of 26 people killed when an elevated metro line collapsed, city hall's official...

Myanmar junta designates shadow government as a ‘terrorist’ group

Myanmar's junta declared Saturday night that a group of ousted lawmakers running a shadow government would now be classified as "terrorists",...

More than 30 dead, dozens hurt in blast near Afghan girls’ school

A blast outside a girls' school in an area of the Afghan capital populated largely by the Shiite Hazara community on Saturday killed more than...

Israel strikes kill 42 in Gaza as UN head urges halt to conflict

Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the worst daily toll in almost a week of deadly clashes, as UN Security Council...

Just short of majority, Scottish independence party demands referendum

The Scottish National Party on Saturday won a fourth term in power in the devolved parliament just short of an outright majority, with its leader...

Colombia president seeks to defuse crisis through dialogue

Facing anti-government protests that have spiraled into deadly violence, Colombian President Ivan Duque is holding a series of talks with his...

Ethiopian Orthodox leader denounces Tigray ‘carnage’

The head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church has accused the government of wanting to "destroy" the country's northern Tigray region, in rare public...

‘Religious extremists’ suspected in Maldives assassination bid

Maldives police said Saturday that "religious extremists" staged the attempt to assassinate former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has been taken...

Alarm as German anti-maskers co-opt Nazi resister Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl, the German resistance figure executed by the Nazis who was born 100 years ago on Sunday, has become an emblem of courage and a...

Battling Covid, and government denial, in rural India

People in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh are fighting not just a raging pandemic but also a prickly Hindu nationalist local government...

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead : IOC’s Coates

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates was adamant Saturday that nothing could stop the Tokyo Olympics from going ahead,...

India hits 4,000 virus deaths in a day

India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time and more states imposed lockdowns Saturday in a desperate bid to...

Protesters demand justice for Mexico metro crash victims

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Mexico's capital on Friday demanding justice for the people killed when an elevated metro line with a history...

Trump administration obtained phone records of journalists : Washington Post

The Trump administration secretly obtained the phone records of Washington Post journalists who reported on allegations of Russian meddling in...

Chinese rocket to tumble back to Earth in uncontrolled re-entry

A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere over the weekend, but Beijing has...

EU and India relaunch trade quest at Covid-hit summit

The EU and India are expected to further bolster warming ties Saturday by relaunching long-stalled trade talks and agreeing to work together...

Defects, damage suspected in Mexico metro disaster

The collapse of a Mexico City metro overpass that left 26 people dead could have been caused by defects in the steel beams or damage to the joints,...

Perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover has for the first time captured the low-pitched whirring of the Ingenuity helicopter's blades as it flies through the...