Jessler Magbanua has been sculpting elaborate sand castles for tourist tips on the Philippine resort island of Boracay for years, but now that it is shut for clean-up he will have to switch to mixing cement.
A dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over reports of abuse of Philippine workers took a turn for the worse yesterday with the Philippines expressing “great displeasure” about Kuwait’s expulsion of its ambassador.
West Bengal will hold panchayat (rural body) elections on May 14, the State Election Commission announced yesterday. Repoll, if needed, will be held on May 16.
Thirteen children were killed yesterday when a train hit their school van at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh, the second major accident involving school children in a little over two weeks.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula before their summit today, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism.
An elderly former policeman has been arrested and charged with eight murders attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal responsible for dozens of rapes and slayings that terrorised parts of California during the 1970s and 1980s, authorities said on Wednesday.
Clashes between cattle herders and farmers pose a threat to countries across West Africa and the Sahel, the UN warned yesterday, after Nigeria’s parliament summoned President Muhammadu Buhari over escalating violence.