Africa’Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good’ – Former UN secretary-general has died aged 80 Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation says.

Pic shows ( l to r) Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General and Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Change. Photo: Maxwells Former secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Photo: Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 11:00 AM 0 Comments ‘Kofi Annan […]

Asia-PacificThousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala.

Flood affected people are rescued in a tractor, right as volunteers go for rescue work in a truck, left, at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India (AP Photo/Tibin Augustine) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 7:47 AM 0 Comments Thousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Independent.ie Thousands of […]

AfricaBreaking Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80 Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation says.

Pic shows ( l to r) Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General and Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Change. Photo: Maxwells Former secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Annan Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Photo: Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 11:00 AM 0 Comments ‘Kofi Annan […]

Madonna at 60 is queen of the desert Madonna posted a reminder on her 60th birthday that she is still the Queen of Pop as she marked the occasion in Marrakesh.

Madonna arrives at the Met Gala to celebrate the opening of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ in New York earlier this year. Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Andrew Arthur August 17 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Madonna at 60 is queen of the desert Independent.ie Madonna posted a reminder on her 60th birthday that she […]

Ex-cricketer Khan made PM as Pakistan faces into looming economic crisis Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister yesterday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government…

Imran Khan. Photo: Reuters Saad Sayeed August 18 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Ex-cricketer Khan made PM as Pakistan faces into looming economic crisis Independent.ie Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister yesterday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government whose first major task will be to avert […]

Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan sworn in as country’s prime minister Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month’s election.

Imran Khan. Photo: Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 6:53 AM 0 Comments Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan sworn in as country’s prime minister Independent.ie Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month’s election. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/pakistani-cricket-starturnedpolitician-imran-khan-sworn-in-as-countrys-prime-minister-37228067.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37227992.ece/2e1ef/AUTOCROP/h342/MEMINISTER6Read-Only.JPG Email Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran […]

People rescued from rooftops as Indian floods kill hundreds 

Men push their cycles through floodwaters in Ahmadabad, India (Ajit Solanki/AP) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 17 2018 5:19 PM 0 Comments People rescued from rooftops as Indian floods kill hundreds Independent.ie Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on rooftops after unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/asia-pacific/people-rescued-from-rooftops-as-indian-floods-kill-hundreds-37226884.html […]

Monsoon floods leave over 300 dead in India 

An Indian woman watches residents walking through flood streets next to their marooned houses on the outskirts of Kozhikode district, about 385 km north of Trivandrum in the south Indian state of Kerala. Photo: Getty Images Saptarshi Ray August 18 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Monsoon floods leave over 300 dead in India Independent.ie The […]

Asia-PacificLatest Thousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala.

Flood affected people are rescued in a tractor, right as volunteers go for rescue work in a truck, left, at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India (AP Photo/Tibin Augustine) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail August 18 2018 7:47 AM 0 Comments Thousands stranded – and hundreds dead – as relentless monsoon floods batter India Independent.ie Thousands of […]