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At least 255 killed as earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s state-run news agency said at least 255 people have killed in an earthquake that struck the country’s eastern Paktika province. The state-run Bakhtar news agency…

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Literary fans mark ‘Bloomsday’ as Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ hits 100

DUBLIN (AFP) — One hundred years ago, a wandering Irish writer emerged from the ashes of World War I with a reworking of Greek myth that still retains the power…

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Key COVID-19 reproduction figure hits 3-month high as renewed outbreak intensifies

As COVID-19 infections continued to rise steadily, a key figure measuring the virus’s spread reached its highest value in three months on Sunday. The virus’s basic reproduction number, or R-value,…

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Gunfire from Gaza Strip hits farm building in southern town — army

Gunfire from the Gaza Strip struck a building in the southern town of Netiv Ha’asara on Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said. According to the military, nobody was hurt…

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