‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-stricken dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has devastated many in rural Spain, but an unexpected side effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists: the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has shifted. Officially known as the dolmen of Guadalperal but also referred to … Read more

Iran says Rushdie and supporters are responsible for attack

Do not blame Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman says Says novelist ‘crossing red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to make accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun’, says officer

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly during a public appearance in upstate New York on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to be killed, is off ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is off … Read more

Zimbabwe blames measles spawn on cult rallies after 80 children die

A child receives a measles vaccination during a campaign in Juba, South Sudan Feb 4, 2020. REUTERS/Samir Bol/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HARARE, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A measles outbreak has killed 80 children in Zimbabwe since April, the health ministry has said blamed church cult gatherings for the … Read more

Suspect’s father refuses to talk about Salman Rushdie attack

A New Jersey police officer stands guard outside the building where Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, lives in Fairview, New Jersey, US, Aug. 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The father of a man accused of attempted murder of writer Salman Rushdie … Read more

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies aged 62

MUMBAI, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – India stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, named Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early Sunday at age 62, his family said. Jhunjhunwala, a chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, began dabbling in stocks while studying and then ran a stock trading company, … Read more

Spain festival stage collapse: one dead, dozens injured

MADRID, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia in the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa … Read more

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and a civilian have been killed after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, officials at the city’s main morgue said Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and … Read more

Hollywood actress Anne Heche in coma since fiery car accident

Anne Heche attends the premiere of the movie “The Tender Bar” held at the TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, US, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized Monday in critical condition, comatose and connected … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping jets for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jets to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources told to Reuters. The steps are in … Read more