‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer Meat Loaf Dies at 74

LONDON — Meat Loaf, the U.S. rock star who rose to global fame with his Bat Out of Hell album, has died at the age of 74. The American singer and actor, otherwise known as Michael Lee Aday, had a career spanning six decades, and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. His hits included the near 10-minute-long […]


Oil prices hover around 2014 highs, supported by supply concerns

Singapore, Oil steadied on Thursday, clawing back losses earlier in the session, as strong demand and short-term supply disruptions continue to support prices close to their highest levels since late 2014.   Brent crude futures fell 17 cents, or 0.2%, to $88.27 a barrel, as of 04:18 GMT, having dropped more than $1 earlier in […]


Covid-19: Over 300 mln cases confirmed all over world, WHO says

GENEVA, The COVID-19 total caseload all over the world has surpassed 330 mln, while the death toll has reached 5.55 mln, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated. According to the latest data, as many as 332,617,707 people were infected with COVID-19 and some 5,551,314 others died. The COVID-19 incidence rose by 3,156,986 in the last […]


Omicron Reported in Japan’s Fukuoka; France’s COVID-19 Infections Top 100,000

TOKYO/PARIS — Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture has confirmed its first infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, its governor Seitaro Hattori said Saturday. The case was a result of possible community transmission as the infection route was unclear, Hattori told a news conference. France recorded a record high of 104,611 COVID-19 infections Saturday, breaking the 100,000 […]


Clashes in Northeast Somalia Force Thousands to Flee

MOGADISHU — Clashes between two rival factions of the security forces in a port city in northeast Somalia have forced hundreds of families to flee their homes, a local official said Saturday. The fighting has for several days rocked Bosaso, the commercial capital of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland in the country’s northeast. “Thousands of the […]