(Reuters) - A sinkhole in Chile has doubled in size, growing large enough to engulf France's Arc de Triomphe and prompting officials to order work to stop at a nearby copper mine ... Local officials have expressed worry that the Alcaparrosa mine could have flooded below ground, destabilizing the surrounding land.
photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel A. Barker
BEIJING — . China said Monday that it was extending its threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan, which have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade. The extended exercises would include anti-submarine drills, apparently targeting U.S.
MOSCOW/KYIV. Moscow and Kyiv on Sunday blamed each other for a new strike on the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant, where recent fighting sparked a UN warning of a potential nuclear disaster ... The strike damaged some administrative buildings and fell in a “zone storing used nuclear fuel” ... “Yesterday ... “One... More grain sets sail ... Amnesty regrets report ... .
Gustavo Petro, a former rebel fighter, has been sworn in as Colombia’s first left-wing president ... Armed groups should accept that deal, Petro said ... Their cabinet includes an internationally renowned professor, Jose Antonio Ocampo, as finance minister and an academic who researches the negative impacts of industries as minister for mining ... .
Sadaf was at work last year, at the Attorney General's office in suburban Kabul, when her sister rang with news that the Taliban had entered the Afghan capital, begging her to race home. "Cover your face! And don't tell anyone where you work," her sister had said, her voice shaking with fear ...Outside was chaos ... Digital danger ... ALSO READ ... Photo. Reuters ... .
A crucial event for the future of international peace and security – and global sanity – got under way at UN headquarters in New York last week, though, given the lack of political and media attention, you might be forgiven for not noticing ... Few international agreements enjoy such near universal support ... “Another” is the operative word ... It went on ... .