Volcanic eruption lights up night sky in Iceland

The eruption poses no immediate danger to people according to meteorological officials. (AP pic) COPENHAGEN: A volcano erupted near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik today, shooting lava high into the night sky after thousands of small earthquakes in recent weeks. The eruption occurred near Fagradalsfjall, a mountain on the Reykjanes Peninsula, around 30km southwest of the capital. […]

Global outrage grows as deaths from Myanmar protests climb

Police and military forces occupy a roadblock in Yangon yesterday. (AP pic) NAYPYITAW: Opponents of Myanmar’s coup plan more protests today as international pressure on the military junta to halt its repression of pro-democracy supporters increased, with Asian neighbours joining western countries in condemning lethal force. Two people were killed when soldiers opened fire overnight […]