In the pole vault competition, Swedish athlete, Armand Duplantis, added one centimetre to his own world record, clearing 6.23 metres on his first attempt. Duplantis set his latest world record at Hayward Field, where he has now broken the pole vault world record twice. The world and Olympic pole vault champion has broken the world record seven times now. Duplantis set his latest world record at Hayward Field, where he has now broken the pole vault world record twice. The world and Olympic pole vault champion has broken the world record seven times now.
September 18, 2023 07:00 UTC
Ethiopian forces engaged in fierce clashes with al Shabaab fighters near the town of Rab Dhuure in western Somalia on Sunday morning, local residents said. At around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) local residents heard large explosions followed by a heavy near the town of Rab Dhuure in Bakool region, around 20 km (12 miles) from the Ethiopia border. Al Shabaab claimed to have ambushed a large convoy of Ethiopian troops, who are operating in the area as part of regional efforts to wipe out the al Qaeda-affiliated group. “It was a fierce fighting with shells and other weapons but we don’t know the details,” said Fatuma Ali, who lives in Rab Dhuure. In February Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya agreed to begin what they described as “search and destroy” operations against al Shabaab, in addition to the African Union-mandated peacekeeping force, which is expected to leave Somalia by the end of next year.
September 18, 2023 06:54 UTC
Surviving Ethiopian soldiers had been captured and the advance of Ethiopian troops had been stopped, the report said, adding that the militants also destroyed Ethiopian military equipment and seized a large amount of weapons, Sputnik reported citing the Somali Guardian news portal. The Ethiopian armed forces and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have not yet commented on the attack, the report noted. The Ethiopian military tried to strengthen its forward operating base in the town of Wajid, which has been under militants’ control for almost a decade, the news portal reported. The al-Shabaab terrorist group is an armed group affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network and has claimed responsibility for many terrorist operations that have killed hundreds of people in Africa. Since July 2022, the Somali government forces have conducted military operations against the al-Shabaab group in cooperation with armed tribesmen.
September 18, 2023 05:17 UTC
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Ethiopian forces engaged in fierce clashes with al Shabaab fighters near the town of Rab Dhuure in western Somalia on Sunday morning, local residents said. At around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) local residents heard large explosions followed by a heavy near the town of Rab Dhuure in Bakool region, around 20 km (12 miles) from the Ethiopia border. Al Shabaab claimed to have ambushed a large convoy of Ethiopian troops, who are operating in the area as part of regional efforts to wipe out the al Qaeda-affiliated group. "We heard about three huge explosions and then an exchange of heavy guns followed," said local resident Hassan Abdulle. In February Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya agreed to begin what they described as "search and destroy" operations against al Shabaab, in addition to the African Union-mandated peacekeeping force, which is expected to leave Somalia by the end of next year.
September 18, 2023 00:37 UTC
I find it galling that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has never ever acknowledged that there is a new civil war going on under his watch. Amharas of all ages, professions, and backgrounds are languishing in these concentration camps located in Afar, Oromia, and Addis Ababa areas. Ethiopia’s rulers try to mask the truth by arresting thousands of dissidents and sending them to Auschwitz-like concentration camps. I urge you to listen to my take of the current unfolding tragedy in Ethiopia on Anchor Media with Journalist Messay Meknnnen. Watch “Anchor Media ከዶ/ር አክሎግ ቢራራ ጋር የተደረገ ቆይታ”Dr/ Aklog Birara
September 18, 2023 00:33 UTC
Clashes between Eritrean government supporters and opponents at a cultural festival in Germany has left dozens injured, including at least 26 police officers. Violence flared shortly before the event was due to begin in Stuttgart on Saturday afternoon. The confrontation was the latest unrest to mar Eritrean cultural events in Germany and elsewhere. In July, a clash at an Eritrean festival in the western German city of Giessen left 22 police officers injured. The event in Stuttgart was organised by several groups considered close to the government of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
September 18, 2023 00:28 UTC
Ethiopia's 10 000m world champion Tsegay clocked 14min 00.21sec to carve almost five seconds off the previous 5 000m record of 14:05.20 set by Kenyan Faith Kipyegon in Paris on June 9. Gudaf Tsegay shattered the women's 5 000m world record and Armand Duplantis added a centimetre to his pole vault world record at the Diamond League finals in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday. Swedish star Duplantis then improved his own pole vault world record, clearing 6.23m on his first attempt to better the 6.22 he set in Cleremont-Ferrand, France, on February 25. Reigning world and Olympic champion Duplantis has now broken the pole vault world record seven times. "I just jump really good here," the beaming Swede told the crowd after sailing over the world record height on his first attempt.
September 17, 2023 23:01 UTC
Jetstar Japan has announced a new service for the Winter season, which is between Tokyo Narita & Asahikawa. Services are expected to begin on December 15, with the scheduling as follows, courtesy of the carrier’s press release:Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive GK801 Daily NRT AKJ 09:25 11:20 GK800 Daily AKJ NRT 12:00 13:50Jetstar Japan Announces Tokyo-Asahikawa Winter Route…lasta29, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia CommonsCommenting on the new route between Tokyo Narita and Asahikawa was the CEO of Jetstar Japan, Masaru Kataoka:“Our low fares will create an exciting opportunity for ski lovers in Australia, allowing them to easily connect in Tokyo to the ultimate skiing paradise”. “The close proximity of these resorts to Asahikawa City means every morning you can check out the conditions at each resort and decide which one takes your fancy.”“And for those who want to explore further or avoid the winter months,”“Asahikawa is centrally located in Hokkaido making it a convenient hub for those who want to enjoy all the prefecture has to offer all year round.”This new service stands to benefit those flying in from Australia to Tokyo, with Jetstar currently offering the following services to Japan:Flight # Frequency From To Depart Arrive JQ25 Daily CNS NRT 11:20 17:50 JQ26 Daily NRT CNS 20:00 04:30+1 JQ9^ Daily from 3 December BNE NRT 10:25 18:30 JQ10^ Daily from 3 December NRT BNE 21:00 06:35+1All eyes will be on the carrier to see how this new route in Japan performs, and whether there is any scope to add more services in the Winter 2023/24 season.
September 17, 2023 21:55 UTC
Seventeen people have been killed in a landslide in the northwestern Congo. (EPA)Torrential rain in northwestern Congo has caused a landslide that killed at least 17 people with authorities warning the toll could rise as rescuers sift through rubble beneath collapsed homes. The disaster took place along the Congo River in the town of Lisal in northwestern Mongala province, according to Matthieu Mole, president of the civil society organisation Forces Vives. "A torrential downpour caused a lot of damage, including a landslide that swallowed up several houses," he said. The governor also offered his condolences to the victims' families and decreed three days of morning throughout the province.
September 17, 2023 21:41 UTC
Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay became the second woman to break the 5000m world record this year and nearly became the first woman to break 14 minutes in the event. Tsegay, a world champion at 5000m (2022) and 10,000m (2023), clocked 14 minutes, 00.21 seconds at the Pre Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Just over an hour later, Swede Mondo Duplantis broke the men’s pole vault world record for a seventh time. In the last three years, the women’s 5000m world record has been lowered 10.94 seconds combined by Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey, Kipyegon and now Tsegay. Crouser, whose world record from May 27 is 23.56, was second on Sunday with a 22.91-meter throw.
September 17, 2023 21:00 UTC
Kim Jong-un has visited the Admiral Shaposhnikov frigate in Vladivostok, in Russia's far east. The distance from Artyom to Khasan station on Russia's border with North Korea is more than 200km. Kim also toured several food enterprises as part of his visit, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Sunday. Washington has accused North Korea of providing arms to Russia, which has the world's biggest store of nuclear warheads, but it is unclear whether any deliveries have been made. Earlier this month, North Korea launched its first operational "tactical nuclear attack submarine".
September 17, 2023 21:00 UTC
The American, who took bronze last month in Budapest, held off Keely Hodgkinson to win in an American record 1:54.97. READ: Diamond League Final in Eugene 2023: Athing Mu makes amends for World Championship disappointment in women's 800mTobi Amusan continued her love affair with Eugene in the women's 100m hurdles. The American led for first 300m but the world champion from the Netherlands finished strongly to win in a meeting record 51.98. World champion Marileidy Paulino was a wide-margin winner of the women's flat 400m, forging clear from halfway to take victory in 49.58. Earlier, Emmanuel Wanyonyi backed up his victory over world champion Marco Arop in Xiamen with another at the Prefontaine Classic.
September 17, 2023 20:39 UTC
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September 17, 2023 19:49 UTC