A factory fire at iPhone assembler Pegatron India was sparked by a short-circuit after an electrical switch was left on, following testing of the devices as they were being put together, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. The lapse at key Apple supplier Pegatron's only factory in India, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, has cost three straight days of lost production, with no clarity on when operations might resume. After Reuters sent queries to Pegatron for this report, the firm told the Taiwan stock exchange on Wednesday that "a small switchboard experienced an accident" at the factory on Sunday, but did not provide further details.
Barring a last-minute surprise, the leader of Spain’s conservatives will miss on his first shot to become the country’s next prime minister when the parliament votes Wednesday on his petition to form a government. Popular Party leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo appears set to come up four votes short of the necessary absolute majority of 176 votes in favor. If he loses the vote as expected, Feijóo will have a second opportunity on Friday when the bar is lowered and he would need more “yes” than “no” votes.
At least 100 people were killed when a fire broke out at a wedding attended by hundreds of guests in northern Iraq after fireworks were set off inside, officials said Wednesday.In July 2021, a fire in the Covid unit of a hospital in southern Iraq killed more than 60 people.
Descent from the International Space Station closes out an unexpected 371-day stay, the longest flight in U.S. space history.
The fashion world loves drama but normally it does not involve violent robberies, so there is outsize attention on Wednesday's Balmain show after the French label had 50 outfits stolen just days earlier.Pierre Cardin, which returned this year for the first time in a quarter-century, was full of retro space-age outfits that harked back to its glory days.
An Indian great-grandmother aged 92 has learned to read and write after going to school for the first time and inspiring others to join her, media and officials said Wednesday.Salima Khan, born in around 1931 and who was married at the age of 14 -- two years before the end of British colonial rule in India -- had a lifelong dream of being able to read and write.
Last week's walkout in Kansas City, and the corporation’s swift response, have brought fresh attention to long-running alarms over pharmacy staffing.
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The French troops withdrawing from Niger were seen as a key line of defense for about a decade in Western efforts against jihadi violence in Africa's Sahel region, the vast arid expanse south of the Sahara Desert. As the U.S. keeps pushing for a diplomatic solution to resolve Niger's political crisis, analysts say the country's junta might struggle to sustain its relative peace with no external support. French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed to withdraw France's ambassador and troops from Niger after the July coup that deposed its elected president and triggered anti-French sentiment in the former colony.
Germany's state-owned KfW bank on Wednesday said it had halted a new subsidy programme for charging electric vehicles with solar power at home a day after its launch as the funds were exhausted immediately due to high demand. With a budget of 300 million euros ($317.01 million) from the transport ministry for this year, the programme offers a subsidy of up to 10,200 euros for homeowners with electric cars for installing a photovoltaic system with power storage and a charging station. The programme is aimed at boosting the switch to electric cars and reducing the need for public charging stations.
Exiled from Myanmar and perceived a burden in Bangladesh, the Rohingya remain trapped between nations that shun them, while their proud culture fades away.
A total of 192 Azerbaijani troops were killed and 511 were wounded during Azerbaijan’s offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh last week, the country’s Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said earlier that at least 200 people on their side, including 10 civilians, were killed and over 400 were wounded in the fighting. The military operation allowed Azerbaijan to reclaim full control over the breakaway region that was run by separatists for about 30 years.
Iran claimed on Wednesday that it successfully launched an imaging satellite into space, a move that could further ratchet up tensions with Western nations that fear its space technology could be used to develop nuclear weapons. Iran's Communication Minister Isa Zarepour said the Noor-3 satellite had been put in an orbit 450 kilometers (280 miles) above the Earth's surface, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Iran has had a series of failed launches in recent years.
US presidential hopefuls prepared Wednesday for the second 2024 Republican primary debate, with runaway frontrunner Donald Trump once again reducing the event to a sideshow after refusing to take part."You know, they're wasting a lot of time with these ridiculous debates that nobody's watching," Trump told supporters at a campaign event in South Carolina on Monday.
Markets were mixed Wednesday as the hefty selling witnessed in the first few days of the week eased but traders remain consumed by worries over the economy as the Federal Reserve considers hiking interest rates further.However, while the US economy remains in reasonable health, there is a growing concern that officials could tip it into recession next year if it keeps squeezing, with rates already at a 22-year high.
Stores in Philadelphia’s Center City area and in other parts of the city were looted Tuesday after a crowd of juveniles and young people broke into stores, police said.
The Writers Guild of America strike that has disrupted programming and other operations for Hollywood media companies will come to an end Wednesday, Sept.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is refiling charges against the officer who fatally shot Eddie Irizarry after the case was dismissed.
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The German government on Wednesday banned a far-right, racist group known for its indoctrination of children as police raided dozens of homes of its members and other buildings early in the morning. A statement from the German interior ministry said it banned the Artgemeinschaft group, an anti-democratic association with around 150 members. “We are banning a sectarian, deeply racist and antisemitic association," Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said.