1 Dead as powerful quake rocks Mexico on anniversary of 1985, 2017 temblors

By Cristina Sanchez Reyes Mexico City, Sep 19 (EFE).- A magnitude-7.7 earthquake rocked central Mexico and caused at least one death on Monday, the anniversary of a pair of devastating temblors that occurred in 1985 and 2017. The quake, whose epicenter was located 63 kilometers (39 miles) south of Coalcoman in the western state of … Read more

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Typhoon damages an aerospace agency center in Japan

Tokyo, Sep 20 (EFE).- Typhoon Nanmadol damaged a Japanese aerospace agency facility as it moved across the archipelago on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding more than 100, according to officials. NHK public broadcaster reported that a wall was damaged at a Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency’s space center on the island of Tanegashima, south … Read more

Carlos Sainz: Racing for Ferrari is any driver’s dream

By David Ramiro Madrid, Sep 19 (EFE).- Spanish Formula One driver Carlos Sainz is relishing his second season at Ferrari, which he says is a dream come true for any race driver, but he has already set his sights on fighting for the title in 2023. Despite his youth at 28, Sainz is already a … Read more

Cheetahs back in India seven decades after extinction

New Delhi, Sep 17 (EFE).- Eight cheetahs arrived in India from Namibia on Saturday, seven decades after the giant cats became extinct in the South Asian country. The coalition flew from the African country in a chartered cargo flight to Gwalior in central India. Their reintroduction is part of India’s ambitious and contentious strategy to … Read more

EU moves step closer to freezing Hungary’s slice of the budget

Brussels, Sep 18 (EFE).- The European Union took a step closer to drastically reducing Hungary’s access to EU funds in response to the nation’s continual disregard for the principles of the rule of law and accusations of systemic corruption.  The proposal from the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, would withhold an estimated 7.5 billion … Read more

Serbian police protect EuroPride march from anti-gay militants

By Snezana Stanojevic Belgrade, Sep 17 (EFE).- The first EuroPride march in the Balkans took place here Saturday thanks to the intervention of Serbia’s prime minister, who overturned a previous ban, and more than 5,000 police were deployed to forestall attacks by anti-LGBT+ protesters. Belgrade has witnessed annual gay pride parades for the last eight … Read more

The Japanese band making ‘electromagnetic punk’ with obsolete devices

Tokyo, Sep 5 (EFE).- Japanese art collective Electronicos Fantasticos! is using obsolete devices like fans, old television monitors and lamps to create music. Techno beats and rock boom out of the speakers in a concert hall as the artists, led by musician Ei Wada, perform with DIY instruments like cathode ray screens attached to guitar … Read more

Arab pop: a universal language

Doha, Sep 10 (EFE).- Singers who want to make it in the Arab pop world, which boasts a huge audience, use an Egyptian colloquial dialect known as Masri which has become the go-to language when it comes to popular culture in the Middle East. Cairo has long been a cultural hub in the region and … Read more

The snake hunters of Bangkok

By Nayara Batschke Bangkok, Sep 9 (EFE).- Every 15 minutes, Bangkok’s “snake hunters” get an emergency call to respond to surprise serpent-human encounters in the Thai capital. The frequency of these interactions increases during the rainy season in the southeast Asian country, where about 60,000 of these animals are captured every year. Between June and … Read more