World Briefs: US spy chief resigns, to leave in January

US spy chief resigns, to leave in January

WASHINGTON • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has resigned, ending a six-year tenure that included a sometimes rocky relationship with Congress.

Mr Clapper, 75, will stay on until President Barack Obama leaves office in January.


Aid convoy reaches quake-hit Kaikoura

WELLINGTON • A convoy of 27 military trucks reached the quake-stricken New Zealand town of Kaikoura yesterday, five days after the seaside community was cut off by huge landslides caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

The convoy carried food and medical supplies and a team of civil engineers.


Tanker in Mozambique explodes, killing 56

MAPUTO • Mozambique authorities were yesterday investigating if locals had been taking petrol from a tanker that exploded on Thursday in the western Tete province, killing at least 56 people and injuring over 100.

There will be three days of national mourning.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe