World Briefs: Court revokes Congress annulment

Court revokes Congress annulment

CARACAS • Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court yesterday revoked its annulment of the opposition-led Congress amid international condemnation and protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

"This controversy is over... the Constitution has won," Mr Maduro said in a televised speech to a specially convened state security committee that ordered the top court to reconsider its rulings.


38 dead in East Java landslide

JAKARTA • A landslide yesterday at Desa Banaran, in Pulung district of East Java's Ponorogo regency, left 38 people dead, while many more were reportedly missing.

Ponorogo commando military commander Slamet Sarjianto said the number of casualties was based on a search and rescue report received immediately after the incident at noon, reported Bernama.

Terror attack suspect released

LONDON• • British police said that yesterday, they released the final person being questioned over last week's terror attack outside the British Parliament, which killed four people. The 30-year-old man was arrested last week. No further action is planned against him or 11 others arrested in the probe, Scotland Yard said.


81 illegal fishing vessels sunk

JAKARTA• • Indonesia's Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Susi Pujiastuti led the sinking of 81 vessels - many from foreign countries - involved in illegal fishing in 12 locations in Indonesia, reported Tempo news website.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe