19 killed in club fire sparked by fighting in Indonesia’s West Papua province Jan 26, 2022 0 0 12345 dpaJakartaAt least 19 people were killed overnight after a dispute at a nightclub sparked a fire in Indonesia’s West Papua province, police and local television said on Tuesday.The Double O club in Sorong city was torched after fighting broke out between two groups of people there, national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said. “One person died in the clash and 18 others were killed in the burning nightspot,” he told journalists. It was not immediately clear what sparked the dispute.“We are questioning witnesses to get to the bottom of this,” Dedi said.News broadcaster TVOne reported the fire started from a car outside the nightclub. Television footage showed a burned section of the building housing the club and charred cars. Dedi called on local community leaders to calm tensions. “We are working with religious and community figures to prevent revenge attacks,” he said. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Mali junta orders Danish special forces to leave Jan 26, 2022 0 0 UN calls for ‘swift return’ to democracy in Burkina Faso Jan 26, 2022 0 0 From Istanbul to Athens, heavy snowfall causes travel chaos Jan 26, 2022 0 0 Weather exacerbates humanitarian situation in north-western Syria dpa Berlin The humanitarian situation for hundreds of thousands of refugees in north-western Syria has worsened due to fresh snowfall. Around the cities of Idlib and Aleppo, thousands of tents were damaged or .. Millions in Central Asia without electricity after technical problem Moscow Millions of people in the central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were left without electricity after a major technical outage on Tuesday. The Kazakh Energy Ministry said an important .. Xi meets Bach, promises ‘simple, safe’ Olympics dpa Beijing Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, pleding that the upcoming Beijing Winter Games will be a success despite the coronavirus .. Red Cross: Humanitarian aid in Yemen increasingly difficult Berlin The Red Cross has warned that the humanitarian aid situation is deteriorating in Yemen because of a lack of funding and access to people in need. “Access to the displaced and to the different groups is more and more .. Israeli experts recommend fourth vaccine dose for everyone over 18 Tel Aviv An Israeli government panel of experts on Tuesday recommended expanding eligibility for an extra vaccine booster to everyone aged 18 and up. The recommendation for a fourth dose applies to any adult so long as at .. Australian government secures Aboriginal flag copyright SydneyThe Australian government has completed a deal to obtain the copyright of the Aboriginal flag, making it freely available for public use for the first time. It comes after a long-running “free the flag” campaign .. Iran gets UN voting rights back dpa New York Iran has paid part of its debt to the United Nations off and had its voting rights in the UN General Assembly reinstated.The leadership in Tehran transferred more than 18 million dollars to the ..