World International News Group
World International News Group

World International News Group

The World International News Group is an independent Vancouver-based news agency that believes news should be accurate, honest, and unbiased.


US President Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11

15 Apr 2021 1 minute read 6 comments AverageVancouverite

United States President Joe R. Biden announced that remaining American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021, citing that the September 11 attack of 2001 "cannot explain" why US forces should remain in the nation 20 years...

Volcanic Eruptions on St. Vincent Blanket Island

10 Apr 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

On Friday, the La Soufrière stratovolcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted, blanketing inhabitants with heavy ash fall. The first explosive eruption took place at about 08:41 local time in the morning, followed by a second eruption. Loc...

At Least 51 Killed and Over 100 Injured in Taiwan Train Crash

3 Apr 2021 1 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

At about 09:28 local time in the morning, a Taroko Express train operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration derailed in a tunnel after hitting an unoccupied construction flatbed vehicle that had slipped onto the tracks at the tunnel's mouth, resu...

Suicide Bomb Attack Wounds Over a Dozen in Indonesia

28 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

At about 10:30 local time in the morning, a suicide bomb attack outside a Roman Catholic church called the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in the Indonesian city of Makassar resulted in the deaths of 2 attackers alongside at least 14 injuries. Among...

Egyptian Train Rear-Ended After Emergency Brake Pulled

28 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

At least 19 people are confirmed dead while about 185 others were injured after two trains collided near the town of Tahta in the Egyptian province of Sohag. According Egyptian railway authorities, someone activated the emergency brakes on the passen...

Ship Stuck in Suez Canal Blocks World's Busiest Shipping Route

25 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

The 400 meter-long (1312 feet) MV Ever Given, a Panamanian-flagged cargo shipped owned by Japanese firm Shoei Kisen KK leased out to Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world's busiest shipping routes. T...

Gunmen Kill 13 in Mexican Police Convoy Ambush

21 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Mexican officials report that 8 police officers and 3 state prosecutor office agents are dead after gunmen ambushed a convoy in the town of Coatepec Harinas in the State of Mexico during broad daylight. The convoy had been patrolling the area to comb...

No International Fans Permitted in Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

20 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Following a virtual meeting between the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, and local organizers, it has been announced that spectators from abroad will not be permit...

Mexico's Lower House Passes Bill Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

Voting 316 to 128, Mexico's Lower House approved a draft bill that would legalize the scientific, medicinal, and recreational use of cannabis for those aged 18 and older. The bill will now go to the Mexican Senate for a final vote. If successful, Mex...

UK Exports to EU Drops 40.7% in January 2021

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), goods exports from the United Kingdom to the European Union dropped by 40.7% in January while imports fell by 28.8%, marking the largest drop since records began in 1997. The ONS says that the dr...