Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns Brazilian rainforest 'burning at record rate'

The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) says its satellite data showed an 83% increase on the same period in 2018


Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions Cardinal Pell fails to overturn sex abuse verdict

The former Vatican treasurer, 78, will now consider a final appeal in the nation's highest court


6 Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army responds to cross-LoC firing: ISPR 6 Indian soldiers killed in cross-LoC firing: Pakistan ISPR

According to a tweet by the ISPR chief, firing by Indian troops had killed three civilians, including a seven-year-old boy


French President Macron to discuss Kashmir with  Indian PM Modi Macron to discuss Kashmir with Modi

Macron and Modi are set to sit down for a working dinner at the Chateau de Chantilly outside Paris on Thursday ahead of a G7 summit in France this weekend


Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat

Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans,that Trump wants to buy


At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir

Nearly 100 people have been arrested under the Public Safety Act, the arrest statistics showed


Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat
Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat

Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans


Pakistan to seek International Court of Justice ruling over Kashmir Pakistan to seek ICJ ruling over Kashmir

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call that the issue was one for India and Pakistan to resolve between themselves, through dialogue


Italy Prime Minister Conte quits amid coalition row Italy PM Conte quits amid coalition row

The League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement formed a coalition to govern just 14 months ago with Conte as an independent as prime minister


Trump urges India, Pakistan to ease tension over Kashmir Trump urges India, Pakistan to ease tension over Kashmir

Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding… India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir, Trump says in a Twitter post


Authorities make more arrests in Kashmir to deter protests Authorities make more arrests in Kashmir to deter protests

Crowds have demonstrated frequently in the city despite a severe clampdown on phone and internet services, a ban on public gatherings and detentions of hundreds of political leaders and separatists


Russia and China blast US missile test Russia and China blast US missile test

US experts have said it could be linked to testing of the "Burevestnik" cruise missile, touted by Putin earlier this year


Gunman in Brazil holds 18 bus passengers hostage Gunman in Brazil holds 18 bus passengers hostage

At least four people have been freed from the vehicle that is stopped on a bridge connecting Rio with neighboring city Niteroi


Not proud as an Indian: Amartya Sen's critique of Kashmir move (Watch) Not proud as an Indian: Amartya Sen (Watch)

I don't think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy, says Amartya Sen in an interview


9 migrants jump into sea trying to reach Italy 9 migrants jump into sea trying to reach Italy

The incident comes after another man threw himself into the sea earlier in the day


80-year old woman dies in bee attack, 12 injured in India’s Tamil Nadu 80-year old woman dies in bee attack

The 12 other injured, including five women, were undergoing treatment


Army soldier killed in Pakistan firing at LoC along Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch Soldier killed in Pakistan firing at LoC along J&K

Pakistan had last week alleged that Indian forces had killed three of its soldiers and summoned India’s deputy high commissioner


INF nuclear treaty: US tests medium-range cruise missile US tests medium-range cruise missile

The US withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on 2 August after accusing Russia of violating it - a claim Moscow denies


Hong Kong: British consulate staffer 'detained at China border'

UK consulate staffer 'detained at HK-China border'

Media reports said Simon Cheng, who is thought to be from Hong Kong, is believed to have gone missing on 8 August


Pakistan army opens fire at forward posts, villages in Jammu and Kashmir Pak army opens fire at forward posts, villages in J&K

There is no immediate report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing



Eric Garner: NY officer in 'I can't breathe' death fired NY officer fired over 'I can't breathe' death

Daniel Pantaleo was sacked over the death of Eric Garner, whose dying words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for protests against police brutality


Syrian migrants in Turkey face deadline to leave Istanbul Syrian migrants face deadline to leave Istanbul

Authorities have told unregistered migrants to return to the province they are registered in, as part of a bid to relieve pressure on the city


Brexit: Boris Johnson calls for 'anti-democratic' backstop to be scrapped UK PM tells EU backstop is 'anti-democratic'

However, the EU has consistently insisted the backstop must remain part of the withdrawal agreement and cannot be changed.


Zakir Naik apologises, says he isn't racist Zakir Naik apologises, says he isn't racist

Zakir said that it has always been his mission to spread peace around the world, but lamented that he faces detractors who try to prevent him from carrying out his mission


5 killed after two residential buildings collapse in Nigeria 5 killed after two residential buildings collapse in Nigeria

Earlier in March this year, at least 20 people were dead after a four-storey building collapsed in Nigeria


Chandrayaan 2 successfully enters Moon's orbit Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit

The lunar orbit insertion is one of the biggest challenges in the mission, second only to the moon landing to be attempted on September 7


Trump stresses need to reduce India-Pakistan tension in phone calls to PM Imran, Modi Trump calls to PM Modi, Imran to reduce India-Pakistan tension

The US president conveys the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region


200 accounts suspended in Pakistan over Kashmir reported to Twitter 200 accounts suspended in Pakistan over Kashmir

Over the last one week, a large number of Pakistanis have taken to Twitter to report that accounts were being suspended after they posted in support of Kashmir


Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide: report Epstein put assets in trust two days before suicide: report

Epstein was accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 for sex. He denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in jail if found guilty


13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos 13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos

The bus was carrying more than 40 Chinese nationals heading towards the tourist town of Luang Prabang when the accident occurred late on Monday


Release of Iranian tanker 'very unfortunate': US Secretary of State Release of Iranian tanker 'very unfortunate': US Secy of State

The British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel, which has since departed Gibraltar and entered international waters


Syrian civil war: 'Three killed' in attack on Turkish convoy

Syrian civil war: 'Three killed' in attack on Turkish convoy

Another 12 people were injured in the attack in Idlib province on Monday, the Turkish defence ministry said


Tweeter, Facebook blocks Hong Kong misinformation Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts

Twitter said it removed 936 accounts it said were being used to “sow political discord in Hong Kong”


Obamas’ first film charts life in US factory under China bosses Obamas’ first film charts life under China bosses

The film charts a Midwestern rust belt community’s journey from optimism at the giant plant’s reopening


Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong Trump dismisses worries of recession

Aides sought to reinforce that message during a series of appearances on the Sunday talk shows


Pakistan extends military chief's tenure amid Kashmir row Pakistan extends military chief's tenure amid Kashmir row

The extension, which had been widely expected, was also confirmed by the military's spokesman


Iran warns US against seizing tanker Iran warns US against seizing tanker

A Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of the Grace 1, since renamed the Adrian Darya


Netanyahu says Israel and Ukraine 'better together' Netanyahu says Israel and Ukraine 'better together'

Analysts say the trip is part of Netanyahu's moves to bolster the standing of his Likud party among Israelis of Ukrainian origin ahead of legislative polls due on September 17


Schools deserted in Indian Kashmir as parents fear more unrest Schools deserted in Indian Kashmir as parents fear more unrest

Parents said their children would stay home until cellular networks are restored and they can be in contact with them

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