More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger.
A South African civil rights organisation said Monday it would challenge the government’s decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who was facing assault charges.
Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new “weapons of terror” that target innocent people.
North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.
US-led coalition strikes on Sunday killed 27 civilians in part of Syria’s Raqa city held by the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Skygazers across the United States awoke in excited anticipation Monday of witnessing the Sun briefly disappear, with the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent just hours away.
Iraqi forces closed in Monday on Tal Afar on the second day of an offensive against the last major bastion of the Islamic State group in the country’s north, after seizing several villages around the city.
Colombians in the city of Itagui hauled mattresses and hammocks into the streets Sunday to mark the annual “World Laziness Day,” a quirky effort to urge overstressed workers to slow down.
Tamara Makarovna spends her afternoons sitting in a dilapidated armchair upstairs in her care home, watching an old TV set and talking to her neighbours.
Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday as Iraqi forces pressed an assault on Tal Afar, the Islamic State group’s last major bastion in the country’s north.