Niger: French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Despite the dangers, tourists head to Koure to see the only giraffes left in West Africa Gunmen in Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, …

Pakistan FM Qureshi faces criticism at home for slamming Saudi Arabia over Kashmir

File photo of Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s remarks against Saudi Arabia after Riyadh refused to interfere on Kashmir issue, has invited criticism at …

Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 5 million confirmed cases; Pelosi calls Trump executive order, other measures ‘constitutional slop’ – USA TODAY

President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally act on the pandemic-driven recession by with executive orders drew scalding criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday as the U.S. reached another historic milestone by surpassing 5 …

5 Things to Know About Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi (1929-2013) was best known as “the human computer” for her ability to perform lengthy calculations in her head, swiftly. One example of this, described in her New York Times …

WWF Says It Is “Troubled” By An Alleged Human Rights Violation At A Park With A History Of Violence

The World Wide Fund for Nature says it is “very troubled” by allegations that anti-poaching forces fatally assaulted a 24-year-old man earlier this month at Chitwan National Park in Nepal. The …

Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come, says WHO

GENEVA: The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.“The pandemic is …

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions, as President Trump said on Friday that he …

East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

CAIRO (AP) — A military court in eastern Libya has sentenced a local photojournalist to 15 years in prison on vague terrorism-related charges, prompting an outcry Friday from human rights groups. …

Florida teenager, 17, is charged with masterminding massive Twitter hack – Daily Mail

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested on Friday morning in Tampa Three people have been arrested and charged in a massive Twitter breach earlier this month that affected dozens of high-profile …

Citing Election Delay Tweet, Influential Trump Ally Now Demands His Re-Impeachment – NPR

President Donald Trump, shown here on Friday, floated the idea of delaying the election on Thursday. That prompted criticism from the co-founder of the Federalist Society. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle …

US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule

This photo provided by NASA shows from left, astronauts Bob Behnken, Chris Cassidy and Doug Hurley during an interview on the International Space Station on Friday, July 31, 2020. Behnken and …

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

BAGHDAD — A sweltering 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad on Tuesday; a record 115 degrees in Damascus on Wednesday. And extreme levels of heat in Israel and Lebanon. Several countries in …

Thirty-six new peers include Boris Johnson's brother, a former Tory treasurer and a union firebrand

Jo Johnson, brother of Boris Johnson who has been given a peerage –  Peter Macdiarmid/LNP/ Peter Macdiarmid/LNP More Boris Johnson’s brother, a former treasurer of the Conservative party and a Labour-backing union …