Highlights of this day in history: U.S. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA's Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born.
Brazil police block a Rio de Janeiro highway near the site of where a gunman was shot by authorities after holding at least 16 bus passengers hostage. +DOPESHEET TO FOLLOW+
In a clear reference to the Balakot air strikes in Pakistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said today that the recent offensive action against terrorists in the neighbourhood spoke volumes about the "reach and lethality" of the Indian armed force...
In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin's pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside.
In 2001, Taliban fighters smashed more than 2,500 figurines they judged to be "un-Islamic". Museum staff are now creating a digital record of the collection in case of further threat.
Three National Investigation Agency (NIA) officers have been transferred overnight for allegedly demanding Rs. 2 crore in bribes to not name a Delhi-based businessman in a terror-funding case involving Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. The act...
The EU gives a chilly response to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's letter demanding the scrapping of the Irish border backstop plan to achieve a Brexit deal, saying he had offered no workable alternative.
Whether dressed up as a pig, a priest, a president or the pope, Mexican activist and veteran protester Julia Klug has been a staple of Mexico City demonstrations for more than two decades, bringing a splash of color to her chosen causes with her c...
A man accused of killing a police officer while he investigated a burglary has denied any involvement in his "horrific murder". Jed Foster, 20, is charged over the death of 28-year-old newlywed Pc Andrew Harper on Thursday evening in the village...
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Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 30-minute telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump last night, the latter dialed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss "the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India ov...
A look at what the weather holds in store around the country as people prepare for a three-day weekend. Those hoping for glorious sunshine may be disappointed, but rain is also scarce.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday indicated that the government may explore legislative options to deal with the wrongful inclusion of some names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) after its final publication. Mr Sonowal sa...
A court today rejected an appeal for anticipatory bail from Congress's P Chidambaram, opening up the possibility of arrest of the former Union Minister in the INX Media case. Mr Chidambaram has been questioned several times in the case, which invo...
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A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price with deteriorating eyesight, digestive problems and wrist and hand damage.
Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the Amazon from illegal logging.
The BBC meets some protesters who were injured allegedly at the hands of security forces in Kashmir.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, during a commemorative ceremony at the Paris Police Headquarters.
Friends from Ed Sheeran's childhood and people who knew him at the start of his career describe the 'big presence' and 'incredible work ethic' he showed as a young performer on the rise, as his birth town exhibits memorabilia and personal items be...
Clerely: “a bit of flexibility from the EU” could ensure a deal
The Indian Air force is still flying 44-year-old MiG 21 fighter jets when no one even drives cars that old, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said today. Questions have been raised about the four-decade-old fighter planes that remain the core of India's...
Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Monday in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple who were being unfairly attacked by the media.
Marchioness disaster remembered on the river Thames
Britain is set to leave the European Union on October 31 2019. Here we take a look at the latest figures behind Brexit.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath today said he had no connection with the business of his nephew Ratul Puri, who was arrested this morning over allegations of swindling a state-run bank.
The meeting comes after environmentalists in Iceland laid a commemorative plaque on the site of a Glacier on Sunday that had been declared dead. The Okjökull glacier had existed for 700 years and was Iceland's first glacier to disappear.
Migrants have been jumping from Open Arms and attempting to swim ashore and scuffles have broken out as the vessel remains barred from Italy.
A self-described "front line" protester in Hong Kong urges his fellow citizens to "stay strong" during this time of unrest.
A woman was killed and at least seven other people were injured when a car competing in a demolition derby in Helena, Montana, crashed into spectators.
ISRO Briefs Media After Chandrayaan 2 Enters Lunar Orbit
A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation’s strict abortion ban.
Karnataka finally has a cabinet with 17 ministers taking oath today, three weeks after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was sworn in following the collapse of the previous Congress-Janata Dal coalition government.
Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the people of Bangun trash equals cash. Around two-thirds of the town's residents eke out a living sorting and selling discarded plastic bottl...
Firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria as 9,000 people are evacuated.
Cambridge's famous punting tours will be available to book through the popular Uber app ahead of the Bank holiday. With a click of a button, riders can cut the queue and book a punt to take them along the River Cam, with boats and chauffeurs prov...
In what appears to be a case of criminal negligence by doctors and staff at a government hospital in western Uttar Pradesh, a woman was forced to deliver a baby in the corridors of the hospital on Sunday evening because doctors and nursing staff o...
India's moonshot Chandrayaan 2 has been successfully manoeuvred into lunar orbit today, after nearly 30 days of interstellar travel. This was one of the trickiest operations in the mission. A higher-than-expected approach velocity would have bounc...
Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was arrested this morning by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged Rs. 354 crore bank fraud.
A new bridge planned for the 101 freeway near Los Angeles won't be carrying cars and trucks. Instead it's being built to let wild animals safely cross over the busy 10-lane highway.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill designed to decrease the number of deadly shootings by police. The Los Angeles police union says it's a compromise bill that they "can live with."
After nearly 30 days of interstellar travel, India's moonshot Chandrayaan 2 is nearing its target. In a make-or-break effort, the Indian space agency ISRO will manoeuvre the spacecraft into the lunar orbit between 8:30 to 9:30 am today.
After single-handedly running Karnataka for over 23 days following his swearing-in ceremony on July 26, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will finally get to expand his cabinet today. "Within 2-3 hours, I'm going to get the final list from B...
Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar criticized Israel for denying them entry into the country and urged fellow Congress members to go in their stead.
After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner.