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Blast in Quetta mosque kills two

Blast in Quetta mosque kills two

At least two people were killed and more than two dozen injured by a blast during Friday prayers at a mosque in Quetta, officials said. Police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the explosion – the latest violence in a string of attacks in restive Baluchistan province

Pakistan assures Iran of support

Pakistan assures Iran of support

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured his visiting Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, of Pakistan’s continued efforts towards reducing tension in the region amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington.

In Cannes, glittery film festival literally costs the earth

In Cannes, glittery film festival literally costs the earth

A fleet of energy-guzzling luxury yachts and private planes, kilos of gourmet food dumped, limousines driving stars just a few hundred metres: for environmentalists, the Cannes film festival is just “one big mess”.

Youths protest in Europe over climate crisis

Youths protest in Europe over climate crisis

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg has urged European politicians to focus on a climate crisis instead of “bickering”, as children walked out of classes around the world to back her demands for urgent action to curb carbon emissions.

Several hurt in bomb explosion in France

Several hurt in bomb explosion in France

A package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France’s city of Lyon wounded several people yesterday, officials said, just two days ahead of the country’s hotly contested European Parliament elections.

SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its space Internet network

SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its space Internet network

SpaceX has launched a rocket carrying the first 60 satellites of its “Starlink” constellation, which is intended to provide Internet from space in an array that could one day contain over 12,000 orbiting transponders.

Trump boosts Barr probe into Mueller report

Trump boosts Barr probe into Mueller report

US President Donald Trump has ordered the intelligence community to co-operate with Attorney General William Barr’s review of the events that prompted an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Doctored Pelosi video goes viral

Doctored Pelosi video goes viral

A manipulated video purporting to show a slurring Nancy Pelosi was gaining traction on social media with millions of shares yesterday, as the Democratic congressional leader traded insults with President Donald Trump over mental health.

Zuma says forced to sell socks to pay legal fees

Zuma says forced to sell socks to pay legal fees

Scandal-plagued South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma said yesterday he is so broke he has had to sell clothes to raise legal fees to fight a corruption case. Facing corruption charges for a case dating back to the 1990s, Zuma, 77, was in court this week seeking a permanent stay of prosecution.

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014

Thailand’s king opened parliament yesterday five years after a 2014 coup, stressing the importance of “national security” and “people’s well-being” as the junta moves within striking distance of cementing its grip on power.

Three Indian climbers die on crowded Mt Everest

Three Indian climbers die on crowded Mt Everest

Three Indian climbers and one Nepali guide died on Mount Everest in the past couple of days, taking to seven the total number killed or missing on the world’s highest mountain in this year’s climbing season, Nepali officials said yesterday.

Australian students join second wave of climate action strikes

Australian students join second wave of climate action strikes

Tens of thousands of pupils have skipped school in Australia and New Zealand yesterday to kick off the second wave of global school strikes demanding action on climate change. Thousands of schoolchildren and adults took over the streets of Melbourne to pressure the government to take strong action

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