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Mysterious obelisk in US desert draws wild theories

Mysterious obelisk in US desert draws wild theories

A mysterious metal obelisk found buried in the remote western United States desert has inflamed the imaginations of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick fans around the world.

Four dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canaries

Four dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canaries

At least four people died when a boat carrying about 30 migrants sank off Spain's Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, emergency services said.

Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka digs moat around landfill to keep out hungry elephants

Sri Lanka's government is digging a moat around one of its landfills to keep out hungry elephant herds and reduce conflicts between the animals and villagers.

Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn

Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn

US President Donald Trump has told allies he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election

Rejecting Trump's foreign policy approach, Biden says 'America is back'

Rejecting Trump's foreign policy approach, Biden says 'America is back'

President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States will be "ready to lead" again on the global stage, turning the page on Republican President Donald Trump's "America First" policies as he pledged to work together with the nation's allies.

EU says Ethiopia fighting destabilising region, urges ceasefire

EU says Ethiopia fighting destabilising region, urges ceasefire

Fighting between Ethiopia's military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African region and hostilities should halt, the European Union foreign policy chief said.

Notre-Dame reaches milestone as damaged scaffolding is cleared

Notre-Dame reaches milestone as damaged scaffolding is cleared

Reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris reached a turning point yesterday with the removal of the last portions of scaffolding that melted during last year’s blaze, which will allow crucial protective and stabilisation work to proceed.

Outrage over police removal of migrants

Outrage over police removal of migrants

French authorities ordered yesterday an investigation into the “brutal” removal by police of a camp of migrants in central Paris, as parliament gave initial approval to a new security law condemned by activists as eroding press freedom.

Sania, Mahira among BBC’s 100 Women for 2020

Sania, Mahira among BBC’s 100 Women for 2020

Pakistan’s premier international showbiz star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Mahira Khan and global health leader Dr Sania Nishtar, who is also the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, have been named in the BBC list of 2020’s 100 women.

PM assures support as states brace for cyclone

PM assures support as states brace for cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday spoke to the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ahead of the impending cyclone that is expected to cross into the state and union territory today.

Modi warns of likely side-effects as govt readies vaccine strategy

Modi warns of likely side-effects as govt readies vaccine strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday warned that any Covid-19 vaccine could lead to side-effects in some people, as even popular medicines do, and that the government would only go by science in finalising one for the country.

Biden forges ahead with building team after Trump clears way for transition

Biden forges ahead with building team after Trump clears way for transition

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday began a new phase in his transition to the White House after the Trump administration gave the Democrat access to critical resources that will enable him to take the reins of power in January.

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