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High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice

High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice

Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water beneath them.

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars ...

Hammond seeks apology over dossier leak claims

Hammond seeks apology over dossier leak claims

Ex-chancellor Philip Hammond has written to Boris Johnson to demand an apology from the prime minster for suggestions that he or other ministers in the previous government could have been behind the leaking of a dossier detailing Britain’s plans for a no-deal Brexit.

UK won’t owe £39bn under no-deal, says prime minister

UK won’t owe £39bn under no-deal, says prime minister

Boris Johnson has said the £39bn Brexit divorce bill would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels in full in the event of no-deal, insisting: “It’s not a threat. It’s a reality.” Speaking to broadcasters as he prepared to meet the European council president, Donald Tusk, at the G7 summit

Swinson stand on Corbyn as unity PM criticised

Swinson stand on Corbyn as unity PM criticised

Jo Swinson was being “extremely petulant” when she dismissed Jeremy Corbyn’s call to make him prime minister to block a no-deal Brexit, according to the Labour frontbencher Barry Gardiner.

Jaitley’s last rites held with full state honours

Jaitley’s last rites held with full state honours

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi yesterday amid heavy rain. The veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Saturday aged 66.

SA rare earths mine hopes for a boost from US-China feud

SA rare earths mine hopes for a boost from US-China feud

It’s old, doesn’t look like much and is located well out the way in an arid part of western South Africa. But the Steenkampskraal Mine may be about to become piping hot mining property thanks to some of the world’s highest-grade deposits of rare earth metals.

Fortify embankment along border to stop floods: CM

Fortify embankment along border to stop floods: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh yesterday asked the Water Resources Department to work out a joint action plan to strengthen the embankment along the Indo-Pakistan border to avert flooding of nearby villages.

Officials defend move to block politicians from visiting Kashmir

Officials defend move to block politicians from visiting Kashmir

Authorities yesterday defended blocking opposition politicians from visiting Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was to “avoid controversy” weeks after stripping the state of its autonomy and imposing a major clampdown.

Justice dept to review ‘good conduct’ time allowance

Justice dept to review ‘good conduct’ time allowance

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has created a task force to review the guidelines on the implementation of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Chinese warships steer clear of Philippine waters

Chinese warships steer clear of Philippine waters

Chinese warships have stopped passing through Sibutu Strait, the military said yesterday, days after Malacanang announced that foreign ships must seek permission before entering Philippine waters.

Walsh readies challenge to Trump for White House

Walsh readies challenge to Trump for White House

Joe Walsh, a conservative former US congressman turned talk show host, yesterday became the second Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for the party’s 2020 White House nomination.

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