India’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit yesterday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon.
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam yesterday said she hoped “calm” will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands.
Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua yesterday and reined in Internet speeds to “prevent hoaxes from spreading” as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country’s easternmost area, officials said.
The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers’ paradise as organisers of this weekend’s G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.
Parents of a black teenager in Texas are suing their Houston-area school district after three white middle school personnel used a marker to blot out a design in their son’s scalp.
A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro yesterday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city.
Elton John has spoken out 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 after they took private jets to stay with him in southern France.