Facing severe water shortage and high vegetable prices, restaurants and hotels in Chennai are mulling ways to tackle the situation, including stopping lunch, an official of a hotel association said yesterday.
The US Supreme Court yesterday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the US Constitution.
Guatemala’s former first lady Sandra Torres won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential elections and will face second-placed Alejandro Giammattei in a run-off.
Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison yesterday and vowed to join historic anti-government protests rocking the finance hub, as activists kept up pressure on the city’s embattled pro-Beijing leader.
Boeing suffered a fresh setback at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as the US planemaker's engine supplier revealed a delay affecting its all-new 777X jet, while Airbus targeted the middle of the market with a rival plane.
Two strong earthquakes shook the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Monday, killing at least one person in a part of the country frequently affected by strong tremors.
Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court trial in Madrid to call for dialogue.