ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, (Reuters) – Two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat yesterday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God’s forgiveness as the annual haj pilgrimage reaches its climax.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, (Reuters) – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court yesterday declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and acquitted five people in the killing.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas, (Reuters) – A Texas city lost its drinking water supply and soldiers and police rescued thousands still stranded yesterday as storm Harvey inflicted more suffering on the Gulf coast after killing 38 people and displacing over a million.
SEOUL/TOKYO, (Reuters) – South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s government said late yesterday it would suspend action on a decree opening a vast section of the Amazon rainforest to mining, backtracking in the face of activist criticism and a legal challenge.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change – not increased use of cell phones – might be to blame for an unusual spike in road deaths that hit the United States two years ago, said a study published yesterday.
Firefighters and rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, August 31, 2017.Shailesh Andrade/Reuters photo MUMBAI, (Reuters) – An 117-year-old condemned building collapsed in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai today after torrential rains this week, killing at least 22 people, with about 10 other people feared trapped, police and fire official said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis openly differed with his commander in chief over North Korea yesterday, the latest example of a once-rare public display of disagreement by top U.S.
LAKE CHARLES, La./HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Harvey spun across southeast Texas into Louisiana yesterday, sending more people fleeing for shelter after swamping Houston with record rains and flooding that killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Criminalising marital rape could “destabilise” marriages and make men vulnerable to harassment by their wives, said India’s government in response to a plea in the capital’s high court.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – An investigation by South African police of the alleged use of public funds to pay for a Gupta family wedding is part of a broader investigation of influence-peddling, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) – Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said yesterdeay that Mexico will leave the negotiating table if U.S.
MUMBAI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Deploying artificial reefs made of concrete to protect and restore a sinking island off India’s southeast coast has proved so successful that national funds will be used to pay for other similar reefs, a state environment director said on Wednesday.
SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – The United Nations condemned North Korea’s “outrageous” firing of a ballistic missile over Japan yesterday, demanding Pyongyang halt its weapons programme but holding back on any threat of new sanctions on the isolated regime.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s top court yesterday ruled definitively against President Jimmy Morales’ internationally criticized push to expel the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit probing his campaign financing.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump visited Texas yesterday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis, as record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston and tens of thousands of people fled deluged homes.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Former Argentina President Cristina Fernandez narrowly won an Aug.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from escalating violence in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home, despite a United Nations plea that they be allowed to seek shelter.
SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google yesterday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features.
TOKYO/SEOUL, (Reuters) – North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Colombia has sent a letter of protest to Venezuela after it said security forces from the socialist country crossed the border into the Colombian province of La Guajira over the weekend, two government sources said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to cut foreign aid supporting HIV/AIDS treatment could cost 9 million years of lost life in South Africa and Ivory Coast, according to a global study released yesterday.
NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters) – India and China have agreed to an “expeditious disengagement” of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months, India’s foreign ministry said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct.