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    US newspapers hit back at Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:30pm on August 16, 2018

    US newspapers big and small hit back Thursday at president Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media, with a coordinated campaign of editorials highlighting the importance of a free press....

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    Flood toll rises to 77 in India’s Kerala state

    Agence France-Presse . Kerala | Updated at 01:16pm on August 16, 2018

    The death toll from floods in India’s tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas...

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    Death toll in suicide attack on Afghan students revised down to 34

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:03pm on August 16, 2018

    Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational centre in Kabul to 34 from...

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:25pm on August 16, 2018

    Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died Thursday, sparking tributes from across the political spectrum as current leader Narendra Modi mourned the ‘irreplaceable loss’ of the respected statesman....

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    Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:57am on August 16, 2018

    US president Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, and warned several other prominent critics they...

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    Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

    Reuters | Updated at 10:36am on August 16, 2018

    A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011 uprising,...

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    Floods close airport in Kerala

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi | Updated at 12:45am on August 16, 2018

    Flights in and out of the Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala were cancelled for three days Wednesday as severe monsoon flooding ravaged the region...

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    22 children dead in Nile boat accident

    Reuters . Cairo | Updated at 07:07pm on August 15, 2018

    Twenty-two children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile in Sudan while they were on their way to school, official media said....

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    Dozens killed in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 11:50pm on August 15, 2018

    A Taliban attack on an Afghan military outpost killed up to 44 policemen and soldiers on Wednesday, while a separate suicide blast in Kabul killed at least 48 people as a relentless wave of violence continued across Afghanistan...

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    Dozens of casualties reported after Taliban attack on Afghan base

    Reuters | Updated at 01:53pm on August 15, 2018

    A Taliban attack on a military outpost in the northern province of Baghlan in the early hours of Wednesday killed as many as 44 Afghan...