Pope Francis calls for ‘predators’ stop plundering the Earth for financial gains

 Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for “predators” to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the “scarred face of the Amazon” as a warning.

Pak PM Khan keen swap Aafia Siddiqui for Shakeel Afridi

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan should have realised that he was asking for the release of a terrorist whose backers had killed Pakistanis to vent their anger at her arrest.

It needs to worry that television is playing wingman

After the extraordinary mandate the BJP won, two ideas have been put forth: that Indians have suddenly adopted Hindutva and that they want the country “saved” by a strong leader. What nobody seems ready to acknowledge yet is the colossal nudge that social media and partisan mainstream television gave to creating this twin narrative in the popular consciousness.

WhatsApp bends under Indian Govt pressure to make changes, also appoints grievance officer

Under pressure to clamp down on sinister messages, Whatsapp has appointed a grievance officer for India and detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news.

India, U.S. signs agreements on military communications compatability, COMCASA

India and the United States on Thursday began a new generation of military and security cooperation by signing Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA).

Rupee touches fresh low of 72.11 per US dollar, recovers later

High global crude oil prices, along with fears over an escalation in the trade war and outflows of foreign funds from the country's equity market segment pulled the Indian rupee to a new record low of 72.11 per US dollar.

Rupee slips to a new low; touches 71.79/$

The rupee plunged to a fresh record low of 71.79 to a dollar during the morning trade session on Wednesday.

China’s Belt and Road projectes faces reversal as countries grumble over debt trap

China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.

IS leader Abu Bakr resurfaces calls on Muslims for waging Jihad
The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on Muslims to wage “jihad” in a purported new audio recording.
Indian, Pakistani Army take part for the first time in the SCO Peace Mission Exercise

For the first time, the militaries of India and Pakistan are taking part in a mega anti-terror drill of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia aimed at expanding cooperation among the member countries to deal with the growing menace of terrorism and extremism.

Donald Trump says: US market will meltdown if he's impeached

US President Donald Trump warned Thursday that if he was impeached the US economy would collapse. In an interview aired today, Trump told Fox and Friends, as quoted by AFP, “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor.”

A rise of 15% in people sleeping on streets in UK

The a For a visitor to the U.K., men and women sleeping rough on the streets, both in city centres and in suburban areas, have sadly become an all-too-familiar sight, but figures have shown that the situation has been getting consistently worse. 

British Columbia declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

The B.C. government has now declared a provincial state of emergency due to the wildfires burning around the province.

Sir Vidia, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul or Sir Vidia, as he was sometimes known after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990, shot to fame with "A House for Mr. Biswas"

Pro-India group may counter Pro-Khalistan rally in London

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has given permission for a pro-Khalistan rally to take place in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, while a pro-India rally scheduled for the same time and place has been told it is not allowed to go ahead.