Donald Trump defends his response to Charlottesville as protesters clash with police ouside Phoenix rally

23 Aug

The president said he was able to bypass the “crooked media” and get his message across on Twitter. “If I didn’t have social media I probably wouldn’t be standing here,” he said. Outside the arena, hundreds of supporters and opponents of Mr Trump gathered before the rally. There were a few minor scuffles and rival […]

Torso found in Copenhagen waters matches DNA of missing Swedish journalist

23 Aug

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Overturned: Verdict by Supreme Court’s Raj-era avatar

23 Aug

NEW DELHI: By declaring triple talaq unconstitutional, the Supreme Court overturned an 85-year-old judicial decision that had upheld the validity of the controversial practice permitting a Muslim man to instantaneously divorce his wife. In 1932, triple talaq had come up for scrutiny before the Privy Council, which was the predecessor of the Supreme Court during […]

Delhi High Court sets aside LG order cancelling bungalow allotted to AAP

23 Aug

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today set aside an order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cancelling the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the heart of the capital, saying no reason was given for the action. Justice Vibhu Bakhru remanded the matter back to LG Anil Baijal to pass […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

23 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

23 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

23 Aug

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall was researching a feature about submarines before she disappeared A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say. There was a “DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall”, Copenhagen police said on Twitter. Ms Wall […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

23 Aug

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s famous Sagrada Familia church, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. He and […]

Germany is trying to stop China from gobbling up its companies — but there may be a downside

23 Aug

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Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally

23 Aug

PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with Mexico. Under fire for saying “both sides” were to blame for […]