Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump over a report that he said, if true, contains a "truly shocking revelation" about the commander in chief and his failure to protect US troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported on Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months ago…
Liverpool wins first Premier League title since 1990

Liverpool wins first Premier League title since 1990

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Liverpool fans around the world have been celebrating after the football club won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Jurgen Klopp's side secured the title after second-placed Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea in London, the United Kingdom, meaning the Merseyside club could not be caught with a 23-point lead over City…
Sikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan’s Punjab

Sikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan’s Punjab

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At least 19 people have been killed after a passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, officials said. Several others were injured in the accident that took place on Friday in Sheikhupura district in Punjab province, according to a statement from Imran Gondal, a Pakistani government official whose…
China arrests law professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

China arrests law professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

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Chinese authorities have arrested a law professor who published essays strongly criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to his friends and colleagues.  Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing on Monday…
Police find body of missing Seoul mayor  Park Won-soon

Police find body of missing Seoul mayor Park Won-soon

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Park's body was found by police in the northern part of the city [Tom Williams/Getty Images] The mayor of South Korea's capital has been found dead, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home, police said. The body of Park Won-soon was found at Mt Bugak in northern…
New book claims Trump embraces ‘cheating as a way of life’

New book claims Trump embraces ‘cheating as a way of life’

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A memoir by President Donald Trump's niece due to be published next week describes the president as a pathological narcissist who cheated on the SAT college entrance examination and has embraced "cheating as a way of life" ever since, according to US media outlets who received advance copies of the book. The book by Mary…
More than 500,000 dead worldwide from coronavirus: Live updates

More than 500,000 dead worldwide from coronavirus: Live updates

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Global coronavirus cases now exceed 10 million and more than half a million people have died from the respiratory disease, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States accounts for about a quarter of all deaths. Pakistan's COVID-19 cases have passed the 200,000 mark after 3,602 new infections were reported on Sunday. The US health…
US Supreme Court rules to uphold abortion rights

US Supreme Court rules to uphold abortion rights

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In its first big abortion ruling of the Trump era, the United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that a Lousiana law that…
Duterte’s Congress allies back order to shut Philippines’ ABS-CBN

Duterte’s Congress allies back order to shut Philippines’ ABS-CBN

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Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the House of Representatives voted on Friday to deny the renewal of ABS-CBN's broadcast franchise, affirming a government order to shut down the country's largest television network in a move critics say is a major blow to press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation. Congress members voted against…
Thoothukudi: Outrage after father, son die in police custody

Thoothukudi: Outrage after father, son die in police custody

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The death of a father and son in police custody in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has caused outrage after the victims' family accused the police of torturing the duo in custody. P Jayaraj, 59, and his son J Bennix, 31, were imprisoned by police last Friday in Thoothukudi district for violating coronavirus…