The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February opened yesterday for a new school year with three armed guards and other new security measures that some parents and students worried would not be enough.
Italian rescuers yesterday searched for survivors among towering slabs of concrete wreckage in Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people on Tuesday and sparked a furious government reaction against the viaduct’s operator.
Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan’s World War II surrender, expressed “deep remorse” yesterday over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed no repeat of the horror of war.
It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly ever-growing enthusiasm.
Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians — an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and old-world opulence in a continent producing more billionaires than anywhere else.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to “temper” its behaviour in the South China Sea in a rare criticism of the Asian superpower over its programme of island-building in disputed waters.
India will send a manned mission to space by 2022 and introduce health insurance for half a billion of its citizens, ...
Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, Indian adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan yesterday dived from over 5,000ft in Finland with a tricolour to mark India’s 72nd Independence Day.