UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 US military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.
A day after youth-led global climate strikes, several hundred young activists including Greta Thunberg gathered yesterday for a climate summit at the United Nations, hitting out at older generations for doing too little to curb carbon emissions.
Maharashtra and Haryana states will go to the polls in October, the Election Commission said yesterday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity after he won a clear mandate in a general election in May.
The scenario was a terrorist takeover of a coastal district. The enemy had blocked all roads and access points. By land, the area was isolated, cut off from any help from the world outside. But there was the sea, broad and open.
In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines.
Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border yesterday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months.
The family of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has protested over the composition of a board set up by the prime minister to conduct an independent public inquiry
An Iranian man held by Somali pirates for more than four years was flown to Ethiopia's capital Saturday after his captors released him because he needed urgent medical care.