Scotland's exam results: John Swinney denies deprived pupils were penalised
Some pupils believe they received lower grades because their schools have not performed as well as others in the past.
'Casualties everywhere': Hospitals struggle to cope as bloodied people walk streets of Beirut
"This is a catastrophe we have on our hands," says a doctor at St George Hospital, less than a mile from the epicentre of the explosion at Beirut port.
Trump suggests Beirut explosion was 'bomb of some kind'
Donald Trump has contradicted Lebanese officials and suggested a "terrible attack" caused a massive explosion that killed at least 70 people in Beirut.
Ashkenazi urges Latin American countries to ban Hezbollah
Foreign Minister offers Beirut disaster aid: “We differentiate between Hezbollah and the Lebanese people.”
Tourist snaps toes off 19th century statue while attempting to take a selfie: report
An Austrian tourist damaged a plaster model of a 200-year-old sculpture in Italy last week while trying to take a selfie with the artwork, according to multiple reports.
Modi Founds a Temple on Mosque’s Ruins, in Triumphal Moment for Hindus
In a ceremony in Ayodhya, a past flash point for sectarian violence, India’s prime minister offers his Hindu nationalist base a clear symbol of ascendancy.
What Caused the Beirut Explosion? What We Know
More than 100 people were killed, and the second blast was felt in Cyprus. An investigation and a search for survivors are underway.
Several killed in Yemen floods
Storms continue around Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, leaving at least 17 dead in the northern Marib region.
Disney will release ‘Mulan’ straight to streaming – for a price
Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent "Mulan." The company plans to release it in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available.
19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural hospitals
Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility. A coronavirus outbreak at one of Washington state's largest fruit farms has renewed concern for agricultural workers, who live and work in close quarters.
Czech Film Review: Želary 2003
by Lee Robert Adams | Prague Daily Monitor In this week's Czech Film Review , Lee Robert Adams focuses on Želary , a classy wartime romantic drama that scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004. read more
Indian Muslim Board Warns of Hagia Sophia-Like Conversion of Ram Temple in Ayodhya
New Delhi (Sputnik): The controversy around the centuries-old Hindu-Muslim row over the actual ownership of a piece of land doesn’t seem to be dying, despite India's Supreme Court settling the dispute in 2019. A grand Ram Temple will be built on land where the 16th century Babri Mosque once stood, following the court’s verdict last year.
Iran executes man convicted for killing Guards soldier in 2017 unrest
Authorities on Wednesday executed an Iranian for killing an elite soldier during anti-government unrest in 2017, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency said, drawing condemnation from a rights group.
U.S. health chief to be highest-ranking official in decades to visit Taiwan, angering China
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades - a move that angered China, which claims the island as its own.
University of NSW vice-chancellor apologises for removal of tweet criticising China's human rights abuses
Prof Ian Jacobs says university has ‘unequivocal commitment to freedom of expression and academic freedom’ The vice-chancellor of the University of New South Wales has apologised for his university deleting a tweet that quoted a director of Human Rights Watch that was critical of China’s human rights abuses . Prof Ian Jacobs wrote in an email to staff that the university had an “unequivocal commitment to freedom of expression and academic freedom” and the tweet “should not have been removed”....
City streets drain of life in Australia’s toughest lockdown
Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets are draining of signs of life on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force
Iran offers to treat people injured in Beirut blast
Middle East News: DUBAI: Iran's president offered on Wednesday to send medical aid to Lebanon and treat people injured in the massive blast that killed at least 100 peo.
Heavy rains pound N. Korea, triggering worries about damage
North Korea says torrential rains are lashing the country, prompting outside concern about possible heavy damage in the impoverished country
Lebanese Red Cross official says at least 100 people have been killed and more than 4,000 wounded in Beirut explosion