The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following a drinking water crisis caused when a fire crippled a key desalination plant.
Militants hurling grenades stormed an army camp Friday in Indian Kashmir and killed 11 security officials, police said, and spreading violence in the Muslim-majority region which is voting in state elections.
Thousands of protesters shouted at police and clogged streets of Manhattan on Wednesday, angered by a New York City grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won’t be getting any UN help in December.
With China officially opening the Gyirong Port on the Rasuwagadhi border on Monday, the second land route has opened for bilateral trade between Nepal and China. Tatopani border was the sole trade transit with China for a long period.
British lawmakers will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong as part of an inquiry into Britain’s relations with its former colony and progress towards democracy there, the head of a parliamentary committee said on Sunday.