Kids entitled to clean, healthy environment: UN committee

Published On: August 28, 2023 08:07 PM NPT By: Republica

GENEVA, Aug 28: All children are entitled to a clean and healthy environment, a UN committee said for the first time on Monday, bolstering young people's arguments for suing authorities over the ravages of climate change.

DARWIN, Australia, Aug 28: Three US Marines died Sunday after an Osprey aircraft crashed on a remote tropical island north of Australia during war games, US military officials said.

Bhutan cuts daily tourist fee by half to lure more visitors

Published On: August 26, 2023 03:40 PM NPT By: Reuters

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is to halve the $200 daily fee it charges tourists in an effort to boost a sector still struggling to recover a year after the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

MOSCOW [Russia], August 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning to attend the G20 Summit in India next month, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Russian media on Thursday. The main emphasis now is a special military operation, the Kremlin spokesperson said.

Xi, Modi hold rare sitdown for China-India border talks

Published On: August 25, 2023 08:30 PM NPT By: Republica

BEIJING, Aug 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held "candid and in-depth" talks to ease tensions along their disputed frontier, Beijing said Friday, after a rare face-to-face encounter between the two leaders.

ATLANTA (AP) — A scowling Donald Trump posed for a mug shot Thursday as he surrendered inside a jail in Atlanta on charges that he illegally schemed to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, creating a historic and humbling visual underscoring the former president’s escalating legal troubles.

MANILA, Aug 25: Soaring food and fuel prices and the coronavirus pandemic pushed nearly 70 million more people in developing Asia into extreme poverty last year, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Thursday.

Japan begins release of water from Fukushima nuclear plant

Published On: August 25, 2023 08:51 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NAMIE, Japan, Aug. 25 : Japan began releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday in an operation it insists is safe but has generated a fierce backlash from China.

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led a brief armed rebellion against the Russian military earlier this year, was presumed dead Wednesday after a plane crash north of Moscow that killed all 10 people on board.

Around 100,000 people evacuated due to floods in Pakistan

Published On: August 23, 2023 04:14 PM NPT By: Republica

KASUR, Aug 23: Around 100,000 people have been evacuated from flooded villages in Pakistan's Punjab province, emergency services said on Wednesday.