Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins 'alternative Nobel Prize'

Published On: September 25, 2019 01:25 PM NPT By: Reuters

STOCKHOLM, Sept 25: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

China opens new Beijing airport to serve travel boom

Published On: September 25, 2019 01:21 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, Sept 25: Chinese President Xi Jinping presided Wednesday over the inauguration of a second international airport for Beijing with a terminal billed as the world’s biggest.

LONDON, Sept 25: More than 70 flights were scheduled to operate on Wednesday, Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said, to bring back 16,500 people after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.

U.S. House Democrats plunge into Trump impeachment inquiry

Published On: September 25, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 25: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race.

16-year-old’s address overshadows world leaders at UNGA

Published On: September 25, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

NEW YORK, Sept 25: A 16-year old teenager’s remarkable speech at the United Nations Headquarters on Monday stole the limelight from influential world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and head of states and governments from various other countries.

LONDON, Sept 24: The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, a humiliating rebuke that thrusts Britain’s exit from the European Union into deeper turmoil.

Timeline of events leading up to key UK Supreme Court ruling

Published On: September 24, 2019 06:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Sept 24: Britain’s Supreme Court is set to rule Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of Parliament was legal. Here’s how we got here.

DUBAI, Sept 24: Air strikes killed 17 people in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday when a house collapsed, two residents said.

Algeria says 8 newborns die in fire at maternity hospital

Published On: September 24, 2019 05:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria, Sept 24: Eight newborns were killed Tuesday in a fire in the maternity wing of an Algerian hospital near the border with Tunisia, authorities said.

LONDON, Sept 24: The unanimous decision by the court’s 11 presiding judges thrusts Britain’s exit from the European Union further into turmoil as it undermines Johnson and gives legislators more scope to oppose his Brexit plans.