Pope Francis undergoes abdominal surgery and is hospitalised

The 86-year old pontiff is at a hospital in Rome for the second time in weeks.

Fake news spreads during Sri Lanka’s holy tree row

Claims of 5G mobile signals harming Sri Maha Bodhi also illustrate the reverence in which the country holds the tree.

Kamala Harris: Israel Requires Independent Judiciary

WASHINGTON: US vice president Kamala Harris said on Tuesday that Israel’s democracy requires “an independent judiciary,” wading into the controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial overhaul that has drawn mass protests in Israel. “America will continue to stand for the values that have been the bedrock of the US-Israel relationship, which includes continuing to strengthen our democracies, which as the (Israeli) ambassador has said, are both built on strong institutions, checks and balances, and I’ll add: an independent judiciary,” Harris said.

Kabuga, Rwandan Genocide Suspect, Declared Unfit for Trial

The UN war crimes court deemed the 90-year-old genocide suspect 'no longer capable of meaningful participation'.

Air India Sends Reserve Plane for Stranded Passengers in Russia

Air India plane flying from New Delhi to San Francisco was diverted to Russia's Magadan after engine trouble.

US High School Graduation Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 5 Injured

Police say a 19-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after the mass shooting and found in possession of four handguns.

Gaza Zoo Struggles to Survive Without Animals

GAZA: Large paintings of a bear, an elephant and a giraffe decorate the outer walls of NAMA Zoo in Gaza City, but none of these wild creatures is represented live among those caged inside. Six years ago, the lone tiger died, and despite visitors’ frequent demands for a replacement, the owners have not been able to afford to buy or feed a new one. There were once six zoos in Gaza, a narrow coastal enclave which has been closed off behind security walls since 2007.