The streets of the Bangladesh capital teemed with people on Saturday as thousands joined the colourful Mangal Shovajatra, a procession for well-being, and turned up at Ramna Park in the heart of the city for a Poila Baisakh programme.
New Zealand will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration as it moves to combat climate change, the government announced Thursday, but it stopped short of halting exploration already underway.
President Trump's advisers have concluded that a wide-ranging corruption investigation into his personal lawyer poses a greater and more imminent threat to the president than even the special counsel's investigation, according to several people close to Trump.
While studying European history in college, Napoleon Bonaparte and his statecraft fascinated Husain Haqqani, but his friends, he says, were "obsessed" with Napoleon's wife Josephine and their love life. Says the Pakistan-born South Asia expert, "These things didn't interest me at all. Bigger issues and bigger questions mattered. Frankly, if Napoleon had slept with nine other women, how would it be relevant was my point. I would look at history in a larger context."
Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after US President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian television reported that air defenses responded to the attack.
The first woman to lead the body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was forced out on Thursday, a stunning casualty in a sexual abuse and harassment scandal that has threatened to sully one of the world's most acclaimed cultural honours.
The US accused the Syrian government on Friday of using banned chemical arms at least 50 times since Syria's civil war began seven years ago - far higher than the number of attacks that had been publicly confirmed.