Imran Khan was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, which had till now seen two political parties ruling by rotation, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms.
Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organisation as the world's conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80.
Pakistani troops were unrelenting in shelling Indian positions as Imran Khan was sworn in as Prime Minister, with fresh shelling leaving two civilians injured in a village in north Kashmir's Tangdhar sector.
Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's foreign minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that Opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow.
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work.
Kate Conger and Daisuke WakabayashiAug 18, 2018 00:00 IST
The US on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.
An Australian court on Friday quashed an indigenous group's bid to block Adani Enterprises Ltd from developing its controversial Carmichael coalmine, clearing one of the final legal hurdles to its development.
The Vatican responded on Thursday to the horrors of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse, saying it felt shame and sorrow over the findings that more than 1,000 children had been abused by hundreds of priests over decades while bishops covered up their crimes.
Sharon Otterman and Elisabetta PovoledoAug 18, 2018 00:00 IST