Israel recaptures final Palestinian escapeesBy BBC
Israel's army says it has recaptured the final two of a six-man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago. The pair - both members of the militant group Islamic Jihad - were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel's Defense Forces said.
UK defends submarine deal amid criticismBy The Rising Nepal
The UK's new security agreement with the US and Australia will make it safer and could create hundreds of new jobs, the new foreign secretary has said. The pact, known as Aukus, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines.
History-making space tourists splash down to EarthBy BBC
Four amateur astronauts have splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space. They are the first private, all-civilian team ever to orbit the Earth.
Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine ratesBy The Rising Nepal
The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there’s not much she can do about it.
Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel themBy The Rising Nepal
Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from Mexico.
Afghanistan: Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopenBy BBC
The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. A statement from the Islamist group saying secondary classes would resume made no mention of girls or women.
The 'world's safest city' for 2021 revealedBy The Rising Nepal
Denmark's capital jumped from joint eighth place in 2019 to the top of the list, largely thanks to the introduction of an environmental security section, which the city scored particularly well in, along with personal security. "One key factor that makes Copenhagen such a safe city is its low crime rate, currently at its lowest level in more than a decade," Lars Weiss, lord mayor of Copenhagen, says in the report.
How Europe's hospitals are faring in the face of another pandemic fallBy The Rising Nepal
Much of Europe has opened up to international visitors and scaled back Covid-19 restrictions since a wave of cases swept the continent in the spring. Those steps back toward pre-Covid life have been accompanied by a gradual rise in cases and hospitalizations in many nations, with the more transmissible Delta variant dominant in the region.
US military: We did kill 10 civilians in Kabul drone strikeBy The Rising Nepal
A United States military investigation into a deadly Kabul drone strike on a vehicle in August has found it killed 10 civilians and the driver and that the vehicle targeted was likely not a threat associated with ISIS-K, announced Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top general of US Central Command, at the Pentagon on Friday.
India gives 25M vaccine doses on Modi’s birthdayBy The Rising Nepal
India gave out 25 million doses during a special COVID-19 vaccination drive organized on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
Xi addresses SCO meeting via video link (with full text)By The Rising Nepal
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday addressed the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing via video link.
Carbon emitters 'fail to disclose climate risks'By The Rising Nepal
A lack of detail in financial reporting will dramatically reduce firms' chances of meeting global emissions targets, researchers have warned. There is no way of knowing if money is being put into sustainable activities, Carbon Tracker said. Firms also need to be more transparent as to how they will hit sustainability targets, the think tank said.
Shop sales fall for fourth month as more dine outBy The Rising Nepal
Retail sales in the UK fell for the fourth month in a row in August, but people spent more time eating and drinking in bars and restaurants. Sales fell by 0.9 per cent in August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, following a 2.8 per cent fall in July.
World's biggest tree gets blanket as US fire ragesBy BBC
Firefighters are wrapping fire-resistant blankets around ancient trees as blazes tear through California's world-famous Sequoia National Park. Officials fear the fire could reach the Giant Forest, a grove of some of the world's biggest trees, within hours.
Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space stationBy The Rising Nepal
A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet.
Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsenBy The Rising Nepal
When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America’s largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters.
Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops - MacronBy BBC
The head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said.
With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limboBy The Rising Nepal
A month after the fall of Kabul, the world is still wrestling with how to help Afghanistan’s impoverished people without propping up their Taliban leaders — a question that grows more urgent by the day.
Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 3By The Rising Nepal
An earthquake destroyed houses, killed at least three people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China’s Sichuan province.