Monday, 20 August, 2018

Global Pulse

Afghanistan fighters and Taliban forces

Taliban wages deadly battle for Afghan city, and France set to ban phones in schools

Pope Francis' 'patchy' crackdown on sexual abuse, and Iran's Supreme Leader is not pleased with President Hassan Rouhani.
An artist rendition of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe observing the Sun. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben (Commons)

NASA reaches for the Sun, and a mother whale in mourning in the Pacific

Dementia patients in the US are being given unapproved drugs 'with possibly fatal consequences', and China's crackdown.
Hemp, variety of cannabis plant

A deadly day at Gaza costs three lives, and cannabis is taking over Lebanese farms

Children were trained for shooting in New Mexico and a group of Syrian refugees have built a robot.
A professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Medicine (representational image) KiyoshiOta/Bloomberg

Japan medical school wanted fewer women as doctors, and Israel’s sea wall around Gaza

Iran holds meeting with North Korea after US reimposes sanctions, and the Chinese family may soon get bigger.
Donald Trump speaking at an event in the White House | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump’s Iran warning, and three children euthanised in Belgium

Facebook requested to change rules for journalists, and a barber flies 11,000 km for high-profile client's haircut.
Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson | Wikimedia Commons

Boris Johnson says women in burqas look like letter boxes, and China bans Winnie the Pooh

President Trump advised to stop tweeting about son's 2016 meeting with Russians, and EU to rally against US sanctions on Iran.
A photographer is targetted during a student protest in Dhaka on August 5, 2018, following the deaths of two college students in a road accident. Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

8 journalists ‘assaulted’ during Bangladesh stir, and Indonesia quake kills 82

Why the Trump administration wants Palestinians stripped of refugee status, and star football faces 'racial abuse' at China game.

Apple rallies to $1 trillion, and Israel bars fuel and gas supply in Gaza 

China's most senior Buddhist monk has been accused of sexual harassment, and the 'new Singapore' to India's south. 
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the (NATO) summit in Brussels, Belgium ~ Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Trump sanctions Turkish officials to get back at Erdogan, and a ‘dengue-free’ city

Three killed in violence over elections in Harare, and Australia may be in the throes of the worst drought in its history. 
A researcher prepares a sample inside a laboratory ~ Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg

Chinese seek foreign vaccines for their kids, and shark disguised as baby by abductors

Facebook has identified an online campaign to interfere with this year's US midterm polls, and Bangladesh is concerned about India's 'anti-Muslim' NRC move. 

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.