Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO
The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.
30 passengers fall sick on India flight due to pressure problem
Pilots forgot to switch on pressurisation system.
Journalist covering German protest against tree-felling, dies in fall
The journalist has for some time been observing activists in the tree houses they had built in Hambach Forest.
German police officer suspended after xenophobic incident
Five people were slightly injured, police say.
North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear facilities, President Jae-In says
He said North had agreed to allow international experts to witness the dismantling of its west coast Sohae missile engine testing facility and launch pad.
North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid
They also agreed to “participate jointly” at international competitions including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Nigerian govt seeks Bangladesh’s support on flood resistant seed
The two officials speak on areas of mutual concerns.
U.S. to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling.
Erdogan appoints himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund
Erdogan’s son-in-law is the deputy chairman.
China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty
The UN chief spoke on the treatment of Chinese minority.
49 killed as overcrowded bus veers into gorge in southern India – Official
At least 31 of the victims were women while four were children.
EU report blames poor air quality for 400,000 yearly deaths
The report comes as EU air-quality rules are getting more scrutiny.
U.S. issues fresh warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Tensions ramped up between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.
Russia prepares for largest military exercise since cold war
The planned week-long manoeuvres will be the largest since 1981, according to Russia’s Defence Ministry.
Berlin museum can continue displaying dead bodies – Court rules
The exhibition shows bodies that have been preserved through a method known as plastination.
UN condemns killing of journalists, 20 others in Kabul bombings
A total of 75 others were wounded in the twin bombing.
Italy magistrates investigate 20 suspects over bridge collapse
A 200-metre section of the Morandi Bridge gave way on August 14, plunging dozens of vehicles into the valley below.
7,000 Syrians to return home – Russian Defence Ministry
Syria is gradually recovering from a seven-year conflict.
UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists
Kyaw Soe Oo and Thet Oo Maung were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of violating the “ill-defined” Official Secrets Act.