Queen Elizabeth allows British PM Johnson to suspend parliament before Brexit
Johnson set October 14 for the Queen’s Speech – the formal state opening of a new session of parliament that is preceded by a suspension of the House of Commons.
One dead, 810,000 ordered to evacuate as storm hits Japan
A TV footage showed a flooded train station and residential areas in the city of Saga
Trump pledges full support for Brazilian leader amid wildfires
The Brazilian leader responded on Twitter, saying his country is fighting the wildfires with great success.
Russian researchers discover five islands in Arctic
The islands vary in size from 900 to 54,500 square metres.
Surprise visit by Iran’s top diplomat ‘not a G7 event’, says Merkel
Merkel described Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif’s drop-in as “a parallel event in the same spot”.
Seven killed in collision between plane, helicopter on Mallorca
Police and fire services were called to the scene, as the plane went up in flames, reports said.
Syria accuses Israel of launching missile attack on Damascus
According to the Syrians, most of the incoming missiles were destroyed before they could hit any target.
North Korean leader oversees test of ‘super-large rocket launcher’
North Korea on Saturday fired from a site on its eastern coast what appeared to be two short-range missiles.
Google disables YouTube channels for Hong Kong ‘influence operation’
Earlier in the week Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of running a social media campaign to manipulate public opinion against pro-democracy protesters.
U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen – Officials
This is not the first time a U.S. drone has been shot down in Yemen.
China threatens sanctions over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan
The U.S. government has approved the possible eight billion dollars (6.6 billion euros) deal involving 66 aircraft, the biggest in decades
Turkey says its convoy attacked in Syria, three civilians killed
Three civilians were killed and 12 others wounded in the airstrike.
Five U.S. states file lawsuit against Trump’s new immigration policy
California is leading the coalition, and its Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra, was joined by his counterparts from the states of Maine, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia
North Korea resumes missile tests, vows no more talks with Seoul
The projectiles were launched into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, from Tongchon in the eastern province of Kangwon.
I spend N15 million on marijuana monthly — Mike Tyson
The USA Today reports that Mr Tyson made the disclosure during a recent episode of his podcast “Hotboxin with Mike Tyson.”
German economy shrinks as exports stutter- Stats Office
The Federal Statistics Office data showed in Berlin that overall output fell 0.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter.
Britons hoard goods worth 4bn pounds amid no-deal Brexit fears
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he wants to lead Britain out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal.
North Korea fires two more missiles into sea, says South
South Korea said this was the fifth such launch within weeks.
Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 14, injures 145
The bombing took place in a densely populated residential area packed with shops and houses.
Trump accuses Google of ‘very illegal’ action ahead of 2020 U.S. election
The president offers no evidence for the accusation which Google has since denied.