BBC World News, CNN International & Euronews Donate $50M Of Ad Space To Coronavirus Fight

Jim Egan, CEO of BBC Global News, added: “Accurate information is one of the best weapons in our collective armoury for fighting this virus. We are telling the global story across our editorial output, but it also feels right to do whatever we can to help health agencies get their message out to the world […]

Coronavirus latest: 2 April, at a glance

France to set up road blocks to block Easter holidaymakers France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner warned the country to stay at home as the Easter holidays begin. He said roadblocks would be set up on major highways and extra police or soldiers dispatched to train stations and airports to verify the documents of anyone stopped […]

Egypt to copyright the pyramids and antiquities

His comments came only a few days after an Egyptian opposition newspaper, Al-Wafd, published a report complaining that many more tourists each year travelled to the pyramid-shaped Luxor hotel in Las Vegas than to Luxor itself. The newspaper proposed that the US hotel should pay some of its profits to Luxor city.

Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 – 5 December 2013

Laura and I join the people of South Africa and the world in celebrating the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. President Mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. He bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. This good […]

9.02 million Viewers in India Tuned in to Watch 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup Final

The final of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia was watched by a whopping 9.02 million fans in India. India made the final of the biennial tournament unbeaten but lost to defending champions and hosts Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last month.

‘Winning a World Cup Always Special’: Harmanpreet Kaur on MS Dhoni-Led India’s 2011 Triumph

Six players in that team have officially announced retirements from all forms of the game since then and Virat Kohli is the only member of that squad who remains a regular in the Indian team. A number of players who were part of that team however spoke on their social media handles about the occasion.

CIA ‘live tweets’ Osama bin Laden raid to mark five-year anniversary

From 1:25pm EDT, the CIA began live-tweeting the raid, blow-by-blow as it played out in 2011, starting with the operation being approved by US president Barack Obama, CIA director Leon Panetta and vice admiral William H. McRaven of the Joint Special Operations Command.

Pakistani man’s execution postponed for fourth time

Activists have argued a recent inquiry by the Federal Investigation Agency that found he was an adult at the time of the crime only “selectively considered facts” over Hussain’s age and that officials suppressed key documents, such as his school record.

Pakistan orders Save the Children foreign workers to leave

Save the Children recently restructured itself, merging previously autonomous branches run from the US, the UK and Sweden. The new organisation has been in protracted negotiations with the government about its future, with Pakistan so far refusing to sign an agreement formalising Save the Children’s operations in the country.

Pakistani school attackers ‘were told to kill soldiers’ after massacre of pupils

A protest is planned for Thursday evening outside the Red Mosque in the heart of Islamabad, a bastion of militant sympathy that was the scene of deadly siege in 2007 between security forces and followers of radical clerics who had attempted to impose Taliban-style morality policing on the capital.