Liz Truss’ cabinet is the first in Britain without a white man in top positions

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register First time no white man has held one of the top four positions Kwarteng takes finance portfolio, Cleverly at foreign office Diversity is now ‘normal’ in Britain, says expert LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss has chosen a cabinet where, for … Read more

From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100 people, including 380 children

Flood killed at least 1,100 people, affected 33 million A third of the country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs the world’s attention – António Guterres Devastation ‘of international origin’ – UN Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and floods have submerged a third of Pakistan and … Read more

Supporters of ex-Pakistani PM Khan vow to block his arrest on terrorism charges

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gathered outside his home on Monday to prevent police from arresting him on terror charges linked to a weekend televised speech. Police filed charges against former cricket star Khan on Saturday over what they said was a threat in the speech in … Read more

Singapore to decriminalize sex between men, PM says

Under current law, men face up to 2 years in prison for same-sex relationships The law has not been actively enforced for decades Prime Minister Lee says Singaporean society is ready for this change Reaffirms support for the traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but is … Read more

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder and assault

MAYVILLE, NY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to attempted second degree murder and assault on Thursday and has been held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of injuring Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the author of ‘The … Read more

Chinese military ship docks at Sri Lanka port despite Indian concerns

Chinese military survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrives at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese military survey vessel docked at the Chinese-built Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on Tuesday after a days-long delay due … Read more

Unaware of Ukraine’s setbacks, Putin brags about Russian prowess in weaponry

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to its allies around the world and cooperate in the development of military technology, nearly six months after the start of the war in Ukraine, in which his army fared worse than expected. With the Russian … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed during a public appearance in New York state as police sought to determine the motive for an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused assailant, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his writing, has been stabbed in the neck and chest on stage at a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more