Explosion rocks German chemicals site; five people missing | Germany News

Blast at chemical complex in Leverkusen declared ‘extreme threat’ amid concern over possible toxic gas. Five people are missing and more than a dozen others have been injured after an…

Private equity firms in China ‘waiting for death’ after new rules | Business and Economy News

China’s move to ban private tutoring firms from making a profit from teaching core school subjects and raising capital is set to trigger a scramble among venture and private equity…

Children in Raqqa still living in ruins four years after battle | Child Rights News

Syrian city once held by ISIL still lacks clean water, electricity and schools, Save the Children report finds. Four years after the battle for the northern Syrian city of Raqqa,…

Misenga: A DRC refugee hoping to inspire millions at the Olympics | Humanitarian Crises News

In 2001, Popole Misenga’s mother was murdered during Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war. He was nine at the time. After walking alone for a week, he was finally rescued…

Olympics latest: Naomi Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Games | Japan News

Naomi Osaka, Japan’s tennis superstar, is out of the Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third…

Bangladesh logs single-day records for COVID cases, deaths | Coronavirus pandemic News

Officials say 15,192 new infections and 247 deaths reported as the country battles a surge after Eid al-Adha festival. Bangladesh has registered the highest number of new coronavirus cases and…

India ready to engage with Blinken on human rights: Officials | Human Rights News

During his two-day visit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to raise New Delhi’s human rights record. India is proud of its pluralistic traditions and happy to discuss the…

First-ever Olympic gold lifts COVID-weary Philippines | Olympics News

Rio 2016 silver medallist Hidilyn Diaz sets two Olympic records as she fulfills the Philippines’s 97-year quest for gold. The Philippines’s Hidilyn Diaz has won the women’s 55-kilogramme (121-pound) category…

North and South Korea restore severed cross-border hotline | Politics News

Breakthrough comes following exchange of letters between leaders in Seoul and Pyongyang. South and North Korea have restored cross-border communications, just over a year since the hotline was cut off,…

Trump ally Thomas Barrack pleads not guilty in UAE lobbying case | Donald Trump News

Federal authorities say Barrack, a longtime friend of Donald Trump, secretly lobbied in the US on behalf of the UAE. The chairman of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee…