India’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered a halt to the cutting of trees in financial capital Mumbai for an ambitious subway project that has sparked protests from activists opposed to the felling to build a train parking shed.
India's Supreme Court halts tree felling for new Mumbai metro
The mother of a severely brain-damaged girl who won the right to take her daughter abroad for treatment told Sky News the UK law needs to be changed to protect parental rights.
Parents of brain-damaged girl call for change in UK law
Jordan’s government said on Sunday it has reached a pay deal with the teachers union to end a one-month strike, the country’s longest public sector strike that disrupted schooling for more than 1.5 million students.
Jordan reaches deal with teachers union to end one-month strike
October 6 is marked as Tehran Day. Tehran is now the global standard metropolitan city. Agha-Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742–1797) selected Tehran as the desirable and pleasant place to live. Historians say that 230 years ago, he put the throne on his head at Golestan Palace and declared Tehran as the capital of Iran.
Tehran, a global standard metropolitan city
With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls and rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and a remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands.
Tens of thousands of goats munch Greek island into crisis
The Australian Drought and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has acknowledged he “totally” accepts that worsening droughts are linked to climate change, as he signaled more taxpayer support for regional communities was coming as Australia’s big dry “escalates”.
Australian water resources minister 'totally' accepts drought linked to climate change
Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican today to champion the isolated and poverty-hit indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way of life is under threat.
Vatican to shine light on Amazon's indigenous communities
A Thai judge shot himself in the chest in a court in an apparent suicide attempt following complaints about interference in a case he was presiding over.
Thai judge shoots himself in court in apparent suicide bid

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