SEOUL, Aug 24 -- A team of international lawyers will visit South and North Korea in the coming weeks to investigate a high-profile 2016 defection of a dozen North Korean restaurant workers, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported a Seoul-based lawyers' group as saying.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 24 -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ordered military means to fight the massive fires in the Amazon rainforest region on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.
NEW YORK, Aug 24 -- More than 1.9 million children across eight West and Central African countries have been forced out of schools by violence, Xinhua news agency reported a United Nations (UN) spokeswoman as saying.
MONTEVIDEO, Aug 24 -- Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez's office confirmed on Friday that there is a malignant tumour on the president's right lung, Xinhua news agency reported.
KIEV, Aug 24 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes that negotiations with Russia on the swap of captives can be finalised soon.
By Shakir Husain
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 -- India has announced a number of measures, including infusion of billions of dollars into the banking system, to boost its slowing economy and generate jobs.
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 -- The United States will increase on Oct 1 the imposed tariffs on US$250 billion worth of Chinese goods from 25 per cent to 30 per cent as a response to China's new retaliatory tariffs, US President Donald Trump announced.