Armenia Accuses Turkey Of Shooting Down Warplane In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict  

Armenia’s defense ministry accused Turkey on Tuesday of shooting down an Armenian warplane, in the ongoing violent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Defense ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stapnyan said an SU-25 warplane was downed, and its pilot killed, by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet amid clashes over Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh. Turkish President Recep…

Trump And Biden Trade Insults In Chaotic Debate

President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and bitter White House debates in years. Mr Trump frequently interrupted, prompting Mr Biden to tell him to “shut up” as the two fought over the pandemic, healthcare and the economy. The US president was challenged over white…

Latest Case Of Gang Rape In India Causes Outrage

There’s shock and anger in India after a 19-year-old gang raped and left for dead by her attackers, died in hospital. The victim belonged to the Dalit community, the lowest in India’s caste system. She was left paralysed and severly injured by her alleged attackers, all upper caste men. They have been arrested. But the…

Trump Nominates Coney Barrett For Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Seat

US media reports say President Donald Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. She would replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week. Barrett currently serves as a federal appeals court judge and is known for her conservative religious and anti-abortion views. Trump told journalists on Friday…

Fighting Polio And Conspiracies

In Pakistan, the first nationwide polio vaccination campaign since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is underway. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio – after Nigeria was declared free from the disease last month. But efforts by health workers in Pakistan have been hampered…

How Worried Should We Be About Deadly Cyber Attacks?

Experts have been warning for years that it’s not a matter of if, but when, hackers will kill somebody. German police are conducting the first ever homicide investigation in which hackers could be to blame. It comes as the head of the EU’s cyber-security agency tells the BBC that countries should consider making company bosses…

Trump To Nominate Woman To Fill Supreme Court Seat

US President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row over her successor. Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, just weeks before the presidential election. Mr Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, insists the decision on her replacement should wait…

How To Combat The Rise Of Extreme Weather Events

Wildfires are ravaging the US West Coast and Brazilian wetlands at unprecedented rates, fueled by rising temperatures that lead to droughts, sparking more intense fires. Climate change has arrived with a vengeance. Do we have the will to prevent the worst? In conjunction with this week’s gathering at the United Nations, climate activists and scientists…