Ganga, Yamuna are ‘living persons with legal rights’: High court – Times of India

NAINITAL: In an unprecedented order, the first of its kind in the country, Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Monday decreed that the rivers Ganga and Yamuna as well as their tributaries and sister bodies be declared as "legal and living entities having the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person."

Religious countries ‘likely’ to perform worse in science and maths

Religious countries are more likely to perform worse in science and maths, according to new research.

Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chief, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — After his name surfaced last August in a secret ledger listing millions of dollars in payments from a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, Paul Manafort not only lost his job running Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign but also assumed center stage in a bizarre internecine struggle among Ukrainian political forces.

US vows to boycott discussion of Israel by UN rights council

THE US State Department announced yesterday that it would boycott the United Nations human rights council’s entire discussion about Israeli rights abuses and vote against any resolutions that come out of it.

Merkel says Germany could ban Turkish campaign events

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stops "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin.

U.S. Suddenly Bans Laptops and Tablets on Some Middle Eastern Flights to America

The United States is banning many common electronic devices from the cabin on inbound and outbound flights on more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African airlines.

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH

President Rodrigo Duterte says that under the Civil Code of the Philippines, marriage is only for man and woman.

Russia is launching ‘unprecedented’ army drills in Crimea

Russia has launched unprecedented land, air and sea drills in annexed Crimea in a coordinated training exercise involving thousands of troops.

Russian opposition leader Navalny splashed with green liquid in Siberia

A video filmed by a Navalny supporter shows the anti-corruption activist walking along a street in Barnaul, more than 3,000 kms (1,864 miles) from Moscow, and shaking hands with residents when a man approaches him and throws the liquid at him.

Man Uploads Illegal Footage of Himself Vlogging in North Korea to YouTube – CraveOnline

A man has uploaded footage he recorded illegally in North Korea to YouTube, filming himself on the streets of capital city Pyongyang using a GoPro camera.

Exposed: Soviet cover-up of nuclear fallout worse than Chernobyl

It was a nuclear disaster four times worse than Chernobyl in terms of the number of cases of acute radiation sickness, but Moscow’s complicity in covering up its effects on people’s health has remained secret until now.

Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies aged 101

Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel.

Good news for animal lovers: Congress bans cutting off dog tails

The Spanish Congress on Thursday passed the law, which will put Spain in line with the 1987 European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

Stephen hawking fears he ‘may not be welcome’ in Donald Trump’s America

Professor Stephen Hawking fears he “may not be welcome” in the US under the Trump administration.

Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week – BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week – BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.

Stephen Hawking offered seat for trip to space on Virgin Galactic flight

STEPHEN Hawking is planning to travel into space with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

Police hunt for £7m in cash stolen after being picked up from Heathrow

Detectives from the Flying Squad were last night searching for £7million stolen in a heist from a security van.