Hungarian and US scientists win medicine Nobel for Covid-19 vaccine discoveries
The two laureates in 2005 jointly developed so-called nucleoside base modifications, which stop the immune system from launching an inflammatory attack against lab-made mRNA.
India’s monsoon rains hit five-year low due to El Nino
The summer rainfall deficit could make staples such as sugar, pulses, rice and vegetables more expensive and lift overall food inflation.
Nightclub fire kills at least 13 in Murcia in Spain
Police investigators have not yet been able to access the site due to the high temperatures and danger of collapse.
Pro-Russian ex-PM Fico wins Slovak election, needs allies for government
Fico’s party is more nationalist and socially conservative, criticising social liberalism, which it says is imposed from Brussels.
US Congress passes stopgap bill to avert government shutdown
The House voted 335-91 to fund the government through November 17, with more Democrats than Republicans supporting it.
Slovaks choose between pro-Russian ex-PM Fico and pro-Western liberals
Final opinion polls showed the two parties neck and neck, with the winner expected to get the first chance to try to form a government to replace the caretaker administration running the country of 5.5 million since May.
US Congress tees up votes in last-minute scramble to avert shutdown
Congress typically passes stopgap spending bills to buy more time to negotiate the detailed legislation that sets funding for federal programmes.
Suicide blast in southwest Pakistan kills at least 52 people
The mosque’s roof collapsed in the blast, local broadcaster Geo News reported, adding that about 30 to 40 people were trapped under the rubble.
Putin discusses Ukraine war with top Wagner commander Troshev
The meeting underscored the Kremlin’s attempt to show that the state had now gained control over the mercenary group after a failed June mutiny by its boss Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone
It will enter sea trials next month before delivery to the navy by the end of 2024.
Flooded homes, streets as another storm hits battered central Greece
The storm hit Volos with rain so heavy that water levels in the city and its suburbs rose rapidly in a few hours. A nearby stream overflowed, adding to the flooding.
Travis King: US soldier released by North Korea arrives in Texas
The US government has said that upon his return King will first undergo evaluation then a reintegration process so he can be reunited with his family.
Donald Trump found liable for fraud in New York civil case
Trump and the other defendants have argued that they never committed fraud, and that the challenged transactions were profitable. They plan to appeal the decision.
More than 100 dead, 150 injured in Iraq wedding inferno
The fire ripped through a large events hall in the north-eastern region after fireworks were lit during the celebration, local civil defence said, according to state media.
Antarctic winter sea ice hits ‘extreme’ record low
The summer Antarctic sea ice extent also hit a record low in February, breaking the previous mark set in 2022.