August 18, 2018



Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

Africa (HRNW): Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, his aides say. He “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the foundation…



Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

India (HRNW): India’s armed services are stepping up efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding in southern Kerala state that has killed 324 people. Hundreds of troops, and dozens of boats and helicopters are…