Football

Qatar to charter cruise ships to accommodate World Cup fans

Two vessels offering 4,000 cabins will act as floating hotels during the month-long football tournament in 2022.

Qatar to charter cruise ships to accommodate World Cup fans

Environment

New wasp species named after Idris Elba

The newly discovered species attacks the eggs of a 'stink bug' which decimates vegetable crops.

New Idris Elba wasp species 'could protect global broccoli crops'

Iran

Iranian commander chides US for 'failed plot' citing protests

Situation 'calmer' after days of violent demonstrations, government says, as militia leader blames US for unrest.

Europe

UK election: Smaller parties fail to get into TV debate

The third- and fourth-largest political parties in the UK's Parliament will be excluded from Tuesday's TV debate.

UK: LibDems, SNP fail in TV election debate court bid

Arts & Culture

Police break up archeological crime gang in Italy

Italian police recover 10,000 artefacts from the gang, who carried out illegal digs in the southern region of Calabria.

Police break up archeological crime gang in Italy

US & Canada

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

The shield disappeared from a home in a village of the Acoma Pueblo tribe after a break-in four years ago.

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

Maldives

Maldives legislators dismiss chief justice and senior judge

69 mostly ruling party lawmakers voted to impeach chief justice and the judge, but opposition is against the dismissal.

Maldives legislators dismiss chief justice and senior judge

Child rights

US has world's highest rate of children in detention: UN study

More than 100,000 children are being held in migration-related detention in the US, a new UN study finds.

US has world's highest rate of children in detention: UN study

Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea

'Attack' on ship towing South Korean drilling rig threatens vital shipping routes, Saudi spokesman says.

Catalonia

Catalan president begins 'disobedience' trial

Quim Torra refused to remove symbols of Catalonia's independence movement from public buildings.

Catalan president begins trial for 'disobedience'

Human Rights

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

The anti-Semitic threats to Liliana Segre are just the tip of the iceberg, say Italian analysts.

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

Environment

Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro

INPE data shows deforestation reached 9,762 square kilometres, up 29.5 percent, for the 12 months through July 2019.

Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro