Here are today’s biggest headlines from select sources.
Only the US has more coronavirus cases than India. But unlike Trump, its leader seems immune from criticism
Modi is seen by many as a “national messiah” who is working on a grander agenda to reshape the Indian nation along Hindu lines, and is not accountable for day-to-day government failures, say analysts.
In the biggest study of its type, researchers claim they have “debunked” the modern image of Vikings.
President Donald Trump again contradicted his own health officials’ coronavirus statements — this time on the importance of mask wearing and the timing for a vaccine.
Villagers who refuse to wear masks are being forced to dig graves for victims of Covid-19 by local authorities in one part of rural Indonesia, in the hopes that a little bit of manual labor and empathy will convince others to do their part to help stop the pandemic.
Over the past week, the company has made a splash in the city-state by unveiling a shiny new “floating” store and a new partnership with the government aimed at boosting the use of its smartwatch.
Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria.
Carrie O’Connor, a 38-year-old French lecturer died of traumatic asphyxia in an elevator accident in her Boston apartment, police said.
“Saturday Night Live” has found its Joe Biden.
(CNN) – Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics. No matter how many supercomputers and wind tunnels scientists throw at solving flight’s thorny calculations, they’ll never match the perfection of airborne avians. A focused peregrine falcon diving on its prey, a pair of feisty hummingbirds in a territorial dogfight, or a huge albatross soaring effortlessly for days over the ocean are the envy of aerodynamicists and pilots.
A government disarmament program in the early 2000’s took most of the guns out of the hands of civilians, but sporadic clashes between different communities have continued to happen, our correspondent notes.
New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country’s GDP shrank by 12.2% between April and June as the lockdown and border closures hit.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, seven years after leaving the Premier League club. Bale, 31, moved from Spurs to Real for a then-world record £85m in 2013 and has since scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles.
Two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 Max aircraft were partly due to the plane-maker’s unwillingness to share technical details, a congressional investigation has found. It blames a “culture of concealment” at Boeing, but says the regulatory system was also “fundamentally flawed”. Boeing said it had “learned many hard lessons” from the accidents.
Sony hosted a live showcase for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console on Wednesday, giving us a look at a bunch of exhilarating games coming in the next generation along with some new details about the system including its prices and release date in November.
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The PS5 showcase finally revealed a title and a name for the long rumored Wizarding World console game: Hogwarts Legacy. The trailer confirms that the game takes place during the late 1800s, over a hundred years before the events of Harry Potter, and follows a Hogwarts student with a mysterious, world-changing power.
You wanted a price and release date for Sony’s next-generation gaming console? Here it is. The PlayStation 5 will be out on Nov. 12 in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea for $499 (in the U.S. at least), with a wider launch to follow on Nov.
On the list of celebrity finsta accounts we’d most like to find, President Barack Obama’s name is right up top – just below Beyoncé, but way above Ben Affleck. While it’s unclear if the former president actually has a fake Instagram account, in a recent voter PSA he recorded for ATTN, Obama sent the internet into a frenzy by hinting that he’s the proud owner of a finsta.