On 5 August, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched construction of a grand temple dedicated to revered Hindu God Ram at a venue Hindus believe was the birthplace of the idol. The temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will be complete in three years.
The torrential rains ravaging Scotland of late, also led to a train derailment near the city of Stonehaven on Wednesday that killed three people, causing major transport impairments across the country.
The British socialite and Jeffrey Epstein's friend and ex-partner faces a mid-2021 trial on six federal charges, which she has pleaded not guilty to. If found guilty, she faces up to 35 years behind bars.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Following India’s ban on a total of 121 Chinese apps, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has reportedly frozen hiring in the country. Although the company is not formally laying off its Indian employees, it is reassigning senior officials to other offices overseas like Australia and the Middle East, the media has reported.
Belarus has been rocked by mass protests since the presidential vote saw incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, secure his sixth term by a landslide - a victory rejected by the opposition.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's announcement about selecting US Senator Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate has already created a stir in the election race. The daughter of an Indian-born mother and Jamaican father is known for being vocal on matters like racial justice.
Bob Woodward is a veteran Washington Post reporter who became famous after shedding light on the Watergate scandal in early 1970s that caused former US President Richard Nixon to resign.
While the pandemic is forcing countries to re-impose quarantine measures, Russia has announced its Sputnik-V vaccine, the world’s first, in a bid to curb COVID-19. The drug is expected to be delivered to hospitals in two weeks.