The jubilee session is largely held in a remote format because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, several world leaders arrived in New York in person to deliver their speech.
There have been no injuries or casualties, and firefighters have successfully put out the blaze, according to local media.
At 2.15am on Friday 25 September a police officer was shot dead by a man inside a custody centre in Croydon, south London. Police officers across Britain have reacted with anger and sadness to the latest death in uniform.
British publishing heiress Ghislaine Maxwell is facing up to 35 years in prison for grooming minors for her close associate Jeffrey Epstein back in the 1990s. She has also been accused of taking part in the sexual abuse of minors herself.
The so-called ‘Novichok’ group of nerve agents, developed by the USSR during the Cold War, has made it into the news recently, with German authorities alleging that the weapons-grade poison was used to attack Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. In an extensive interview with Sputnik, the weapon’s creator revealed why such claims are absurd.
Intriguing circular patches of barren land, spotted initially in the dry grasslands of Namibia, and then seen scattered across the Australian outback, dubbed 'fairy circles', have left scientists puzzling over how to explain their existence.
Firefighters have arrived at the scene, and police are securing the area in anticipation of the arrival of state investigators.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 981,000; over 32 million cases of the infection have been detected, of whom over 22 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.