Problems are mounting for Johnson, who finds himself increasingly boxed in on Brexit.
The ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ papers revealed that preparedness for leaving the EU without an agreement remains ‘at a low level’.
Dozens of residents have set up tents among the rubble that was once their homes.
Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands.
Several teens across the country have been placed in medically induced comas, including one whose doctors said he may require a lung transplant if he recovers.
Critics accuse him of trying to silence opposition to his plan to leave the European Union on October 31 even if he has not agree exit terms with Brussels.

New ‘Ms Monopoly’ game sees women make more money than men

The game will be available from mid-September in the US as well as in a range of other countries.

Netanyahu annexation pledge denounced as ‘dangerous’ and ‘racist’

After his announcement, Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo called his election vow a ‘dangerous development’.

Nigerian Shiite group says 12 killed in police crackdown

The pro-Iranian group defied a police ban to hold processions for the Ashura Muslim celebration.

Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK parliament unlawful, rules Scottish court

British parliament will, however, remain shut pending the outcome of an appeal lodged by the government.

Pre-school panic in Sweden: child brings grenade to class

‘We don’t know how bad the damages would have been’ if it had exploded, said a police spokesperson.

Japan struggles to deal with blackout after deadly typhoon Faxai

Japan’s biggest power provider, said it might not be able to restore power to all households on Wednesday.

‘Protecting rapists’: Protesters accuse Japan of failing women

A case of a father sexually abusing his daughter has sparked outrage with hundreds again expected to demonstrate in cities across the nation.

Trump fires hawkish national security chief Bolton

Bolton, who had been due to give a press conference at the White House less than two hours later, denied being fired and insisted instead that he’d resigned.

After battle with MPs, British PM seeks Brexit deal

Conservative rebel Rory Stewart said: ‘There is only one door out of this problem which is through a majority (for a deal) in parliament.’

British Airways pilots’ strike enters second day

It is estimated that the 48-hour strike is costing the airline a total of £80 million but it has yet to give an estimate.

Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets Southeast Asia

The smell of burning foliage filled the air, and residents were suffering respiratory problems and complaining of itchy and sore eyes.

UK parliament suspended after Johnson fails in snap election bid

To trigger an early election, the government needs 434 votes, but only 293 backed the proposal.

Taliban vows to fight on after Trump says talks are ‘dead’

‘If Trump wants to stop talks, we will take the first way and they will soon regret it,’ says a spokesperson.

Hong Kong students take protest to schools with human chains

‘It’s better to be punished than let our right to speak freely be restricted,’ says a protesting student.




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