Indonesian police were hunting on Tuesday for more than 250 inmates who fled a jail in Papua that had been set ablaze a day earlier
Vladimir Putin rebuked his French counterpart yesterday, saying that he did not want “yellow vest” protests spring up like in France, after Emmanuel Macron urged the Russian leader to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow.
A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria yesterday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy”.
Schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir’s main city yesterday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government’s decision two weeks ago to revoke the state’s autonomy.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighbouring countries where they are overwhelming social services and sparking local tensions.