Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius
Average temperatures in Svalbard could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing.
Coronavirus pandemic: Professional footballers in Norway temporarily laid off to cope with impact of COVID-19
With stadiums closed and uncertainty over TV revenues, clubs in other countries have issued financial warnings, and Norway is believed to be the first country to announce such sweeping temporary layoffs
100,000 casualties in Afghanistan over past 10 years, says UN report; 'imperative for all to stop fighting' says security council representative Tadamichi Yamamoto
Report released by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan comes as seven-day 'reduction of violence' agreement between US, Taliban takes effect
Euro 2020: Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes says he doesn't want to think about politics and history, 'just football' ahead of playoffs
Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million people, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, was finally accepted as a member of UEFA, and then FIFA, in 2016
India ranks 77th on sustainability, 131st in survey that gauges chances of a child flourishing and surviving in a country: UN report
India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that takes into account per capita carbon emissions and ability of children in a nation to live healthy lives and secures 131st spot on a flourishing ranking that measures the best chance at survival and well-being for children, according to a UN-backed report
India slips 10 places to 51st rank in The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Democracy Index; report cites 'erosion of civil liberties'
India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the global Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories
Tata Steel Masters: Fifth seed Vishwanathan Anand takes on elite field; Magnus Carlsen eyes world record in Dutch hamlet
Anand, a five-time winner, had last won this event in 2006 and remains one of the favourite visitors of this Dutch hamlet near Amsterdam
On the sidelines of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, the International Olympic Committee will vote this week to approve Gangwon province as host of the 2024 Games
Activist Greta Thunberg rejects environmental prize, says 'climate movement needs people in power to listen to science, not awards'
While thanking the Nordic Council for the 'huge honour', Thunberg also criticised Nordic countries for not living up to their "great reputation" on climate issues.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Italy seal berth in showpiece tournament with win over Greece; Joshua King rescues Norway with draw against Spain
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green kits for just the second time in history, registered a seventh straight win in Group J.
World Athletics Championships 2019: From Noah Lyles to Sifan Hassan, three athletes who could shine in global showpiece event
As the World Athletics Championships begins on Friday, we take a look at the three athletes who could shine in the global showpiece, the first since 2003 without Usain Bolt
Social Progress Index 2019 reveals progress in sustainable development goals too slow, threatens chances of fulfilling 2030 agenda
Social Progress Index captures outcomes related to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is a comprehensive snapshot of a country’s overall progress towards the achievement of the goals.
Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to meet president Emmanuel Macron on Friday over nuclear deal; Norway next on agenda
Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Paris and meet with his counterpart and the French president on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported.
Venezuela president Nicholas Maduro says ‘brutal aggression’ by Donald Trump administration to blame for cancelling talks with Opposition
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro blamed Washington on Wednesday in cancelling scheduled talks with the political opposition, as his embattle regime struggles under the weight of US sanctions.
220 international students apply for various courses at IIT-Kharagpur; 'internationalisation is priority,’ says Professor Baidurya Bhattacharya
In initiative to boost presence of foreign students in campus by offering scholarships, IIT Kharagpur has received 220 international applicants. The acceptance rate of international students in various masters and doctoral degree programmes is about eight percent.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports Analytics Company Gracenote Sports predicts USA to top medal's tally, hosts Japan to come third
Gracenote Sports has a 100 per cent record in its analysis as it has predicted correctly for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics
It was a young female fox, that went out to discover the world and survived the Arctic in her first attempt.
Critics have said that freedom of the press has been under attack since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government first took office in 2014 and journalists have complained of intimidation for writing critical stories.
WATCH: Lucy Bronze's rocket against Norway propels England into semi-final of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019
'She's the best player in the world, she should win the Ballon d'Or, 100 percent. I have no doubt about that,' England coach Phil Neville said on Lucy Bronze's stellar performance
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Lucy Bronze scores a stunning goal as England beat Norway to seal semis spot
England's women have their sights set on ending their semi-final curse after a stunning strike by Lucy Bronze helped Phil Neville's team to a 3-0 win over Norway in Le Havre on Thursday and took them into the last four of the World Cup.