US Congress will have to sign off on the financing for the project, which has been estimated to cost $28 billion. The project has been set by President Donald Trump as a top priority.
PM Modi's government says the laws will make it easier for farmers to sell their produce directly to big buyers, but the opposition says the legislations are "pro-corporate."
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches a veiled warning to neighbouring China over border tensions as first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrives at Indian air force base.
US Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went viral after she responded to her Republican colleague Ted Yoho's apology after he used a profane gender-based slur against her earlier this week in an interaction on the Capitol steps.
The move came just days before Stone was to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence for lying to the US Congress, witness-tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
Cutting Bashar al Assad's lifelines breathes new life into the struggle to unseat the dictator accused of war crimes.
Just as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Chinese official Yang Jiechi, Trump signed into law an act that authorises sanctions for Chinese officials involved in the detention of some one million minority Muslim Uighur ethnic group.
India's shifting alliances means border disputes in its neighbourhood now come with higher stakes.
Protesters will take to the streets across the US again, a day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
With less than one-third of Brazilians approving Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic, and protests against him increasing, analysts say he's shoring up his base to shield himself from possible impeachment and improve governability.
The legislation seeks to limit legal protections for police and create a national database of excessive-force incidents, among other changes. Whether Republican-controlled Senate will clear the bill is still unclear.
Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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