Half of Australians donated to bushfire appeal: survey
Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:26 PM
One in two Australians have donated money to support bushfire relief efforts, a new survey showed over the weekend, with meteorologists warning more hot and dry weather is to return after a heavy rain respite dampened many of the blazes. Some 53% of Australians have donated to a bushfire appeal during this season, a survey conducted by the fundraising and marketing consultancy showed.
Nirbhaya case: Convict Mukesh Kumar seeks urgent hearing in SC
Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:23 PM
Mukesh Kumar Singh, one of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on January 27 moved the Supreme Court of India (SC) seeking urgent hearing on his plea against the dismissal of his mercy petition by the President. The 32-year-old Singh's mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17.
Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia
Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:07 PM
Israel said it will allow its citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for Islamic pilgrimages or business purposes. There was no immediate reaction from Saudi Arabia to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri's decree, and Israeli visitors would still have to arrange for entry into the kingdom. Under Israel's Prevention of Infiltration Law, Israelis have been prohibited from visiting the kingdom.