The Hindu World
Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 47
World: Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group fired more than a thousand rockets over three days of fighting, the worst cross-border violence since an 11-day war with Hamas last year.
U. S. cannot allow China’s ‘new normal’ to pressure Taiwan with military drills: Nancy Pelosi
World: "What we saw with China is that they were trying to establish sort of a new normal. And we just can't let that happen," Ms. Pelosi told a news conference on August 10, referring to the provocative drills.
U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rwanda to discuss Congo tensions, human rights
World: Antony Blinken comes to Rwanda at a particularly difficult time for Africa's Great Lakes region, with the small central African nation at odds with vast neighbour Congo over allegations that both governments support rebels opposed to each other.