Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Houston after 2-year Covid hiatus: The Tribune India

Houston: An eclectic mix of topics ranging from literature and geopolitics to economic and climate crises dominated the discourse at the fifth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival held in person here this weekend after two years of virtual offers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each year, the festival brings together renowned writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders and artists on one stage, catering to large audiences around the world. PTI

A temple in Pakistan shelters flood victims

Quetta: As Pakistan faces its worst devastation due to flooding, the Hindu community in Balochistan has provided shelter to flood-affected people at a temple. The flash floods severely affected 80 districts in Pakistan and the country’s flood toll reached almost 1,400.

Girls protest against school closures in Afghanistan

Kabul: The Taliban have been publicly criticized around the world for closing girls’ schools in Paktia after a brief opening. Dozens of girls took to the streets of central Paktia to protest the closure of their schools. In an open letter recently, several human rights and education activists had urged world leaders to exert diplomatic pressure on the Taliban to reopen secondary schools for girls in the war-torn country. ANI

1 dead in a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: One person has been killed after a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning causing massive damage to villages in the Finisterre Range due to landslides. The earthquake’s epicenter was located at a depth of 61.4 km in the town of Kainantu in the eastern New Guinea region of the country by the US Geological Survey. ANI

Last trip

The hearse carrying the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passes through the village of Ballater, near Balmoral, Scotland. The funeral will take place on September 19. REUTERS

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