A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Meteorological department issues heavy rainfall alert for three Kerala districts on Sunday: Only Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Idukki districts now have a red alert, or warning of heavy rain, for Saturday.
  2. Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies at 80: He passed away after a short illness, the Kofi Annan Foundation said.
  3. Six people killed in rain-related incidents in Kodagu, rescue operations continue: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for those who lost their houses in floods.
  4. Aadhaar programme is like a mass surveillance system in today’s times, says Edward Snowden: He added that the Indian government should ensure criminal penalty for those who misuse Aadhaar.
  5. Mobile networks break down in some areas of Kerala as floods disrupt electricity and fuel supply: Oman and the UAE have also offered to help with flood relief work.
  6. Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister: Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the swearing-in ceremony.
  7. Three suspected militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara: A search operation is currently on in the area, an official said.
  8. US imposes sanctions on Myanmar security officials military units for ethnic cleansing of Rohingya: The US Treasury Department’s announcement came almost a year after some seven lakh Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee their country.
  9. Infosys Chief Financial Officer MD Ranganath steps down after 18 years with the company: Ranganath, who will remain in the position till November, said he was leaving to ‘pursue professional opportunities in a new area’.
  10. At least 47 people reported dead in fresh outbreak of Ebola virus in Congo: The World Health Organization confirmed that 20 of the 47 fatalities were caused by the virus, while the rest were still being tested and identified.