Bomb disposal experts destroyed a pressure cooker that had been left unattended in a car in the US capital on Sunday, authorities said. Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider of the US Capitol Police Department told US media that officers spotted the unoccupied car on the National Mall near the Capitol building. Local news footage showed a bomb squad robot approaching the vehicle and a short time later, the pressure cooker was destroyed in a controlled explosion.
More than 430 people have died in two Indian states from a days-long heatwave that has seen temperatures nudging 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), officials said Monday. Officials warned the toll was almost certain to rise, with figures still being collected in some parts of the hard-hit Telangana state in the south of the country, and with no end in sight to the searing conditions. Large parts of India, including national capital New Delhi, have endured days of sweltering heat, prompting fears of power cuts.