Quin­ton de Kock has told his South Africa team-mates to keep their heads when they face New Zealand in a must-win World Cup match on Wednesday. Defeats to England, Bangladesh and India have left wicket-keeper/batsman de Kock billing the New Zealand match as a ‘quarter-final’. South Africa’s hopes of making the semi-finals would be over if they lose at Edgbaston.

According to projections released by the United Nations, Pakistan has been predicted to be among the nine countries where more than half of the projected world population increase will be concentrated over the next few years. The world’s population is expected to increase from 7.7bn currently to 9.7bn by 2050. Among the other eight countries are India, Indonesia, and the United States.

Pakistan and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation and exchanges. The MoU was signed after the 10th round of talks between military leaders at the Ministry of Defence in Rawalpindi. Additional Defence Secretary Rear Admiral Owais Ahmed Bilgrami led the Pakistani delegation while the Japanese delegation was led by a leader at the Japan’s Bureau of Defence.

Traders on Wall Street celebrated the news that the leaders of the United States and China will meet face-to-face next week to discuss their long-running trade dispute. As a result of the announcement, stocks on Wall Street rose sharply. President Donald Trump is set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at an international summit in Japan.

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy, who had been on trial for espionage, has died aged 67 from a heart attack. He had been granted a request to make a statement before he fainted and passed away, Egypt’s state-run Al Ahram online reported. The former president has been taken to an unnamed hospital.

On Tuesday, the Pakistani government filed complaints with the British state-broadcaster BBC for publishing a story about human rights abuses in the tribal areas. The report was published on June 2 and was titled Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses. It looked into the militants and PTM leaders in the tribal areas of Pakistan, including current accounts.

Chief of Army Staff (OAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with General Han Weiguo, the Commander of the Western Theatre of China’s People Liberation Army in Islamabad. The two military leaders discussed matters of regional security and professional interest. General Bajwa reaffirmed Pakistan's unwavering support for the security of the CPEC project.

Doctors in the Indian state of West Bengal have called off their strike early after authorities assured them of security improvements for hospitals. This has brought a week-long dispute that spread to many other parts of the country, to an end. The protest was originally started due to an attack on three junior doctors.

British politician Boris Johnson has received a large boost in the race to replace Theressa May as Britains new Prime Minister. His former rival Matt Hancock expressed his support for Boris and said that he was almost certainly going to win the contest. Boris is already far ahead of his competitors in the race.

China has increased its support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as protests against the new extradition bill continue on a mass scale. According to an insider source, it is unlikely that China would allow her to resign even if she wanted to. Many feel this is a sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the city.