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Hong Kong leader says press must not 'subvert' government

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Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader said Tuesday, rejecting US criticism of …

Troubled Tokyo Olympics near finish line with one month to go

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The Tokyo Olympics have weathered a historic postponement, an unprecedented ban on overseas fans and persistent domestic …

Six killed in clashes between Myanmar army and anti-junta militia

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Four protesters and at least two officers were killed as Myanmar soldiers battled an anti-junta civilian militia with …

Covid chaos disrupts England and Scotland at Euro 2020

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England's bid to win their Euro 2020 group has been thrown into chaos ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Czech Republic …

Counting under way in 'historic' Ethiopia election

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Vote-counting was under way Tuesday following elections in Ethiopia that went ahead without polling in the war-torn …

Myanmar troops kill four in gun battle with anti-junta militia

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Myanmar soldiers battled an anti-junta civilian militia with small arms and grenades in the country's second city on …

'World's happiest country' seeks migrants

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Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by …

Crackdown brings resignations at embattled Hong Kong pro-democracy paper

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Hong Kong's embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to …

Australia to challenge UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

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Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over …

Refugee women in Greece promote gender equality through film

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In the offices of a small Athens charity offering vocational courses, a group of women are busy editing short films and …

Refugee women empowered making gender equality films in Greece

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In the offices of a small Athens charity offering vocational courses, a group of women are busy editing short films and …

US has 'wrong' expectation for dialogue: Kim's sister

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The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that Washington had "wrong" expectations for …

Increased doping in pandemic 'not a particular worry', says WADA chief

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World anti-doping chiefs insist they are not overly worried by athletes who may have tried to take advantage of reduced …

Chinese monk who saved 8,000 strays is dog's best friend

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His bald head glistening with sweat, Zhi Xiang peers into the eyes of a stray dog whose coat has become matted in heavy …

At 91, Polish ex-champion revs up for Kenya rally

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Sobieslaw Zasada took part in his first auto rally in 1952 and went on to win the European title three times.

Covid eases but US won't join EU in opening borders

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As the Covid pandemic recedes dramatically in the West, Europe is opening its doors to Americans -- but the reverse is …

'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' hits top of NAmerican box office

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North American moviegoers again showed their love of action comedies this weekend as new release "The Hitman's Wife's …

Fed chief offers more assurances on economy despite inflation

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The US economy remains on a positive trajectory even as it contends with higher inflation, according to congressional …

Denmark thump Russia to make last 16 in stunning fashion

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Denmark made it through to the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Monday after a convincing 4-1 win over Russia which alongside …

Judge dismisses bid to lock up Peru presidential hopeful Fujimori

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A Peruvian judge on Monday dismissed a prosecutor's request for the detention of corruption-accused presidential hopeful …

Raiders' Nassib comes out as NFL's first openly gay player

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Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made history on Monday after coming out as the first active openly gay …

UN warns of worst 'cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes'

Jun 21 2021

The UN rights chief on Monday called for concerted action to recover from the worst global deterioration of rights she …

Triumphant PM vows to build new Armenia after winning post-war polls

Jun 21 2021

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday pledged to build a new Armenia as he feted his victory after snap parliamentary …

Ethiopia votes, despite conflict and crisis in the north

Jun 21 2021

Ethiopia voted Monday in an election billed as the most democratic yet in Africa's second-most populous country, but …

Austria beat Ukraine for last-16 place as Denmark target Euro 2020 knockouts

Jun 21 2021

Austria edged to a 1-0 win over Ukraine on Monday to beat their opponents to a spot in the last 16 of Euro 2020, while …

Spielberg signs major streaming deal with Netflix

Jun 21 2021

Steven Spielberg will produce multiple new films for Netflix every year, the company said Monday, in a major deal that …

India hits daily Covid vaccination record as free shots opened to all adults

Jun 21 2021

India recorded its highest-ever daily vaccination count on Monday as it opened up free shots to all adults.

Armenia PM wins majority in polls despite anger over war

Jun 21 2021

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday scored a decisive victory in snap parliamentary elections, bolstering …

Free Covid vaccines for all Indian adults as Modi hails yoga 'shield'

Jun 21 2021

India opened up free vaccinations to all adults in an attempt to bolster its inoculation drive on Monday, as Prime …

Ethiopians vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray

Jun 21 2021

Ethiopians voted Monday in a delayed national election taking place against the backdrop of war and famine in the …

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Jun 21 2021

Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining …

World in worst 'cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes': UN

Jun 21 2021

The UN rights chief called Monday for "concerted action" to help recover from the worst global deterioration of rights …

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events: organisers

Jun 21 2021

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, organisers said Monday, warning competition could move behind …

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

Jun 21 2021

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was selected as the first transgender Olympic athlete Monday after Kiwi …

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily to decide closure on Friday

Jun 21 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily said Monday its board will decide whether to close the publication at …

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has twin boys - Thunder and Saint Leo

Jun 21 2021

All-time Olympic great sprinter Usain Bolt and his partner Kasi Bennett announced Sunday the birth of twin boys, who …

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper unable to pay staff after asset freeze: aide

Jun 21 2021

Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper warned Monday it is unable to pay staff and is at imminent risk of …

China broadens crackdown on crypto mining industry

Jun 21 2021

China has broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines in a key southwestern …

US, French astronauts make ISS spacewalk

Jun 21 2021

A French and an American astronaut completed a six-hour spacewalk Sunday as they installed new solar panels to boost …

Armenia PM party wins majority in snap polls

Jun 21 2021

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party won 53.9 percent of the vote in snap parliamentary polls called in an …

US Navy tests warship's metal with megablast

Jun 21 2021

The US Navy has started a series of tests on its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier by detonating powerful …

New Zealander weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

Jun 21 2021

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was selected as the first transgender Olympic athlete Monday after Kiwi …

Last gasp Hernandez snatches Copa draw for Venezuela against Ecuador

Jun 21 2021

Ronald Hernandez scored an injury time equalizer to earn minnows Venezuela a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw with …

'The Serpent' still haunting lives four decades on

Jun 21 2021

Nearly half a century after he sowed fear along the 1970s "hippie trail", French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, the …

Support rising in Japan for Tokyo Olympics this summer: poll

Jun 21 2021

Around a third of Japanese now back holding the Olympics, up from just 14 percent last month, a new poll showed Monday, …

Ethiopians to vote in poll overshadowed by Tigray

Jun 21 2021

Ethiopia goes to the polls Monday in a closely-watched election taking place as famine grips the war-torn Tigray region …

US star Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp in Burkina Faso

Jun 21 2021

Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Burkina Faso sheltering thousands of Malians who …

Denmark look to sneak into Euro 2020 knockouts as Austria, Ukraine face off

Jun 21 2021

Denmark host Russia in Copenhagen on Monday still in with a chance of reaching the last 16 of Euro 2020 despite losing …

Saudi talks up strength after US cuts military assets

Jun 21 2021

A downsizing of US military assets in Saudi Arabia will not affect its defence capabilities, the Riyadh-led coalition …

Armenia PM claims victory in snap polls

Jun 21 2021

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claimed victory early Monday in snap parliamentary elections he called in an …

US says preparing new Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Jun 21 2021

The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the near-fatal poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei …

Norway decides against Qatar World Cup boycott

Jun 21 2021

Norway's football community on Sunday voted against boycotting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite pressure from its …

Myanmar junta leader arrives in Moscow for security conference

Jun 21 2021

Myanmar's junta chief arrived in Moscow on Sunday to attend a security conference, marking only his second known trip …

Who said what in sport this weekend

Jun 21 2021

Who said what in sport this weekend this weekend:

Le Pen suffers disappointment in French regional polls

Jun 21 2021

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's party performed weaker than expected in the first round of regional elections …

Armenia counts votes in snap parliamentary poll

Jun 20 2021

Vote counting was underway in Armenia after a post-war parliamentary election that pitted reformist leader Nikol …

Armenia counts votes in tight parliamentary poll

Jun 20 2021

Vote counting was underway in Armenia after a tight post-war parliamentary election that pitted reformist leader Nikol …

Wales make it through to Euro 2020 knockout phase despite defeat in Italy

Jun 20 2021

Wales celebrated reaching the last 16 of Euro 2020 despite losing 1-0 to Italy in Rome on Sunday as Switzerland were …

'Dawn of new era': Iran's ultraconservatives hail Raisi win

Jun 20 2021

Iran's ultraconservatives Sunday hailed the election victory of their candidate Ebrahim Raisi, after Washington charged …

Post-war Armenia votes in snap polls

Jun 20 2021

Armenians voted Sunday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an attempt to heal …

Myanmar junta leader departs for Moscow security conference: state media

Jun 20 2021

Myanmar's junta chief left the country Sunday for Moscow, where he will attend a security conference, state media said, …

Fever clinic and Covid kits: Tokyo 2020 shows off Olympic Village

Jun 20 2021

Tokyo 2020 organisers threw open the doors of the Olympic Village to the media on Sunday, showcasing virus upgrades …

'Dawn of new era': Iran's conservative press hails Raisi win

Jun 20 2021

Iran's conservative press on Sunday celebrated the presidential election win of ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi …

Post-war Armenia holds snap parliamentary election

Jun 20 2021

Armenians went to the polls Sunday in early parliamentary elections which were called in an attempt to heal the …

Behind Airbus-Boeing truce lies a common rival: China

Jun 20 2021

While the United States and Europe waged a 17-year trade battle over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus, China poured money …

Huge changes for internet and Big Tech under US antitrust proposal

Jun 20 2021

The antitrust overhaul package unveiled in Congress targeting Big Tech, if enacted, could have far-reaching effects on …

Mission accomplished: Dressel, Ledecky get the job done with wins at US trials

Jun 20 2021

World record-holder Caeleb Dressel will try to add 100m butterfly Olympic gold to his two world titles after a victory …

The scholar speaking out on China's crackdown on intellectuals

Jun 20 2021

In a small, book-strewn apartment in Beijing's outskirts lives one of the last Chinese academics who refuses to be …

'Cooped up' Indians throng malls and markets weeks after Covid surge

Jun 20 2021

A few weeks ago, New Delhi's crematoriums were operating around the clock dealing with Covid-19 victims. Now the Indian …

Post-war Armenia holds snap parliamentary elections

Jun 20 2021

Armenians head to the polls Sunday in early parliamentary elections which were called in an attempt to heal the …

Ultraconservative cleric Raisi wins Iran presidential vote

Jun 20 2021

Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner of Iran's presidential election Saturday, a widely …

Wales face Italy after Germany revive Euro 2020 campaign in style

Jun 20 2021

Wales can secure a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 when they face Italy in Rome later, after Germany breathed life …

US marks slavery's end on new 'Juneteenth' national holiday

Jun 20 2021

With marches, music and speeches, Americans on Saturday celebrated "Juneteenth," the newly declared national holiday …

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil surpasses half million covid deaths

Jun 20 2021

Brazil on Saturday became the second country after the United States to surpass 500,000 Covid-19 deaths as the South …

Bidens' dog Champ, 'cherished companion,' dies

Jun 20 2021

Joe Biden's family dog Champ has died, the president said Saturday, remembering the German shepherd as a "constant, …

I was expecting more, admits Spain coach Luis Enrique after another draw

Jun 20 2021

Luis Enrique admitted he expected more from Spain at Euro 2020 after a 1-1 draw with Poland on Saturday left his team …

Germany thump Portugal at Euro 2020 as France and Spain held

Jun 19 2021

Germany breathed life into their Euro 2020 campaign with a stunning 4-2 win over holders Portugal in Munich on Saturday …

Moscow records pandemic high for Covid cases for second day running

Jun 19 2021

Russia's capital Moscow on Saturday reported a pandemic high for new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, …

Germany thump Portugal to revive Euro 2020 hopes after France held

Jun 19 2021

Germany breathed life into their Euro 2020 campaign with a stunning 4-2 win over holders Portugal in Munich on Saturday …

Germany under pressure against Portugal at Euro 2020 as France held

Jun 19 2021

Germany are under intense pressure as they face holders Portugal in a crucial Euro 2020 game on Saturday after world …

Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi's birthday

Jun 19 2021

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader …

Putin promises Russians billions in spending ahead of polls

Jun 19 2021

President Vladimir Putin proposed Saturday at his United Russia party congress billons of rubles in spending ahead of …

Ultraconservative Raisi elected Iran president as rivals concede

Jun 19 2021

Congratulations poured in for ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi Saturday on winning Iran's presidential election as his …

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail under security law

Jun 19 2021

Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were …

In Spain, migrant-designed trainers kick against system

Jun 19 2021

When he left Senegal, risking his life to make the dangerous boat trip to Spain's Canary Islands, Lamine Sarr never …

India mourns as 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh dies of Covid aged 91

Jun 19 2021

India on Saturday mourned the loss of track legend Milkha Singh, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, …

Putin's party holds congress amid opposition clampdown

Jun 19 2021

President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party will hold its congress Saturday ahead of September parliamentary …

New museum gingerly explores German wartime suffering

Jun 19 2021

A new museum dedicated to the long-silenced trauma of German civilians forced to flee eastern Europe at the end of World …

Iran ultraconservative named presidential election winner

Jun 19 2021

Congratulations poured in for Iranian ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday for winning presidential …

Iran to announce result of presidential race led by ultraconservative

Jun 19 2021

Iran was Saturday set to announce the winner of a presidential election in which ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi …

Crouser shatters shot record, Richardson, Felix off mark at US trials

Jun 19 2021

Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser shattered one of the oldest world records in athletics on Friday, producing a …

Australia takes China to WTO over wine duties

Jun 19 2021

Australia will take China before the World Trade Organization over Beijing's imposition of crippling tariffs on …

Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives appear in court

Jun 19 2021

Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday charged with collusion after …

Churchill painting from Onassis superyacht to auction in New York

Jun 19 2021

A piece of art weaving together one of the great statesmen of the 20th century, an icon of the jet set and the world's …

UN calls for member states to 'prevent the flow of arms' into Myanmar

Jun 19 2021

The UN General Assembly on Friday took the rare step of calling on member states to "prevent the flow of arms" into …

NASA reports trouble with Hubble Space Telescope

Jun 19 2021

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been peering into the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for the past …

Researchers find biological links between red meat and colorectal cancer

Jun 19 2021

Eating less red meat is standard medical advice for preventing colorectal cancer, but the way it causes cells to mutate …

US cutting forces, missile batteries in Middle East

Jun 19 2021

The Pentagon said Friday it was cutting the number of troops and air defense units deployed to the Middle East, …

Newest Boeing 737 MAX makes first test flight

Jun 19 2021

The newest version of Boeing's 737 MAX made its first test flight over Washington state on Friday, just months after the …

Scotland make their point against England, now more history beckons

Jun 19 2021

Scotland emerged from a 0-0 draw against old enemy England with their pride, a point and a chance of making the knockout …

Australia taking China to WTO over wine duties

Jun 19 2021

Australia is lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties …

Rahm grinds his way into title hunt at US Open

Jun 19 2021

Jon Rahm grinded his way into contention Friday at the US Open, sinking clutch par putts and answering bogeys with quick …