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UN given 'unconditional' aid access to Ethiopia's Tigray

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Ethiopia has granted the United Nations access to deliver aid to the northern region of Tigray, following weeks of …

Joshua Wong leads young Hong Kong trio jailed for protests

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Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in …

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

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Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and …

Climate change biggest threat to natural World Heritage sites

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Climate change has become the biggest threat to UN-listed natural world heritage sites like glaciers and wetlands, and …

2020 one of three hottest years ever: UN

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This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded and could even top the record set in 2016, the …

India win tense final ODI after seeing off Maxwell threat

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India survived a blistering Glenn Maxwell half-century to hold their nerve for a 13-run victory and deny Australia a …

UN given 'unimpeded' aid access to Ethiopia's Tigray

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Ethiopia has granted the United Nations full access to deliver aid to the northern region of Tigray, following weeks of …

China's #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

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A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure began in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling …

UK first nation to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a …

Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first

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Lab-grown chicken will soon be available in restaurants in Singapore after the country became the first to green-light …

Schumacher's son 'exploding emotionally' at F1 breakthrough with Haas

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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive in Formula One for the first time …

In historic first, UK to introduce Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week

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Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of …

Chinese probe lands on Moon to gather lunar samples

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A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious …

Australian Open tennis Grand Slam delayed to February 8: report

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The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam will start three weeks late on February 8, reports said on Wednesday, with players …

Kohli falls to nemesis, Pandya hits India to 302-5 in ODI

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Josh Hazlewood once again proved Virat Kohli's nemesis as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja blazed half-centuries for …

Birding is socially distanced New York's hottest hobby

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On a recent sunny morning in New York a few dozen people gathered in Central Park's wooded Ramble area with a common …

Australian Open in February, players to train in quarantine: report

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The start of the Australian Open will be delayed until February 8 because of coronavirus prevention measures, a …

Demand for S.African 'superfood' blueberries booming

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Floppy hats and face masks on, hundreds of workers carefully pick a bumper crop of blueberries on the sunny slopes of …

Uncertain recovery to follow coronavirus shock

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The coronavirus pandemic triggered a historic global economic shock that required determined government initiative to …

'Don't leave trash in the desert': Utah monolith removal explained

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The mystery of how a metal monolith appeared in the Utah desert remains, but the riddle of its removal seems to have …

Cold, hard mission for a US warehouse: Help stop Covid

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A warehouse in the US city of Baltimore may seem an unlikely place to help save the country from the Covid-19 pandemic, …

Biden pledges help 'on the way' for US economy

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President-elect Joe Biden presented his economic team on Tuesday and pledged they would lead the charge on a plan to …

Joshua Wong leads young Hong Kong trio facing jail

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Leading dissident Joshua Wong is among three young Hong Kong activists who will be sentenced on Wednesday for taking …

England leaves lockdown but sees new virus curbs

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England on Wednesday exited a month-long lockdown but most of the country remained under restrictions as a new regional …

US, Europe develop vaccine plans with approval likely soon

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The United States and Europe on Tuesday fleshed out plans to administer Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they gain approval, …

Salesforce to buy Slack in $27.7 bn software megadeal

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Salesforce on Tuesday announced a $27.7 billion deal to buy online collaboration firm Slack, giving the business …

US Justice sets special counsel probe into Russia investigation

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The US Justice Department said Tuesday it had named an independent special counsel to continue probing the 2016-2018 …

Coal under increasing financial pressure: activists

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The coal industry is under increasing financial pressure, a coalition of environmental groups said Wednesday, but …

Irish icon Sexton draws strength from criticism to 'crack on'

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Ireland captain Johnny Sexton says nothing motivates him more to carry on playing than being written off by the media …

Liverpool advance in Champions League, Real Madrid defeat heaps pressure on Zidane

Dec 01 2020

Curtis Jones sent a depleted Liverpool through to the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Zinedine Zidane …

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

Dec 01 2020

The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, …

Baby among five killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Dec 01 2020

A baby was among five people killed when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the southwestern German city …

'Juno' star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Dec 01 2020

The Oscar-nominated star of "Juno" has come out as transgender, introducing himself as Elliot Page on Tuesday in social …

EU plans vaccines as regulator sets approval deadline

Dec 01 2020

European countries were on Tuesday given a clear timeframe for the start of their vaccination programmes after the …

Baby among four killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Dec 01 2020

A baby was among four people killed and 15 injured when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the …

Baby among at least two killed as car runs down shoppers in Germany

Dec 01 2020

A baby was among at least two people killed and several injured when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in …

Stocks rally on economic recovery hopes

Dec 01 2020

Stock markets rallied Tuesday on economic recovery hopes based on upbeat Chinese data and expectations of Covid …

Two killed as car tears through pedestrian zone in Germany's Trier

Dec 01 2020

At least two people were killed and several injured when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street in the …

Azerbaijani forces raise flag in last district handed back by Armenia

Dec 01 2020

Azerbaijani soldiers on Tuesday hoisted their country's flag in the final district given up by Armenia under a peace …

Two killed as car hits shoppers in German city Trier

Dec 01 2020

At least two people were killed and several injured when a car drove through a shopping street in the southwestern …

EU regulator to decide on Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab first

Dec 01 2020

Europe's medicines regulator said Tuesday it would decide by December 29 whether to grant emergency approval to a …

Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend

Dec 01 2020

It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.

Pfizer seeks EU vaccine approval as OECD sees recovery in 2021

Dec 01 2020

Pharma companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday filed for European approval for their coronavirus vaccine, following in …

The Covid 'longhaulers' behind a global patient movement

Dec 01 2020

Snatching moments of clarity through the brain fog that was among the lingering symptoms of her coronavirus infection, …

Stock markets resume rally as traders focus on virus jabs

Dec 01 2020

Markets rallied Tuesday as investors resumed their vaccine-fuelled buying spree, though traders were kept in check by …

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton positive for Covid-19

Dec 01 2020

World champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in …

Twitter rejects call to remove Chinese official's fake Australian troops tweet

Dec 01 2020

Twitter on Tuesday rebuffed Australian calls to remove a Beijing official's incendiary tweet targeting Australian …

Asian markets resume rally as traders focus on virus jabs

Dec 01 2020

Asian markets rallied Tuesday as investors resumed their vaccine-fuelled buying spree, though traders were kept in check …

BTS's 'Life Goes On' debuts at No. 1 on US chart in foreign language first

Dec 01 2020

Trailblazing South Korean boyband BTS have became the first group to have a foreign-language song enter the US Billboard …

'Ashamed' Matera loses Argentina rugby captaincy over racist posts

Dec 01 2020

Argentina rugby skipper Pablo Matera said he was "deeply ashamed" Tuesday as he was stripped of the captaincy and …

UN sees emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

Dec 01 2020

The UN said Tuesday that $35 billion would be needed for aid in 2021, as the pandemic leaves tens of millions more …

'I died too': A year after outbreak, Wuhan kin struggle to move on

Dec 01 2020

Wuhan native Liu Pei'en shut down his investment business and converted to Buddhism to try to make sense of his father's …

French Vendee skipper Escoffier 'safe and sound' after rescue

Dec 01 2020

French Vendee Globe yachtsman Kevin Escoffier was reported "safe and sound" after being rescued from the Atlantic off …

Prison pen pals: Hong Kongers keep in touch with jailed protesters

Dec 01 2020

When Hong Kong protester Hei saw fellow activists put behind bars for taking part in last year's democracy protests, she …

Mystery still shrouds Covid-19 origin

Dec 01 2020

While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are …

Mars and Hershey's accused of avoiding fair pay for cocoa farmers

Dec 01 2020

Two of the world's largest cocoa producers have accused Hershey's and Mars of avoiding paying a bonus that helps boost …

Cavani proves his worth to Man Utd in time for PSG reunion

Dec 01 2020

Edinson Cavani showed why Manchester United handed the veteran Uruguayan the bumper two-year contract others balked at …

Trump virus adviser quits as vaccine hopes given new boost

Dec 01 2020

President Donald Trump's controversial coronavirus adviser resigned Monday, while hopes for a first wave of vaccinations …

Biden taps Yellen to lead barrier-breaking economic team

Dec 01 2020

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the …

Fulham shock Leicester to escape relegation zone, West Ham go fifth

Dec 01 2020

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone on Monday after finally solving their penalty woes in a shock …

Rescue underway in Vendee Globe as skipper abandons sinking boat

Dec 01 2020

French skipper Kevin Escoffier abandoned his PRB yacht during the Vendee Globe on Monday and was in a life raft awaiting …

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

Dec 01 2020

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official …

S&P Global gobbles up IHS Markit in $44 bn deal

Dec 01 2020

Credit ratings giant S&P Global reached an all-stock deal to buy IHS Markit for $44 billion, the companies announced …

The secret to George Clooney's hair? The Flowbee

Dec 01 2020

Pandemic hair getting out of control? Take a tip from George Clooney: the Hollywood style icon has revealed he trims his …

Photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly Covid patient goes viral

Dec 01 2020

Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his 252nd day in a row when he …

Trump's controversial coronavirus advisor resigns: report

Dec 01 2020

One of President Donald Trump's favored coronavirus advisors who sparked controversy over his comments against …

Bank of America latest to say no to financing Arctic drilling

Dec 01 2020

Bank of America said Monday that it would not finance oil and gas drilling projects in the Arctic, the latest large US …

US predicts 'vaccines before Christmas' as virus super-surge looms

Nov 30 2020

Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing …

Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

Nov 30 2020

Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and "complex" methods to assassinate its leading nuclear …

French police charged over beating as Macron seeks crisis exit

Nov 30 2020

Four French police officers were charged on Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, as …

Police charged over beating as Macron seeks crisis exit

Nov 30 2020

Four French police officers were charged on Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, as …

Police charged over black man's beating as Macron seeks crisis exit

Nov 30 2020

Four French police officers were charged Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, as …

Cher welcomes 'world's loneliest elephant' to new home in Cambodia

Nov 30 2020

Superstar Cher welcomed "the world's loneliest elephant" to Cambodia Monday to begin a new life at a specialised …

Biden taps Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary

Nov 30 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday formally tapped ex-Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury, as he …

What we know about the slain Iranian nuclear scientist

Nov 30 2020

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist whose assassination the Islamic republic has blamed on Israel, was …

Hopes for December vaccines get a boost despite 'surge on surge' warning

Nov 30 2020

Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing …

Moderna requests US, Europe vaccine approvals after full results

Nov 30 2020

US firm Moderna said it would file requests for emergency authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and …

Moderna says will request US, Europe vaccine authorization Monday

Nov 30 2020

US firm Moderna said it would file requests for emergency authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and …

French police charged over black man's beating

Nov 30 2020

Four French police officers were charged Monday over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a case that …

Iran lays to rest nuclear scientist, vows to carry forward work

Nov 30 2020

Iran laid to rest a nuclear scientist in a funeral befitting a top "martyr" Monday, vowing to redouble his work after an …

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher

Nov 30 2020

An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" landed in Cambodia Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome from …

Australia PM slams Chinese official's 'repugnant' tweet

Nov 30 2020

Australia's prime minister angrily denounced a "repugnant", "outrageous" and "appalling" tweet from a top Chinese …

Wow-ser: Japan 'Super Mario' theme park to open in Feb

Nov 30 2020

The first ever "Super Mario" theme park will open in February, Universal Studios Japan said on Monday.

Iran lays to rest nuclear scientist as it mulls response

Nov 30 2020

Iran was on Monday laying to rest one of its top nuclear scientists, as the Islamic republic weighed how and when to …

Australia bush fire rips through heritage-listed island

Nov 30 2020

Australian firefighters are struggling to control a massive bush fire that already destroyed 40 percent of the UNESCO …

Australia bushfire rips through heritage-listed island

Nov 30 2020

Australian firefighters are struggling to control a massive bushfire that already destroyed 40 percent of the UNESCO …

Americans brace for Covid 'surge upon a surge'

Nov 30 2020

America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the …

China factory activity edges up in November: official data

Nov 30 2020

China's factory activity grew at its fastest pace in over three years in November, official data showed Monday, as the …

Biden names all-female senior communications team

Nov 30 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday announced an all-female senior White House communications team, in what his …

Inquest to probe role of air pollution in death of British girl

Nov 30 2020

A coroner's inquest starts in London on Monday to determine whether air pollution played a role in the death of a …

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Nov 30 2020

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm a decade ago had a flag to raise or a leader to …

Mexico braces for close trade scrutiny from Biden

Nov 30 2020

After years of fiery rhetoric from outgoing President Donald Trump, Mexico is bracing for more discreet but steadfast …

Maradona's surgeon responds tearfully to investigation into star's death

Nov 30 2020

Diego Maradona's surgeon responded to the launch of an investigation for involuntary manslaughter by saying he did …

'Mourning' Napoli honour Maradona as AC Milan pull clear in Serie A

Nov 30 2020

A "mourning" Napoli honoured their club legend Diego Maradona on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Roma, as AC Milan …

Wounded flood hospitals after Ethiopia PM declares Tigray victory

Nov 29 2020

Hospitals in the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region faced an influx of trauma patients, an aid group said Sunday, a day …

French police face charges over black man's beating

Nov 29 2020

Four French police officers should face charges over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, Paris's top …

Massacre in jihadist-ravaged northeast Nigeria kills at least 110

Nov 29 2020

At least 110 people were killed in a weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists, the UN …

Spurs top after Chelsea stalemate, Cavani sparks Man Utd

Nov 29 2020

Tottenham moved to the top of the Premier League with a goalless draw against title rivals Chelsea, while Edinson Cavani …

Nigeria massacre in jihadist ravaged north killed at least 110

Nov 29 2020

A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian …

Maradona's doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

Nov 29 2020

Diego Maradona's personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the …

Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury killed nuclear scientist

Nov 29 2020

Debate raged in Iran on Sunday over how and when to respond to a top nuclear scientist's assassination, blamed on …

Trump says will not 'change my mind' on election fraud claims

Nov 29 2020

In the first TV interview since losing his re-election bid, President Donald Trump indicated Sunday that he will never …