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Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as economy burns

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As once relatively wealthy Sri Lanka suffers a dire economic crisis with shortages of everything from medicines to gas, …

Thousands more flee as Sydney floods track north

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Thousands of people on Australia's east coast fled their homes Wednesday as torrential rains tracked north after …

UK PM Johnson faces parliamentary inquisition after top ministers quit

Jul 06 2022

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two high-stakes encounters in parliament on Wednesday after his government was …

Maskless pilgrims launch largest hajj of Covid era

Jul 06 2022

The biggest hajj pilgrimage since the coronavirus pandemic began kicks off Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of …

'Like a dream': Japanese grandpa draws in following as art YouTuber

Jul 06 2022

Harumichi Shibasaki was nearly 70 when he began making YouTube art tutorials from his quiet home in the Japanese …

July 4 gunman charged with seven counts of murder

Jul 06 2022

A 21-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on a July 4 parade in a wealthy Chicago suburb while disguised in women's …

Rivals must gang up on Pogacar, says Tour de France legend Hinault

Jul 06 2022

Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault believes defending champion Tadej Pogacar will be difficult, but not …

England aim to launch women's Euro 2022 in style

Jul 06 2022

England and Austria will raise the curtain on Euro 2022 on Wednesday for a tournament aiming to take the women's game to …

Sharks make Grier first Black general manager in NHL history

Jul 06 2022

The San Jose Sharks named Mike Grier general manager on Tuesday, an historic appointment that makes the former Sharks …

New US study helps de-mystify Covid brain fog

Jul 06 2022

A small new study published Tuesday by scientists at the US National Institutes of Health suggests that the immune …

Rescuers gather body parts after Italy glacier collapse

Jul 06 2022

Emergency services at the scene of a deadly avalanche in the Italian Dolomites recovered what body parts they could on …

Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever to block distribution in Israeli settlements

Jul 06 2022

American ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's said Tuesday it is suing its parent company Unilever to block a move that would …

Fierce shelling in eastern Ukraine as NATO heralds its 'historic' expansion

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Fighting raged on Tuesday in and around Ukraine's eastern Donbas region as Russian troops tried to maintain a series of …

No place is safe: mass shootings in America

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A mostly Latino working-class elementary school. A supermarket with a largely Black clientele. A July 4th celebration in …

July 4 gunman planned attack for weeks, wore women's clothing

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The suspected gunman who opened fire on a July 4 parade in a wealthy Chicago suburb, killing seven people and wounding …

Top ministers including Sunak turn on UK's scandal-tainted PM

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered two shock departures from his government Tuesday, including his finance …

Djokovic battles into Wimbledon semi-finals as Jabeur makes history

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled back from two sets down to reach an 11th Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday as …

July 4 gunman planned attack for weeks, wore women's clothing: police

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The suspected gunman who opened fire on a July 4 parade in a wealthy Chicago suburb planned the attack for weeks and …

Disputed Russian cargo ship still stranded off Turkish coast

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A Russian-flagged cargo ship at the centre of a fight over grain between Kyiv and Moscow remained anchored Tuesday off …

Djokovic battles into Wimbledon semi-finals as Maria is mother superior

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled back from two sets down to reach an 11th Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday as …

France repatriates 51 from Syria camps in policy change

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France repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers from camps in Syria holding family members of suspected Islamic State …

Chicago suburb in shock after mass shooting during July 4 parade

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A wealthy Chicago suburb was reeling Tuesday from a devastating shooting that saw gunfire tear through a July 4 holiday …

Ethiopia PM meets Sudan's Burhan, says both endorse 'dialogue'

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he met Sudan's coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in Nairobi on Tuesday and …

Ukrainian becomes second woman to win Fields maths medal

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Ukraine's Maryna Viazovska paid tribute to those suffering in her war-torn country on Tuesday when she became the second …

Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as NATO pushes expansion

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Fighting raged on Tuesday in and around Ukraine's eastern Donbas region as Russian troops tried to build on recent …

Djokovic eyes 11th Wimbledon semi-final, Jabeur seeks Arab breakthrough

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Six-time champion Novak Djokovic targets an 11th Wimbledon semi-final on Tuesday as Ons Jabeur, the last top-15 women's …

Disputed Russian cargo ship remains stranded off Turkish coast

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A Russian-flagged cargo ship at the centre of a fight over grain between Kyiv and Moscow remained anchored Tuesday off …

Ukraine, allies adopt principles for reconstruction

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Dozens of countries committed Tuesday to support Ukraine through what is expected to be a long and expensive recovery, …

Gru-some: suited Minions fans face UK cinema ban after rowdy scenes

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Some young UK fans wearing suits to showings of the new Minions movie as part of a social media trend have been turned …

Ukrainian becomes second woman to win Fields math medal

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Ukraine's Maryna Viazovska paid tribute to those suffering in her war-torn country on Tuesday as she became the second …

Sydney floods force thousands more to flee

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Rain-swollen rivers spilled mud-brown waters across swathes of Sydney on Tuesday, swamping homes and roads while forcing …

For UK artist, the key to good art is a typewriter

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James Cook sits calmly at his desk, with the only sound the clickety clack of his typewriter. As he works, a portrait of …

Police arrest suspect after gunman kills six at US July 4 parade

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Police arrested a suspect Monday after a mass shooting left six dead at a US Independence Day parade in a wealthy …

US, China discuss 'severe' economic challenges, supply chains

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Top officials from the United States and China held a "candid" video call on Tuesday to discuss global economic …

'Guerrilla' sales, crowdsourcing: Japan's game console crunch

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It's still dark when the line starts forming outside an electronics store in Tokyo, as desperate gamers try to snag the …

Ronaldo's power play puts pressure on Ten Hag

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Cristiano Ronaldo's shock demand to leave Manchester United has thrown Erik ten Hag's plans into disarray as he …

Star wars: Russians turn to astrologers amid Ukraine conflict

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Will there be nuclear war? Will Russia win the Ukraine offensive? Will my son survive?

Inside Indonesia's Islamic boarding school for deaf children

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At an Islamic boarding school in a sleepy neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Indonesian city Yogyakarta, the sound of …

Hot dog eating champ wins again in July 4 contest in New York

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A man with the playful name Joey Chestnut wolfed down 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes Monday to win the annual July 4 …

'Terrified' Griner asks for freedom in letter to Biden

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American basketball star Brittney Griner asked US President Joe Biden to free her from a Russian prison in a handwritten …

Manhunt after gunman kills six at US July 4 parade

Jul 04 2022

A massive manhunt was underway Monday for a gunman who shot dead six people with a high-powered rifle at a US …

Six killed in shooting at US July 4 parade

Jul 04 2022

A gunman armed with a high-powered rifle shot dead at least six people at a parade to mark US Independence Day in a …

Chile president receives draft constitution

Jul 04 2022

Chile's constitutional convention on Monday handed its proposed new constitution to President Gabriel Boric ahead of a …

Putin orders Russians to fight on after key Ukraine city falls

Jul 04 2022

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian troops to press their offensive deeper into the Donbas region of …

Six killed in shooting during US July 4 parade

Jul 04 2022

A gunman armed with a high-powered rifle shot dead at least six people at a parade to mark US Independence Day in a …

Nadal into Wimbledon quarters as Kyrgios lurks

Jul 04 2022

Rafael Nadal swept into the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday, staying on course for a crunch meeting with Nick …

Sudan's Burhan says army stepping back for civilian govt

Jul 04 2022

Sudan's coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Monday the army would make way for a civilian government, a demand made …

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

Jul 04 2022

White-robed worshippers from around the world have packed the streets of Islam's holiest city ahead of the biggest hajj …

Macron reshuffles French cabinet for tricky second term

Jul 04 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reshuffled his government looking to reset a second term off to a rocky start …

Ukraine estimates cost of reconstruction at $750 bn

Jul 04 2022

Ukraine told an international conference Monday that it will cost an estimated $750 billion to rebuild the war-shattered …

US says Al Jazeera journalist likely shot by Israel but not intentionally

Jul 04 2022

The United States concluded Monday that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by Israeli gunfire and …

Kyrgios shrugs off injury to reach Wimbledon quarters

Jul 04 2022

Nick Kyrgios shrugged off a shoulder injury to beat Brandon Nakashima in five sets and book a place in the Wimbledon …

Italy blames climate change for glacier collapse, 7 dead

Jul 04 2022

Italy's prime minister on Monday linked the collapse of the country's biggest Alpine glacier to climate change, as hopes …

Copenhagen shooting suspect remanded in psychiatric ward

Jul 04 2022

The chief suspect in a Copenhagen mall shooting was Monday remanded into a psychiatric care facility, one day after …

Kyrgios back on court as Wimbledon appeals fine over Russia ban

Jul 04 2022

Nick Kyrgios is back in action at Wimbledon on Monday, closing in on a mouthwatering semi-final against Rafael Nadal as …

'Slim' chance of finding survivors after Italy glacier collapse

Jul 04 2022

Rescuers warned on Monday that hopes of finding survivors were diminishing after an avalanche set off by the collapse of …

Putin orders Russians to fight on after key Ukraine city taken

Jul 04 2022

President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian troops to press their offensive deeper into the Donbas region of …

Mental health is focus of Copenhagen mall shooting probe

Jul 04 2022

The chief suspect in a Copenhagen mall shooting appeared in court on Monday one day after three people, including two …

Russia holds key Ukraine city in setback for Kyiv

Jul 04 2022

Russian troops were on Monday holding the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk after Kyiv's forces retreated, in a …

Macron reshapes French cabinet for tricky second term

Jul 04 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reshuffled his government in search of a fresh start for his second term, …

Police say Copenhagen mall shooting suspect had mental health history

Jul 04 2022

Danish police said Monday the suspect in a weekend shooting at a Copenhagen mall that left three dead, including two …

Thousands evacuate from 'dangerous' Sydney floods

Jul 04 2022

Rapidly rising rivers swamped swathes of rain-lashed Sydney on Monday, forcing thousands to flee "dangerous" floods as …

Thermal drones seek survivors after deadly Italy glacier collapse

Jul 04 2022

Rescuers used thermal drones Monday to search for possible survivors trapped under ice after an avalanche set off by the …

Ukraine retreats from key city in major Russian gain

Jul 04 2022

The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend, as Russia claimed a major victory …

Copenhagen shooting suspect had mental health issues: police

Jul 04 2022

Danish police said Monday that the suspect in a weekend shooting at a Copenhagen mall that left three dead, including …

Ukrainians look to Kyiv beaches as respite from war

Jul 04 2022

Ivan Sukhanov and his family used to holiday by the Black Sea. This year, the family from Kyiv dreamt of travelling to …

Patient Pujara gives India the edge in England finale

Jul 04 2022

Cheteshwar Pujara's typically gritty fifty left England facing a tough chase to beat India in the Covid-delayed fifth …

Kyrgios eyes Wimbledon quarters as Nadal picks up the pace

Jul 04 2022

Nick Kyrgios is back in action at Wimbledon on Monday after his dramatic victory against Stefanos Tsitispas as he closes …

Chinese developer Shimao misses $1 bn bond payment

Jul 04 2022

Chinese developer Shimao Group said it has failed to make payment on a $1 billion bond that matured Sunday, one of the …

Rescuers resume search after Italian glacier collapse kills six

Jul 04 2022

Rescuers were to resume the search for survivors on Monday after an avalanche set off by the collapse of the largest …

US drought exposes murky mob past of Las Vegas

Jul 04 2022

Mobsters who end up sleeping with the fishes are usually never seen again.

Three killed in Copenhagen mall shooting, 22-year-old suspect arrested

Jul 04 2022

A gunman killed three people and wounded several others in a shooting at a busy Copenhagen mall on Sunday as panicked …

Covid-19 misinformation bolsters anti-vaccine movement

Jul 04 2022

More parents are questioning the necessity of routine vaccinations for young children. Adults are skipping shots as …

Thousands ordered to evacuate from Sydney floods

Jul 04 2022

Australia's emergency services ordered thousands of people in Sydney to evacuate Monday as overflowing rivers swamped …

Georgians rally en mass for EU, urge government to quit

Jul 04 2022

Georgians staged a new mass rally on Sunday demanding that the government resign over its failure to formally secure …

Djokovic in 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as Federer eyes 'one more time'

Jul 03 2022

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic reached his 13th Wimbledon quarter-final on Sunday as injury-stricken rival Roger …

Peter Brook: mystical giant who changed theatre forever

Jul 03 2022

Peter Brook, who has died aged 97, was among the most influential theatre directors of the 20th century, reinventing the …

Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, six dead: rescuers

Jul 03 2022

An avalanche set off by the collapse of the largest glacier in the Italian Alps killed at least six people and injured …

PNG votes in heavily guarded elections

Jul 03 2022

Voters head to the polls Monday in heavily guarded elections across Papua New Guinea, where millions live in poverty …

Several dead in Copenhagen mall shooting, suspect, 22, arrested

Jul 03 2022

Gunfire in a Copenhagen mall Sunday left several dead and several wounded, Danish police said, adding they had arrested …

Alcaraz defeat clears way for Djokovic at Wimbledon as Federer eyes return

Jul 03 2022

Novak Djokovic's path to a seventh Wimbledon title opened up on Sunday when Carlos Alcaraz was dumped out by Jannik …

Several dead in Copenhagen mall shooting, young suspect arrested

Jul 03 2022

Gunfire in a Copenhagen mall Sunday left several dead and several wound, Danish police said, adding that they had …

Sainz claims maiden F1 win in epic British Grand Prix

Jul 03 2022

Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory in his 150th race on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to a …

Shots fired in Copenhagen mall, several victims, one arrest

Jul 03 2022

Gunfire in a Copenhagen mall Sunday left several victims, Danish police said, adding that they had arrested one person …

Djokovic targets Wimbledon quarters as Federer eyes return

Jul 03 2022

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic targets a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the 13th time on Sunday as his …

Russia claims key Ukraine city, shelling kills 6 in Sloviansk

Jul 03 2022

Russia claimed on Sunday to have captured the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and the entire frontline Lugansk …

Russia claims key Ukraine city, accuses Kyiv of missile strikes

Jul 03 2022

Russia claimed on Sunday to have captured the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and the entire frontline Lugansk …

Battle rages for Ukraine city, Belarus says downed missiles

Jul 03 2022

Fighting raged as Russian troops intensified their offensive in parts of the hard-fought Ukrainian city of Lysychansk on …

US funds software for Russians to slip past censors

Jul 03 2022

A US-backed campaign is giving Russians access to anti-censor software to dodge Moscow's crackdown on dissent against …

Like none other: profound impact of conservative US Supreme Court

Jul 03 2022

Two years after President Donald Trump filled its ranks with conservatives, the US Supreme Court has engineered a sharp …

US mega drought makes boating rough on Lake Mead

Jul 03 2022

In the 15 years since Adam Dailey began boating on Lake Mead, the shoreline has receded hundreds of meters, the result …

Argentine economy minister who renegotiated IMF debt resigns

Jul 03 2022

Argentine economy minister Martin Guzman, who led debt renegotiations with the International Monetary Fund, announced …

Tsitsipas says Kyrgios has 'evil side' after fiery Wimbledon clash

Jul 02 2022

Stefanos Tsitsipas said Nick Kyrgios has an "evil side" after a stormy clash at Wimbledon on Saturday in which the …

Palestinians hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

Jul 02 2022

The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts …

London marks 50 years of Pride

Jul 02 2022

London on Saturday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first Pride parade, marking half a century of progress in the …

Tsitsipas takes on Kyrgios in Wimbledon blockbuster

Jul 02 2022

Nick Kyrgios has Stefanos Tsitsipas in his sights in a blockbuster clash at Wimbledon on Saturday, with the winner …

Pro-Russia rebels claim to 'encircle' key city, Ukraine denies

Jul 02 2022

Fighting raged Saturday for Ukraine's strategic Lysychansk, as Kyiv denied a claim by Moscow-backed separatists that …

Ukraine's Zelensky accuses Russia of 'terror' as missiles rain down

Jul 02 2022

Missiles rained down on Ukraine killing many civilians and wounding dozens in built up areas as the weekend began, …

Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits

Jul 02 2022

Google announced Friday it would delete users' location history when they visit abortion clinics, domestic violence …

Kerry vows US to meet climate goal despite court setback

Jul 01 2022

US climate envoy John Kerry vowed Friday the United States will meet goals it submitted to the United Nations on …

US states quickly enacting abortion bans: rights groups

Jul 01 2022

Abortion has become unavailable or severely restricted in a dozen US states since last week's Supreme Court ruling, …

Djokovic, Alcaraz close in on Wimbledon duel as women draw opens up

Jul 01 2022

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz closed in on a Wimbledon generational clash on Friday as the women's draw was left …