Australia Covid live update: Victoria reports six new cases as 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential ...

Australia Covid live update: Victoria reports six new cases as 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown
The Guardian

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:53:46 GMT

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Qin Gang, China's New Ambassador to U.S., Is 'Willing to Ruffle Feathers'

Qin Gang, China's New Ambassador to U.S., Is 'Willing to Ruffle Feathers'
The New York Times

Qin Gang rose from working for a foreign news agency to becoming a trusted ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:29:37 +0000

A wildfire is closing in on their home. Hear why they are refusing to leave

A wildfire is closing in on their home. Hear why they are refusing to leave
CNN

CNN's Camila Bernal reports on brothers who are refusing to evacuate their home near ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:24:55 GMT

Why Tunisia’s Promise of Democracy Struggles to Bear Fruit

Why Tunisia’s Promise of Democracy Struggles to Bear Fruit
The New York Times

The revolution of 2011 ousted a dictator and set off the Arab Spring. But ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:12:04 +0000

Commentary: Should the UK recognise a new Myanmar diplomat appointed by the junta?

Commentary: Should the UK recognise a new Myanmar diplomat appointed by the junta?
CNA

The impasse over the Myanmar coup has thrown up new challenges for countries seeking ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:10:37 +0800

British Columbia brings back mask mandate for region with high COVID-19 cases

British Columbia brings back mask mandate for region with high COVID-19 cases
CNA

The Canadian province of British Columbia is bringing back a mask mandate for the ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:08:31 +0800

Chinese city offers subsidies to encourage families to have more children

Chinese city offers subsidies to encourage families to have more children
South China Morning Post

A city in Sichuan province has become the first in China to offer subsidies ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:00:31 +0800

New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse
The Guardian

Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilienceNew Zealand, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:00:13 GMT

CDC says nearly 67% of US counties have substantial, high COVID-19 transmission

CDC says nearly 67% of US counties have substantial, high COVID-19 transmission
CNA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday (Jul 28) that ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:59:17 +0800

Australia Covid live update: 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown as some construction resumes

Australia Covid live update: 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown as some construction resumes
The Guardian

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:55:00 GMT

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: men’s golf begins, heat forces tennis change – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: men’s golf begins, heat forces tennis change – live!
The Guardian

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageDay five in pictures | ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:54:46 GMT

Peru’s ‘peasant’ president Pedro Castillo sworn in, vows new constitution

Peru’s ‘peasant’ president Pedro Castillo sworn in, vows new constitution
South China Morning Post

Leftist Pedro Castillo was sworn in as Peru’s fifth president in three years Wednesday ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:53:54 +0800

Haiti premier says he plans elections as quickly as possible

Haiti premier says he plans elections as quickly as possible
CNA

Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday said the government plans to create ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:53:41 +0800

Biden praises infrastructure bill: ‘Deal signals to world our democracy can function’ – live

Biden praises infrastructure bill: ‘Deal signals to world our democracy can function’ – live
The Guardian

Senate to hold infrastructure vote after bipartisan breakthrough‘Moron’: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:51:41 GMT

Mexico says officials spent $61 million on Pegasus spyware

Mexico says officials spent $61 million on Pegasus spyware
ABC News

Mexico’s top security official says two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:43:30 -0400

Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru's president

Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru's president
ABC News

A leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:42:02 -0400

FDA warns firm selling unauthorised e-cigarette products

FDA warns firm selling unauthorised e-cigarette products
CNA

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday (Jul 28) warned tobacco products seller Visible ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:35:35 +0800

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000
CNA

Turkey's new coronavirus cases jumped to 22,291 on Wednesday, the highest since early May, ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:31:13 +0800

Nigerian cleric held since 2015 regains freedom

Nigerian cleric held since 2015 regains freedom
CNA

Shiite Muslim leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife detained for murder since 2015 in ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:20:18 +0800

Haiti's new PM pledges to hold elections soon after slaying

Haiti's new PM pledges to hold elections soon after slaying
ABC News

Haiti’s newly installed prime minister has pledged to hold elections as soon as possible ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:12:46 -0400

Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban

Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban
ABC News

Three-quarters of the members of the Israeli parliament have called on Ben & Jerry’s ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:08:13 -0400

Facebook reports fastest quarterly growth in five years

Facebook reports fastest quarterly growth in five years
The Guardian

Social media company beats forecasts and hits $29bn revenueNetwork condemned for allowing vaccine misinformationFacebook ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:07:19 GMT

El Salvador court orders pre-trial detention of ex-officials

El Salvador court orders pre-trial detention of ex-officials
ABC News

A judge in El Salvador has ordered the pre-trial arrest of 10 former government ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:07:00 -0400

Israel tells France it takes NSO spyware allegations ‘seriously’ after defense ministers discuss Pegasus affair

Israel tells France it takes NSO spyware allegations ‘seriously’ after defense ministers discuss Pegasus affair
RT

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz has said the country is taking allegations around Pegasus ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:03:39 +0000

Chinese worker wounded by gunmen in Pakistan’s Karachi

Chinese worker wounded by gunmen in Pakistan’s Karachi
South China Morning Post

At least one Chinese national was wounded in a gun attack in the southern ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:00:05 +0800

Khamenei Adds to Doubts on Iran Nuclear Deal Talks

Khamenei Adds to Doubts on Iran Nuclear Deal Talks
The New York Times

“Trust in the West does not work,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, signaling further problems ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:52:22 +0000

Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72

Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72
BBC

Dusty Hill played bass for the iconic US blues rock band for more than ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:51:55 GMT

See GOP lawmaker's reaction when he's confronted over insurrection remarks

See GOP lawmaker's reaction when he's confronted over insurrection remarks
CNN

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) confronted Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) over his comparison of the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:44:23 GMT

Biden meets Belarus opposition leader, vowing support for democracy

Biden meets Belarus opposition leader, vowing support for democracy
CNA

US President Joe Biden met Wednesday with Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at the ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:42:39 +0800

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dead at 72

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dead at 72
CNN

Dusty Hill, the bearded bassist with American blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died, according ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:39:52 GMT

‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message

‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message
The New York Times

In a remarkable act of defiance, thousands of Cubans took to the streets two ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:37:45 +0000

US Senate nears make or break vote on infrastructure

US Senate nears make or break vote on infrastructure
South China Morning Post

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:32:45 +0800

Peru's Castillo assumes presidency, pledging economic stability

Peru's Castillo assumes presidency, pledging economic stability
CNA

Pedro Castillo on Wednesday (Jul 28) vowed to tackle what he said were persistent ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:32:45 +0800

Pfizer data suggest third vaccine dose 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variant

Pfizer data suggest third vaccine dose 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variant
CNN

A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:29:28 GMT

Was Macron's phone a target for spies? French investigate

Was Macron's phone a target for spies? French investigate
ABC News

France's defense minister wants to learn from her Israeli counterpart what, if anything, Israel ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:27:46 -0400

France to introduce anti-coronavirus pass for cafes, trains from Aug 9

France to introduce anti-coronavirus pass for cafes, trains from Aug 9
CNA

France will from August 9 enforce new legislation that will make a health pass ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:24:53 +0800

Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter

Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter
The New York Times

A global health official warns of an avalanche of illness as routine childhood inoculations ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:16:40 +0000

After a Long Lockdown and Vaccination Campaign, Is England on the Road to Normality?

After a Long Lockdown and Vaccination Campaign, Is England on the Road to Normality?
The New York Times

A downward trend in coronavirus cases that followed the lifting of most social-distancing rules ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:13:25 +0000

Oldest fossils of animals may be in Canada rocks, study says

Oldest fossils of animals may be in Canada rocks, study says
CNA

A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:01:15 +0800

Covid: what is changing for fully vaccinated travellers to England?

Covid: what is changing for fully vaccinated travellers to England?
The Guardian

We examine the new regulations regarding quarantine, testing and proving inoculation after 2 August ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:57:00 GMT

Peru's Castillo shuns palatial 'House of Pizarro' in break from colonial past

Peru's Castillo shuns palatial 'House of Pizarro' in break from colonial past
CNA

LIMA: Peru's new President Pedro Castillo, a champion of the rural poor, will not ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:53:26 +0800

Atlanta restaurant owner was targeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene

Atlanta restaurant owner was targeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene
CNN

An Atlanta restaurant owner defends his decision to impose a vaccine mandate for customers ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:47:58 GMT

The CDC chief caught many off guard by saying the Delta variant is 'behaving uniquely' and that vaccinated people should wear masks inside again

The CDC chief caught many off guard by saying the Delta variant is 'behaving uniquely' and that vaccinated people should wear masks inside again
CNN

Federal health officials surprised just about everyone this week when they announced a change ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:38:00 GMT

Israel tells France it is taking NSO spyware allegations seriously

Israel tells France it is taking NSO spyware allegations seriously
CNA

France's defence minister was set on Wednesday to ask her Israeli counterpart what his ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:34:14 +0800

Five Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame?

Five Cuban generals dead in recent days – is the Covid spike to blame?
The Guardian

Observers fear pandemic could be responsible for deaths, adding intrigue to freedom protests taking ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:25:13 GMT

Leftwing rural teacher Pedro Castillo sworn in as president of Peru

Leftwing rural teacher Pedro Castillo sworn in as president of Peru
The Guardian

Castillo vows to govern ‘for the people and with the people’ but will face ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:23:16 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer jab efficacy drops to 84% over six months; France to bring in health pass on 9 August

Coronavirus live news: Pfizer jab efficacy drops to 84% over six months; France to bring in health pass on 9 August
The Guardian

Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine falls from 96%; French health pass to be compulsory for ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:19:15 GMT

Not Putin’s ‘cashier’: billionaire Roman Abramovich denies buying Chelsea Football Club for Russian leader

Not Putin’s ‘cashier’: billionaire Roman Abramovich denies buying Chelsea Football Club for Russian leader
South China Morning Post

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not President Vladimir Putin’s “cashier” nor did he buy ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:16:05 +0800

Polish judges back EU court rulings, urge legal changes

Polish judges back EU court rulings, urge legal changes
ABC News

Thousands of Poland's judges and prosecutors have signed an appeal urging state and justice ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:58:43 -0400

Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria

Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
The Guardian

UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:54:34 GMT

‘Such a moron’: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for criticizing mask guidance

‘Such a moron’: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for criticizing mask guidance
The Guardian

Kevin McCarthy: mask policy a political decision by DemocratsCapitol physician reimposes mask requirement for ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:53:52 GMT

Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests

Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests
ABC News

President Emmanuel Macron has reasserted France’s presence in the Pacific on a visit to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:49:16 -0400

Emmanuel Macron takes legal action over Hitler poster comparison

Emmanuel Macron takes legal action over Hitler poster comparison
The Guardian

Police speak with wealthy billboard operator who depicted French president as Nazi leaderEmmanuel Macron ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:48:22 GMT

US sanctions hit Syria prisons, abusers including opposition

US sanctions hit Syria prisons, abusers including opposition
ABC News

The Biden administration has announced its first sanctions on Syria, targeting prison facilities and ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:47:27 -0400

Virus Trends Vary Sharply Worldwide, Making an Erratic Mix

Virus Trends Vary Sharply Worldwide, Making an Erratic Mix
The New York Times

The virus has created a patchwork of contradictory trends, surging in some countries and ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:47:17 +0000

Massive wildfires ravage Lebanon’s north with flames approaching towns & forcing residents to flee (VIDEOS)

Massive wildfires ravage Lebanon’s north with flames approaching towns & forcing residents to flee (VIDEOS)
RT

Multiple fires have broken out in northern Lebanon, devastating pine forests and threatening multiple ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:46:19 +0000

Astronomers detect light behind black hole for first time

Astronomers detect light behind black hole for first time
The Guardian

Telescope picks up unexpected ‘luminous echoes’ – smaller, later and of different colour to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:39:40 GMT

Jewel thief swaps pebbles for diamonds in US$5.8 million London heist

Jewel thief swaps pebbles for diamonds in US$5.8 million London heist
South China Morning Post

A jewel thief was jailed for more than five years in Britain on Wednesday ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 02:39:32 +0800

Tunisia in turmoil as president purges officials and seizes judicial power

Tunisia in turmoil as president purges officials and seizes judicial power
The Guardian

Days after PM’s overthrow fears grow that Kais Saied will undo democratic gains achieved ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:38:06 GMT

US and Russia hold 'substantive' strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments

US and Russia hold 'substantive' strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments
CNN

US and Russian officials had "professional and substantive talks" on strategic stability in Switzerland, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:27:56 GMT

Homes evacuated in Turkey as fire rages near southern town

Homes evacuated in Turkey as fire rages near southern town
ABC News

Authorities have evacuated homes in southern Turkey as a wildfire fanned by strong winds ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:02:53 -0400

'I'm confused': Dr. Wen discusses mixed messaging on masks

'I'm confused': Dr. Wen discusses mixed messaging on masks
CNN

Dr. Leana Wen discusses the CDC's updated guidance that recommends fully-vaccinated people wear masks ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:01:47 GMT

European case against Facebook’s WhatsApp must be decided by Irish data body within a month, EU privacy watchdog rules

European case against Facebook’s WhatsApp must be decided by Irish data body within a month, EU privacy watchdog rules
RT

The EU’s privacy watchdog has given Ireland’s data protection agency a month to produce ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:56:27 +0000

Sajid Javid admits UK Covid rates unpredictable as cases rise again

Sajid Javid admits UK Covid rates unpredictable as cases rise again
The Guardian

Health secretary’s comments came after a week of declining cases ended with 4,000 increase ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:54:18 GMT

Russian police raid home of investigative journalist

Russian police raid home of investigative journalist
ABC News

Police in Russia have raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:47:06 -0400

Syrian Doctor Indicted in Germany for Crimes Against Humanity

Syrian Doctor Indicted in Germany for Crimes Against Humanity
The New York Times

The military doctor, who was among the influx of refugees who entered Germany from ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:44:52 +0000

Coronavirus: Britain to begin global vaccine roll-out to Asia and Commonwealth nations

Coronavirus: Britain to begin global vaccine roll-out to Asia and Commonwealth nations
South China Morning Post

Britain announced on Wednesday it would begin donating millions of coronavirus vaccine doses around ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 01:40:57 +0800

Olympic athletes are sharing their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on social media

Olympic athletes are sharing their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on social media
CNN

In between the superhuman feats of strength and grace, this year's Olympic athletes are ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:26:57 GMT

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jackson

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jackson
BBC

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, tipped as Equatorial Guinea's next leader, is under sanctions in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:23:36 GMT

Tory crime strategy will increase risk of major public disorder | Letters

Tory crime strategy will increase risk of major public disorder | Letters
The Guardian

Cllr Mark Blake says an enforcement approach to curb youth violence will fail, while ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:22:31 GMT

How I fought back against 'quitter' label: Long-distance running legend on Simone Biles

How I fought back against 'quitter' label: Long-distance running legend on Simone Biles
CNN

It was meant to be the biggest day of Paula Radcliffe's career. The whole ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:11:30 GMT

Bosnian Serbs defy top UN official Inzko over genocide denial

Bosnian Serbs defy top UN official Inzko over genocide denial
BBC

Ethnic Serb leaders accused of playing down the Srebrenica massacre will now boycott parliament.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:02:06 GMT

Pedro Castillo: The primary school teacher who became Peru's president

Pedro Castillo: The primary school teacher who became Peru's president
BBC

The meteoric rise of leftist Pedro Castillo has shaken Peru's political and business elite.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:59:47 GMT

Poor People’s Campaign march to prevent Texas voting restrictions

Poor People’s Campaign march to prevent Texas voting restrictions
The Guardian

Marchers set off from Georgetown on Wednesday morning, aiming to reach state capitol in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:55:37 GMT

Boeing returns to profitability

Boeing returns to profitability
CNN

Boeing returned to profitability in the second quarter, posting net income for the first ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:55:09 GMT

Flight attendants receive defense training as incidents with violent passengers rise

Flight attendants receive defense training as incidents with violent passengers rise
CNN

Flight attendants are getting self-defense training as the number of unruly passengers is on ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:45:35 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high; France presses ahead with ‘health pass’ plan despite protests

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high; France presses ahead with ‘health pass’ plan despite protests
The Guardian

French health pass to be compulsory for cafe visits and some travel; Tokyo reports ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:43:54 GMT

Little hope for 5 missing workers at German blast site

Little hope for 5 missing workers at German blast site
ABC News

Officials say they have little hope of finding five missing workers alive, a day ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:41:59 -0400

COVID-19 still devastating in the Americas, health agency says

COVID-19 still devastating in the Americas, health agency says
CNA

COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:40:35 +0800

Russian court asked to restrict Navalny ally's freedoms for two years

Russian court asked to restrict Navalny ally's freedoms for two years
CNA

Russian state prosecutors asked a court on Wednesday to find Lyubov Sobol, a close ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:36:22 +0800

US congressmen reach back into Cold War armoury to respond to China

US congressmen reach back into Cold War armoury to respond to China
CNA

Democratic and Republican congressmen on Wednesday introduced a Bill that aims to revive an ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:31:49 +0800

Video of crime reporter Peter de Vries after he was shot linked to killers

Video of crime reporter Peter de Vries after he was shot linked to killers
The Guardian

Two men were standing by to film murder of Dutch journalist as part of ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:25:27 GMT

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks near July's end. Here's how to watch

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks near July's end. Here's how to watch
CNN

Between midnight and dawn on Wednesday and Thursday (July 28 -- 29), the Delta ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:21:27 GMT

US sees 'substantive' talks with Russia amid tensions

US sees 'substantive' talks with Russia amid tensions
CNA

The United States said on Wednesday (Jul 28) it had held "professional and substantive" ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:16:27 +0800

Tunisia’s biggest political parties under investigation over foreign funding, judiciary announces

Tunisia’s biggest political parties under investigation over foreign funding, judiciary announces
RT

A Tunisian court has said it is investigating three of the country’s political parties, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:15:47 +0000

Hong Kong justice chief secures consent from mainland China’s top court on training courses for local lawyers

Hong Kong justice chief secures consent from mainland China’s top court on training courses for local lawyers
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s legal profession is set to get a boost after the justice chief ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:15:11 +0800

US slaps sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey links

US slaps sanctions on Syria armed group with Turkey links
CNA

The United States on Wednesday (Jul 28) slapped sanctions on a Syrian armed group ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:11:01 +0800

The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot

The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot
The Guardian

Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn is a good directorial fit for the humour ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:10:07 GMT

Londoners Were Promised a Hill With a View. They Got a Pile of Scaffolding.

Londoners Were Promised a Hill With a View. They Got a Pile of Scaffolding.
The New York Times

The $2.7 million Marble Arch Mound was meant to create a new attraction for ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:10:04 +0000

US citizens can travel to England without quarantine, but the favor isn't returned

US citizens can travel to England without quarantine, but the favor isn't returned
CNN

Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and Europe will be able to enter ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:09:01 GMT

Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern Turkey

Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern Turkey
CNA

A massive forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the town of Manavgat as the flames ...

  • Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:04:36 +0800

Ancient Gilgamesh tablet seized from Hobby Lobby by US authorities

Ancient Gilgamesh tablet seized from Hobby Lobby by US authorities
The Guardian

The craft store had acquired the 3,600-year-old artefact for its Bible museum, but court ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:02:06 GMT

Austrian govt vows to find allies to combat illegal migration after slating EU Commission’s approach

Austrian govt vows to find allies to combat illegal migration after slating EU Commission’s approach
RT

Austria’s interior minister has blasted the European Commission’s stance on migration and declared that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:01:28 +0000

Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them

Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them
The Guardian

Extent of arcane practice known as crown consent in Scotland has until now been ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:00:06 GMT

Israel and Hamas attacks in May could be war crimes, says rights body

Israel and Hamas attacks in May could be war crimes, says rights body
The Guardian

HRW report focuses on three Israeli strikes that killed civilians during Gaza warIsrael and ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:57:47 GMT

Pelosi calls McCarthy 'a moron' for his mask mandate criticism

Pelosi calls McCarthy 'a moron' for his mask mandate criticism
CNN

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "moron" after being ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:56:26 GMT

Solidarity, Once in Poland's Opposition, Now Aligned With Nationalists

Solidarity, Once in Poland's Opposition, Now Aligned With Nationalists
The New York Times

A tug of war over the legacy of the Solidarity movement has much to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:53:40 +0000

Arrested Biafra separatist’s family accuse Raab of ‘unlawful failure’

Arrested Biafra separatist’s family accuse Raab of ‘unlawful failure’
The Guardian

Exclusive: Nnamdi Kanu’s relatives threaten judicial review against UK foreign secretary, saying his life ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:52:49 GMT

Covid: what is changing for fully vaccinated travellers to England?

Covid: what is changing for fully vaccinated travellers to England?
The Guardian

We examine the new regulations regarding quarantine, testing and proving inoculation after 4 August ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:50:56 GMT

Woman convicted of £4.2m diamond theft at luxury UK jewellers

Woman convicted of £4.2m diamond theft at luxury UK jewellers
The Guardian

Lulu Lakatos, who posed as expert to value gems at Boodles store, lands five ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:50:22 GMT

Republicans lash out against revised CDC mask guidance – live updates

Republicans lash out against revised CDC mask guidance – live updates
The Guardian

Pelosi: McCarthy a ‘moron’ for criticizing new House mask guidanceKevin McCarthy: ‘Bringing masks back ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:48:46 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high; Tanzanian president gets jabbed after predecessor’s death

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high; Tanzanian president gets jabbed after predecessor’s death
The Guardian

Tokyo reports 3,177 new cases; Samia Suluhu Hassan vaccinated after John Magufuli, who heavily ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:44:38 GMT

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan top medal table, heat forces tennis change and more – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan top medal table, heat forces tennis change and more – live!
The Guardian

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageGallery: Tokyo 2020 Day Five ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:44:04 GMT

Leftist political novice to be sworn in as Peru's president

Leftist political novice to be sworn in as Peru's president
ABC News

A leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:43:46 -0400

Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave

Countries in southeast Europe brace for heat wave
ABC News

Authorities in several southeast European countries have issued weather warnings ahead of a heat ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:40:42 -0400

Tokyo Olympics: US gymnastics star Simone Biles withdraws from second event, citing mental health concerns

Tokyo Olympics: US gymnastics star Simone Biles withdraws from second event, citing mental health concerns
South China Morning Post

Superstar US gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of a second event to protect her ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:35:49 +0800

US, India urge Taliban to uphold peace in Afghanistan, as they pledge Quad cooperation on vaccines

US, India urge Taliban to uphold peace in Afghanistan, as they pledge Quad cooperation on vaccines
South China Morning Post

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday warned that Afghanistan would become a ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:33:08 +0800

These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites
CNN

A prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert. A decades-old railway that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:31:32 GMT

There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion
CNN

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they're taking ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:26:48 GMT

House of Representatives Reimposes Mask Mandate in Its Chamber

House of Representatives Reimposes Mask Mandate in Its Chamber
The New York Times

The House dropped its previous mask mandate six weeks ago, but the Congress’s top ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:24:50 +0000

More a molehill: Visitors slam London's new tourist 'mound'

More a molehill: Visitors slam London's new tourist 'mound'
CNA

LONDON: London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:22:39 +0800

Bangladesh Floods Leave Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Homeless Again

Bangladesh Floods Leave Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Homeless Again
The New York Times

Heavy rains and landslides in Bangladesh have killed at least 11 people and destroyed ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:22:18 +0000

Group sues Johnson & Johnson over products marketed to Black women

Group sues Johnson & Johnson over products marketed to Black women
CNN

A Black women's advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Johnson & Johnson of ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:20:02 GMT

China Offers the Taliban a Warm Welcome While Urging Peace Talks

China Offers the Taliban a Warm Welcome While Urging Peace Talks
The New York Times

Worried about the war in Afghanistan, China has stepped up diplomatic efforts with the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:15:35 +0000

Porsche dynasty taking on Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space

Porsche dynasty taking on Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space
CNN

Porsche SE, the family holding company that controls Volkswagen Group, is the latest big ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:14:36 GMT

Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years for ‘attacking state organs’ amid land dispute

Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years for ‘attacking state organs’ amid land dispute
RT

A Chinese court sentenced Sun Dawu to 18 years in jail on Wednesday after ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:09:45 +0000

New find shows animal life may have existed millions of years before previously thought

New find shows animal life may have existed millions of years before previously thought
CNN

Simple animal life may have existed in Earth's oceans 890 million years ago, according ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:09:35 GMT

Shamook: Star Wars effects company ILM hires Mandalorian deepfaker

Shamook: Star Wars effects company ILM hires Mandalorian deepfaker
BBC

The artist, who uses the online alias Shamook, has been recruited by Industrial Light ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:08:41 GMT

Man on scooter steals millions from upmarket Paris jeweller

Man on scooter steals millions from upmarket Paris jeweller
BBC

The middle-aged armed robber targets a store in an upmarket area of the French ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:06:41 GMT

Simone Biles: What are the twisties in gymnastics?

Simone Biles: What are the twisties in gymnastics?
BBC

US gymnast Simone Biles reportedly said she was "having a little bit of the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:00:59 GMT

China floods: Smart city system capabilities called into question after rainstorms wreak havoc in Zhengzhou

China floods: Smart city system capabilities called into question after rainstorms wreak havoc in Zhengzhou
South China Morning Post

Zhengzhou’s much-hyped smart city systems, which were supposed to help planners with urban management ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:00:13 +0800

Caffeine may help bumblebees pollinate more effectively, study shows

Caffeine may help bumblebees pollinate more effectively, study shows
The Guardian

Experiment using caffeine concoction on bees’ nests may help farmers ensure crops are pollinatedThe ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:00:06 GMT

Remington: US gunmaker offers $33m to Sandy Hook shooting victims

Remington: US gunmaker offers $33m to Sandy Hook shooting victims
BBC

Victims' families from Sandy Hook elementary school sued Remington for the sale of the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:54:58 GMT

5 people missing after blast at German chemical park are unlikely to be alive, site’s operator says

5 people missing after blast at German chemical park are unlikely to be alive, site’s operator says
RT

Little hope remains that survivors will be found under the debris at the German ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:54:05 +0000

Decision to strip Assange of Ecuadorian citizenship hasn’t come into force, his lawyer tells RT, while preparing an appeal

Decision to strip Assange of Ecuadorian citizenship hasn’t come into force, his lawyer tells RT, while preparing an appeal
RT

The court ruling to nullify the WikiLeaks co-founder’s status as a naturalized Ecuadorian citizen ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:53:06 +0000

Hey, that’s mine: naked man’s wild boar chase immortalised in plastic

Hey, that’s mine: naked man’s wild boar chase immortalised in plastic
The Guardian

Photographer unhappy about model railway version of viral picture she took at Berlin lakesideA ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:52:46 GMT

Abramovich was not ‘directed’ to buy Chelsea FC by Putin, court hears

Abramovich was not ‘directed’ to buy Chelsea FC by Putin, court hears
The Guardian

Author accused of repeating ‘lazy inaccuracies’ about businessman’s role in Russian politics and societyRoman ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:52:21 GMT

‘This was Black Camelot’: looking back on Obama’s journey to the top

‘This was Black Camelot’: looking back on Obama’s journey to the top
The Guardian

In a dense new docuseries, the personal and political journey of Barack Obama is ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:48:30 GMT

German court dismisses bankers' appeal in tax evasion case

German court dismisses bankers' appeal in tax evasion case
ABC News

Germany’s top court has dismissed an appeal by two British bankers over their conviction ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:41:53 -0400

Youth focus of COVID-19 infections in Mexico's 3rd wave

Youth focus of COVID-19 infections in Mexico's 3rd wave
ABC News

Health officials say infected youth are a driving factor in Mexico's third wave of ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:41:35 -0400

Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set

Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set
CNN

Bob Odenkirk, star of hit TV shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," was ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:38:18 GMT

Outspoken Chinese tycoon Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years

Outspoken Chinese tycoon Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years
South China Morning Post

The outspoken Chinese tycoon Sun Dawu was sentenced to 18 years in jail on ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:32:56 +0800

French data regulator hits Monsanto with $472,000 fine for illegally compiling watch list to secure support during weed killer row

French data regulator hits Monsanto with $472,000 fine for illegally compiling watch list to secure support during weed killer row
RT

France’s data protection regulator has fined agricultural firm Monsanto €400,000 ($472,320) for illegally creating ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:32:49 +0000

Gun manufacturer offers $33M settlement with Sandy Hook shooting victims' families

Gun manufacturer offers $33M settlement with Sandy Hook shooting victims' families
CNN

Gun manufacturer Remington has offered nearly $33 million to nine families of victims killed ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:27:54 GMT

England to Admit Vaccinated U.S. and E.U. Visitors Without Quarantine

England to Admit Vaccinated U.S. and E.U. Visitors Without Quarantine
The New York Times

Travelers will still need a negative coronavirus test before entering the country, Britain’s transport ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:27:00 +0000

Double-jabbed US and EU travellers can avoid England quarantine, ministers decide

Double-jabbed US and EU travellers can avoid England quarantine, ministers decide
The Guardian

Loosening of international travel restrictions will let millions more people visit friends and family ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:26:00 GMT

Chinese officials warn of more extreme weather, vow to step up monitoring

Chinese officials warn of more extreme weather, vow to step up monitoring
South China Morning Post

A senior official in charge of flood control has vowed to step up monitoring ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:23:56 +0800

For US investors, Washington and Beijing regulations become a primary risk for Chinese shares

For US investors, Washington and Beijing regulations become a primary risk for Chinese shares
South China Morning Post

Back in 2005, any US investors buying into the initial share offering on Nasdaq ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:22:20 +0800

‘We will return’: the battle to save an ancient Palestinian village from demolition

‘We will return’: the battle to save an ancient Palestinian village from demolition
The Guardian

Activists say Lifta, abandoned during the 1948 war, must be preserved in the face ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:19:38 GMT

New US mask guidance prompted by evidence vaccinated can spread Delta

New US mask guidance prompted by evidence vaccinated can spread Delta
The Guardian

• CDC director Rochelle Walensky cites ‘new science’• People with outbreak infections can pass ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18:08 GMT

England to allow unquarantined travel from US and EU if vaccinated against COVID-19

England to allow unquarantined travel from US and EU if vaccinated against COVID-19
CNA

LONDON: Fully vaccinated people in the United States and European Union will be allowed to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:10:37 +0800

Soccer Team Was Lone Bright Spot in West Bank Village. Virus Took That, Too.

Soccer Team Was Lone Bright Spot in West Bank Village. Virus Took That, Too.
The New York Times

Despite a fan base of just 1,400 people, the Wadi al-Nis club was a ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:06:08 +0000

Morocco team hails ‘major’ Stone Age discovery dating back 1.3 million years

Morocco team hails ‘major’ Stone Age discovery dating back 1.3 million years
The Guardian

Find pushes back by hundreds of thousands of years start of stone-tool industry associated ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:04:04 GMT

China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say

China expanding its nuclear capabilities, scientists say
BBC

It is building a site that will have extra capacity to store and launch ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:59:54 GMT

Groups say Myanmar journalists in peril amid crackdown

Groups say Myanmar journalists in peril amid crackdown
ABC News

Media and human rights advocates say journalists in Myanmar are in extreme peril as ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:54:47 -0400

What is going on in Tunisia? All you need to know

What is going on in Tunisia? All you need to know
The Guardian

Has the president staged a coup as the opposition allege, and what is likely ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:52:24 GMT

Raab calls for global vaccine drive as UK starts donating shots

Raab calls for global vaccine drive as UK starts donating shots
CNA

OXFORD, England: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that the world would not be ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:48:38 +0800

Taliban attacks on civilians deeply troubling, says Blinken

Taliban attacks on civilians deeply troubling, says Blinken
CNA

NEW DELHI: Attacks by the Taliban on civilians as US troops pull out of ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:44:41 +0800

South China Sea: US will ensure ‘all nations can benefit’ from resource-rich international waters, top navy admiral says

South China Sea: US will ensure ‘all nations can benefit’ from resource-rich international waters, top navy admiral says
South China Morning Post

International law and legal customs that govern the high seas have the full support ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:44:13 +0800

Myanmar could become Covid ‘super-spreader’ state, says UN expert

Myanmar could become Covid ‘super-spreader’ state, says UN expert
The Guardian

Special rapporteur urges security council to call for ceasefire amid fears Covid will spread ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:43:09 GMT

Turkish coastguard detains over 200 Afghan migrants heading for Europe amid rising violence in Afghanistan

Turkish coastguard detains over 200 Afghan migrants heading for Europe amid rising violence in Afghanistan
RT

Turkey’s coastguard service has said it detained a boat in the Aegean Sea heading ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:39:32 +0000

Rescuers search for 5 missing workers at German blast site

Rescuers search for 5 missing workers at German blast site
ABC News

Rescue teams in western Germany are searching for five missing workers at an industrial ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:37:12 -0400

Liz Cheney rebukes GOP leadership after first January 6 hearing

Liz Cheney rebukes GOP leadership after first January 6 hearing
CNN

Rep. Liz Cheney, one of just two Republicans on the select committee investigating the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:35:40 GMT

Britney Spears is 'feeling overwhelmed' so she took to painting

Britney Spears is 'feeling overwhelmed' so she took to painting
CNN

With so much going on regarding her conservatorship Britney Spears is looking to decompress.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:21:38 GMT

‘A wild pony stamped on my tent!’: seven readers on their first camping experiences

‘A wild pony stamped on my tent!’: seven readers on their first camping experiences
The Guardian

Many of us are holidaying close to home this year and opting for camping, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:20:50 GMT

Boeing returns to profitability

Boeing returns to profitability
CNN

Boeing returned to profitability in the second quarter, posting net income for the first ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:16:38 GMT

Study: EU electricity demand rebounds without more emissions

Study: EU electricity demand rebounds without more emissions
ABC News

An energy think tank says electricity demand in the European Union has returned to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:13:46 -0400

Bolsonaro’s 1,000km Amazon railway will cause climate chaos. It must be stopped | David Miranda

Bolsonaro’s 1,000km Amazon railway will cause climate chaos. It must be stopped | David Miranda
The Guardian

This project would rapidly deforest large areas of the Amazon, which would wreak havoc ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:13:42 GMT

Hope of finding survivors of blast in German industrial park fades

Hope of finding survivors of blast in German industrial park fades
CNA

DUESSELDORF, Germany: The operator of a German industrial park that was rocked by an ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:12:07 +0800

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled
ABC News

Iran’s supreme leader has called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:02:45 -0400

Apple, Google and Microsoft made $57 billion last quarter

Apple, Google and Microsoft made $57 billion last quarter
CNN

A rapid shift to digitization due to Covid-19 has handsomely benefited the world's biggest ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:02:18 GMT

Apple, Google and Microsoft made $57 billion last quarter

Apple, Google and Microsoft made $57 billion last quarter
CNN

A rapid shift to digitization due to Covid-19 has handsomely benefited the world's biggest ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:02:18 GMT

Why Sinovac’s foreign customers are watching Chile’s Covid-19 experience amid mounting concern over Delta variant

Why Sinovac’s foreign customers are watching Chile’s Covid-19 experience amid mounting concern over Delta variant
South China Morning Post

Chile is being looked to as a bellwether for Covid-19 control as cases drop ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:00:24 +0800

Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption

Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption
The Guardian

Monarch used secretive procedure to become only person in country not bound by a ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:00:03 GMT

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park names former UA Cinemas managing director as new chief executive

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park names former UA Cinemas managing director as new chief executive
South China Morning Post

A former managing director of the now defunct UA cinema chain will take over ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:55:49 +0800

Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variant

Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variant
CNN

A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:55:27 GMT

Trump and DeSantis clash with Biden as the mask wars roar back to life

Trump and DeSantis clash with Biden as the mask wars roar back to life
CNN

A new political war over masks is already deepening the national divides that slowed ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:39:04 GMT

North Korea pushed by food crisis to restore hotline with South, analyst says

North Korea pushed by food crisis to restore hotline with South, analyst says
South China Morning Post

North Korea agreed to restore a communication hotline with the South partly because it ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:30:09 +0800

US lawmakers turn up heat on American sponsors over Beijing Olympics

US lawmakers turn up heat on American sponsors over Beijing Olympics
CNN

US lawmakers are piling pressure on major American corporate sponsors of the 2022 Winter ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:29:45 GMT

End to quarantine in England for double-jabbed is ‘nailed on’ for 16 August

End to quarantine in England for double-jabbed is ‘nailed on’ for 16 August
The Guardian

Vaccinated adults in England will not be obliged to self-isolate from 16 August if ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:27:04 GMT

Seeking Mediterranean allies, Greece hosts Jordan's king

Seeking Mediterranean allies, Greece hosts Jordan's king
ABC News

King Abdullah II of Jordan is meeting in Athens with the leaders of Greece ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:24:29 -0400

Chinese floods snarl supply chains for lead and aluminium amid metal market price volatility

Chinese floods snarl supply chains for lead and aluminium amid metal market price volatility
South China Morning Post

Deadly floods in the central Chinese province of Henan will have an inevitable impact ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:15:10 +0800

German court rules women must be allowed in fishing ritual

German court rules women must be allowed in fishing ritual
ABC News

A German court has ruled that women can’t be excluded from a traditional event ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:12:35 -0400

Labour union members launch think tank to tackle policies as political landscape in Hong Kong shifts

Labour union members launch think tank to tackle policies as political landscape in Hong Kong shifts
South China Morning Post

A group of pro-establishment unionists and professionals have joined hands to establish a new ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:05:44 +0800

End of Covid-19 lockdown postponed for 2nd time, as Norway cautious of Delta spread

End of Covid-19 lockdown postponed for 2nd time, as Norway cautious of Delta spread
RT

The Norwegian health minister has announced that the long-awaited end of lockdown will be ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:05:17 +0000

UK ex-military chiefs urge more help for Afghan interpreters

UK ex-military chiefs urge more help for Afghan interpreters
ABC News

Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:04:59 -0400

China-Taliban ties warming ahead of US withdrawal

China-Taliban ties warming ahead of US withdrawal
ABC News

China's foreign minister has met with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:43 -0400

Iran’s new govt should learn from past experience that ‘trust in the West doesn’t work,’ Supreme Leader Khamenei urges

Iran’s new govt should learn from past experience that ‘trust in the West doesn’t work,’ Supreme Leader Khamenei urges
RT

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned the country’s president-elect against placing trust ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:59:12 +0000

Jewel thief scoots away after ‘mind-boggling heist’ in Paris

Jewel thief scoots away after ‘mind-boggling heist’ in Paris
The Guardian

Potential witnesses reportedly distracted by visit of Jean-Claude Van Damme to nearby opticiansFrench police ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:45:30 GMT

See why this restaurant owner has been targeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene

See why this restaurant owner has been targeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene
CNN

An Atlanta restaurant owner defends his decision to enforce a mask-wearing only policy after ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:39:34 GMT

China discusses security with Taliban following concerns of instability in Afghanistan after US troops withdrawal

China discusses security with Taliban following concerns of instability in Afghanistan after US troops withdrawal
RT

Taliban representatives have met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss peace in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:33:54 +0000

Amid pandemic, Argentine couples ask 'can I bring a child into this world?'

Amid pandemic, Argentine couples ask 'can I bring a child into this world?'
CNA

BUENOS AIRES: In the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, a city ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:30:55 +0800

Belgian prosecutor opens criminal inquiry into deadly floods

Belgian prosecutor opens criminal inquiry into deadly floods
ABC News

Prosecutors in Belgium have opened an investigation into the deadly floods that ravaged several ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:25:59 -0400

Hong Kong restores abandoned farmland for Long Valley Nature Park in bid to attract more bird species

Hong Kong restores abandoned farmland for Long Valley Nature Park in bid to attract more bird species
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s engineering authority has restored some of the city’s abandoned farmland to become ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:24:55 +0800

Tanzania leader gets jab in reverse of Covid policy

Tanzania leader gets jab in reverse of Covid policy
BBC

After the Covid scepticism of her predecessor, Tanzania's President Samia launches a vaccine campaign.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:18:42 GMT

Kanye West: Mercedes-Benz Stadium is embracing his residency

Kanye West: Mercedes-Benz Stadium is embracing his residency
CNN

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is Team Yeezy.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:15:27 GMT

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks near July's end. Here's how to watch

The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks near July's end. Here's how to watch
CNN

Between midnight and dawn on Wednesday and Thursday (July 28 -- 29), the Delta ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:11:59 GMT

Chinese billionaire pig farmer jailed for ‘provoking trouble’

Chinese billionaire pig farmer jailed for ‘provoking trouble’
The Guardian

Agricultural mogul Sun Dawu given 18-year sentence in case observers believe was politically ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:08:09 GMT

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews ash, hot clouds

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews ash, hot clouds
ABC News

A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has shot billowing columns of ash and ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:05:33 -0400

Virtual real-itchy: Facebook halts Oculus headset sales & issues recall following months of ‘skin irritation’ complaints

Virtual real-itchy: Facebook halts Oculus headset sales & issues recall following months of ‘skin irritation’ complaints
RT

Facebook has agreed to replace the removable foam face liners in its Oculus virtual ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:03:04 +0000

China’s Big Tech crackdown: WeChat’s suspension of sign-ups adds to uncertainty

China’s Big Tech crackdown: WeChat’s suspension of sign-ups adds to uncertainty
South China Morning Post

Chinese tech giant Tencent’s decision to suspend new user registrations for its ubiquitous WeChat ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:00:24 +0800

Home of another investigative journalist in Russia raided

Home of another investigative journalist in Russia raided
ABC News

Police in Russia have raided the home of chief editor of an investigative news ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:55:58 -0400

London's newest attraction is a heap of earth

London's newest attraction is a heap of earth
CNN

It's the home of Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and that great big ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:54:49 GMT

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: men’s all-around gymnastics, dressage, Biles latest and more – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: men’s all-around gymnastics, dressage, Biles latest and more – live!
The Guardian

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageBiles withdraws from Tokyo Olympics ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:53:50 GMT

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.
The New York Times

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:51:42 +0000

Renewables industry blasts ‘unacceptable’ Australian energy market rules it says will prolong coal plants

Renewables industry blasts ‘unacceptable’ Australian energy market rules it says will prolong coal plants
The Guardian

But energy minister Angus Taylor says proposed rules needed to ‘protect consumers from high ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:50:36 GMT

Sweden charges man over 1988 Iran prison massacre

Sweden charges man over 1988 Iran prison massacre
BBC

Hamid Nouri faces trial over the mass execution of detainees during the Iran-Iraq war.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:47:31 GMT

Taekwondo Is Path to Medals for Countries That Rarely Get Them

Taekwondo Is Path to Medals for Countries That Rarely Get Them
The New York Times

Ivory Coast and Jordan won their first-ever Olympic golds, thanks to taekwondo, as did ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:41:36 +0000

Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law

Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law
CNN

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a legislation package that aims ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:39:57 GMT

Taiwanese police launch investigation into reports that over 100 ‘high ranking officials’ had messaging app accounts hacked

Taiwanese police launch investigation into reports that over 100 ‘high ranking officials’ had messaging app accounts hacked
RT

Police in Taiwan confirmed on Wednesday that they are investigating reports that more than ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:39:20 +0000

China-Taliban ties warming ahead of US withdrawal

China-Taliban ties warming ahead of US withdrawal
ABC News

China's foreign minister has met with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:37:26 -0400

A Confusing Message

A Confusing Message
The New York Times

The C.D.C. recommends indoor masking for the vaccinated, but only in some places. ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:36:23 +0000

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Men’s individual gymnastics, Roglic wins cycling time trial, Biles latest – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Men’s individual gymnastics, Roglic wins cycling time trial, Biles latest – live!
The Guardian

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageBiles withdraws from Tokyo Olympics ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:35:27 GMT

Slipknot’s Joey Jordison corralled chaos with his explosive talent

Slipknot’s Joey Jordison corralled chaos with his explosive talent
The Guardian

In combining both pummelling impact and nimble speed, Jordison defied his short stature to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:15:46 GMT

Wizz Air expects return to pre-Covid passenger levels in August

Wizz Air expects return to pre-Covid passenger levels in August
The Guardian

Summer holiday bookings rise for Hungary-based but London-listed airline Wizz Air has said it ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:13:04 GMT

Clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan border leave 3 dead, 4 wounded

Clashes on Armenia-Azerbaijan border leave 3 dead, 4 wounded
ABC News

Armenia’s Defense Ministry is reporting that three of its troops were killed and two ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:12:19 -0400

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled
ABC News

Iran’s supreme leader has called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:09:59 -0400

Chinese teacher running illegal after school tutoring business caught in newspaper sting

Chinese teacher running illegal after school tutoring business caught in newspaper sting
South China Morning Post

A middle-school teacher in eastern China has been caught breaking the law for charging ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:03:05 +0800

‘We don’t deserve this’: new app places US caregivers under digital surveillance

‘We don’t deserve this’: new app places US caregivers under digital surveillance
The Guardian

Electronic visit verification systems make homecare more difficult, trap people with disabilities, and cost ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00:07 GMT

Illegal border crossings into Lithuania pass 3,000

Illegal border crossings into Lithuania pass 3,000
ABC News

Lithuania’s border guard service has detained 171 people caught illegally crossing from Belarus into ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:57:55 -0400

Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapsing on set of 'Better Call Saul'

Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapsing on set of 'Better Call Saul'
CNN

Bob Odenkirk, star of hit TV shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," was ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:54:34 GMT

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high as Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia see record infections

Coronavirus live news: Tokyo cases hit all-time high as Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia see record infections
The Guardian

Tokyo reports 3,177 new cases; South Korea reports 1,896 new cases; Thailand reports 16,533 ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:52:45 GMT

NSW records 11th death of outbreak – as it happened

NSW records 11th death of outbreak – as it happened
The Guardian

NSW records 177 local cases, lockdown extended four weeks; single bubbles now allowed in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:51:56 GMT

UK royal yacht could cost taxpayer £50m more than initially said

UK royal yacht could cost taxpayer £50m more than initially said
The Guardian

Defence secretary says Britannia replacement would cost up to £250m at event to launch ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:48:32 GMT

National security law: hospital worker secures bail at fourth attempt in subversion case over unofficial primary election

National security law: hospital worker secures bail at fourth attempt in subversion case over unofficial primary election
South China Morning Post

An activist hospital worker accused of breaching Hong Kong’s national security law by running ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:48:00 +0800

Japan's Nissan returns to profit, forecasts profit for year

Japan's Nissan returns to profit, forecasts profit for year
ABC News

Nissan has reported a 114.5 billion yen profit for the April-June quarter, a reversal ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:47:07 -0400

‘Fishermen’s day’ must let women compete, German court rules

‘Fishermen’s day’ must  let women compete, German court rules
The Guardian

Female member wins appeal to be allowed to take part in traditional Bavarian summer ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:40:07 GMT

Ex-trainer breaks down stress factors behind Biles' withdrawal

Ex-trainer breaks down stress factors behind Biles' withdrawal
CNN

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition to focus on her mental ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:40:02 GMT

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers sentenced to 18 years

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers sentenced to 18 years
ABC News

A prominent Chinese pig farmer who was detained after praising lawyers during a crackdown ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:38:24 -0400

Beijing calls for calm after historic tech stock rout

Beijing calls for calm after historic tech stock rout
CNN

Chinese state media is urging investors to stay calm following a brutal stock market ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:29:45 GMT

China building nuclear missile silo field, scientists say

China building nuclear missile silo field, scientists say
BBC

A new report based on high-quality satellite images says the site could hold up ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:23:44 GMT

A Canadian swimmer's success is forcing China to reexamine the legacy of its one child policy

A Canadian swimmer's success is forcing China to reexamine the legacy of its one child policy
CNN

A gold-medal winning Canadian swimmer has made waves in China for her Chinese heritage, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:23:30 GMT

France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books.

France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books.
The New York Times

Young people can buy books, tickets and classes via a government smartphone app. But ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:19:50 +0000

Kim Jong-un says Covid-19 situation in North Korea ‘no less challenging’ than Korean War

Kim Jong-un says Covid-19 situation in North Korea ‘no less challenging’  than Korean War
RT

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that the country is facing war-like hardship during ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:13:38 +0000

Gunmen wound Chinese worker in Pakistan's port city Karachi

Gunmen wound Chinese worker in Pakistan's port city Karachi
ABC News

Pakistan's police and a rescue worker say gunmen opened fire on a car carrying ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:13:30 -0400

More than half of German population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Minister

More than half of German population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Minister
CNA

BERLIN: More than half the population of Germany is now fully vaccinated, Health Minister ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:10:37 +0800

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin’s Vietnam visit to focus on maritime cooperation, distrust over wartime history

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin’s Vietnam visit to focus on maritime cooperation, distrust over wartime history
South China Morning Post

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday for talks that are ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:02:48 +0800

Alibaba CEO tells shareholders that record antitrust fine made it ‘more thoughtful’ about its responsibilities

Alibaba CEO tells shareholders that record antitrust fine made it ‘more thoughtful’ about its responsibilities
South China Morning Post

Daniel Zhang Yong, chairman and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, said ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:00:32 +0800

Sajda Mughal: the woman who survived 7/7 – and began fighting extremism

Sajda Mughal: the woman who survived 7/7 – and began fighting extremism
The Guardian

After the tube she was commuting on was blown up, Mughal’s life changed for ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:06 GMT

Gunmen wound Chinese factory workers in Pakistan's port city of Karachi

Gunmen wound Chinese factory workers in Pakistan's port city of Karachi
CNA

Gunmen wound Chinese in Pakistan's port city of Karachi

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:57:42 +0800

Thailand sends Covid patients home on trains as virus cases and deaths mount in the capital

Thailand sends Covid patients home on trains as virus cases and deaths mount in the capital
CNN

Thai citizens seeking Covid-19 treatment in Bangkok are being returned to their hometowns by ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:27:44 GMT

Bob Odenkirk collapses on Better Call Saul set

Bob Odenkirk collapses on Better Call Saul set
The Guardian

Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital where ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:17:42 GMT

24 Hong Kong domestic helpers arrested in money-laundering crackdown after opening bank accounts used to wash illicit funds

24 Hong Kong domestic helpers arrested in money-laundering crackdown after opening bank accounts used to wash illicit funds
South China Morning Post

Twenty-four foreign domestic helpers were among 29 people arrested by Hong Kong police this ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:12:25 +0800

Truck hits laborers asleep on side of India road, killing 18

Truck hits laborers asleep on side of India road, killing 18
ABC News

Police say a truck struck a group of laborers sleeping under a parked bus ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:07:06 -0400

At least two dead in chemical leak in Texas

At least two dead in chemical leak in Texas
CNN

At least two people are dead after a chemical leak was reported at the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:02:44 GMT

North Korea, South Korea discuss summit, rebuilding blown-up liaison office: sources

North Korea, South Korea discuss summit, rebuilding blown-up liaison office: sources
South China Morning Post

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:00:20 +0800

Countdown to the airstrike: the moment Israeli forces hit al-Jalaa tower, Gaza

Countdown to the airstrike: the moment Israeli forces hit al-Jalaa tower, Gaza
The Guardian

First comes the warning call – then the race to evacuate. Residents of a ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:05 GMT

‘We have to pay the price’: Oslo’s plan to turn oil wealth into climate leadership

‘We have to pay the price’: Oslo’s plan to turn oil wealth into climate leadership
The Guardian

The mayor of the Norwegian capital argues that the ‘moral’ duty to cut emissions ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:00:05 GMT

US to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa

US to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa
CNA

The US government on Wednesday will ship nearly 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:56:54 +0800

Call for Hungarian ministers to resign in wake of Pegasus revelations

Call for Hungarian ministers to resign in wake of Pegasus revelations
The Guardian

Orbán’s likely challenger demands action over claims journalists and politicians were potential targetsHungary’s opposition ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:56:21 GMT

Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Paris

Petrol bombs thrown at Cuban embassy in Paris
BBC

Cuba's foreign ministry has released surveillance footage of the attack at its embassy in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:49:40 GMT

Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
CNN

An Ecuadorian court on Monday ruled in favor of revoking the citizenship of WikiLeaks ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:40:09 GMT

From the 'C-Stunner' to the 'Black Mamba,' Kenya's Cyrus Kabiru rides wave of success with new creations made from scrap

From the 'C-Stunner' to the 'Black Mamba,' Kenya's Cyrus Kabiru rides wave of success with new creations made from scrap
CNN

Cyrus Kabiru is on a continuous journey with his art. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:37:40 GMT

China pledges support for small business, but some SMEs see ‘doom and gloom’ amid regulatory crackdown

China pledges support for small business, but some SMEs see ‘doom and gloom’ amid regulatory crackdown
South China Morning Post

China has reaffirmed its support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the country’s biggest ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:32:33 +0800

Simone Biles pulls out of Olympics all-around gymnastics final to focus on mental health

Simone Biles pulls out of Olympics all-around gymnastics final to focus on mental health
The Guardian

Biles cited mental health concern in Tuesday’s withdrawalNo decision on her participation in individual ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:31:41 GMT

Taiwan looks into report officials had messaging accounts hacked

Taiwan looks into report officials had messaging accounts hacked
South China Morning Post

Taiwan’s police on Wednesday said they had launched an investigation after local media reported ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:27:58 +0800

Tennis star Medvedev thrashes journalist for suggesting Russian athletes are ‘carrying stigma of cheaters’ at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star Medvedev thrashes journalist for suggesting Russian athletes are ‘carrying stigma of cheaters’ at Tokyo Olympics
RT

Tennis sensation Daniil Medvedev expressed disgust with a journalist who implied that Russian athletes ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:26:57 +0000

Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours.

Want a Vaccine Reservation in South Korea? Try Waiting 111 Hours.
The New York Times

Once a model in fighting the pandemic, the country has been slow to vaccinate ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:12:47 +0000

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy
ABC News

An Israeli woman donated a kidney that ended up going to a boy from ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:05:06 -0400

Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population, becoming a beacon of hope for a struggling region

Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population, becoming a beacon of hope for a struggling region
CNN

Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in a week with ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:41:38 GMT

Tokyo Olympics: host city reports 3,177 new coronavirus cases, a daily record

Tokyo Olympics: host city reports 3,177 new coronavirus cases, a daily record
South China Morning Post

Follow our live coverage of day five here.Tokyo on Wednesday reported 3,177 new coronavirus ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:35:29 +0800

Hong Kong home prices stay flat in June as buyers take a breath after months of price increases

Hong Kong home prices stay flat in June as buyers take a breath after months of price increases
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong home prices were flat in June after reaching a two-year high, as ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:31:01 +0800

California's power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California's power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use
CNN

California's power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:18:56 GMT

Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as Australia Covid-19 cases spike

Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as Australia Covid-19 cases spike
CNN

The Australian city of Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:17:11 GMT

A moment that changed me: my mother died – and I became my brother’s legal guardian

A moment that changed me: my mother died – and I became my brother’s legal guardian
The Guardian

I had told my mum that I would look after Declan after her death. ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:00:02 GMT

Another Hong Kong police officer arrested for allegedly taking photos of colleague in station toilet

Another Hong Kong police officer arrested for allegedly taking photos of colleague in station toilet
South China Morning Post

A Hong Kong constable has been suspended from duty after being arrested for taking ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:55:04 +0800

The explosive Brexit spat that no one is talking about could slam the UK economy

The explosive Brexit spat that no one is talking about could slam the UK economy
CNN

Boris Johnson has spent decades agitating against the European Union and the last five ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:54:35 GMT

Thailand puts Covid patients on sleeper trains home to ease crisis in Bangkok

Thailand puts Covid patients on sleeper trains home to ease crisis in Bangkok
The Guardian

More than 100 patients have already been sent home as country faces its third ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:34:30 GMT

China’s domestic brands boom, fuelled by nationalism, with Li-Ning, Anta standing out from the crowd

China’s domestic brands boom, fuelled by nationalism, with Li-Ning, Anta standing out from the crowd
South China Morning Post

For Chinese director Zhang Yimou and well-known actor Ni Dahong, track suits were the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:30:18 +0800

Satellite photos show massive Chinese missile silo field under construction, researchers say

Satellite photos show massive Chinese missile silo field under construction, researchers say
CNN

China is building a second field of missile silos in its western deserts, according ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:27:18 GMT

China pledges support for Taliban in Afghanistan, but demands end to ETIM ties

China pledges support for Taliban in Afghanistan, but demands end to ETIM ties
South China Morning Post

China has pledged support for the Taliban’s role in Afghanistan’s reconstruction, while demanding that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:15:44 +0800

Sydney extends coronavirus lockdown by four weeks, Phuket sandbox at risk

Sydney extends coronavirus lockdown by four weeks, Phuket sandbox at risk
South China Morning Post

The Australian city of Sydney extended its lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:15:44 +0800

Mourners pay respects to 14 subway riders who drowned after floods hit central China

Mourners pay respects to 14 subway riders who drowned after floods hit central China
South China Morning Post

Residents on Tuesday laid bouquet after bouquet, the neatly tied yellow and white flowers ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:08:19 +0800

‘We walked 18 hours, no food’: Taliban advance triggers exodus of Afghans

‘We walked 18 hours, no food’: Taliban advance triggers exodus of Afghans
The Guardian

As the conflict intensifies amid the withdrawal of US-led forces, a new wave of ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:01:01 GMT

How an RNLI training pool gave me an insight into crossing Channel as a migrant

How an RNLI training pool gave me an insight into crossing Channel as a migrant
The Guardian

Sitting in a small dinghy in darkness as it took on water was frightening ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:00:02 GMT

Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?

Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?
The Guardian

New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, and ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:00:01 GMT

‘Please explain what OG means’: delight as Fiji politician discovers Twitter

‘Please explain what OG means’: delight as Fiji politician discovers Twitter
The Guardian

Pio Tikoduadua, president of the opposition National Federation Party, has won praise and followers ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:59:20 GMT

Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated to slow surge

Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated to slow surge
ABC News

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:55:39 -0400

New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries

New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries
CNN

Jerome Powell, this story's for you.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:49:32 GMT

Man charged in connection with 3 alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes, NYPD says

Man charged in connection with 3 alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes, NYPD says
CNN

The New York City Police Department arrested and charged a man Tuesday in connection ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:44:52 GMT

American mask wars roar back to life

American mask wars roar back to life
CNN

A new political war over masks is already deepening the national divides that slowed ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:41:25 GMT

Coronavirus: third child of Saudi Arabian consulate staff member has Covid-19, source says

Coronavirus: third child of Saudi Arabian consulate staff member has Covid-19, source says
South China Morning Post

A third child of a Saudi Arabian consulate employee in Hong Kong has tested ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:41:21 +0800

‘Tortured and killed’: US man who sent threatening emails to Anthony Fauci arrested

‘Tortured and killed’: US man who sent threatening emails to Anthony Fauci arrested
South China Morning Post

A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:40:24 +0800

Barabanki accident: Eighteen die after truck crashes into bus in India

Barabanki accident: Eighteen die after truck crashes into bus in India
BBC

The victims were migrants workers who were going home to meet their families.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:31:24 GMT

Hidilyn Diaz is the Philippines’ Olympic hero, two years after being accused of plotting against Duterte

Hidilyn Diaz is the Philippines’ Olympic hero, two years after being accused of plotting against Duterte
South China Morning Post

Two years before winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, Philippine ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:30:51 +0800

Hear Biles' impromptu advice to teammate

Hear Biles' impromptu advice to teammate
CNN

During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Simone Biles and Suni Lee addressed the media following ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:26:31 GMT

'Wounded soul': Beirut blast haunts scarred survivors

'Wounded soul': Beirut blast haunts scarred survivors
CNA

A year after the cataclysmic Beirut port blast, Shady Rizk's doctors are still plucking ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:22:06 +0800

Greenpeace criticises New Zealand Rugby deal with petrochemical company Ineos

Greenpeace criticises New Zealand Rugby deal with petrochemical company Ineos
The Guardian

Ineos has been accused of using sports to ‘greenwash’ its reputationNew Zealand Rugby’s decision ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:20:42 GMT

The explosive Brexit spat that no one is talking about could slam the UK economy

The explosive Brexit spat that no one is talking about could slam the UK economy
CNN

Boris Johnson has spent decades agitating against the European Union and the last five ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:18:08 GMT

Sydney extends lockdown yet again, forcing city of 5mn to stay home for another MONTH amid small spike in Covid cases

Sydney extends lockdown yet again, forcing city of 5mn to stay home for another MONTH amid small spike in Covid cases
RT

Australia’s most populous city will undergo another four weeks of lockdown after state officials ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:13:26 +0000

New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries

New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries
CNN

Jerome Powell, this story's for you.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:08:33 GMT

Let more Afghan interpreters resettle in UK, say ex-military chiefs

Let more Afghan interpreters resettle in UK, say ex-military chiefs
BBC

More Afghans who worked for British forces should be allowed to resettle in the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:02:31 GMT

Analysis: Mental health is front and center in news stories from Tokyo to Washington

Analysis: Mental health is front and center in news stories from Tokyo to Washington
CNN

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:55:43 GMT

Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison announces increase to support payments; NSW records 177 cases as Sydney lockdown extended

Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison announces increase to support payments; NSW records 177 cases as Sydney lockdown extended
The Guardian

NSW records 177 local cases, lockdown extended four weeks; single bubbles now allowed in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:54:03 GMT

Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank
ABC News

Palestinian health officials say a man was shot and killed by Israeli forces in ...

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:50:22 -0400

At least two dead in chemical leak at facility near La Porte, Texas

At least two dead in chemical leak at facility near La Porte, Texas
CNN

At least two people are dead after a chemical leak was reported at the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:49:42 GMT

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Titmus beats Ledecky, double rowing gold for Australia, cycling time trial and more – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Titmus beats Ledecky, double rowing gold for Australia, cycling time trial and more – live!
The Guardian

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageBiles exits team gymnastics final ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:44:33 GMT

Man charged in connection with 3 alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes, NYPD says

Man charged in connection with 3 alleged anti-Muslim hate crimes, NYPD says
CNN

The New York City Police Department arrested and charged a man Tuesday in connection ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 03:37:24 GMT

Sydney lockdown extended by 4 weeks as Australia's COVID-19 cases spike

Sydney lockdown extended by 4 weeks as Australia's COVID-19 cases spike
CNA

SYDNEY: The Australian city of Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:31:05 +0800

Wealthy US political donor Ed Buck convicted in drug overdose deaths of two men

Wealthy US political donor Ed Buck convicted in drug overdose deaths of two men
South China Morning Post

A federal jury convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:26:59 +0800

How China’s cooperation with Mekong countries can overcome a trust deficit

How China’s cooperation with Mekong countries can overcome a trust deficit
South China Morning Post

First proposed at the 17th Asean-China Summit in 2014 by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:00:22 +0800

WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes
South China Morning Post

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:59:45 +0800

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.
The New York Times

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:55:45 +0000

Apple posts a record June quarter thanks to iPhone sales

Apple posts a record June quarter thanks to iPhone sales
CNN

More than 14 years after they were first introduced, iPhones are still very much ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:55:38 GMT

US concern over China nuclear build-up after new silos report

US concern over China nuclear build-up after new silos report
CNA

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon and Republican congressmen on Tuesday (Jul 27) aired fresh concerns about China's ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:34:23 +0800

Coronavirus: signs of immunity boost from third Sinovac shot, study finds

Coronavirus: signs of immunity boost from third Sinovac shot, study finds
South China Morning Post

There are signs that immune protection from the world’s most widely used coronavirus vaccine ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:32:21 +0800

London court reopens $7bn Brazil dam collapse lawsuit against BHP

London court reopens $7bn Brazil dam collapse lawsuit against BHP
The Guardian

Six years after deadly Fundao dam rupture, lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining giant proclaimed as ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:30:36 GMT

Man robs iconic Chaumet jewellery store in Paris, uses stand-up scooter for getaway

Man robs iconic Chaumet jewellery store in Paris, uses stand-up scooter for getaway
South China Morning Post

An armed man using a stand-up scooter has robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet in ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:28:52 +0800

Swastika found carved into elevator at US State Department

Swastika found carved into elevator at US State Department
CNN

A swastika was found carved into an elevator at the State Department on Monday, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:26:59 GMT

Critical pipelines have reported more than 220 cyber incidents since May TSA directive

Critical pipelines have reported more than 220 cyber incidents since May TSA directive
CNN

Critical pipeline operators have reported more than 220 cybersecurity incidents since the Transportation Security ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:15:13 GMT

Ex-President Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner and minority owner

Ex-President Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner and minority owner
CNN

Former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner, the ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:13:47 GMT

US committed to stable, constructive relationship with China: Defense Secretary Austin

US committed to stable, constructive relationship with China: Defense Secretary Austin
CNA

SINGAPORE: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday (Jul 27) he was committed to having ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:13:01 +0800

Covid: Sydney extends lockdown as other Australian cities reopen

Covid: Sydney extends lockdown as other Australian cities reopen
BBC

Infections in Australia's largest city remain stubbornly high, despite five weeks of restrictions.

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:51:41 GMT

US sells one-of-a-kind copy of Wu-Tang Clan album seized from 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

US sells one-of-a-kind copy of Wu-Tang Clan album seized from 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli
CNN

The United States has sold the only physical copy ever made of the Wu-Tang ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:49:18 GMT

South Korea reports highest COVID-19 daily count amid fourth wave

South Korea reports highest COVID-19 daily count amid fourth wave
CNA

SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday (Jul 28) reported 1,896 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:43:28 +0800

‘No parallels’: 2,300-year-old solar observatory awarded Unesco world heritage status

‘No parallels’: 2,300-year-old solar observatory awarded Unesco world heritage status
The Guardian

Chankillo in Peru features 13 stone towers built in 250 to 200 BC that ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:35:43 GMT

How much do I need to sleep? It depends on your age

How much do I need to sleep? It depends on your age
CNN

Do you find yourself dozing off at your desk, even after what you thought ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:25:10 GMT

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s $2m Wu-Tang Clan album sold by US government

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s $2m Wu-Tang Clan album sold by US government
The Guardian

The album, purchased by Shkreli for $2m, was bought for an undisclosed sumAn unreleased ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:23:04 GMT

Olympic fever as Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first ever gold medal

Olympic fever as Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first ever gold medal
The Guardian

Filipino weightlifter becomes a national hero despite once facing accusations of plotting against president ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:20:19 GMT

White House considering COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers

White House considering COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers
CNA

WASHINGTON: The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:12:32 +0800

Joey Jordison: Slipknot founding drummer dies aged 46

Joey Jordison: Slipknot founding drummer dies aged 46
BBC

Jordison was a member of the mask-wearing heavy metal band and also performed with ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:02:36 GMT

China’s 2060 carbon neutral goal ‘covers other greenhouse gases’

China’s 2060 carbon neutral goal ‘covers other greenhouse gases’
South China Morning Post

China’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2060 covers various greenhouse gases – not ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:26 +0800

China floods: Sports brand Erke gear flies off the shelves after US$7.7 million donation to Henan flood relief

China floods: Sports brand Erke gear flies off the shelves after US$7.7 million donation to Henan flood relief
South China Morning Post

Dozens of tourist sites have offered free entrance or half-priced tickets for visitors who ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:24 +0800

Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6M

Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6M
CNN

A New York federal court has ordered US craft store Hobby Lobby to forfeit ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:55:37 GMT

Morocco authorities arrest Uyghur activist at China’s request

Morocco authorities arrest Uyghur activist at China’s request
The Guardian

Supporters fear Yidiresi Aishan will be extradited and say arrest is politically drivenMoroccan authorities ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:54:10 GMT

3 Mexican ships taking fuel, medical aid and food to Cuba

3 Mexican ships taking fuel, medical aid and food to Cuba
ABC News

Two Mexican ships carrying food, fuel and medical supplies are sailing to Cuba and ...

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:25:10 -0400

First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guilty on two charges

First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guilty on two charges
CNN

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession on Tuesday, becoming ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:23:36 GMT

Joe Biden warns of cyberattacks resulting in ‘real shooting war’

Joe Biden warns of cyberattacks resulting in ‘real shooting war’
South China Morning Post

President Joe Biden warned that if the United States ended up in a “real ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:55:22 +0800

The Olympic Mascots Aren’t Winning Any Medals

The Olympic Mascots Aren’t Winning Any Medals
The New York Times

In Japan, mascots typically play a major role in branding campaigns. But Miraitowa and ...

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:54:08 +0000

Atlanta spa shooter pleads guilty to four killings, gets life in prison

Atlanta spa shooter pleads guilty to four killings, gets life in prison
CNN

The Georgia man accused of fatally shooting eight people at three Atlanta-area spas in ...

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:45:35 GMT

Russian billionaires vs British writer: London court battle begins over Putin book

Russian billionaires vs British writer: London court battle begins over Putin book
South China Morning Post

England’s High Court will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday from lawyers for four Russian ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:30:28 +0800

As China’s population ages, the world’s factory struggles to recruit young migrant workers

As China’s population ages, the world’s factory struggles to recruit young migrant workers
South China Morning Post

This is the third in a series of stories on China’s job market, looking ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:30:13 +0800

US sells 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's unique Wu-Tang Clan album

US sells 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's unique Wu-Tang Clan album
CNA

The U.S. government said it sold imprisoned drug company executive Martin Shkreli's one-of-a-kind album ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:20:38 +0800

One dead, 16 hurt in blast at German chemical park

One dead, 16 hurt in blast at German chemical park
CNA

One person died and 16 people were injured Tuesday following an explosion at a ...

  • Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:16:17 +0800

Key moments from first hearing of Capitol riot inquiry

Key moments from first hearing of Capitol riot inquiry
BBC

Police officers gave emotional testimony about their struggles during the riot to US lawmakers.

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:11:21 GMT