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Indonesia volcano erupts again, rescue operations suspended

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Indonesia's Mount Semeru spewed more ash on Monday, forcing rescuers to suspend the search for survivors as aerial …

From cinema ban to film festival: Saudi rolls out red carpet

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Less than four years after lifting a ban on cinemas, Saudi Arabia is to host its first major film festival from Monday …

Chinese developer misses major bond repayment of $179 million

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Another Chinese property developer said Monday it had defaulted on a major bond repayment, citing liquidity problems …

New 'Halo' game debuts as Xbox turns 20

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Fans will this week get their hands on the latest "Halo" video game, as Microsoft marks 20 years of the franchise that …

Barca, Atletico in danger of Champions League exit

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Xavi Hernandez faces his first critical test as Barcelona coach with the club at risk of failing to make the Champions …

President Barrow wins second term in Gambia election

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Adama Barrow comfortably won a second term in The Gambia's presidential election, with thousands of his supporters …

Asia's biggest flower market makes stars out of influencers

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Boxes of roses, lilies and carnations pile up as influencer Caicai speaks into her smartphone from a small studio at …

Taiwan rushes to contain sudden cane toad invasion

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Toads are a symbol of prosperity and good fortune in Taiwan, but the unexpected discovery of an invasive species has …

Tight security in crisis-hit Solomons as PM faces vote

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare faced a no-confidence vote Monday, with international peacekeepers …

Governments help arms firms avoid Covid slump: report

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The world's biggest weapons manufacturers largely avoided the economic downturn caused by Covid-19 and recorded a growth …

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 14

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Rescuers in Indonesia raced to find survivors in villages blanketed by molten ash Sunday after the eruption of Mount …

Protesters hit S.Africa beaches to oppose oil exploration

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Hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators gathered on South African beaches Sunday to protest against oil and gas …

Mobile library restarts in Afghan capital, delighting children

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A mobile library bus chugged to a Kabul orphanage Sunday and opened its doors for the first time since the Taliban's …

Pope calls neglect of migrants 'shipwreck' on Lesbos visit

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Pope Francis on Sunday returned to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, calling the …

France's Zemmour injured after rally marred by fighting

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French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour was left lightly injured after being assaulted at his first …

Hamilton wins Saudi thriller, goes level with Verstappen for title decider

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Lewis Hamilton kept his hopes of an eighth world championship title alive with a thrilling victory in a dramatic and at …

ITF chief doesn't want 'to punish billion Chinese people' over Peng

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International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty said Sunday that his organisation will not boycott China over …

Bob Dole, WWII hero and veteran US lawmaker, dies at 98

Dec 05 2021

Bob Dole, who battled back from being severely wounded in World War II to become a five-term US senator and the …

Barrow declared victor in Gambia's presidential poll

Dec 05 2021

Adama Barrow was on Sunday declared the victor of The Gambia's presidential election by the electoral commission, …

In Biden-Putin talks, key question is Russia's intent in Ukraine

Dec 05 2021

When Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet virtually on Tuesday the two presidents will have to negotiate a history of …

Gambia incumbent leads in partial results, opposition cries foul

Dec 05 2021

Rival candidates on Sunday rejected partial results from Gambia's first presidential election that gave the incumbent …

Gambia incumbent Barrow leads in partial presidential results

Dec 05 2021

The Gambia's incumbent president Adama Barrow appeared on course for re-election Sunday, as partial results from most …

Gambians await presidential result in test for young democracy

Dec 05 2021

Gambians were waiting Sunday to find out the winner of the first presidential election in the tiny West African nation …

Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 13

Dec 05 2021

Rescuers in Indonesia raced to find survivors in villages blanketed by molten ash Sunday after the eruption of Mount …

Pope to reach out to migrants on Greece's Lesbos island

Dec 05 2021

Pope Francis will on Sunday return to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, to plead …

'Metaverse' hype fuels booming digital property market

Dec 05 2021

The idea of spending millions on non-existent land may sound ludicrous -- but feverish predictions of a virtual reality …

Pope Francis to visit asylum seekers on Greece's Lesbos island

Dec 05 2021

Pope Francis will on Sunday return to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, to plead …

England must defy Ashes history to survive Australia's 'Gabbatoir'

Dec 05 2021

England haven't won a Test at Brisbane's 'Gabbatoir' since 1986 and will need to conquer those psychological demons to …

Benitez the fall guy for Everton's long malaise

Dec 05 2021

If any Everton manager could ill afford the club's worst home defeat to Liverpool for 39 years, it was Rafael Benitez.

Sealand: the 'micronation' defying the UK and Covid

Dec 05 2021

It's a hulking metal-and-concrete platform in the North Sea that has been run as an independent micronation in defiance …

Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 13

Dec 05 2021

The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia's Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said …

US warns it will not let Iran 'slow walk' nuclear talks

Dec 05 2021

The United States warned Saturday it would not allow Iran to "slow walk" international negotiations over its nuclear …

US, West blast Taliban over reported 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

Dec 05 2021

The United States on Saturday led a group of Western nations and allies in condemnation of the Taliban over the "summary …

Biden-Putin talks set for Tuesday amid Ukraine tension

Dec 04 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will hold talks by video conference on Tuesday, the …

Million-dollar bond as US school shooter parents plead not guilty

Dec 04 2021

The parents of a 15-year-old who shot dead four students at a US high school with a gun bought by his father pleaded not …

Incoming Honduran president wants UN help to battle corruption

Dec 04 2021

Xiomara Castro, who will make history as Honduras' first female president when she takes office on January 27, plans to …

Francis hits out at EU migration divisions at start of Greek visit

Dec 04 2021

Pope Francis on Saturday blamed the EU's nationalist divisions for a lack of coordination on migration as he began a …

Indonesia volcano eruption kills one, dozens injured

Dec 04 2021

Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano erupted Saturday, killing at least one person, leaving dozens with burns and forcing …

Suspected jihadists kill at least 30 in central Mali

Dec 04 2021

Suspected jihadists in Mali killed at least 30 civilians in an attack on a passenger vehicle in the volatile central …

Hamilton on Saudi pole as Verstappen hits wall in 'terrible' crash

Dec 04 2021

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday as championship leader Max Verstappen …

Hamilton on Saudi Arabian pole as Verstappen hits wall

Dec 04 2021

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday, boosting his hopes of staying on …

Bizarre West Ham goal sinks Chelsea as Liverpool top Premier League

Dec 04 2021

West Ham beat leaders Chelsea 3-2 courtesy of Arthur Masuaku's bizarre late goal on Saturday as Liverpool climbed to the …

Ethiopia's war in uncertain phase after Abiy's advance

Dec 04 2021

Ethiopia's military this week regained control of territory previously claimed by Tigrayan rebels, a potential …

US school shooter's parents arrested on manslaughter charges

Dec 04 2021

The parents of a 15-year-old who shot dead four students at a US high school with a gun bought by his father were …

Dozens held in Pakistan after mob kills Sri Lankan factory boss

Dec 04 2021

Up to 120 people have been arrested in Pakistan after a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set ablaze by …

Macron to talk regional 'stability' with Saudi crown prince

Dec 04 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron is to meet Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler in Jeddah Saturday to address regional …

Francis in Athens for first papal visit in two decades

Dec 04 2021

Pope Francis began a landmark trip to Greece on Saturday with the first visit to Athens by a pontiff in two decades, …

Dozens arrested in Pakistan after mob kill Sri Lankan factory manager

Dec 04 2021

Up to 120 people have been arrested in Pakistan after a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set ablaze by …

Francis flies to Athens for first papal visit in two decades

Dec 04 2021

Pope Francis flew towards Athens on Saturday for the first visit by a pontiff in two decades, with the Greek capital …

US school shooter's parents charged with manslaughter, wanted by police

Dec 04 2021

The parents of a 15-year-old who shot dead four students at a US high school with a gun bought by his father were …

Bodyline to Invincibles and Botham - five great Ashes series

Dec 04 2021

England and Australia begin the latest edition of the Ashes at Brisbane on Wednesday with the visitors looking to …

Pakistan teen climber confronts mortality and history on K2 summit

Dec 04 2021

Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif faced many dangers climbing the planet's tallest peaks, but his toughest moment …

US vows to prevent any Russian invasion of Ukraine

Dec 04 2021

US President Joe Biden said Friday he would make it "very, very difficult" for Russia to launch any invasion of Ukraine, …

IMF chief warns Omicron could slow global growth

Dec 04 2021

The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 could slow the global economic recovery, just as the Delta strain did, IMF chief …

US hiring disappoints in November, complicating Biden's plans

Dec 04 2021

The United States added just 210,000 jobs last month, the government reported Friday, less than half the increase …

WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide

Dec 04 2021

The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as …

Wikipedia creator's computer and NFT of first edit up for auction

Dec 04 2021

The personal computer that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales used when programming the online reference resource 20 years …

Djokovic to make Australian Open decision 'very soon'

Dec 04 2021

Novak Djokovic ended his rollercoaster season with a Davis Cup defeat on Friday and then promised to make a decision on …

Pegasus maker probes reports its spyware targeted US diplomats

Dec 04 2021

The Israeli spyware maker in the Pegasus surveillance scandal said Friday it was investigating reports the firm's …

Afghans in war-scarred village struggle to rebuild homes

Dec 04 2021

In the ruins of an Afghan village destroyed by years of war, a deepening economic crisis has left Javid with little hope …

In rare move, US school shooter's parents charged with manslaughter

Dec 03 2021

The parents of a 15-year-old boy who shot dead four students at a high school in the US state of Michigan with a gun …

US heaps blame on Iran for stalled nuclear talks

Dec 03 2021

The United States hit out at Iran on Friday, saying nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and world powers had …

Omicron 'ultimate evidence' of danger from vaccine inequity: Red Cross

Dec 03 2021

The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is the "ultimate evidence" of the danger of unequal vaccination …

Pope Francis in Cyprus migrant mass condemns 'slavery, torture'

Dec 03 2021

Pope Francis on Friday condemned "slavery" and "torture" suffered by people fleeing war and poverty, speaking at a …

Pope Francis condemns 'prejudice' in migrant mass in Cyprus

Dec 03 2021

Pope Francis held an ecumenical prayer service for migrants and refugees in a church on the divided island of Cyprus on …

Omicron spreads in US, Australia

Dec 03 2021

The United States and Australia announced their first locally transmitted cases of the Omicron variant as authorities …

Former head of global athletics Lamine Diack dies at 88: family

Dec 03 2021

The former head of global athletics Lamine Diack, who presided over the sport from 1999 to 2015 but was later convicted …

Pope Francis urges 'fraternity' at mass in divided Cyprus

Dec 03 2021

Pope Francis appealed for a "sense of fraternity" in an open-air mass in Cyprus on Friday, the second day of a visit to …

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to delist from New York exchange

Dec 03 2021

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would start the process of delisting its shares from the New York …

Pope Francis to give open-air mass on Cyprus visit

Dec 03 2021

Pope Francis was set to speak to thousands of Catholics at an open-air mass in Cyprus on Friday, the second day of a …

Beijing Olympic venue could bar spectators over Covid: state media

Dec 03 2021

Spectators attending a major venue for the Beijing Olympics must be vaccinated but fans could be barred from the arena …

Victims to heroes: India's lower castes take cinematic centre stage

Dec 03 2021

Facing systemic exploitation and discrimination, India's lowest castes have barely been acknowledged on the big screen. …

Baldwin says does not feel guilt over 'Rust' shooting death

Dec 03 2021

Alec Baldwin said he does not feel guilty for the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust," as he explained that he …

China gives long-awaited approval to Boeing 737 MAX after crashes

Dec 03 2021

Chinese authorities have approved the Boeing 737 MAX to resume service after making a series of safety adjustments, …

PSG wait for Messi to find Ballon d'Or form with Neymar out

Dec 03 2021

Paris Saint-Germain have been milking the fact that they have this year's Ballon d'Or winner in their ranks, but Lionel …

Diverse doubts: How vaccine scepticism takes root

Dec 03 2021

Governments and scientists around the world are championing vaccination as the way to end the Covid-19 pandemic.

US eyes winter battle as Omicron variant starts to spread

Dec 03 2021

First cases of local Omicron infections were reported Thursday and Friday in the United States and Australia, increasing …

French concern about Chinese Alibaba cloud for Paris 2024

Dec 03 2021

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group's role as a "worldwide partner" of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has sparked a …

Juventus probe shines a light on Italy's alleged transfer trickery

Dec 03 2021

Transfer dealings in Italy have been put under the microscope after prosecutors began investigating Juventus' accounts …

US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

Dec 03 2021

The US Congress approved a stopgap funding bill Thursday in a rare show of cross-party unity to keep federal agencies …

'I like to think I'm one of the best': Real Sociedad's Mikel Merino

Dec 03 2021

"He's the best player in the league," said Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil in September after his team had just …

Pakistan students work magic to transform campus into Harry Potter's Hogwarts

Dec 03 2021

It took more than a wave of a wand, but Pakistani university students transformed their 150-year-old campus into …

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to de-list from New York exchange

Dec 03 2021

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would start the process of de-listing its shares from the New …

Biden opens winter battle against Covid as US braces for Omicron

Dec 03 2021

US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for …

US adopts rule that could see Chinese firms leave Wall Street

Dec 03 2021

US market regulators on Thursday announced the adoption of a rule allowing them to delist foreign companies from Wall …

UN launches 'bodyright' symbol against online violence

Dec 03 2021

The United Nations on Thursday launched a campaign against gender-based violence on the internet, complete with the …

Gavi alliance OKs funds for Africa malaria vaccine roll-out

Dec 03 2021

The global vaccine alliance, Gavi, said on Thursday that its board had approved an initial $155.7 million for the …

Ronaldo's 800th career goal begins Man Utd revival as Carrick walks away

Dec 03 2021

Michael Carrick exited Manchester United with a win as Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 800 goals for club and country with a …

'Lady of the house' Maxwell controlled Epstein mansion: ex-employee

Dec 03 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell tightly regulated every detail in Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion as "lady of the house," a …

US sues to block chipmaker Nvidia's $40 bn merger with UK's Arm

Dec 03 2021

US regulators filed a lawsuit Thursday to block the $40-billion merger of graphics chip star Nvidia with mobile chip …

NASA awards $415 mn to fund three commercial space stations

Dec 03 2021

NASA on Thursday awarded three companies hundreds of millions of dollars to develop commercial space stations it hopes …

MLB lockout sets up March showdown in union talks

Dec 03 2021

Major League Baseball's first dispute with players since a strike wiped out the 1994 World Series could drag on long …

Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

Dec 03 2021

Germany unveiled strict curbs on the unvaccinated Thursday as alarm fanned worldwide over the Omicron variant, and Joe …

Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

Dec 03 2021

US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for …

US, Europe expand Belarus sanctions for 'orchestrating' migrant crisis

Dec 02 2021

The United States, Canada and European allies stepped up pressure Thursday on the regime of Belarus strongman Alexander …

Germany cracks down on unjabbed to tackle Covid surge

Dec 02 2021

Germany will impose sweeping curbs on people not vaccinated against Covid-19 to combat the latest surge in cases, …

Meghan Markle urges tabloid shake-up after second privacy win

Dec 02 2021

Meghan Markle on Thursday called for a reform of tabloid newspaper culture after winning a second court victory against …

Germany eyes crackdown on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

Dec 02 2021

Leaders in Germany were poised to approve a de-facto lockdown for the unvaccinated Thursday with the United States set …

German leaders plan crackdown on unjabbed to tackle Covid surge

Dec 02 2021

German leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor Olaf Scholz are expected to approve a …

Tennis stars back 'bold' WTA move to suspend China events over Peng

Dec 02 2021

Tennis stars threw their support behind the WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China over concern for Peng Shuai, …

UN fears sectarian violence that could 'fracture' Ethiopia

Dec 02 2021

Ethiopia risks descending into sectarian violence and experiencing a chaotic Kabul-style exodus if the year-long …

Hong Kong quarantine pushes Cathay pilots to 'breaking point'

Dec 02 2021

Cathay Pacific has been hit by a wave of pilot resignations in recent weeks as resentment over Hong Kong's strict …