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With drones and bananas, China coaxes wayward elephants home
Unusual operation aimed at steering them home across steep, winding and often populated terrain.
Afghan army warns people to flee before counter-attack on Taliban
Govt forces prepare to launch offensive in Lashkar Gah.
Belarus athlete on Vienna-bound flight from Japan
Sprinter’s husband flees to Ukraine, to meet her in Poland.
Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut
New Zealander, at 43, says age has caught up with her.
Drought-hit California farmers enlist ‘water witch’
David Sagouspe uses ‘energy, precise knowledge of region’ to find groundwater.
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New Covid restrictions in France as virus cases rise
Govt also reactivating a package of measures designed to support medical staff as they brace for a fresh intake of infections.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro lashes out at new probe
President refuses to be intimidated by investigations of his campaign against country’s electronic voting system.
New York is first US city to mandate vaccines for restaurants, gyms
Key to NYC policy to be launched on August 16, says Mayor Bill de Blasio.
NY governor says he ‘never touched anyone inappropriately’
Andrew Cuomo says that is just not who he is.
Boeing delays key uncrewed test flight to ISS
Cancellation due to ‘unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system’.
Colombia announces seizure of 116 tonnes of cocaine
Drugs seized between May 15 and June 30 in air and land op.
New York governor sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds
Report details ‘deeply disturbing yet clear’ picture of a pattern of abusive behaviour by Andrew Cuomo, says state A-G.
Hong Kong media outlet, broadcaster quit city
Initium to relocate to Singapore, Steve Vines leaves for UK, citing ‘white terror sweeping’ through to the city.
Taiwan celebrity loses China endorsements in Olympic row
Dee Hsu loses several deals with Chinese companies after calling Olympic men’s doubles badminton gold medallists ‘national athletes’ on Instagram.
16 more killed, dozens rescued in India’s monsoon deluge
2 river banks breached, at least half a million in six districts in West Bengal affected by the flooding.
110 charged with insulting king in one year of Thai protests
Movement mostly led by youth, fuelled by discontent with Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s government.
‘Indiscriminate’ Afghan fighting hurting civilians the most, says UN
Insurgents seize more than a dozen local radio, TV stations in Lashkar Gah.
Iran elects ultra-conservative Raisi as president
Country’s economic woes new leader’s top challenge.
France’s Sanofi expands mRNA drive with US firm purchase
Pharma giant to buy Translate Bio for US$3.2 billion.
Dissident HK artist leaves for Taiwan in search of ‘freedom’
Kacey Wong says China-imposed national security law diminishing artistic expression.
Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine
Vitali Shishov discovered in a park in Kiev, police say murder probe underway.
Legal woes haunt Spain’s ex-king in exile
Juan Carlos wants to return but corruption scandals taint public perception.
New vote recommended in US Amazon union election
Labour official recommends the results be nullified in afailed vote to unionise workers.