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FBI screens troops ahead of US inauguration
Agencies on lookout for Trump sympathisers after revelations some Capitol rioters had military ties.
Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker’s account
Marjorie Taylor Greene is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and similarly claims the election was 'rigged'.
Australia unlikely to fully open borders this year, says official
The health department secretary says it is still unknown if mass vaccination will prevent transmission.
Indonesian medics overwhelmed by quake casualties
Doctors treating wounded in open-air makeshift medical centre, after hospital flattened in quake.
French Muslim council agrees accord on ‘principles’ sought by Macron
Charter rejects politicisation of Islam, forced marriage, while embracing gender equality.
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China GDP grows 2.3% in 2020, slowest in more than four decades
It is however slightly better than analysts expected.
Miners trapped underground in China send note up to rescuers
More than 20 men underground for 8 days after blast 600m from surface.
Harris shatters highest glass ceilings
First woman veep helps bring Donald Trump’s turbulent rule to an end.
Global vaccine campaign gains pace
Brazil approves first jabs for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, China’s CoronaVac.
France urges Russia to release Kremlin critic
Alexei Navalny detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday less than an hour after flying in from Germany.
Pop producer Phil Spector dies in jail at 81
King of rock ‘n’ roll producers convicted of 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
Kremlin critic arrested at airport
Alexei Navalny flew in from Germany, where he had been recovering from poisoning.
25 more players in Australian Open quarantine
This follows a non-player passenger from Dubai to Melbourne testing positive for Covid-19.
Britain presses China to grant UN access to Xinjiang
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab decries slave labour, forced sterilisation, appalling human rights abuses.
Dozens arrested in night disturbances in Tunisia
Govt says teenagers looted, vandalised shopfronts and cars despite a coronavirus lockdown.
Thailand logs 374 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths
National caseload stands at 12,054, total fatalities at 70.
Britain mulls enforced hotel quarantine for all travellers
All new arrivals to the UK to quarantine, show negative Covid-19 tests results starting tomorrow.
Rescuers detect signs of life from 22 trapped Chinese miners
Knocking sounds heard after drill down into mine near Qixia city.
Greek official axed after Olympian’s sex abuse claim
Federation shocked over allegation made by Sofia Bekatorou.
2 female Afghan judges assassinated in Kabul
Both shot dead by gunmen in early morning ambush, their driver wounded.
Australian father and son released from Qatar detention
Both left for Turkey after being detained for 6 months on unknown charges.