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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.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 02:20 PM

With drones and bananas, China coaxes wayward elephants home

Afghan army warns people to flee before counter-attack on Taliban

Govt forces prepare to launch offensive in Lashkar Gah.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 01:40 PM

Afghan army warns people to flee before counter-attack on Taliban

Belarus athlete on Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Sprinter’s husband flees to Ukraine, to meet her in Poland.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 01:00 PM

Belarus athlete on Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

New Zealander, at 43, says age has caught up with her.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 12:20 PM

Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

Drought-hit California farmers enlist ‘water witch’

David Sagouspe uses ‘energy, precise knowledge of region’ to find groundwater.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 11:40 AM

Drought-hit California farmers enlist ‘water witch’


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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.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 11:00 AM

New Covid restrictions in France as virus cases rise

Brazil’s Bolsonaro lashes out at new probe

President refuses to be intimidated by investigations of his campaign against country’s electronic voting system.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 10:20 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro lashes out at new probe

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.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 09:40 AM

New York is first US city to mandate vaccines for restaurants, gyms

NY governor says he ‘never touched anyone inappropriately’

Andrew Cuomo says that is just not who he is.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 09:00 AM

NY governor says he ‘never touched anyone inappropriately’

Boeing delays key uncrewed test flight to ISS

Cancellation due to ‘unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system’.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 08:20 AM

Boeing delays key uncrewed test flight to ISS

Colombia announces seizure of 116 tonnes of cocaine

Drugs seized between May 15 and June 30 in air and land op.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 07:40 AM

Colombia announces seizure of 116 tonnes of cocaine

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.

Wednesday, 04 Aug 2021 07:00 AM

New York governor sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds

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.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 11:00 PM

Hong Kong media outlet, broadcaster quit 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.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 10:20 PM

Taiwan celebrity loses China endorsements in Olympic row

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.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 09:40 PM

16 more killed, dozens rescued in India’s monsoon deluge


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.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 09:00 PM

110 charged with insulting king in one year of Thai protests

‘Indiscriminate’ Afghan fighting hurting civilians the most, says UN

Insurgents seize more than a dozen local radio, TV stations in Lashkar Gah.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 08:20 PM

‘Indiscriminate’ Afghan fighting hurting civilians the most, says UN

Iran elects ultra-conservative Raisi as president

Country’s economic woes new leader’s top challenge.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 07:40 PM

Iran elects ultra-conservative Raisi as president

France’s Sanofi expands mRNA drive with US firm purchase

Pharma giant to buy Translate Bio for US$3.2 billion.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 07:00 PM

France’s Sanofi expands mRNA drive with US firm purchase

Dissident HK artist leaves for Taiwan in search of ‘freedom’

Kacey Wong says China-imposed national security law diminishing artistic expression.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 06:20 PM

Dissident HK artist leaves for Taiwan in search of ‘freedom’

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine

Vitali Shishov discovered in a park in Kiev, police say murder probe underway.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 05:40 PM

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine

Legal woes haunt Spain’s ex-king in exile

Juan Carlos wants to return but corruption scandals taint public perception.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 05:00 PM

Legal woes haunt Spain’s ex-king in exile

New vote recommended in US Amazon union election

Labour official recommends the results be nullified in afailed vote to unionise workers.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 04:20 PM

New vote recommended in US Amazon union election

Bill and Melinda Gates finalise divorce

Couple file dissolution decree.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 03:40 PM

Bill and Melinda Gates finalise divorce

IMF officially approves increased lending capacity

Larger special drawing rights allocation will help most vulnerable countries struggling to cope with Covid-19 crisis.

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021 03:00 PM

IMF officially approves increased lending capacity