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Gymnastics NZ orders review after abuse claims
Media reports cite athletes’ complaints of being ‘fat-shamed’, forced to compete while injured.
Pandemic pay cuts will barely affect UK’s bonus culture, study finds
36 companies on FTSE 100 announced executive salary cuts due to the economic crisis.
Imran Khan slams ‘oppressor’ India on Kashmir’s ‘black day’
Protests planned across Pakistan to mark year since Delhi stripped region of its semi-autonomous status.
China warns high-level US visit to Taiwan will harm peace
Beijing urges Washington to abide by ‘one China’ principle.
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Single mums feel ‘invisible’ in Germany’s virus crisis
Country counts around 1.5 million single-parent households with children under 18.
Beirut blast death toll hits 100
Hospitals in Lebanese capital unable to cope with soaring number of patients.
Thousands evacuated as forest fires rage in southern France
Some 1,800 firefighters have been sent to the forest near Marseille.
24,000 S. Africa health workers contract coronavirus
Of this group, 181 have died, reports health minister.
SpaceX completes test flight of Mars rocket prototype
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk says the prototype will one day be used to colonise Mars.
Indonesia’s virus-hit economy contracts for 1st time in 2 decades
Failure to contain the outbreak means recovery probably slowest in the region.
Modi enjoys twin triumphs for Hindu nationalists
He will be laying the foundation for a temple at a Kashmir site.
Banks snared by HK sanctions laws, US-China spat spirals
Analysts warn that businesses are being forced to pick sides.
Australia suffers deadliest day of pandemic
Man in his 30s among Victoria’s 15 new coronavirus fatalities.
US man arrested for using pandemic aid to buy Lambo
Lee Price III also spent thousands of dollars at Houston strip clubs, says DoJ.
US ‘highest level’ visit to Taiwan enrages China
It will be the first visit by a cabinet member since 1979.
Brazil firefighters race to contain wetland blazes
Pantanal region has recorded 1,684 fires last month, triple the number from July 2019.
Countries tighten measures as virus death toll nears 700,000
Many are making masks compulsory in public places while others reinstitute curfews.
Virgin Australia closes budget offshoot, fires 3,000 staff
Tigerair has retained 6,000 employees as it prepares to relaunch under new owners.
World offers support to Lebanon after Beirut blasts
Some Gulf nations have pledged to send medical personnel and aid.
No proof of TikTok misusing data, says Aussie PM
Scott Morrison says the China-owned company is obliged to share data with intelligence services.
Rajapaksa brothers seek to cement grip on Sri Lanka
Elections postponed twice because of pandemic but voting finally begins at 7am today with strict hygiene measures in place.
Trump fights mail-in voting
President sues Nevada to block state from allowing all voters to cast ballots on November 3 via US postal service.
Beirut port blasts kill 73
2,750 tonnes of agricultural fertiliser ammonium nitrate stored in warehouse blow up.