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Japan ‘doing our best’, says minister after ship quarantine panned
621 coronavirus cases confirmed among Diamond Princess passengers and crew.
Thousands rally for abortion rights in Argentina
Activists buoyed by leftist president’s recent pledges to prioritise new bill to legalise procedure.
Kickstarter is first major tech firm to unionise
US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders lauds company’s vote on matter, says its workers setting example for entire industry.
Errant riders bring end to Montreal scooter scheme
City’s head of transport raps ‘80% delinquency rate’ in complying with traffic, safety regulations.
Top Pentagon official quits at Trump’s request
John Rood has certified that Ukraine made sufficient reforms to be eligible to receive US$250 million in military aid.
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At least 8 killed in Germany shootings
Police launch manhunt in Hanau town, which is home to some 90,000 people.
Qantas cuts flights to Asia
Covid-19 hits profits, carrier suspends flights to Shanghai, reduces those to Hong Kong and Singapore.
World Bank aid ‘leakage’ flows to tax havens
Controversial report looks at 22 of most aid-dependent countries and compares data with foreign deposits from Bank for International Settlements.
Uganda army fights locust swarms, impending food crisis in Africa feared
Massive swarms of locusts are sweeping across Africa, eating anything green in their path.
WHO says ‘tremendous progress’ in fight against coronavirus
A senior official from the world health body says trends are encouraging but warns authorities to not be complacent.
Xi Jinping urges better protection for health workers after deaths
The Chinese president says the government must take care of the workers as much as possible.
Iran reports first two cases of coronavirus
Additional tests being done on patients in Qom, says health ministry.
Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syria
The Kremlin says an offensive will be the worst case scenario after peace talks failed.
Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about ‘empty promises’
The US secretary of state seems to be referring to China, Africa's top trading partner.
China expels 3 WSJ journalists over ‘Sick Man’ headline
Heading was racists and sensational, says Beijing.
Former South Korean president jailed after losing appeal
Lee Myung-bak taken to prison today to begin 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement.
Huawei loses legal challenge to US federal purchase ban
Judge rules prohibition justified in context of congressional investigation 'into a potential threat against the nation's cybersecurity'.
Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of virus outbreak
Critics question management of coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over patchy quarantine, incremental testing.
US deems 5 Chinese media outlets ‘foreign missions’
Organisations controlled by government of China, says official.
Farmer prays to Trump ahead of India visit
Bussa Krishna has a life-sized idol of the president in his home.
Germany to tighten screws on online hate speech
Government expected to wave through package of measures today, days after 12 men were arrested for planning deadly attacks on mosques.
Mid-air plane collision kills 4 in Australia
Twin-engined aircraft each carrying a pilot and a passenger when they crashed 1,200m above town of Mangalore.
Bollywood’s 1st gay rom-com sealed with a kiss
Filmmakers say they use comedy to make the controversial subject matter accessible.