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New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push
Health authorities announce 94 new infections, exceeding the previous daily record of 89 in April last year.
North Korea fires ballistic missile, says South army
Latest launch comes as US envoy makes new appeal for talks with Pyongyang.
Pfizer seeks green light for Covid jab for children aged 5-11 in Canada
Health authority says will only approve shot if there is proof benefits outweigh risks.
‘Unprecedented’ crackdown on free speech during pandemic, says Amnesty
It says lives may even have been lost due to a lack of proper information.
4.5 years’ jail for Taiwanese train driver in 2018 derailment
Defendant’s speeding caused deaths, no remorse shown, court states.
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Fire breaks out in Kuwait’s largest oil refinery
Kuwait National Petrol Company reports some injuries, cases of smoke inhalation.
UK MPs to pay tribute to slain colleague in parliament
Police checking if suspect who stabbed David Amess motivated by Islamist extremism.
Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid-19
Family says retired four-star general, 84, was fully vaccinated.
Apple supplier Foxconn unveils electric vehicles
Contract electronics maker looking to diversify beyond assembly.
Valneva reports ‘positive’ Covid vaccine trial results
Franco-Austrian biotech lab says its shot provides more neutralising antibodies than the one made by British pharma giant AstraZeneca.
Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers
Lanes for Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and US to be opened from tomorrow.
‘Miracle’ pair found alive after days in Australian outback
Shaun Emitja, Mahesh Patrick reported missing on Tuesday in the Harts Range area.
Rising Kiwi rugby star Wainui dies in car crash
Police say the 25-year-old was in vehicle which collided with a tree,
Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests
Gesture to mark Thadingyut festival later this month, says junta chief.
Heavy rain, floods leave 3 dead in Vietnam
Torrential downpour also triggers landslides, power outages.
Elton John ‘more excited about music than ever’
Nothing's stopping this ageing rock star, not the epidemic and certainly not a hip operation.
Wounds still raw ahead of Trudeau’s visit to indigenous children’s graves
PM's visit to Tk'emlups te Secwepemc community brings about many unanswered questions, says its chief.
Hong Kong takes on Singapore with China futures trading
Move gives city's underperforming bourse a much-needed boost.
Body of Venezuelan migrant murdered in Colombia repatriated
Aunt to Jackson Enrique Arriaga makes impassioned plea for youth to ‘go back to your country’ before they suffer the same fate.
Gawky teen star wins new fans for Japan’s ‘game of generals’
At 19, Sota Fujii is youngest player ever to reach shogi's highest rank.
One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week
Seven hurt in attack at Grambling State University in Louisiana.
Man goes on trial over plane death of footballer Sala
David Henderson accused of endangering the safety of an aircraft, attempting to discharge a passenger without valid permission or authorisation.
Asia struggles to kick coal addiction
With Asia-Pacific accounting for most global coal consumption, climate targets are under threat.
China growth slides to 4.9% in third quarter
World’s second-biggest economy losing steam after swift bounceback from Covid-19 crisis.