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‘Torture, abuse’ await returning Syrian refugees, HRW says

Rights watchdog also documents extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, sexual violence.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 02:40 PM

‘Torture, abuse’ await returning Syrian refugees, HRW says

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts

Hikers flee as rocks, hot gas and ash ejected as high as 3,500 metres. 

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 02:00 PM

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts

Sudan’s key Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers

Hub paralysed by protesters disenchanted by political, economic marginalisation.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 01:20 PM

Sudan’s key Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers

Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal

Frequency of raids to round up addicts has increased since takeover.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 12:40 PM

Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal

US Capitol riot panel votes to hold Trump ally Bannon in criminal contempt

Ex-White House advisor had failed to appear before committee last week.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 12:00 PM

US Capitol riot panel votes to hold Trump ally Bannon in criminal contempt


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Ex-soldiers storm Guatemala Congress carpark, torch cars

Anger boils over as lawmakers block legislation to pay compensation for military service.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 11:20 AM

Ex-soldiers storm Guatemala Congress carpark, torch cars

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory in House of Commons

Directive comes about a month after an election campaign in which mandatory vaccinations were hotly debated.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 10:40 AM

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory in House of Commons

US secretary of state vows to do ‘everything we can’ to free missionaries in Haiti

State Department in close contact with Haitian government and FBI on abduction of 17 missionaries, says Blinken.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 10:00 AM

US secretary of state vows to do ‘everything we can’ to free missionaries in Haiti

Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Games

China set to become first host of Summer and Winter Games.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 09:20 AM

Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Games

Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight

US tech giant aims to expand its single-digit marketshare with newest Android-powered line.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 08:40 AM

Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight

First fund linked to bitcoin futures debuts on NYSE

Fund's arrival help propels crypto currency back near its all-time high of US$64,889.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 08:00 AM

First fund linked to bitcoin futures debuts on NYSE

Soaring Netflix beats forecasts as subscriber numbers jump

Hits like Squid Games draw masses of viewers.

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 07:20 AM

Soaring Netflix beats forecasts as subscriber numbers jump

24 dead as heavy rains batter northern India

Officials say 18 people killed in landslides today, after 6 died in similar incidents a day earlier.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 11:59 PM

24 dead as heavy rains batter northern India

Israel okays Palestinian residency claims, a first since 2009

Defence minister says approval for 4,000 new registrations done on ‘humanitarian’ grounds.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 11:20 PM

Israel okays Palestinian residency claims, a first since 2009

10,000 children killed, maimed in Yemen, says UN

Unicef spokesman says figure includes only victims whose fates known to organisation, urges end to conflict.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 10:40 PM

10,000 children killed, maimed in Yemen, says UN


US to allow vaccine booster ‘mix and match’, reveal reports

FDA may make announcement tomorrow, when it is also expected to authorise Moderna, J&J additional jabs.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 10:00 PM

US to allow vaccine booster ‘mix and match’, reveal reports

India fishing boat sinks after collision with Sri Lanka navy vessel

Search and rescue personnel still looking for vessel's remaining missing crew member.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 09:20 PM

India fishing boat sinks after collision with Sri Lanka navy vessel

Meghan Markle’s dad pleads to see grandkids

Thomas Markle says he and his daughter need to ‘grow up, talk, make up for the sake of the children’.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 08:40 PM

Meghan Markle’s dad pleads to see grandkids

20 jailed for China quarantine hotel collapse

Proprietor gets 20-year prison term for causing serious accident, forging official documents.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 08:00 PM

20 jailed for China quarantine hotel collapse

China mission samples show Moon ‘active’ more recently than thought

This pushes last known date of volcanic activity on satellite closer to present day by as much as 900 million years.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 07:20 PM

China mission samples show Moon ‘active’ more recently than thought

Defiant Polish PM clashes with EU chief on bloc’s laws

Mateusz Morawiecki accuses politicians of ‘blackmailing’ his country in parliament row.            

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 06:40 PM

Defiant Polish PM clashes with EU chief on bloc’s laws

5 critically endangered langurs shot dead in Vietnam

Primate a regular victim of illegal wildlife trade, sought after for bushmeat, traditional medicine.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 06:00 PM

5 critically endangered langurs shot dead in Vietnam

China property, construction sectors contract for first time since Covid hit

Real estate output shrinks 1.6% year-on-year, says National Bureau of Statistics.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 05:20 PM

China property, construction sectors contract for first time since Covid hit

Australian researchers discover new method to predict Covid-19 severity

University of Queensland study shows cell fitness marker can indicate an infected patient’s level of health risk.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 04:40 PM

Australian researchers discover new method to predict Covid-19 severity

Ericsson’s sales slide over China 5G row

Swedish telecoms giant faces reprisals after Huawei is barred from selling its equipment in Sweden.

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 04:10 PM

Ericsson’s sales slide over China 5G row