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‘Torture, abuse’ await returning Syrian refugees, HRW says
Rights watchdog also documents extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, sexual violence.
Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts
Hikers flee as rocks, hot gas and ash ejected as high as 3,500 metres.
Sudan’s key Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers
Hub paralysed by protesters disenchanted by political, economic marginalisation.
Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal
Frequency of raids to round up addicts has increased since takeover.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Games
China set to become first host of Summer and Winter 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.
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.
Soaring Netflix beats forecasts as subscriber numbers jump
Hits like Squid Games draw masses of viewers.
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.
Israel okays Palestinian residency claims, a first since 2009
Defence minister says approval for 4,000 new registrations done on ‘humanitarian’ grounds.
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.
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.
India fishing boat sinks after collision with Sri Lanka navy vessel
Search and rescue personnel still looking for vessel's remaining missing crew member.
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’.
20 jailed for China quarantine hotel collapse
Proprietor gets 20-year prison term for causing serious accident, forging official documents.
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.
Defiant Polish PM clashes with EU chief on bloc’s laws
Mateusz Morawiecki accuses politicians of ‘blackmailing’ his country in parliament row.
5 critically endangered langurs shot dead in Vietnam
Primate a regular victim of illegal wildlife trade, sought after for bushmeat, traditional medicine.
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.
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.