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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes southeast Australia

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's...

17h ago| USA

World faces ‘decisive decade’

US President Joe Biden yesterday pledged cooperation with allies through “a decisive decade for our world” in his first address to the United Nations.

17h ago| Europe

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Sudan’s fragile transitional government said it foiled an attempted coup early yesterday involving military officers and civilians linked to the ousted regime of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

1d ago| USA

US risks nuke arms race

North Korea yesterday warned that the United States risked a dangerous nuclear arms race by providing submarine technology to Australia, criticising its “double standards” and vowing counter-measures.

1d ago| USA

‘It is unconscionable’

A vaccine summit being hosted by US President Joe Biden must come up with a plan this week to transfer 100 million stockpiled Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry...

1d ago| Europe

Six killed in Russia, several hurt

A gunman opened fire on a university campus in central Russia yesterday and killed six people before being detained, investigators said, in the country’s second mass shooting this year to target...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes southeast Australia

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

‘Thank you, Canada’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat. Trudeau said he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Sweden blocks naming baby ‘Vladimir Putin’

Sweden’s tax authority has rejected a couple’s request to name their newly born son “Vladimir Putin,” arguing the name was inappropriate.

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

UK apologises for error

Britain’s defence ministry has apologised after it accidentally revealed the email addresses of more than 250 Afghan interpreters seeking to move to the UK.

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Macron, Modi vow to ‘act jointly’

President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday vowed to “act jointly” in the Indo-Pacific region, the French presidency said, as a row with Australia and the US...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Honour your pledges

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world’s major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

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Sudan’s fragile transitional government said it foiled an attempted coup early yesterday involving military officers and civilians linked to the ousted regime of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021
USA

World faces ‘decisive decade’

US President Joe Biden yesterday pledged cooperation with allies through “a decisive decade for our world” in his first address to the United Nations.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Trudeau wins third term, claims 'clear mandate'

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021
USA

2 people wounded in shooting at Virginia high school: Police

Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school Monday afternoon, police said.