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G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

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The G7 and EU on Friday agreed a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil in an attempt to deny the Kremlin of war …

Argentina, Netherlands eye quarters as World Cup last 16 kicks off

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Australia take on Lionel Messi's Argentina in a David v Goliath World Cup showdown while the United States look to …

EU strikes oil price cap deal to starve Russia war machine of funds

Dec 02 2022

The EU on Friday joined the G7 in agreeing a cap on the price of Russian oil to starve the Kremlin of resources for its …

UN anxious for unfettered aid access to Tigray

Dec 02 2022

The United Nations still cannot get unfettered access to bring humanitarian aid into Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray …

Eleven sentenced to death in Tanzania over conservationist's murder

Dec 02 2022

A court in Tanzania sentenced 11 people to death on Friday over the 2017 murder of renowned conservationist Wayne …

South Korea reach World Cup last 16 after late drama

Dec 02 2022

South Korea reached the World Cup knockout phase in dramatic style on Friday, scoring in stoppage time to beat already …

EU strikes deal on oil price cap to starve Russia's war machine

Dec 02 2022

The EU on Friday joined the G7 in agreeing a cap on the price of Russian oil to starve the Kremlin of resources for its …

EU agrees to impose price cap on Russian crude

Dec 02 2022

The European Union will join the G7 powers in imposing a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, the Polish ambassador …

EU cap on Russian oil price on hold as Poland urges lower price

Dec 02 2022

The European Union will join the G7 powers in imposing a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, the Polish ambassador …

WHO 'pleased' with China's loosening of zero-Covid after protests

Dec 02 2022

The World Health Organization has cheered China's loosening of its zero-Covid policy, with cities across the country …

Biden signs emergency law forcing rail unions to accept wages deal

Dec 02 2022

US President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a rare intervention by Congress forcing freight rail unions to accept a …

Ramaphosa political fate hangs in balance in South Africa

Dec 02 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa's political future hung in the balance on Friday, as South Africans wondered whether he would …

Energy crisis driving climate-friendly power savings: IEA

Dec 02 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has driven countries across the world to boost energy efficiency, creating "huge potential" …

Putin says strikes on Ukraine infrastructure 'inevitable'

Dec 02 2022

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure were "inevitable" as the Kremlin …

Xi signals China could loosen zero-Covid policy, EU officials say

Dec 02 2022

President Xi Jinping suggested the spread of the less lethal Omicron strain might allow China to loosen its zero-Covid …

Ramaphosa: From Mandela's protégé to scandal-hit leader

Dec 02 2022

Pragmatic, wealthy and ambitious, Cyril Ramaphosa promised "a new dawn" for corruption-ridden South Africa when he …

Ghana eye Uruguay revenge, Germany digests shock exit

Dec 02 2022

Ghana bid to avenge an infamous loss by eliminating Uruguay from the World Cup on Friday as shellshocked Germany …

China further relaxes Covid rules after protests

Dec 02 2022

Cities across China further unwound Covid restrictions Friday, loosening testing and quarantine rules in the wake of …

Sun to go down on Elton John's final UK tour at Glastonbury

Dec 02 2022

After Paul McCartney, the Glastonbury music festival on Friday again rolled back the years by announcing Elton John as …

Musk kicks Kanye West off Twitter after swastika post

Dec 02 2022

Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter on Friday "for incitement to violence," after the rapper posted a picture that …

Japanese cannibal who walked free dies age 73

Dec 02 2022

Issei Sagawa, a Japanese murderer known as the "Kobe Cannibal" who killed and ate a Dutch student but was never jailed, …

Samurai spirit: Japan explodes with World Cup joy

Dec 02 2022

As the final whistle blew on Japan's shock victory over Spain, thrilled fans flooded onto Tokyo's Shibuya Scramble …

Hair transplant fad turns deadly in India

Dec 02 2022

All that balding Indian television executive Athar Rasheed wanted was to look handsome and get married. But the …

LGBTQ groups seek legal ban on Swiss conversion therapy

Dec 02 2022

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for …

World Cup revenge on Ghanaian minds as Uruguay sweat

Dec 02 2022

Uruguay stalwarts Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are fighting for their World Cup survival while Ghana will have revenge …

US, South Korea and Japan impose fresh sanctions on North Korea

Dec 02 2022

The United States, Japan and South Korea have imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean individuals and entities in …

Ukraine war shows Europe 'not strong enough': Finnish PM

Dec 02 2022

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday offered a "brutally honest" assessment of Europe's capabilities in the wake …

Biden, Macron pledge US-French alliance on Ukraine, democracy

Dec 02 2022

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from White House talks Thursday pledging to close …

Peru slaughters more than 37,000 poultry after bird flu outbreak

Dec 02 2022

Peruvian authorities have culled at least 37,000 birds on a chicken farm due to bird flu, officials said Thursday.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa in talks with ANC as impeachment pressure builds

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President Cyril Ramaphosa was in talks with South Africa's ruling party late Thursday as pressure mounted for him to …

Biden, Macron pledge 'unwavering' alliance, but trade dispute looms

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President Joe Biden greeted President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on Thursday with full-scale military honors and …

UK and Albania commit to tackling illegal migration

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his counterpart in Tirana Edi Rama on Thursday agreed to do more to stem the flow of …

EU chief hails 'pragmatic spirit' of UK talks on post-Brexit issues

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Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday hailed a "more pragmatic spirit" in talks between the UK and the European Union aimed …

Pope to visit DR Congo, S. Sudan in early 2023

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Pope Francis will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan early next year, a trip previously postponed …

China signals zero-Covid relaxation after protests

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China's top Covid official and multiple cities have signalled a possible relaxing of the country's strict zero-tolerance …

Spanish PM, US embassy targeted in wave of letter bombs

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Spanish police were investigating Thursday a series of letter bombs sent to targets including the prime minister and the …

Impeachment pressure builds on S.Africa's Ramaphosa

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Pressure mounted Thursday for President Cyril Ramaphosa to quit or face removal from office over a cash burglary at his …

Biden greets Macron at White House under trade dispute cloud

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President Emmanuel Macron was greeted by President Joe Biden and a military honor guard at the White House on Thursday …

Netflix airs trailer of Harry and Meghan series

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Netflix on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited trailer for a six-part docuseries in which Prince Harry and wife Meghan lift …

Disasters cost $268 billion in 2022: Swiss Re

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Natural and man-made catastrophes have caused $268 billion of economic losses so far in 2022, chiefly driven by …

How bringing back lost species revives ecosystems

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Scientists often study the grim impacts of losing wildlife to hunting, habitat destruction and climate change. But what …

DR Congo army and M23 rebels in new clashes

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Fighting with heavy weapons erupted between government forces and M23 insurgents in eastern DR Congo on Thursday, …

UK royals show ruthlessness in latest race row

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The timing could not have been worse for Britain's royal family, not long after one racial reckoning involving Prince …

Spain PM got letter similar to one which exploded at Ukraine embassy

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The Spanish prime minister received a booby-trapped letter last week which was "similar" to one which exploded Wednesday …

Crunch UN biodiversity meeting seeks to save 'planet in crisis'

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Delegates from nearly 200 countries meet in Montreal next week to hammer out a new global biodiversity deal to protect …

Memory of macabre cult massacre buried in Guyana jungle

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Deep in the Guyanese jungle, only a signpost and a nondescript plaque serve as reminders of a cult settlement where one …

French baguettes get UNESCO heritage status

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The French baguette -- "250 grams of magic and perfection", in the words of President Emmanuel Macron, and one of the …

Prince William, Kate, in US for visit overshadowed by new race row

Dec 01 2022

Prince William and wife Kate began their first visit to America in eight years Wednesday under the cloud of a fresh …

Mexico exit World Cup on goal difference despite beating Saudi Arabia

Dec 01 2022

Mexico suffered an agonising exit from the World Cup on goal difference on Wednesday despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in …

Ukraine embassy guard in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb

Dec 01 2022

A security guard at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was lightly injured Wednesday while opening a letter bomb addressed to …

Macron blasts Biden subsidies at start of US state visit

Dec 01 2022

France's President Emmanuel Macron fired a volley at his American hosts on the first day of a rare state visit to …

Bankman-Fried apologizes, says didn't 'try to commit fraud'

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Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried apologized Wednesday for a "lot of mistakes" in the abrupt collapse of the …

Germany, Norway seek NATO-led hub for key undersea structures

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Germany and Norway want to start a NATO-led alliance to protect critical underwater infrastructure, their leaders said …

EU eyes special court to try Russia for Ukraine war

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European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday floated the idea of a "specialised court" to put Russia's top …

Argentina, Australia advance to World Cup last 16 as France upset

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Lionel Messi's Argentina booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Poland …

Prince William, Kate, arrive in US for visit overshadowed by new racism row

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Prince William and wife Kate began their first visit to America in eight years Wednesday under the cloud of a fresh …

At least 19 killed, 24 wounded in north Afghanistan blast

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At least 19 people were killed and 24 others wounded Wednesday by a blast at a madrassa in Afghanistan's northern city …

US House approves bill to avert freight rail strike

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Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to prevent a potentially catastrophic freight rail strike, …

Australia reach World Cup last 16, France suffer upset

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Australia beat Denmark 1-0 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the World Cup for just the second time in their history …

Airbus pays 15.9 mn euros to close French corruption probe

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A French judge on Wednesday allowed European aerospace firm Airbus to pay 15.9 million euros ($16.4 million) to avoid a …

Former China leader Jiang Zemin dies, aged 96

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Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died Wednesday at the age of 96, state media reported, hailing him as a great …

HSBC shuts more UK branches as banking goes online

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HSBC on Wednesday announced plans to permanently shut more than a quarter of its remaining bank branches in the UK as …

German gas giant takes Gazprom to court over supply halts

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German energy giant Uniper said Wednesday it was taking Gazprom to an international tribunal over the Russian company's …

Ukraine embassy employee in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb

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A security guard at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was lightly injured Wednesday while opening a letter bomb addressed to …

EU commission recommends funding freeze for Hungary

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The European Commission recommended on Wednesday that 13 billion euros ($13 billion) in EU funds for Hungary be frozen …

Stocks diverge ahead of next Fed rate signal

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Stock markets fluctuated on Wednesday as eurozone inflation slowed for the first time in 17 months and investors awaited …

Ukraine embassy employee in Madrid 'lightly' injured by letter bomb: police

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An employee of Ukraine's embassy in Madrid was "lightly" injured Wednesday when a letter bomb blew up as he handled it, …

UK finance sector needs greater social mobility: study

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Britain's financial and professional services sector must boost socio-economic diversity in boardrooms, helping to …

Macron tours Washington ahead of Biden talks on state visit

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France's President Emmanuel Macron underlines US-French cooperation with a tour of NASA headquarters Wednesday, but his …

Clashes in south China as authorities warn of 'crackdown'

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Clashes broke out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a wave of Covid lockdown-sparked …

Turkey says Sweden's steps for NATO bid positive but not enough

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Turkey said on Wednesday Sweden's new government was more determined to address Ankara's security concerns in return for …

Mozambique court starts ruling on 'hidden debt' graft scandal

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A court Wednesday begun handing down verdicts in Mozambique's biggest corruption scandal, in which the government …

Europe stocks, euro rise on elevated eurozone inflation

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European equities and the euro rose Wednesday as eurozone inflation slowed but remained elevated on high energy costs.

S.African parole for Hani's killer roiled by appeals, protests

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The release from prison of the far-right killer of South African anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani hung in the balance on …

Belgium starts trial over 2016 suicide bombings

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Belgium launched its biggest-ever criminal trial on Wednesday, the landmark prosecution of alleged jihadists accused of …

Meghan faced death threats as a royal: senior UK police officer

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The UK's most senior police officer of colour has said the duchess of Sussex faced "disgusting" threats to her life …

Killer of S.African anti-apartheid hero Hani stabbed in jail: prison

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The killer of South African anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani has been stabbed in jail, days after the country's top court …

Pulisic sinks Iran as US advance in World Cup duel

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Christian Pulisic fired the United States into the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday as the Americans downed Iran 1-0 …

Hawaii volcano shoots lava fountains 200 feet high: USGS

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Fountains of lava up to 200 feet (60 meters) high have been fired into the air from Hawaii's Mauna Loa, geologists say, …

Jailed Belarus activist Kolesnikova in intensive care: allies

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Jailed Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, who is serving a long prison term, has been admitted to intensive …

Ukraine urges allies to speed up support for winter of war

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Ukraine urged NATO members Tuesday to speed up weapons deliveries and help restore its shattered power grid, as Western …

Trade tensions overshadow Macron's showy White House visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron was set to arrive in Washington Tuesday for a rare state visit hosted by Joe Biden, but …

China warns of 'crackdown' after major protests

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China's top security body called for a "crackdown" against "hostile forces" on Tuesday, after a weekend of protests in …

World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking rules' despite ban

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The Italian who ran onto the World Cup pitch wearing a T-shirt in support of Ukraine and Iranian women defended his …

China police out in force after anti-lockdown protests

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Security services were out in force across China's major cities Tuesday, which for the time being appeared to have …

UK summons China envoy after arrest of BBC journalist

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Britain on Tuesday summoned the Chinese ambassador in London for a rebuke after the arrest and alleged assault of a BBC …

World Cup pitch invader defends 'breaking the rules'

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The Italian who ran on to the World Cup pitch wearing a T-shirt in support of Ukraine and Iranian women is a football …

Qatar announces first major gas deal for Germany

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Qatar on Tuesday announced its first major deal to send liquefied natural gas to Germany as Europe scrambles to find …

Western allies to help Ukraine brave winter of war

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that Russia was using winter as a "weapon of war" against Ukraine, as Western …

All regions experienced water extremes in 2021: UN

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All regions of the world saw water extremes last year -- both floods and droughts -- and billions of people had …

Chinese cities under heavy policing after protests

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China's major cities of Beijing and Shanghai were blanketed with security on Tuesday in the wake of nationwide rallies …

Putin ally Kudrin steps down from audit chamber

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A longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Kudrin, stepped down Tuesday as the head of the country's …

China cities under heavy policing after protests

AFP - 2h ago

China's major cities of Beijing and Shanghai were blanketed with security on Tuesday in the wake of nationwide rallies …

Lights go out on Hungary stadiums, theatres as energy crisis bites

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Rocketing energy bills are forcing Hungary to shutter libraries, theatres, swimming pools and even its new football …

Mould and red tape: Ukrainians hosted in UK struggle to find own housing

AFP - 15h ago

Viktoriya arrived in the UK in March after fleeing war-torn east Ukraine with her two sons and their cat and dog.

Biden monitoring China Covid unrest as US rallies pop up

AFP - 11h ago

US President Joe Biden is monitoring unrest in China by protesters demanding an end to Covid lockdowns and greater …

US, Iran face off in winner-takes-all World Cup showdown

AFP - 11h ago

The United States and Iran meet in a politically charged winner-takes-all World Cup clash on Tuesday as England aim to …

'Bachelor's handbag' enters Aussie lexicon

AFP - 7h ago

Bachelor's handbag – a roast chicken takeaway in a plastic bag -- has been voted the Australian people's choice as the …

China moves to curb rare, nationwide protests

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Chinese security forces on Monday filled the streets of Beijing and Shanghai following online calls for another night of …

World's largest volcano erupts in Hawaii

AFP - 9h ago

The world's largest active volcano burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash Monday in a …

Great Barrier Reef risks 'in danger' World Heritage listing

AFP - 5h ago

Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of "in danger" World Heritage sites, according to UN experts …

Twitter owner Musk signals new 'war' against Apple

AFP - 8h ago

Twitter owner Elon Musk on Monday opened fire against Apple over its tight control of what is allowed on the App Store, …

Entire Juventus board of directors resigns

AFP - 4h ago

The entire board of directors at Juventus has resigned, including president Andrea Agnelli and vice president Pavel …

Why are Man Utd, Liverpool both up for sale now?

AFP - 11h ago

Manchester United fans have celebrated the news that the Glazer family are open to selling the club after an acrimonious …

Musk signals Twitter going to 'war' with Apple

Nov 28 2022

Twitter owner Elon Musk on Monday opened fire against Apple over its tight control of what is allowed on the App Store, …

Brazil, Portugal join France in World Cup knockouts

Nov 28 2022

Five-time champions Brazil and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds with a game …

Cocaine 'super-cartel' busted in Europe and Dubai

Nov 28 2022

Police have smashed a huge drugs "super-cartel" that controlled a third of Europe's cocaine trade, arresting 49 people …

Brazil join France in World Cup knockouts as Ronaldo eyes progress

Nov 28 2022

Brazil joined France in the World Cup knockout rounds on a dramatic day of action in Qatar on Monday as Cristiano …

Italy landslide death toll rises to 8, warnings 'ignored'

Nov 28 2022

Search parties on Monday recovered the body of an eighth victim of a landslide on the small Italian island of Ischia, as …

London fire service vows reform after damning review

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London's fire service said on Friday it was taking "immediate action", after an independent review concluded it was …

Russian shelling kills 15 in Kherson as Ukraine battles to restore power

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Russian shelling on the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed 15 civilians Friday, officials said, as engineers …

Inflation clouds 'Black Friday' kickoff of US holiday shopping season

AFP - 4h ago

US retailers unveiled a trove of fresh promotions Friday, as they try to coax sales from reticent shoppers whose holiday …

Putin tells Russian mothers he shares 'pain' of soldier deaths

AFP - 6h ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the …

Rebels fight on in eastern DR Congo ahead of truce

AFP - 6h ago

M23 rebels were still fighting and advancing on one front of their offensive in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo …

Half of Kyiv still without electricity after Russian strikes

AFP - 5h ago

Nearly half of Kyiv residents were still without electricity on Friday as engineers battled to restore services two days …

Elizabeth Taylor's 'lucky charm' Oscar dress found in suitcase in London

AFP - 7h ago

A "lucky charm" Christian Dior dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor on the night she won best actress at the 1961 Oscars is to …

Macron denies being main target of campaign financing probe

AFP - 7h ago

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday denied being the main target of a judicial investigation into the …

Putin tells Russian mothers he 'shares' pain of soldier deaths in Ukraine

AFP - 8h ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told a group of mothers whose sons are fighting in Ukraine that he shares the …

Uganda closes schools to fight Ebola, new cases fall

AFP - 11h ago

Uganda closed schools nationwide on Friday to curb the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister insisting to AFP …

Wolves emboldened by parasite more likely to lead pack: study

AFP - 4h ago

Wolves infected with a common parasite are far more likely to become the leader of their pack, according to a new study, …

'Vladimir, answer us': Russian soldier mothers challenge Putin

AFP - 3h ago

Their videos are flooding Russian social media -- mothers and wives of soldiers mobilised to fight in Ukraine, urgently …

Musk announces gold, gray and blue badges for Twitter accounts

AFP - 3h ago

Twitter's billionaire owner Elon Musk announced Friday that the platform would be launching differently colored badges …

Half of Kyiv residents still without electricity after strikes

AFP - 4h ago

Nearly half of Kyiv residents were still without electricity on Friday as engineers battled to restore services two days …

Nurses join other striking UK staff in two December walkouts

AFP - 9h ago

Nurses across most of Britain will hold the first strikes in their union's 106-year history next month, joining a host …

Indonesian girl, 7, found dead after day-long quake rescue effort

AFP - 12h ago

A seven-year-old Indonesian girl who was the subject of a day-long rescue effort after an earthquake killed at least 310 …

China's 'iPhone city' under Covid lockdown after violent clashes

AFP - 6h ago

Six million people were on Friday under Covid lockdown in a Chinese city home to the world's largest iPhone factory, …

Hong Kong cardinal among activists convicted over protest fund

AFP - 4h ago

A 90-year-old Hong Kong cardinal was among six dissidents convicted on Friday over their running of a …

'Where are the mackerel?' Alarm as Bosphorus fish stocks crash

AFP - 5h ago

Despondent Sunday anglers watch crestfallen as a trawler winches an enormous net out of the waters of the Bosphorus.

Messi on brink as Argentina look to salvage World Cup

AFP - 10h ago

It was not supposed to be this way. Before the World Cup started, hopes were high in Argentina that Lionel Messi was set …

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' revolution turns 40

AFP - 7h ago

Mixing rock, pop and RnB like never before, Michael Jackson's "Thriller", 40 years old next week, became the most …

Twin crises: experts say nature and climate can't be siloed

AFP - 9h ago

Experts and activists were hoping UN climate talks would end last week with a prominent mention of biodiversity in the …

England, Netherlands eye last-16 berths at World Cup

AFP - 13h ago

England head into their second match of the World Cup against the United States on Friday knowing victory would secure a …

Ukraine battles to reconnect millions in the cold and dark

AFP - 6h ago

Ukraine battled Friday to get water and power to millions of people cut off after Russia launched dozens of cruise …

Grinding inflation clouds 'Black Friday' shopping bonanza

AFP - 5h ago

Retailers braced for their biggest test of the year: Will US consumers open their wallets wide for the Black Friday …

Wildlife summit to vote on shark protections

AFP - 4h ago

Delegates at a global summit on trade in endangered species have postponed until Friday a vote on whether to approve a …

Iran arrests ex-international footballer who backed protests

AFP - 3h ago

Iran on Thursday arrested a former international football player of Kurdish origin who has strongly supported the …

Musk announces 'amnesty' for banned Twitter accounts after poll

AFP - 6h ago

Elon Musk said Thursday many previously suspended Twitter accounts would be allowed back on the platform after a …

World Cup history for Ronaldo, Neymar injury scare after Brazil win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup history on Thursday as Brazil were rocked by an injury scare to captain …

Brazil grinds to halt as World Cup party starts

Nov 24 2022

In yellow-and-green bikinis, Neymar jerseys and sparkling tops straight out of carnival, Brazilians dropped everything …

History for Ronaldo as Brazil win World Cup opener

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a piece of World Cup goalscoring history on Thursday as Brazil launched their quest for a …

EU frets over Twitter job losses as hate speech grows

Nov 24 2022

The European Union on Thursday expressed concern about layoffs at Twitter since its takeover by Elon Musk, after the …

French MPs vote to enshrine abortion rights in constitution

Nov 24 2022

Lawmakers in the French parliament voted Thursday to add the right to abortion to the constitution in response to recent …

Russian lawmakers approve bill banning LGBTQ 'propaganda'

Nov 24 2022

Russian lawmakers unanimously approved a bill banning all forms of LGBTQ "propaganda" in a final reading Thursday, as …

UN rights council orders probe of Iran crackdown on protests

Nov 24 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the …

China's 'iPhone city' tightens Covid rules after violent protests

Nov 24 2022

China has ordered six million people into lockdown in a city where violent protests broke out at an iPhone factory over …

Adidas probing allegations about Kanye West's behaviour

Nov 24 2022

Adidas said Thursday it was investigating claims against Kanye West after a report detailed alleged inappropriate …

ICC prosecutor seeks charges against fugitive warlord Kony

Nov 24 2022

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Thursday he would ask judges to confirm charges against Ugandan …

UN rights council orders international probe of Iran crackdown

Nov 24 2022

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday condemned Iran's repression of peaceful demonstrators following the …

Struggling Ghana plans tax rise, debt swap to secure IMF aid

Nov 24 2022

Ghana's finance minister, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, presented the 2023 budget to parliament on Thursday, hiking tax and …

Ukraine battles to restore power after latest Russian barrage

Nov 24 2022

Ukraine struggled Thursday to repair its battered power and water services after Russia targeted the electricity grid …

Ronaldo and Brazil enter World Cup fray after Swiss win

Nov 24 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to put his painful Manchester United divorce behind him at the World Cup on Thursday as …

For political activists, Twitter packs a vital punch

Nov 24 2022

From the Arab Spring uprisings to the MeToo movement in which women spoke up about sexual assaults, Twitter has proven …

UN, diplomats demand end to deadly Iran crackdown

Nov 24 2022

The bloody repression of peaceful demonstrators in Iran must end, the UN rights chief insisted Thursday, as countries …

UN rights chief urges Iran to halt violence on protesters

Nov 24 2022

The UN rights chief urged Iran Thursday to immediately halt violence against protesters, as countries debated whether to …

UK-led police operation busts phone scammers who targeted millions

Nov 24 2022

UK police on Thursday said their biggest ever counter-fraud operation had disrupted an international criminal network …

Iran crackdown in spotlight at UN rights council

Nov 24 2022

The UN Human Rights Council is holding an urgent meeting Thursday to discuss whether to launch a high-level …

Russians fleeing Putin prepare for life in Serbian exile

Nov 24 2022

A group of Russian children clamour cheerfully in a Belgrade apartment, proudly shouting out the new Serbian words …

Favourites Brazil kick off World Cup bid as Ronaldo and Portugal enter fray

Nov 24 2022

Favourites Brazil begin their bid to win a sixth World Cup on Thursday when they take on Serbia, while Cristiano Ronaldo …

Indonesia boy, 6, rescued from quake rubble after two days

Nov 24 2022

A six-year-old boy has been pulled from the rubble of a deadly Indonesia earthquake after spending two days trapped …

China's daily Covid cases highest since pandemic began

Nov 24 2022

China's daily Covid cases have climbed to the highest since the pandemic began, official data showed Thursday, despite …

UK police lift lid on largest ever counter-fraud operation

Nov 24 2022

UK police on Thursday said their biggest ever counter-fraud operation had disrupted an international criminal network …

Shine on: campaigners save London's historic gas lamps

Nov 24 2022

Intrigued tourists watch as Paul Doy climbs a ladder outside London's Westminster Abbey and lifts the globe of a gas …

UK retailer Boohoo denies 'slave' labour claims

Nov 24 2022

British online fashion retailer Boohoo on Wednesday denied allegations that staff in a UK warehouse worked in harrowing …

Musk floats 'general amnesty' of suspended Twitter accounts

Nov 24 2022

New Twitter owner Elon Musk on Wednesday polled users on whether the site should offer a general amnesty to suspended …

Russia, declared 'terror' state by EU lawmakers, batters Ukraine grid

Nov 24 2022

Fresh Russian strikes battered Ukraine’s already failing electricity grid, causing blackouts across the war-torn nation …

US LGBTQ club shooting suspect is non-binary, had troubled past

Nov 23 2022

Lawyers for the 22-year-old accused of murdering five people at a Colorado LGBTQ club said their client is non-binary …

Walmart manager kills six in latest US mass shooting

Nov 23 2022

A 31-year-old overnight manager at Walmart shot and killed six people at a store bustling with Thanksgiving holiday …

Germany shocked by Japan after World Cup armband protest, Spain hit seven

Nov 23 2022

Japan produced a stunning comeback to shock Germany in their World Cup opener on Wednesday after the four-time champions …

Zelensky to address UN, as Russian strikes batter Ukraine power grid

Nov 23 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to address an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council Wednesday, as …

DR Congo and Rwanda agree ceasefire at talks: Angola

Nov 23 2022

An agreement has been struck which could mean the adoption of a ceasefire in the violence-torn east of DR Congo as soon …

Teen killed in twin Jerusalem bus stop bombings

Nov 23 2022

An Israeli-Canadian teen was killed and 14 people were wounded Wednesday as the first bombings in Jerusalem in years hit …

European Space Agency names new astronauts, agrees record budget

Nov 23 2022

The European Space Agency announced five new career astronauts as well as history's first astronaut recruit with a …

Zelensky to address US, as Russian strikes batter Ukraine power grid

Nov 23 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was set to address an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council Wednesday, as …

Embattled Credit Suisse expects Q4 pre-tax loss

Nov 23 2022

Credit Suisse predicted a surprise fourth-quarter pre-tax loss of up to $1.6 billion as the beleaguered bank undertakes …

Turkey more determined 'than ever' to secure Syrian border

Nov 23 2022

Turkey said Wednesday it was more determined than ever to secure its Syrian border from attacks by Kurdish forces, …

Gang violence grips French Indian Ocean territory Mayotte

Nov 23 2022

On the French Indian Ocean territory of Mayotte, clashes between machete-wielding gangs have left at least one dead, …

Russia court extends Kremlin critic Yashin's detention by six months

Nov 23 2022

A Russian court on Wednesday extended by six months the detention of opposition politician Ilya Yashin, who risks being …

Walmart employee kills six in US mass shooting

Nov 23 2022

A Walmart employee shot dead six people at a store bustling with Thanksgiving holiday shoppers, before turning the …

Kremlin critic Yashin goes on trial in Russia

Nov 23 2022

Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin, who risks being jailed 10 years for denouncing President Vladimir Putin's …

Germany protest against World Cup armband ban

Nov 23 2022

German players covered their mouths for a World Cup team photo on Wednesday in a protest against FIFA's decision to ban …

French aid groups in disarray after latest Mali bustup

Nov 23 2022

French-backed NGOs in Mali fear their future is in limbo after relations between the military-run hosts and France hit …

Violent protests at largest iPhone factory in China

Nov 23 2022

Violent protests have broken out around Foxconn's vast iPhone factory in central China, as workers clashed with security …

Strike kills Ukraine newborn and hits Kyiv infrastructure

Nov 23 2022

Russian strikes killed a newborn baby at a maternity ward in southern Ukraine and targeted energy infrastructure in the …

UK top court rejects Scottish independence vote plans

Nov 23 2022

Britain's highest court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the devolved Scottish government in Edinburgh to hold a new …

Credit Suisse expects Q4 pre-tax loss of $1.6 bn

Nov 23 2022

Credit Suisse predicted a surprise fourth-quarter pre-tax loss of up to $1.6 billion as the beleaguered bank undertakes …

At least six killed in US Walmart shooting

Nov 23 2022

A gunman killed at least six people at a Walmart store Tuesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the second mass …

Indonesia quake survivors appeal for supplies as rain hampers rescue

Nov 23 2022

Survivors of an Indonesian earthquake that killed at least 271 people, many of them children, appealed for food and …

Turkey vows intent 'stronger than ever' to secure Syrian border

Nov 23 2022

Turkey said Wednesday it was more determined than ever to secure its Syrian border from attacks by Kurdish forces, …

Ronaldo seeks new club after Man Utd exit

Nov 23 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo is searching for a new team after a tumultuous few hours at Manchester United, during which they …

UK to send helicopters to Ukraine for 'first' time

Nov 23 2022

Britain is to send helicopters to Ukraine for the first time since Russia's invasion, the defence ministry in London …

Teen killed in twin Jerusalem bus stop attacks

Nov 23 2022

Explosions hit two bus stops in Jerusalem Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding 14, in unclaimed attacks …

Strike kills Ukrainian newborn, Zelensky slams Russia

Nov 23 2022

Russian strikes killed a newborn baby at a Ukrainian maternity ward and two other civilians elsewhere, officials said …

'Ready for the worst': Moscow drag queens defiant as LGBTQ law looms

Nov 23 2022

Backstage at a bar in Moscow, a troupe of drag queens surrounded by make-up palettes and sparkling costumes join hands …

A greener ride: West Africans switch on to electric motorbikes

Nov 23 2022

Beninese hairdresser Edwige Govi makes a point these days of using electric motorbike taxis to get around Cotonou, …

'Multiple fatalities' in US Walmart shooting

Nov 23 2022

A gunman shot and killed multiple people in a Walmart store late Tuesday in the US state of Virginia, police said, …

Indonesia quake survivors appeal for supplies as rescuers trawl rubble

Nov 23 2022

Survivors of an Indonesian earthquake that killed at least 268 people appealed for food and water Wednesday, as rescuers …

Taiwan's newest party wants to make mahjong great again

Nov 23 2022

As Taiwan hurtles towards becoming a "super-aged" society, a new political party has emerged with an unusual and …

'Sick of everything': Beijingers fed up with tightening restrictions

Nov 23 2022

Schools and businesses closed, restaurants empty, and the fear of being locked down at any moment – the Chinese capital …

Germany eye World Cup redemption as Spain, Croatia kick off

Nov 23 2022

Germany begin their path to World Cup redemption on Wednesday after the 2018 horror show in Russia, with Spain and …

Medical community frets over fate of Twitter

Nov 23 2022

For days, doctors, scientists and public health experts have been telling their Twitter followers where to find them on …

In final briefing, Fauci urges Americans to get vaccinated

Nov 23 2022

True to form, America's outgoing top infectious disease official, Anthony Fauci, used what may be his final White House …

Manchester United owners consider sale as Ronaldo exits

Nov 23 2022

Manchester United's owners said Tuesday they were ready to sell the club, potentially bringing down the curtain on an …

S. Africa's Ramaphosa demands climate aid from rich world in UK state visit

Nov 22 2022

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged rich nations to help save vulnerable ones from climate change, …

Fresh Turkey strikes in Syria as Erdogan vows ground operation 'soon'

Nov 22 2022

Turkey struck several targets in Syria on Tuesday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued new threats to launch a …

Moscow says on alert after Crimea hit by 'drone attack'

Nov 22 2022

Ukraine's Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula was targeted by a drone attack on Tuesday, Kremlin-installed authorities …

European, US stocks up despite China Covid fears

Nov 22 2022

Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday, shrugging off worries about inflation and the potential reinstatement of severe China …

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 268, rescuers hunt for survivors

Nov 22 2022

The death toll from an earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java jumped to 268 on Tuesday, as rescuers searched for …

Saudi Arabia stun Messi's Argentina to ignite World Cup

Nov 22 2022

Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history on Tuesday, roaring back to beat Argentina 2-1 …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa demands climate aid from rich world in UK state visit

Nov 22 2022

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged rich nations to help save vulnerable ones from climate change, …

Saudi Arabia shock Messi's Argentina at World Cup

Nov 22 2022

Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history on Tuesday, roaring back to beat Argentina 2-1 …

World Cup organisers under fire over rainbow symbols stance

Nov 22 2022

World Cup organisers faced growing questions Tuesday about whether the rainbow logo can be displayed at the World Cup in …