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MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets

With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?

Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star's death

The investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death has taken several twists and turns.

Coronavirus: Why US is expecting an 'avalanche' of evictions

As businesses reopen across the US, so are eviction courts with millions of lives being upturned.

Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent

The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.

MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Russia, China, Iran work to undermine US election: US intel chief

US officials believe Russia is boosting Trump's re-election bid, and China does not want Trump to win a second term.

Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine may be partially effective

Disease expert warns that public health measures will still be needed to control the pandemic in the United States.

How ‘success’ of a tough US policy on Iran has benefited China

Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll nears 100,000 as Australia struggles to contain cases

Anti-Bolsonaro protests as Brazil cases near 3m; Italy cases soar; Australia cases double in less than a month to reach 20,000. Follow the latest, live Trump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 12.31am BSTFrom Reuters:Brazilian billionaire Jorge Lemann’s foundation and other business interests will fund the building of factory to produce the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical company...

Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science

Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.

Mexico sets up justice commission for Yaqui Indians

The Mexican government has set up a Justice Commission for The Yaqui People, in a bid to solve the land, water and infrastructure problems of what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called Mexico's most persecuted indigenous group

They were family and fought Beirut’s fires together — including their last

Moments before the devastating blast, a suspicion that something was very wrong.

Russia, China and Iran meddling in US elections, top intelligence official says

Statement says China is opposed to Trump but offers more concrete evidence of Russia’s efforts to undermine BidenRussia is backing Donald Trump, China is supporting Joe Biden and Iran is seeking to sow chaos in the US presidential election, a top intelligence official has warned in a sobering assessment of foreign meddling.The statement on Friday by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, raises fears of a repeat of the 2016 election, when Russia manipulated social media to help Trump and hurt his opponent Hillary Clinton.“Russia is using a range of m...

Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent

The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.

Postal Service loses $2.2bn amid coronavirus pandemic as it faces growing pressure over mail-in voting

Our financial position is dire, stemming from substantial declines in mail volume

Cambodia's 'Rubbish School' where kids pay with plastic

With no tourists because of the pandemic, a guide in Cambodia is instead teaching English

Beirut explosion: Families search for missing loved ones

Families in Beirut are still desperately seeking news of missing loved ones.

Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case

Estia’s Keilor Downs residents were tested on Wednesday but staff not until Friday, families told, in company’s third Covid outbreakPrivate sector aged care giant Estia is battling a third Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne after two staff members and a resident tested positive at a facility in Keilor Downs.The ASX-listed Estia is one of Australia’s largest providers and has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic in Melbourne, with two of its Victorian sites linked to 238 cases and both among the five largest aged care outbreaks in the state.

Russia, China and Iran meddling in US elections, top intelligence official says

Statement says China is opposed to Trump but offers more concrete evidence of Russia’s efforts to undermine BidenRussia is backing Donald Trump, China is supporting Joe Biden and Iran is seeking to sow chaos in the US presidential election, a top intelligence official has warned in a sobering assessment of foreign meddling.The statement on Friday by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, raises fears of a repeat of the 2016 election, when Russia manipulated social media to help Trump and hurt his opponent Hillary Clinton.

'We hope that our land will become ours again'

Max Bearak meets the indigenous Ogiek who claim the Mau Forest in Kenya as their ancestral home but now face eviction at the hands of a hostile government

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

Bernie Sanders introduces bill to tax 60% of millionaires' earnings during pandemic to pay medical costs

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk would all be taxed tens of billions under bill

Trump poised to intervene in Covid-19 relief plans after talks break down

Washington gridlock likely to bring more hardship to millions losing enhanced unemployment benefitsDonald Trump was controversially poised to intervene in coronavirus relief aid action on Friday evening after talks between Republican and Democratic negotiators collapsed hours earlier, with the sides far apart on dollars and ideas.A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks came to nothing earlier on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an ec...

Beirut explosion: Survivors recount the moment disaster struck

Ten survivors recall the minutes before and after the massive Beirut port explosion that killed more than 150 people.

At least 17 killed in Air India plane crash

An Air India Express plane was attempting to land in heavy rain when it went off the runway, slid down a 35 foot embankment, and broke in two, according to India's civil aviation minister. Kris Van Cleave reports.

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

A United Nations official says airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, in the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled area this month

US State Dept asks Saudi Arabia about ex-spy's detained children

Two children and a brother of former Saudi intelligence officer Saad al-Jabri were detained in the kingdom in March.

California county will pay people diagnosed with coronavirus $1,250 to stay home

Policy director Vanessa Cedeño says many residents 'just could not afford to lose two weeks' worth of wages to quarantine and isolate

Big jump in Italy's daily new COVID-19 cases driven by travel

The number of daily new coronavirus infections in Italy jumped 38 per cent higher Friday, with 552 confirmed cases registered compared to the previous day.

"I want to get out": Desperate Lebanese say they're stuck after massive explosion

Even before this week's blast, the country of 6 million was suffering through a severe economic recession.

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

A United Nations official says airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, in the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled area this month

Trump’s tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum: A timeline of key events since 2017
Trump’s tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum: A timeline of key events since 2017

The United States is once again imposing tariffs on some imported Canadian aluminum products and Canada is gearing up to retaliate with reciprocal tariffs.

'Most sophisticated tunnel in history' found on Mexican border

Shaft equipped with a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring and rail system

Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft dies aged 95

US foreign policy figures offer tributes to 'very definition of a public servant' and 'a principled person who had no use for partisanship

Colorado Prison Escapee Caught After Nearly 50 Years on Run

The was found living under an alias in a small town in northern New Mexico

Woman confronting vandals covered in paint during renewed Portland protests

Incident occurs as demonstrators clash with authorities for third consecutive day

U.S. court will rehear Epstein victims' claims over plea deal

A federal appeals court decided Friday to reconsider claims that Florida federal prosecutors violated the rights of Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse victims by not informing them about a secret plea deal.

'Our homes are open': Tales of kindness in beleaguered Beirut

In the absence of any real help from the government, ordinary civilians are stepping in to support one another, as Bel Trew reports from Beirut

American oil execs, held two years ago, go to trial in Venezuela

Five of the men are Venezuelan-Americans with deep roots in Texas and Louisiana, and one is a permanent US resident.

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to stop Trump from allowing drone sales to Saudis, fearing an arms race with Iran

The senators are concerned selling drones to the Saudis could exacerbate the Yemen conflict and fuel an arms race with Iran.

Second wedding photoshoot captures moment of Beirut explosion

A newlywed couple was in the middle of their wedding photoshoot when a massive explosion erupted in the port of Beirut.

How the tariff battle between Canada and the United States will impact Canadians
How the tariff battle between Canada and the United States will impact Canadians

The U.S. reimposing tariffs on some Canadian aluminum exports and Canada intends to put a reciprocal surtax on aluminum and aluminum-containing products from across the border.

Mauritius declares environmental emergency after mass oil spill
Mauritius declares environmental emergency after mass oil spill

A "state of environmental emergency" has been declared in Mauritius after a ship that ran aground off the shores of the Indian Ocean island began spilling tonnes of oil.

Congress' last-ditch talks on virus stimulus fail

With benefits expired for millions of unemployed and mass evictions looming, Congress goes on holiday.

Arrest of Polish LGBT activist leads to scuffle with police

LGBT rights activists scuffled with police Friday in Warsaw after turning out on the streets to protest the arrest of an an activist.

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic. “Everywhere in the state, every region is below the threshold that we established,” Cuomo told reporters. Many New York school districts have planned to start the year with students in school buildings only a few days a week, while learning at home the rest of the time.

Trump news - China, Iran and Russia all exposed to be interfering in the US election as Covid rescue bill falters in Congress

President Donald Trump could issue executive orders to address student loans, jobless benefits and the eviction moratorium after talks with Congressional Democrats regarding a coronavirus relief bill broke down on Friday.A top US counterintelligence official has issued a public statement saying that China and Iran prefer that president Donald Trump does not win re-election; while Russia is seeking to hurt former vice president Joe Biden’s electoral chances.

Saudi detention of ex-official's children prompts rare rebuke from Trump administration

Letter signed by US state department representative calls for ‘immediate release’ of adult children of Saad AljabriThe Trump administration has issued a rare rebuke of Saudi Arabia over the detention of two of the adult children of a former Saudi intelligence official who has been credited with protecting Americans from al-Qaida threats.A letter signed by a state department official said any persecution of Saad Aljabri’s family members by Saudi authorities was “unacceptable” and urged the “immediate release” of the two children, Omar and Sarah Aljabri, who were arrested from their home in Riya...

Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking Indefinite Leave of Absence From Liberty University

Jerry Falwell Jr.'s decision comes soon after a Republican lawmaker called on him to step down