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Biles pulls out of Olympic all-around title defence as support pours in

Simone Biles abandoned the defence of her individual all-around Olympic crown on Wednesday, a day after her shock withdrawal from the women's...

Thousands of US-bound migrants stranded in Colombia

Thousands of migrants are stranded in a Colombian port town as they wait for boats to cross into neighboring Panama on their way to the United...

For Russian prisoners, letters provide rare ‘moment of joy’

In a cottage outside Moscow, Konstantin Kotov goes through a handful of the hundreds of letters he received when he spent more than a year behind...

France owes French Polynesia ‘a debt’ over nuclear tests : Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Paris owed "a debt" to French Polynesia over nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific...

Taiwan probes reported hack of officials’ messaging accounts

Taiwan's police on Wednesday said they had launched an investigation after local media reported more than 100 LINE messaging app accounts used...

After weeks-long wait, Peru’s president to be sworn in

Leftist Pedro Castillo is to be sworn in as Peru's president Wednesday with a full inbox: tame the coronavirus epidemic, reactivate a flagging...

US firefighters admit they are burnt out by endless blazes

After battling increasingly large and deadly wildfires non-stop for weeks, and with no respite in sight, firefighters in California are admitting...

HIV-positive man’s arrest puts Mexican law in spotlight

The arrest of a man accused of failing to tell a partner that he had HIV has sparked fresh controversy about a Mexican law that campaigners say...

GSK’s Walmsley battles hostile investors and Covid slump

The head of the British pharmaceutical giant GSK, Emma Walmsley, will present the company's quarterly results on Wednesday as criticism mounts...

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dead at 46 : family

Joey Jordison, the co-founder of Slipknot and one of the most influential metal drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 46, his family...

Blinken in veiled warning on rights, democracy in India

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a veiled warning Wednesday about Indian democracy backsliding in his first official visit to New...

‘Wounded soul’ : Beirut blast haunts scarred survivors

A year after the cataclysmic Beirut port blast, Shady Rizk's doctors are still plucking glass from his body. The latest extraction was a centimetre-long...

In Spain, Iberian lynx claws back from brink of extinction

At a nature reserve in southern Spain, four baby Iberian lynxes sleep peacefully beside their mother, part of a captive breeding programme that...

Guatemala cancels order for Russian vaccines

President Alejandro Giammattei announced Tuesday that Guatemala has canceled its order of a second batch of eight million Russian-made Covid-19...

Macron promises transparency over French Polynesia nuclear tests

French President Emmanuel Macron promised transparency around decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia and changes to compensation procedures...

Hong Kong’s civil society ‘withers’ under national security purge

Hundreds of elected community leaders in Hong Kong have resigned and dozens of civil society groups have disbanded as China remoulds the finance...

French court to rule on illegal assets of E. Guinea president son

France's top appeals court on Wednesday rules on the conviction handed to the powerful son of the president of Equatorial Guinea for building...

Passports please : Afghans queue up for escape lifeline

Like thousands of his compatriots, Abdel Khalid Nabyar waited outside Afghanistan's main passport office to apply for the precious travel document...

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again

People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said...

Colombia expels German who took part in anti-govt protests

Colombian immigration authorities said Tuesday they had expelled a German woman who took part in demonstrations against the government of President...

Conflict ‘behind us’, Ivory Coast’s Ouattara says after greeting rival

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara offered a hearty welcome to his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday as the rivals met for the first...

Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows

Millions of Sydney residents will spend another month in lockdown, authorities announced Wednesday, citing a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak...

Dangerous attraction : Amorous pursuit imperils Cuban croc

Being too coveted a mating partner can have its downside for a species faced with extinction, as the Cuban crocodile has learned.

Ledecky v Titmus as Olympics grapples with Biles withdrawal

US star Katie Ledecky will seek revenge against Australian rival Ariarne Titmus in the Olympic pool on Wednesday as shockwaves from the dramatic...

US lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics

US lawmakers on Tuesday pressed corporate sponsors to pull out of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, accusing them of supporting what Washington considers...

French ex-minister charged with corruption in Ghosn case

France's financial crimes unit said Tuesday it had charged prominent rightwinger Rachida Dati, a former cabinet minister and close ally of ex-president...

Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worsening as humanity’s impact deepens

The global economy's business-as-usual approach to climate change has seen Earth's "vital signs" deteriorate to record levels, an influential...

Man robs iconic Parisian jeweller using stand-up scooter as getaway

An armed man using a stand-up scooter Tuesday robbed famed Parisian jeweller Chaumet of up to three million euros worth of jewellery in an audacious...