1 August 2021 News

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Three Hezbollah among 5 dead in Lebanon funeral ambush : security source

At least five people including three Hezbollah members were killed south of Beirut Sunday when a funeral procession for a party member was ambushed,...

Thousands take part in pro-Bolsonaro rallies in Brazil

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in several cities Sunday to support far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in protest against the country's...

Scuffles in Berlin as Covid sceptics defy protest ban

Thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators defied a court-ordered protest ban on Sunday and gathered in the streets of Berlin, resulting in scuffles...

Ethiopian Airlines denies shipping arms, soldiers to Tigray

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest carrier in Africa, on Sunday denied it was transporting weapons and soldiers to the war-torn Tigray region.

US, UK join Israel in accusing Iran of deadly tanker attack

Israel's key allies the United States and Britain joined it Sunday in blaming Iran for a deadly tanker attack off Oman, despite Tehran's denials,...

Thailand tightens curbs in 16 more provinces as outbreak sets record

Thailand has extended a night-time curfew and other virus restrictions to 16 more provinces beginning Tuesday as the kingdom's Covid-19 death...

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years

Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial...

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Dozens of villages were evacuated in tourist hotspots in southern Turkey on Sunday as wildfires that have claimed eight lives raged for a fifth...

Workers at world’s biggest copper mine in Chile agree to strike

Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, in Chile, have called a strike after rejecting a compensation offer by Anglo-Australian giant BHP.

Sumatran tigers infected with coronavirus at Indonesian zoo

Two Sumatran tigers were recovering at a Jakarta zoo after being infected with coronavirus, Indonesian officials said Sunday, as they probed...

Turkey wildfires death toll rises to eight

The death toll from wildfires in southern Turkey rose to eight following the discovery of two bodies on Sunday, officials said, as more people...

Cambodia begins Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers

Cambodia began a roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations for teenagers in its capital Phnom Penh and three provinces Sunday, with Premier Hun Sen's...

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia channel

YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation.

Chinese cities test millions as virus cases surge

Chinese cities rolled out mass testing of millions of people and imposed fresh travel restrictions as health authorities battled Sunday to contain...

Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Nearly 300 firefighters, two water bomber planes and five helicopters were battling a forest fire in Greece on Sunday that destroyed homes and...

Mexico referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents draws few voters

A national referendum pushed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to prosecute his predecessors for alleged corruption...

Afghan fighting rages as US and UK accuse Taliban of massacring civilians

Afghan forces battled Monday to stop a first major city from falling to the Taliban as the United States and Britain accused the insurgents of...

The chips are down : why there’s a semiconductor shortage

A shortage of semiconductors has sent shockwaves through the global economy, squeezing supplies of everything from cars to headphones.

Carmakers warn chip shortage putting brakes on recovery

The automobile industry is being hit hard by a shortage of computer chips that has slowed production and is set to drag on for months.

Iran’s Raisi set to focus on economy and nuclear deal

Iran's ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi will be inaugurated on Tuesday as the new president of the Islamic republic, a country mired in deep economic...

Thai monks don protective gear as Covid cases surge

As Covid cases surge in Thailand, some Buddhist monks are donning PPE over their distinctive robes, delivering oxygen cylinders, taking nasal...

A year after the mushroom cloud, Lebanon still bleeds

On August 4, 2020, a fire at the Beirut port ignited one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. It disfigured the city, took more...

Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands...

Myanmar coup : six months of turmoil

Myanmar's military seized power on February 1, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

What’s happening in Myanmar, six months after the coup?

Myanmar has endured six months of turmoil since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi's government and ended the country's decade-old experiment...

Millions of Americans risk eviction as virus cases spike

Millions of Americans could find themselves homeless starting Sunday as a nationwide ban on evictions expires, against a backdrop of surging...

Protesters demand probe into Canada indigenous schools

Hundreds of protesters in Canada's capital called on Saturday for a probe into a boarding school system for indigenous children, as outrage built...