3 September 2021 News

Conflict, Afghanistan, United States, Japan, France were the most important topics in the news of the Friday 3 September 2021, but also: Environment, India, Diplomacy, Britain, Australia.

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Cuba starts vaccinating children in order to re-open schools amid Covid surge

Cuban authorities on Friday launched a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against Covid-19, a prerequisite set by the Communist...

Former US cardinal pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting teenage boy

Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the most senior Roman Catholic official in America to face criminal charges in the massive clergy abuse...

Venezuela government, opponents resume talks in Mexico

Venezuela's government and opposition returned to the negotiating table in Mexico City on Friday, with President Nicolas Maduro's rivals demanding...

Small businesses struggle to survive as Taliban uncertainty deepens

For 10 years Fahad made a good living selling wedding gowns at his bridal shop in the Afghan capital, but since the Taliban rolled into town...

Monaco Princess stable after collapsing in S.Africa : foundation

Princess Charlene of Monaco was in stable condition Friday after collapsing and being hospitalised in South Africa, her foundation said.

France faces anger over planned wind farm next to WWI memorial

Opponents of a wind farm planned next to a battlefield in France where hundreds of Australian soldiers died during World War I are urging the...

Taliban battle for final holdout province of Panjshir

Anti-Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley said Friday they were battling to repulse "heavy" assaults, as the Islamists seek to capture...

EU and AstraZeneca settle vaccine supply dispute

The European Union and UK-based drugs giant AstraZeneca settled their dispute over a shortfall in coronavirus vaccine supplies on Friday, agreeing...

Who could replace Suga as Japan’s prime minister?

Japan's vaccine tsar and a low-key moderate are among the possible replacements for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who said Friday he will not...

Taliban and Afghan flags side by side at ‘unity’ cricket match

A near-full house turned out to watch Afghanistan's top cricketers play in a trial match Friday, with Taliban and Afghan flags waving side by...

Medal rush as Tokyo Paralympics enters home straight

Paralympians battled for the last medals in swimming and cycling on Friday, while Turkey's women defended their goalball title as the Tokyo Games...

Merkel tours German flood zone to drum up party support

German Chancellor Angela Merkel returned Friday to the scene of deadly flooding in the west of the country in a bid to shore up support for her...

Extinction threat : world conservation meeting to show species in peril

The perilous state of the planet's wildlife will be laid bare when the largest organisation for the protection of nature meets on Friday hoping...

Floating Dutch cow farm aims to curb climate impact

Among the cranes and containers of the port of Rotterdam is a surreal sight: a herd of cows peacefully feeding on board what calls itself the...

Staying safe online – Best Antivirus Software

The internet can be a very dangerous place to the average user; you can get malware, a virus, or even have your identity stolen. There are some...

Kashmir tensions spike after separatist icon’s death

Thousands of Indian security forces maintained a lockdown across Kashmir on Friday after the death of a separatist political leader sparked clashes...

IS-inspired attacker shot dead after New Zealand supermarket knife rampage

An Islamic State-inspired attacker injured six people in a New Zealand supermarket knife rampage Friday, before being shot dead by undercover...

Foreign aid groups in Afghanistan navigate Taliban rule

As a humanitarian catastrophe looms, relief organisations are scrambling to maintain their operations in war-ravaged Afghanistan, holding high-stakes...

No regrets for Afghanistan veteran after second Paralympics canoe gold

Australian canoeist Curtis McGrath lost his legs in Afghanistan, but said Friday he was "pretty content" and had no regrets about the time he...

Japan PM Suga to step down after year in office

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not run in his ruling party's upcoming leadership vote, throwing open the race for...

Taliban prepare for government as fighting rages in Panjshir

The Taliban are due to form a government within days despite fighting in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley where forces battling the hardline Islamists...

Guam halts vacation-and-vax tours as virus cases rise

The US Pacific territory of Guam has suspended a programme allowing international visitors to receive a Covid-19 vaccination while enjoying a...

Trudeau’s first Canada election debate a slugfest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out onto a debate stage Thursday with guns blazing, needing to turn around his Liberals' faltering...

UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia

Britain will send four million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Friday, as his country raced to halt...

Japan PM Suga to step down this month : party

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he will not run for re-election as party leader this month, effectively ending his tenure after...

Fate of UN Afghanistan mission in the balance as humanitarian flights resume

The fate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover is a source of grave concern within the global body,...

Climate crisis triggers spike in lightning strike deaths in India

Faizuddin is still traumatised from the lightning strike that killed his three friends as they took selfies atop a 400-year-old fort in India,...

Shadow of Syria’s exiled hangs over revived Aleppo souk

The historic Khan al-Harir souk in war-torn Syria's erstwhile economic capital of Aleppo has reopened following restoration work, but much of...

Study in streets : outdoor classes for Yemen’s beleaguered children

Dozens of children kneel in an outdoor, makeshift classroom at the start of the school year in Yemen, where coronavirus and a brutal war have...

Drought squeezes Brazil’s electricity supply

Brazil's worst drought in almost a century is threatening electricity supply and critical crops, pushing up energy and food prices at a time...

Colombian photographer documents world’s largest variety of butterflies

Like the more than 3,000 species of butterflies in Colombia, agronomist Juan Guillermo Jaramillo underwent his own metamorphosis several years...

Top Brazil court hears arguments in key indigenous land case

Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in a seminal case over the scope of the constitution's protection of indigenous land.

California law seeks ‘gender neutral’ toy aisles

Gender neutral toy aisles could become compulsory in California department stores, under rules being considered in the state's legislature.

Celebrities lash out at Texas abortion law

Hollywood actors, musicians and celebrities hit out Thursday at a new law in Texas that bans nearly all abortions in the conservative US state.