4 July 2021 News

Weather, China, Conflict, Cyprus, Military were the most important topics in the news of the Sunday 4 July 2021, but also: Dead, France, Afghanistan, Japan, Hong Kong.

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Mapuche woman chosen to lead drafting of Chile’s new constitution

A woman from Chile's indigenous Mapuche people was chosen Sunday to lead the drafting of the country's new constitution, in a bid to spread power...

SAfrica’s Zuma refuses surrender to police by deadline

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, ordered to surrender himself to start a 15-month jail term for contempt, said Sunday he would not...

Tigray rebels accept ‘ceasefire in principle’ but set conditions

Rebel leaders in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region on Sunday accepted "a ceasefire in principle" but posed strict conditions for it to be formalised.

Cyprus mountain villagers in shock after deadly wildfire

Villagers in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus looked in shock Sunday at their blackened hillsides after a deadly fire fanned by high temperatures...

China watchdog orders ride-hailing service Didi off app stores

China's cyber watchdog on Sunday ordered ride-hailing service Didi be removed from app stores after investigations found its user data collection...

Philippines on alert for another volcano eruption as thousands flee

Philippine scientists warned Sunday a volcano south of Manila could erupt again "anytime soon" as toxic gas emissions hit a record high and thousands...

Pope Francis to visit Slovakia, Hungary

Pope Francis announced Sunday he will visit Slovakia in September after a brief stop in Hungary to celebrate a mass in the capital Budapest.

Families flee as Taliban seize key Kandahar district

The Taliban have captured a key district in their former bastion of Kandahar after fierce night-time fighting with Afghan government forces,...

‘No going back’ : Le Pen stands by bid to sanitise French far-right

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday stood by a bid to make her party more respectable, at a congress dominated by its drubbing in...

45 killed in Philippine military plane crash

At least 45 people were killed and dozens injured Sunday when a Philippine military aircraft carrying troops crashed and burst into flames after...

Cyprus worst forest fire in decades kills four

Cyprus said a deadly forest fire that was the worst to hit the island in decades was close to being brought under control Sunday after water...

25 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

Twenty-five anti-junta fighters and civilians were killed during clashes with the military in central Myanmar, villagers said Sunday, as locals...

Four dead in Cyprus’ worst forest fire in decades

A huge forest blaze in Cyprus has killed four people, destroyed homes and forced evacuations of villages as Greece, Israel and other countries...

Le Pen re-elected as head of France’s far-right

Marine Le Pen won re-election as head of France's far-right National Rally Sunday at a party congress, where she is seeking new impetus for her...

Taliban seize key Kandahar district after fierce fighting

The Taliban have captured a key district in their former bastion of Kandahar after fierce night-time fighting with Afghan government forces,...

Hong Kong police warn residents against mourning man who stabbed officer

Hong Kong authorities on Sunday warned residents against mourning a man who killed himself after stabbing a policeman, saying that encouraging...

Astronauts complete first spacewalk at China’s new Tiangong station

Chinese astronauts successfully performed the country's first tandem spacewalk on Sunday, working for seven hours on the outside of the new Tiangong...

Rescuers search for survivors in landslide-hit Japan town

Rescuers in a Japanese holiday town hit by a deadly landslide were forced to suspend their search for survivors several times on Sunday as more...

First astronauts at China’s new space station conduct spacewalk

Astronauts at China's new space station conducted their first spacewalk Sunday, state media reported, as Beijing presses on with its extraterrestrial...

Bezos leaves enduring legacy as he steps away as Amazon CEO

As he prepares to blast off into a new career stage, Jeff Bezos leaves an enduring legacy after transforming Amazon from a modest online bookseller...

Rebel-held Syria shifts power — towards solar

Huge solar panels poke out of pumpkin and tomato fields in Syria's rebel-held northwest, where after infrastructure was destroyed during a decade...

Work starts on Chile’s first post-dictatorship constitution

Chile officially starts writing a new constitution Sunday to replace the one it inherited from the era of dictator Augusto Pinochet and is widely...

Rescuers search for survivors in landslide-hit Japan town

Rescuers in a Japanese town hit by a deadly landslide climbed onto cracked roofs and searched cars thrown onto engulfed buildings on Sunday,...

Florida collapse toll now 24, rest of building to be razed soon

Searchers recovered two more bodies to bring the death toll in the Florida apartment block collapse to 24, authorities said Saturday, as the...