5 July 2021 News

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Honduran hydroelectric executive convicted of environmentalist murder

The general manager of a hydroelectric company in Honduras on Monday became the eighth person convicted in the 2016 murder of a renowned environmentalist.

Mexico to raffle off house owned by drug lord “El Chapo”

A house from which drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman fled as police moved in to arrest him in 2014 will be raffled off, Mexico's government...

England to lift virus restrictions as Israel raises vaccine fears

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday revealed plans to lift most of England's coronavirus restrictions, including face masks and social distancing...

Ancient bone carving could change the way we think about Neanderthals

The design may be simple, but a chevron pattern etched onto a deer bone more than 50,000 years ago suggests that Neanderthals had their own artistic...

One dead, 33 injured from Bangkok factory explosion

An explosion near Bangkok's international airport Monday left a plastics factory in flames, killing at least one firefighter and wounding 33...

Cannes welcomes Hollywood stars, but on a smaller red carpet

The red carpet has been halved in size and many of the after-parties have been postponed until the after-Covid era, but the French city of Cannes...

Suspense as South African police await new orders on Zuma’s arrest

In a case that has left the country agog, South Africa's police minister on Monday said he was awaiting court instructions on whether to arrest...

Ethiopia’s Abiy boasts of military might despite rebel gains

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared Monday his government could easily recruit one million new fighters but wants to foster a period...

Trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi continues as Covid-19 cases spike

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi seemed in good health as she appeared in court Monday, her lawyer said, as her trial continued with the...

Georgia LGBTQ activists cancel Pride march after clashes

LGBTQ activists in Georgia said Monday they had been forced to cancel a planned Pride march, as protesters assaulted activists and journalists...

Virus-hit Indonesia orders oxygen for jammed hospitals

Indonesia on Monday called for the nation's oxygen supplies to be sent to hospitals overflowing with coronavirus patients as fresh cases and...

Gunmen abduct 140 school students in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen kidnapped 140 students from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria on Monday, a school official and police said, the latest in a wave...

Bangladesh extends lockdown as cases hit new record

Bangladesh on Monday extended a strict nationwide lockdown, confining people to their homes for another week as coronavirus cases and deaths...

France warns virus fourth wave could hit by end-July

France could see a new spike in Covid cases by the end of July due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of the virus, the government...

Pope in ‘good’ condition after surgery, faces week in hospital

Pope Francis was doing well on Monday after surgery for an inflamed large colon, but the 84-year-old was expected to spend around seven days...

UK PM says ‘learn to live with’ Covid as curbs to be lifted

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday unveil a plan to lift most if not all of England's pandemic restrictions from July 19, as he urged...

Over 1,000 Afghan troops flee Taliban into Tajikistan

More than 1,000 Afghan troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan on Monday following clashes with the Taliban, as the insurgents amassed momentum...

South Africa police await new court orders on Zuma’s arrest

South Africa's police minister on Monday said he was awaiting court instructions on whether to arrest ex-president Jacob Zuma, who has been given...

OPEC+ impasse deepens amid rare Saudi, UAE spat

Saudi Arabia is engaged in a rare public spat with its Emirati allies over a critical oil output deal, escalating tensions ahead of another meeting...

China extends probe into US-listed tech firms after Didi blow

Beijing widened a crackdown on its embattled technology sector Monday by announcing probes into two more US-listed Chinese companies, a day after...

One dead, 29 injured from Bangkok factory explosion

An explosion near Thai capital Bangkok's international airport Monday left a plastics factory in flames, killing at least one firefighter and...

Cyprus says huge forest blaze fully ‘under control’

Firefighters in Cyprus said Monday they had brought under control the island's worst blaze on record, which ripped through mountain forests and...

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant back online after two weeks

Iran's only nuclear power plant has been brought back online, its manager said early Monday, after two weeks off-grid amid a power shortage and...

Death toll in Philippines military plane crash rises to 52

Philippine security forces searched among coconut trees on a remote southern island Monday for the flight data boxes of an aircraft that crashed...

China extends probe into US-listed tech firms after Didi blow

China announced on Monday probes into two more US-listed Chinese companies, a day after banning ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing from app stores...

Norwegian pension fund sells off groups linked to Israeli settlements

Norway's largest pension fund announced Monday it had divested assets in 16 companies for their links to Israeli settlements in the West Bank,...

Chinese city on Myanmar border locked down again over virus fears

A Chinese city near the border with Myanmar has imposed a lockdown and started mass testing after three coronavirus cases were reported on Monday,...

Death toll in Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

Philippine security forces searched among coconut trees on a remote southern island Monday for the flight data boxes of an aircraft that crashed...

‘Talibanned’ : From kite-running to breakdancing, Afghan pastimes again under threat

The Taliban outlawed dozens of seemingly innocuous activities and pastimes in Afghanistan during their 1996-2001 rule -- including kite flying,...

Most Asian markets rise after healthy US jobs report

Asian markets mostly rose Monday following another Wall Street record sparked by a blockbuster US jobs report that reaffirmed the country's recovery...

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens in landslide-hit Japan town

Authorities in a landslide-hit Japanese holiday town are holding out hope of locating at least 64 residents after rescue teams spent Monday...

Storm Elsa cuts through Caribbean after claiming three lives

Tropical storm Elsa battered Jamaica and Cuba with winds and rain Sunday after claiming at least three lives while cutting a path of destruction...

The American South : A weak link in the Covid vaccination campaign

With a sizable Black minority traditionally mistrustful of vaccines and with many conservative rural whites convinced that the vaccine is more...

Biden marks ‘independence’ from Covid, but pandemic remains a threat

President Joe Biden celebrated US Independence Day on Sunday with an upbeat assessment of a country he said is roaring back to post-pandemic...

Rest of collapsed Florida apartment block demolished ahead of tropical storm

A controlled explosion brought down the unstable remains of the collapsed apartment block in Florida late Sunday ahead of a threatening tropical...

Megatanker that blocked Suez Canal to be released

The megatanker retained by Egypt since it blocked the Suez Canal in March will be released Wednesday, after the authority that manages the vital...

Pope Francis undergoes colon operation : Vatican

Pope Francis, 84, underwent a surgery Sunday for an inflamed large colon, a Vatican statement said.