24 July 2021 News

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Anti-graft investigator flees Guatemala to ‘safeguard his life’

Guatemala's top anti-graft investigator, Juan Francisco Sandoval, fled the country Saturday to "safeguard his life," hours after he was sacked...

60 Cubans prosecuted so far over protests : official

About 60 Cubans have been prosecuted so far for participating in unprecedented demonstrations against the government earlier this month, a senior...

Big protests mark global anger at Covid restrictions

More than 100,000 people protested in Australia, France, Italy and Greece on Saturday, sparking clashes with police as they railed against Covid-19...

Angered by Covid response, Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing increasing...

Afghan govt imposes night curfew to stem Taliban advance

Afghan authorities on Saturday imposed a night-time curfew across 31 of the country's 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping...

Iraq arrests ‘cell’ over deadly bombing claimed by IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi announced Saturday the arrest of a "terror cell" behind a Baghdad market bombing that killed dozens and...

Myanmar rebel group says received Covid jabs from China

China has supplied over 10,000 Covid vaccines to a Myanmar rebel group operating near its southern border, its spokesman said Saturday, as Beijing...

AstraZeneca searching for vaccines for virus-hit Southeast Asia

Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Saturday it was scouring its supply chain to find more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine for Southeast Asia, which is...

China braces for Typhoon In-Fa as it cleans up flood damage

China shut down ports and railways on Saturday as it braced for Typhoon In-Fa as parts of the country struggled to recover from devastating floods...

Protesters clash with police as thousands march against Australia lockdown

Thousands marched through Australia's two biggest cities in anti-lockdown protests Saturday, sparking violent clashes with police in Sydney.

Chinese shooter wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics as storm threat looms

Chinese shooter Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the coronavirus-hit Games braced for a potentially disruptive...

India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 115

Rescuers in India waded through knee-deep mud and debris Saturday in a grim search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed...

Charles and Diana’s ‘wedding of the century’

Their fairy-tale marriage 40 years ago this month was dubbed the "wedding of the century".

Iraqi PM to focus on US troop withdrawal in Biden meeting

Weakened by pro-Iran factions at home, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi will meet with US President Joe Biden on Monday to discuss a possible...

Afghan lawmakers voice alarm on air force as US withdrawal nears

Afghan lawmakers on Friday voiced alarm that their air force was depleted in the face of a Taliban offensive, as they asked the United States...

Sierra Leone lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

Sierra Leonean lawmakers voted to abolish the death penalty Friday, becoming the latest African country to move towards banning capital punishment....

Colombia authorizes export of dried cannabis flowers

Colombia gave the green light Friday to export dried cannabis flowers for use in medical products in addition to allowing manufacturers to produce...

Blinken to pay first trip to India amid Afghanistan withdrawal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will speak next week in India about supporting Afghanistan as worries grow in New Delhi about Taliban gains...