31 July 2021 News

China, Conflict, Attack, UN, Afghanistan were the most important topics in the news of the Saturday 31 July 2021, but also: Iran, Israel, United States, Crime, Dead.

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News from 31/07/2021

Six civilians killed in rebel attack on C.Africa village : UN

Rebels killed six civilians and wounded several others Saturday in an attack on a village in the northeast of the volatile Central African Republic,...

Taliban and Afghan forces clash again outside Herat city

Afghan and Taliban forces clashed again on the outskirts of Herat on Saturday, a day after a police guard was killed when a United Nations compound...

Chinese pop star Kris Wu detained on suspicion of rape

Chinese-Canadian pop megastar Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, Beijing police said Saturday.

Turkey battles forest fires for fourth day

Fire crews tackled blazes for a fourth day as the number of people killed in forest fires sweeping through southern Turkey rose to six on Saturday,...

Rhino killings on the rise in South Africa

At least 249 rhinos were killed the first six months of this year in South Africa, the environment minister said Saturday, partly pushed by the...

In Tunis cafes, cynicism saps opposition to president’s power grab

Under a blazing Tunis sun, cafe owner Radhi al-Chawich is chatting amicably with customers when he lets slip he supports the Islamist-inspired...

Taliban and Afghan forces clash again outside Herat city

Afghan and Taliban forces clashed again on the outskirts of Herat Saturday, a day after a police guard was killed when a United Nations compound...

Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack

Israel is pressing for international action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire, branding Tehran an...

Malaysians stage anti-govt protest despite Covid curbs

Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians staged an anti-government protest Saturday in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs,...

Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack

Israel's foreign minister said he has ordered the nation's diplomats to push for UN action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed...

Bangladeshis rush back to work as factories reopen despite virus surge

Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers rushed back to major cities Saturday, besieging train and bus stations, after the government...

China outbreak spreads as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

Mushrooming outbreaks of the Delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter Covid-19 curbs on Saturday, as the WHO urged the world...

China factory activity slows in July, hit by extreme weather

Chinese factory activity weakened in July to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, data showed Saturday, as manufacturing was impacted...

US hurdlers sparkle at Olympics, Nigerian sprinter cast out for doping

The good and the ugly side of Olympic athletics were on show on Saturday as Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad sparkled on the track while...

China says Delta variant behind virus surge

China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for...

US sanctions top Cuban police for suppressing protests

The US slapped fresh sanctions Friday on Cuban police for suppressing anti-government demonstrations this month, with President Joe Biden warning...

Wife of slain Haiti leader says killers left her for dead

The wife of Haiti's murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband, listened in terror as the gunmen ransacked...

Australia’s third-largest city of Brisbane to enter Covid lockdown

Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap Covid-19 lockdown from Saturday as authorities...