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  • Scottish parliament approves free sanitary products for all women

    The Scottish parliament has approved plans to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so.

  • Russia rejects Idlib ceasefire

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday rejected calls for a halt to a Russia-backed Syrian offensive in Idlib in northwest Syria.

  • Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest

    Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes “globally unprecedented” following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday.

  • German cops seek motive in car ramming incident

    German authorities yesterday scrambled to determine the motives of a man who ploughed his car into a carnival procession, injuring dozens and further unsettling a country rocked by a fatal mass shooting last week.

  • Libya’s warring sides propose truce deal

    Libya’s warring sides have proposed a draft ceasefire agreement that would see the United Nations monitor the safe return of civilians to their homes, the UN said yesterday.

  • Spread of COVID-19 confirms WHO fears

    The sharp rise in cases and the geographical spread of the coronavirus outside China confirm WHO fears over dealing with the crisis, experts warned Sunday as they appealed for ever greater vigilance.

  • Human rights under assault

    UN chief Antonio Guterres yesterday launched a “call to action” against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and “alarming levels of femicide”.

  • US accuses Assange of endangering sources

    A lawyer for the United States yesterday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of risking the lives of intelligence sources by publishing classified US government documents, as his extradition hearing opened in a London court.

  • Security threat ‘very high’ from far right

    German interior minister Horst Seehofer yesterday said that the police presence would be increased across the country to counter the “very high” security threat from the far-right, after a gunman killed nine people in a racist attack late Wednesday.

  • UK police rule out terror in London mosque stabbing

    British police on Thursday said they were not treating as terror related a London mosque stabbing in which an elderly worshipper suffered non life-threatening injuries.