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  • 45m need urgent food aid in southern Africa: UN

    Roughly 45 million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said yesterday.

  • Prince Harry resurfaces after royal bombshell

    Britain’s Prince Harry made his first public appearance yesterday since he and his wife Meghan’s bombshell decision to quit as full-time royals.

  • Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised “real changes” yesterday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans.

  • Democrats lock horns over gender

    Leftist Bernie Sanders attacked frontrunner Joe Biden on foreign policy Tuesday but found himself fighting accusations of sexism in the final presidential debate before Democrats begin choosing who challenges incumbent Donald Trump in November’s election.

  • Harry, Meghan criticised after royal crisis summit

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan faced fresh criticism yesterday in the wake an emergency royal meeting to discuss their shock announcement to step back from frontline royal duties.

  • Oceans were hottest on record in 2019

    The world’s oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said yesterday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth’s climate.

  • Filipino couple weds under volcanic cloud

    A couple getting married in the Philippines over the weekend witnessed a surprise guest at their wedding. In what has made for dramatic shots that have since gone viral on social media, Chino and Kat Palomar exchanged vows in Cavite province on Sunday under a gigantic cloud of smoke and ash from Taal, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes.

  • German police probe motorcycling ‘Hitler’

    German police said they were investigating after a man dressed as Adolf Hitler rode around a weekend festival in a motorbike sidecar, although he provoked more amusement than outrage.

  • William, Harry slam 'false' story about their relationship

    Princes William and Harry put on a rare united front to dismiss a "false story" speculating about their relationship, as senior royals meet for talks about the younger brother's future.

  • 10 Bangladeshi migrants hurt in Greece police chase

    Ten Bangladeshi nationals among 13 people were injured when a car carrying migrants who had crossed into Greece from neighboring Turkey crashed into another vehicle following a high-speed chase across the north of the country early Friday, police in Greece say.

  • Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm

    Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has returned to Canada following the couple’s bombshell announcement that they were quitting their frontline royal duties, it emerged yesterday, as the monarch held urgent talks with her family to resolve the crisis.

  • Bulgarian minister charged over water crisis in Pernik

    Bulgarian Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov was charged with the deliberate mismanagement of water supplies for the western city of Pernik, prosecutors said yesterday.

  • British lawmakers finally approve Brexit deal

    Britain’s parliament finally approved Brexit on Thursday, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union later this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and splintered society.

  • EU envoys spurn ‘guided tour’ of Indian Kashmir

    The European Union refused to take part in a rare diplomatic visit to Indian Kashmir that started yesterday because they will not be allowed to meet detained local politicians, reports said.

  • EU defends Iran deal after Trump’s call

    EU chief Charles Michel yesterday defended the crumbling Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump urged Europe to quit it, but warned Tehran against “irreversible acts” that would sink the accord.

  • Big ‘split’ in UK Royals

    Prince Harry and his celebrity wife Meghan’s bombshell resignation from front-line royal duties rocked the British monarchy yesterday, with reports suggesting Queen Elizabeth II had not been informed in advance.

  • UK MPs set to seal Brexit deal

    After years of angry arguments that toppled two governments, Britain’s parliament yesterday was set to finally approve the terms of Brexit, clearing the divided country’s exit from the European Union on January 31.

  • Asylum seekers give new life to 'end of the world' French village

    Some of its inhabitants say it feels like Chambon-le-Chateau is located at the end of the world: buffeted by the ferocious winds high in the Massif Central, frigid in winter and a long drive from the nearest town with no public transport.

  • Guaido calls for new Venezuela protests

    Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido called Tuesday for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, hours after he was sworn in for another term as National Assembly speaker following a standoff with the armed forces.

  • 35 Turkish soldiers sent to Libya so far

    Turkey has deployed 35 military personnel to Libya but they will not take part in any fighting, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to local media yesterday.

  • No sign of cooler weather or rain

    Australia’s weather agency yesterday said it saw no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country.

  • Snipers to cull up to 10,000 camels

    Snipers took to helicopters in Australia on Wednesday to begin a mass cull of up to 10,000 camels as drought drives big herds of the feral animals to search for water closer to remote towns, endangering indigenous communities. Local officials in South Australia state said “extremely large” herds have been encroaching on rural communities -- threatening scarce food and drinking water, damaging infrastructure, and creating a dangerous hazard for drivers.

  • 2019 second hottest year on record: EU

    2019 was the second hottest year on record and ended the hottest decade in history, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said yesterday.

  • US warns citizens in China over mystery virus

    Americans travelling in China should avoid animals and contact with sick people as the country grapples with a mystery pneumonia outbreak, the US embassy in China said yesterday.

  • Philippines readies for to evacuation

    The Philippines is preparing to evacuate thousands of Filipinos working in the Middle East as regional tensions rise following the killing of a top Iranian commander by the United States.

  • Germany to withdraw some troops from Iraq

    Germany will withdraw some of its troops deployed as part of the anti-IS coalition in Iraq, the defence ministry said yesterday, in the latest fallout over the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general.

  • Wildlife death toll soars to over 1b

    The number of wildlife estimated to have died in Australia’s wildfire catastrophe has skyrocketed to more than 1 billion, according to wildlife experts.

  • Rivals claim post of Venezuela speaker

    Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker on Sunday following two separate votes and accusations of a “parliamentary coup.”

  • Rain brings slight relief

    Australia saw its first glimpse of respite after months of deadly fires this weekend when rain and cooler temperatures moved in.

  • ‘Catastrophic’ conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

    A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia yesterday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under “catastrophic” conditions.