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'Not afraid of the virus': Wuhan turns page on Covid, three years on

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Residents of China's Wuhan said Monday they were hopeful for the future and no longer afraid of Covid-19, three years …

The women who lived as sex slaves to an Indian goddess

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Dedicated to an Indian goddess as a child, Huvakka Bhimappa's years of sexual servitude began when her uncle took her …

Macau ponders future even as tourists and gamblers return

AFP - 2h ago

Macau's streets were packed in the run-up to the Lunar New Year after pandemic controls were abruptly lifted but it is …

Arsenal silence doubters with statement win over Man Utd

AFP - 3h ago

Premier League leaders Arsenal have had their title credentials questioned all season but their last-gasp win against …

Canada to pay Indigenous abuse survivors more than $2bn

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Canada will pay hundreds of Indigenous communities more than $2 billion in compensation for nearly a century of abuse …

California Lunar New Year mass shooter dead, motive unclear: police

AFP - 3h ago

The gunman believed to have killed 10 people during Lunar New Year celebrations in California shot himself dead as …

The women who dress men

AFP - 4h ago

Women are increasingly making their mark in men's fashion, breaking through the "fabric ceiling" that has seen the …

Ten Hag says Man Utd must 'change mentality' after Arsenal defeat

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said his team must change their mentality if they want to become a trophy-winning …

US residents of 'very safe' Monterey Park stunned by mass shooting

AFP - 5h ago

The "Year of the Rabbit" began in horror on Sunday for the inhabitants of Monterey Park, the largely Asian American …

US van standoff ends as police hunt Lunar New Year mass shooter

Jan 22 2023

California police hunting the gunman who killed 10 people at a dance club during Lunar New Year celebrations broke into …

Burkina Faso asked France troops to quit, diplomatic note confirms

Jan 22 2023

Burkina Faso asked France to move its troops out of the country within a month, according to a diplomatic letter from …

Burkina Faso asks French troops to leave: govt letter

Jan 22 2023

Burkina Faso has asked France to move its troops out of the country within a month, according to a letter from the …

France, Germany seek to relaunch ties despite Ukraine strains

Jan 22 2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday sought to underline the importance of their …

Germany ready to let Poland send Leopard tanks to Ukraine: foreign minister

Jan 22 2023

Germany is ready to authorise Poland to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine to help Kyiv fight the Russian …

US police hunt gunman who killed 10 in Lunar New Year shooting

Jan 22 2023

Police were involved in a stand-off Sunday with a person they believe could be responsible for a mass shooting that …

Turkey's Erdogan announces elections for May 14

Jan 22 2023

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey's elections will be held on May 14 -- a month earlier than …

Russia taken 180,000 dead or wounded in Ukraine: Norwegian army

Jan 22 2023

Russia has suffered 180,000 killed or wounded in Ukraine so far, while the figure for the Ukrainians is 100,000 military …

Greek police find no bomb on Ryanair flight from Poland

Jan 22 2023

Greek police on Sunday said they had found no explosives on board a Ryanair flight from Poland, following an earlier …

Dnipro mourns dozens of victims of tower block missile strike

Jan 22 2023

Maria Sherbak gently placed two roses on a growing mound of blooms and toys across the street from a building now …

France, Germany firm ties as pressure grows over Ukraine arms

Jan 22 2023

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday reaffirmed the importance of their nations' …

Bomb alert on Poland to Greece Ryanair flight

Jan 22 2023

Greek warplanes scrambled Sunday to escort a Ryanair flight from Poland to Greece with 190 people on board after a bomb …

Ghislaine Maxwell claims photo of Prince Andrew with abuse accuser 'fake'

Jan 22 2023

Disgraced former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has claimed in a jailhouse interview with a UK broadcaster that a …

Gunmen kill Eswatini opposition politician: spokesman

Jan 22 2023

Gunmen in Eswatini killed a prominent opposition politician and human rights lawyer at his home, a spokesman told AFP on …

Six dead in siege at mayor's office in Mogadishu

Jan 22 2023

At least six people were killed on Sunday in an attack by Al-Shabaab militants at the mayor's office in central …

Ten dead in Lunar New Year shooting in California

Jan 22 2023

Ten people have died and at least 10 others were wounded in a mass shooting at a dance club in a largely Asian city in …

Eritrea troops leave historic Tigray city as US hails 'withdrawal'

Jan 22 2023

Eritrean troops have left the ancient city of Axum in Tigray but remain in two other towns in the war-stricken Ethiopian …

Explosion, gunfire near mayor's office in Mogadishu

Jan 22 2023

A huge blast tore through buildings near the mayor's office in central Mogadishu on Sunday, with gunfire erupting …

Tsitsipas battles into Australian Open quarters but Swiatek, Gauff out

Jan 22 2023

Stefanos Tsitsipas battled into the Australian Open's last eight on Sunday but women's top seed Iga Swiatek and a …

Swiatek, Gauff dumped out in more Australian Open shocks

Jan 22 2023

Top seed Iga Swiatek and a tearful Coco Gauff both crashed out in straight sets in the last 16 on Sunday on another day …

Peru closes Machu Picchu as protesters arrested in Lima

Jan 22 2023

Peru closed the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu Saturday amid steady anti-government protests, stranding hundreds of …

Six more classified docs found in Justice Dept search of Biden home

Jan 22 2023

Officials from the US Department of Justice found six more classified documents during a search of Joe Biden's family …

US media rocked by layoffs amid economic gloom

Jan 22 2023

From CNN to the Washington Post, US media are facing tough times, as a series of outlets have announced layoffs this …

Six more classified docs found in Justice Dept search of Biden home: Biden lawyer

Jan 22 2023

Officials from the US Department of Justice found six more classified documents during a search of Joe Biden's family …

Brazil's Lula sacks army commander after anti-government riots

Jan 22 2023

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sacked the commander of Brazil's army Saturday, two weeks after an election-denying …

Processions, lunches and concert to crown King Charles III

Jan 21 2023

The coronation weekend for King Charles III will feature a star-studded concert, nationwide "big lunch" and volunteering …

Buzz Aldrin, second man on the Moon, marries on 93rd birthday

Jan 21 2023

Legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the Moon, said he had married his longtime …

Liverpool-Chelsea stalemate dents top-four hopes, Newcastle held by Palace

Jan 21 2023

Liverpool and Chelsea did little for their chances of climbing into the Premier League's top four with an uninspiring …

Peru closes Machu Picchu as protesters face arrest in Lima

Jan 21 2023

Peru closed its famed tourist site Machu Picchu Saturday as authorities expelled protesters from a Lima university where …

Brazil's Lula fires army chief

Jan 21 2023

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has sacked the country's army chief, Julio Cesar de Arruda, in the wake of …

Russia to retaliate after RT accounts frozen in France: reports

Jan 21 2023

Moscow will retaliate against French media in Russia after the bank accounts of RT France, the French arm of its state …

Jeremy Renner suffered '30 plus broken bones' in snow plow accident

Jan 21 2023

Actor Jeremy Renner -- perhaps best known as Hawkeye in the Marvel Universe films -- said Saturday he broke more than 30 …

Former PM joins mass rally against Israel govt

Jan 21 2023

Former Israeli prime minister Yair Lapid joined tens of thousands of protesters in Tel Aviv Saturday, as frustration …

Fireworks, flowers in Wuhan for Lunar New Year but grief lingers

Jan 21 2023

Three years after a once-mysterious virus plunged the Chinese city of Wuhan into a terrifying lockdown, residents are …

Peru closes famed tourist site Machu Picchu due to protests

Jan 21 2023

Peru has closed its famed tourist site Machu Picchu amid anti-government protests, its Ministry of Culture said …

Djokovic defies injury in Australian Open win but Murray bows out

Jan 21 2023

Novak Djokovic's hamstring just about held up as the hot favourite battled into the Australian Open last 16 on Saturday, …

Anti-Turkey demo in Sweden deepens tensions over NATO bid

Jan 21 2023

Turkey on Saturday cancelled a visit by the Swedish defence minister over a demonstration by an anti-Islamic extremist …

Ukraine says 'global indecision killing more of our people'

Jan 21 2023

Ukraine on Saturday blasted the "global indecision" of its allies after Germany stalled on supplying its vaunted Leopard …

Anti-Turkey demo in Sweden stokes fresh tensions

Jan 21 2023

Turkey on Saturday called off a visit by Sweden's defence minister over a planned demonstration by a right-wing …

US, Africa histories 'intimately connected' by slavery: Yellen

Jan 21 2023

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Saturday the histories of the United States and Africa were "intimately connected" …

Thousands protest against Spanish govt in Madrid

Jan 21 2023

Thousands of people protested in Madrid Saturday against Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's leftist government in a rally …

Germany faces backlash over refusal to give Ukraine tanks

Jan 21 2023

Germany faced a strong backlash from allies on Saturday over its refusal to supply Ukraine with its vaunted Leopard …

Turkey cancels Sweden minister visit over planned protest

Jan 21 2023

Turkey on Saturday called off a visit by Sweden's defence minister over a planned demonstration by a right-wing …

Chris Hipkins vows to win election as next New Zealand PM

Jan 21 2023

New Zealand's incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins vowed Saturday to "get things done" and win a looming October …

Google cuts 12,000 jobs as tech woes bite again

Jan 21 2023

Google's parent company Alphabet announced Friday it will cut about 12,000 jobs globally, citing a changing economic …

Peru protests rage on despite president's plea for calm

Jan 21 2023

Stone-throwing protesters fought pitched battles with police at fresh demonstrations demanding the resignation of …

'The battle is not over': US anti-abortion groups dig in for fight ahead

Jan 21 2023

It was their first march through the US capital since the Supreme Court gave them what they had been demanding for half …

From tanks to subsidies: the main topics at Davos

Jan 20 2023

The World Economic Forum in Davos wrapped up Friday after a week that featured feverish discussion of the war in …

Dutch to ban unhealthy designer pets

Jan 20 2023

The Netherlands wants to ban pets such as flat-faced dogs and cats with folded ears, which look sweet but suffer …

Romania extends detention of Andrew Tate to February 27

Jan 20 2023

A Bucharest court on Friday extended the detention of the controversial influencer Andrew Tate, who is being …

Allies fail to agree on heavy tanks sought by Ukraine

Jan 20 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday there was "no alternative" but for the West to give Ukraine heavy …

Chris Hipkins chosen as next New Zealand PM

Jan 20 2023

New Zealand's former Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins will replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after …

US designates Russia's Wagner military group an intl 'criminal organization'

Jan 20 2023

The United States on Friday designated Russia's Wagner group as a "transnational criminal organization," piling pressure …

Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand PM

Jan 20 2023

New Zealand's former Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins will replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after …

Murray, Djokovic to defy aches and pains at Australian Open

Jan 20 2023

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will have to rev their bodies into action when both attempt to reach the fourth round of …

Germany says no decision on tanks despite Ukraine pleas

Jan 20 2023

Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv at a crucial US-led meeting …

French-Irish citizen held in Iran suspends hunger strike: sister

Jan 20 2023

A French-Irish citizen held in Iran has suspended his dry hunger strike at the request of his family, who fear for his …

Progress on POW visits 'urgent', Red Cross says after Moscow visit

Jan 20 2023

The International Committee of the Red Cross urgently needs more access to prisoners of war on both sides in the Ukraine …

Neil Young drops rift to praise Crosby as 'soul' of CSNY

Jan 20 2023

Neil Young hailed the late David Crosby as "the soul" of their supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, paying homage …

Shadow looms over captured mobster's home town

Jan 20 2023

Killer mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro may have been captured this week after 30 years on the run, but his shadow still …

US man gets suspended sentence for stalking actress Claire Foy

Jan 20 2023

An American man on Friday received a suspended jail term in the UK for stalking "The Crown" actress Claire Foy, on …

Al-Shabaab attack kills seven Somali soldiers

Jan 20 2023

An Al-Shabaab attack killed seven soldiers Friday at a military camp in a Somali town retaken by the army this week in a …

Medvedev latest to exit Australian Open but Swiatek charges on

Jan 20 2023

Daniil Medvedev on Friday became the latest title contender to crash out of the men's draw at the Australian Open, but …

Al-Shabaab attack kills seven Somali soldiers

Jan 20 2023

An Al-Shabaab attack killed seven soldiers Friday at a military camp in a Somali town retaken by the army this week in a …

Ukraine pleads for tanks to 'stop evil' at US-led donor meeting

Jan 20 2023

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday urged Western allies to deliver tanks to Ukraine at a key defence conference in …

Under-fire London police face 'rotten apple' protest

Jan 20 2023

Campaigners on Friday dumped a basket of 1,071 rotten apples outside the headquarters of Britain's biggest police force, …

Murray's 4:00am Australian Open finish - 'crazy' or 'great story?'

Jan 20 2023

Andy Murray said what many were thinking when he barked during his epic five-set victory at the Australian Open: "Why …

Satellite mapping finds new colony of Emperor penguins

Jan 20 2023

Satellite mapping technology has discovered another new colony of the highly threatened Emperor penguins in Antarctica, …

'Finally!': Madrid tourism fair abuzz with return of Chinese visitors

Jan 20 2023

China's prolific and big-spending tourists have been stuck at home, unable to travel for almost three years, and their …

Why French novelist Colette still matters

Jan 20 2023

She caused a riot when she kissed her lesbian lover on stage and dared to talk about faking orgasms and domestic …

Ruthless Swiatek leads charge into Australian Open last 16

Jan 20 2023

World number one Iga Swiatek led the charge of women seeds into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Friday, as …

Plastic pirouettes: Japan's recycled bottle ballet

Jan 20 2023

The dancers' futuristic headgear glints under the lights at a top ballet show, but just two months ago their plastic …

Elite Davos forum 'sitting target' of conspiracy theorists

Jan 20 2023

A Swiss Alpine town where heads of state and business titans huddle for a week of debate: the World Economic Forum in …

Clashes in Lima as thousands rally against Peru government

Jan 20 2023

Thousands marched through Peru's capital Thursday in a large anti-government rally punctuated by clashes with police, …

Folk-rock pioneer David Crosby dies at 81

Jan 20 2023

David Crosby, the trailblazing singer-songwriter whose time with The Byrds and later Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young …

Undocumented workers from Paris 2024 Olympic sites speak out

Jan 20 2023

Gaye Sarambounou is used to toiling long days for a pittance. He's a Malian living in France with no working papers, but …

France gripped by strikes, protests against pension reform

Jan 20 2023

More than a million people marched in France on Thursday to protest pension reforms, with some demonstrators clashing …

Human error caused outage that snarled US airports: regulator

Jan 20 2023

The computer glitch that forced the temporary suspension last week of US domestic airline departures was caused by a …

Western allies to meet on Ukraine after fresh arms pledges

Jan 20 2023

Representatives from 50 countries are set to gather in Germany Friday to discuss support for the next stage of Ukraine's …

Clashes, fire in Lima as thousands rally against Peru government

Jan 20 2023

Thousands marched through Peru's capital Thursday in a large anti-government rally punctuated by clashes with police, …

Murray's epic 4am finish defended by Australian Open boss

Jan 20 2023

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted Friday there was "no need" to alter scheduling at the tournament despite …

Netflix soars to 230 mn subscribers, co-founder steps down

Jan 20 2023

US streaming giant Netflix ended last year with more than 230 million global subscribers, it said Thursday, beating …

Scuffles in Lima as thousands rally against Peruvian government

Jan 20 2023

Thousands marched through Peru's capital Thursday in a large anti-government rally punctuated by clashes with police, …

Murray's epic late finish defended by Australian Open boss

Jan 20 2023

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted Friday there was "no need" to alter scheduling at the tournament despite …