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China's trekking elephants wait for youngster to catch up

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A herd of elephants on a mammoth trek across China is taking an enforced break -- as they wait for a wayward youngster …

Chinese scientist at center of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory

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The Chinese scientist at the center of theories that the coronavirus pandemic originated with a leak from her …

Ikea France faces verdict over employee spying claims

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A French court is to rule Tuesday on claims Swedish furniture giant Ikea set up an elaborate system to illegally spy on …

Sedition trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi set to begin

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Myanmar junta witnesses were set to testify on Tuesday against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of sedition …

Biden seeks EU support on China, but trade battles persist

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US President Joe Biden will seek the EU's backing on Tuesday to face the rise of China, but Brussels wants a swift end …

Masks off, mortarboards on: Wuhan sheds Covid for mass graduation

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A huge red banner welcomed more than 11,000 students in Wuhan for a massive graduation ceremony over a year after the …

France face Germany as Portugal begin title defence on Super Tuesday at Euro 2020

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Reigning champions Portugal begin their defence of the trophy against Hungary at Euro 2020 in Budapest on Tuesday as …

Taiwan's Chou eyes Olympic badminton gold, even without a coach

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It's an unorthodox approach, but Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen is hoping his decision to go without a coach will help him win …

China ready to launch first crew to new space station

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The first crew for China's new space station prepared to blast off this week for the latest step in Beijing's ambitious …

Nord Stream 2 pipeline: controversial and unstoppable

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The soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, set to double natural gas supplies from Russia to Germany, has long …

Chinese scientist at center of virus controvery denies lab leak theory

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The Chinese scientist at the center of theories that the coronavirus pandemic originated with a leak from her …

New York parade to honor frontline pandemic workers

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New York is to stage a ticker-tape parade to pay homage to essential workers who have distinguished themselves during …

WHO warns virus quicker than vaccines after G7 doses pledge

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The WHO warned Monday that Covid-19 was moving faster than the vaccines, and said the G7's vow to share a billion doses …

Protests in Hungary over ban on 'promoting' homosexuality

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Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Monday against a law expected to be approved by parliament Tuesday that …

Leaders of embattled startup Lordstown Motors step down

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Shares of Lordstown Motors dove Monday as it announced its top executive had resigned after an investigation concluded …

Spain held by Sweden in Euro 2020 opener as Schick stunner downs Scots

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Spain opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a goalless draw against Sweden in Seville on Monday after their preparations …

Premier League clubs suffer losses of nearly £1bn during pandemic

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Premier League clubs reported a cumulative pre-tax loss of almost £1 billion ($1.4 billion) for the coronavirus-hit …

Maradona's nurse tells prosecutors he was following orders

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A nurse accused of neglect in Diego Maradona's death told Argentine prosecutors on Monday that he was following orders …

Biden promises to lay down 'red lines' to Putin

Jun 14 2021

US President Joe Biden said Monday he would lay down "red lines" to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at their …

Maradona's nurse first to be questioned over his death

Jun 14 2021

A nurse who was among the last people to see Diego Maradona alive was questioned on Monday by Argentine prosecutors over …

Biden rallies NATO against China 'challenge'

Jun 14 2021

NATO leaders vowed Monday to work together against the "systemic challenges" posed by China's aggressive policies and …

China nuclear plant works to fix issue, ops 'within safety parameters'

Jun 14 2021

Operators of a nuclear power plant in southern China are fixing a "performance issue" at the facility, but the gas …

China nuclear plant operators release gas in bid to fix issue

Jun 14 2021

Gas was deliberately released from a nuclear power plant in southern China as operators work to fix an issue at the …

Biden rallies NATO against 'systemic' China threat

Jun 14 2021

NATO leaders vowed Monday to work together against the 'systemic challenge' posed by China's aggressive policies and put …

Brilliant Schick sends returning Scotland to defeat ahead of Spain opener

Jun 14 2021

Scotland's return to a major international tournament for the first time in over two decades ended in a 2-0 defeat on …

Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets under way

Jun 14 2021

The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi got under way Monday, more than four months after a military coup, …

French nuclear firm seeks to fix 'performance issue' at China plant

Jun 14 2021

A French nuclear firm said Monday it was working to resolve a "performance issue" linked to a gas build-up at a plant it …

Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets underway

Jun 14 2021

The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi got underway Monday, more than four months after a military coup, …

Biden rallies NATO against 'new challenges' from Russia, China

Jun 14 2021

US President Joe Biden warned Monday that NATO must adapt to new challenges posed by China and Russia as he met fellow …

US father-son duo admit helping ex-Nissan chief Ghosn flee Japan

Jun 14 2021

An American father-son duo admitted to helping orchestrate former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's audacious escape from …

Biden to rebuild 'sacred' NATO bond shaken by Trump

Jun 14 2021

US President Joe Biden will seek to restore bonds of trust at NATO's first post-Trump summit on Monday, as leaders push …

French nuclear firm seeks to resolve 'performance issue' at China plant

Jun 14 2021

A French nuclear firm said Monday it was working to resolve a "performance issue" at a plant it part-owns in China's …

Oscar-nominated actor Ned Beatty dies, aged 83

Jun 14 2021

The prolific and Oscar-nominated character actor Ned Beatty, known for roles in "Network," "Superman" and "Toy Story 3," …

After fire and floods, Aussie farmers suffer devastating mouse plague

Jun 14 2021

After surviving years of crippling drought, farmers in eastern Australia are locked in a months-long battle with hordes …

Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

Jun 14 2021

The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear its first testimony Monday, more than four …

Wasabi the Pekingese named Westminster's 'Best in Show'

Jun 14 2021

The Westminster Dog Show crowned a Pekingese named Wasabi its "Best in Show" Sunday, in the culmination of a reworked …

For Putin, Biden summit is all about respect

Jun 14 2021

When Vladimir Putin meets Joe Biden for their first summit on Wednesday the Russian leader will not be looking for …

Scotland, Spain set to start Euro 2020 campaigns after England's opening win

Jun 14 2021

England launched their bid for Euro 2020 glory with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday, as Scotland were set to end their …

Children pay the price in Pakistan's mass HIV outbreak

Jun 14 2021

Since his son was diagnosed with HIV during a mass outbreak in Pakistan among babies and children, hard-up Shahzado Shar …

'Everything is possible': Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

Jun 14 2021

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: …

Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first: study

Jun 14 2021

Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with …

Maradona's doctor, six others, to be questioned in his death

Jun 14 2021

Diego Maradona's personal physician and six other caregivers accused of neglecting the football icon in his final days, …

Nuclear arms decline stalls as nations modernise arsenals

Jun 14 2021

As nuclear nations commit to renewing and sometimes expanding their arsenals, a decline seen since the early 1990s seems …

Dancing like there's no corona: first German nightclub reopens

Jun 14 2021

For techno enthusiast Philipp Koegler, it almost felt like a normal Saturday night again as he joined 200 fellow …

New Zealand's Ardern pans mosque attacks film amid backlash

Jun 14 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday criticised a planned movie about her response to the 2019 …

Rocked by Covid outbreaks, Copa America opens in Brazil

Jun 13 2021

The Copa America that almost never was opened Sunday in Brazil, overshadowed by the desperate search for a last-minute …

Israel's Netanyahu ousted as 'change' coalition forms new govt

Jun 13 2021

A motley alliance of Israeli parties on Sunday ended Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 straight years as prime minister, as …

England win Euro 2020 opener as Denmark confirm Eriksen cardiac arrest

Jun 13 2021

England launched their bid for Euro 2020 glory with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday as Denmark's team doctor confirmed …

Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO, EU summits

Jun 13 2021

US President Joe Biden arrived Sunday in Brussels for two days of summits with leaders from the NATO military alliance …

Algeria cancels France 24's operating licence: state media

Jun 13 2021

Algeria cancelled the accreditation of France 24, the communications ministry said Sunday, a day after parliamentary …

Biden congratulates Israel's Bennett in telephone call

Jun 13 2021

US President Joe Biden on Sunday offered incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett his "warm congratulations" in …

Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he …

G7 vows action on Covid vaccines, climate change

Jun 13 2021

G7 leaders on Sunday vowed to start delivering one billion doses of Covid vaccines and to step up action on climate …

Biden congratulates incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett

Jun 13 2021

US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated incoming Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett after an alliance of …

Peru marks a week since presidential election, no result

Jun 13 2021

Peru on Sunday marked a week since presidential elections whose results have been delayed by fraud claims from rightwing …

Israel 'change' coalition poised to end Netanyahu era

Jun 13 2021

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday faced the likely end of his 12-year rule as a fragile alliance of …

Israel 'change' coalition poised for vote to end Netanyahu era

Jun 13 2021

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday faced the likely end of his 12-year rule as a parliament vote …

Swiss snub synthetic pesticide ban plan

Jun 13 2021

Switzerland on Sunday rejected proposals that would have made it the first European country to ban synthetic pesticides …

Canada pays final homage to family killed in truck attack

Jun 13 2021

Several hundred people gathered in London, Ontario on Saturday to pay homage to a Muslim family mowed down by the driver …

Israel starts parliament session that could end Netanyahu era

Jun 13 2021

Israel's parliament Sunday opened a special session during which lawmakers were set to vote on a "change" coalition …

G7 to agree climate, conservation targets as summit ends

Jun 13 2021

G7 leaders were on Sunday urged to take urgent action to secure the future of the planet, as they finalised new …

Swiss set to reject synthetic pesticide ban

Jun 13 2021

Switzerland seemed on course Sunday to reject proposals to make it the first European country to ban synthetic …

Israel awaits parliament vote that could end Netanyahu era

Jun 13 2021

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday faced the likely end of his 12-year reign ahead of a parliament vote …

Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

Jun 13 2021

After flying into the financial turbulence of the Covid pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take …

Israel parliament poised to vote on anti-Netanyahu govt

Jun 13 2021

Israeli lawmakers are to vote Sunday on a "change" coalition government of bitter ideological rivals united by their …

Switzerland votes on pesticides ban

Jun 13 2021

Switzerland votes Sunday on proposals to ban synthetic pesticides following a campaign that has shattered the idyllic …

Djokovic conquers 'Everest,' eyes 52-year landmark at French Open

Jun 13 2021

Novak Djokovic can become the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam titles twice in the French Open final on …

Post and present trauma time bomb hangs over Gaza

Jun 13 2021

Her eyes glued to a cellphone photo of her sister and four children killed in an Israeli strike on Gaza, Ola lets out …

Algerians shun parliamentary election under protest boycott

Jun 13 2021

Algeria voted Saturday in a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by a …

Algerians shun parliamentry election under protest boycott

Jun 13 2021

Algeria voted Saturday in a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by a …

Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with US, Europe

Jun 13 2021

What if China were to cut off the United States and Europe from access to rare minerals that are essential to electric …

US Fed expected to stand its ground despite rising inflation

Jun 13 2021

Even in the face of rising inflation, the lackluster progress on restoring jobs lost during the pandemic means the US …

Oil spill drifts away from Corsica coast

Jun 13 2021

Fears two oil slicks would pollute eastern Corsica's holiday beaches eased Saturday after French officials prepared for …

Clashes after Tunisia demo against police violence

Jun 13 2021

Youths clashed with officers again Saturday evening, hours after a demonstration in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, to …

Euro 2020 stunned after Eriksen collapse

Jun 13 2021

Euro 2020 was still reeling Sunday after Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed and had to be revived by medics …

'At the end of her life, I had to be there': Krejcikova in debt to dignified Novotna

Jun 13 2021

Newly-crowned French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova hailed her mentor and former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna who …

G7 leaders take on China, Covid and climate

Jun 12 2021

G7 leaders on Saturday confronted China and the threat of future pandemics as the elite club of wealthy nations …

Brazil's Bolsonaro fined for maskless motorcyle rally

Jun 12 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was fined $100 Saturday for violating Covid-19 containment measures in Sao Paulo …

Algeria elects parliament amid 'repression' of protest movement

Jun 12 2021

Algeria voted Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by a crackdown on a long-running protest movement that …

Denmark star Eriksen 'awake' in hospital after collapsing in Euro 2020 game

Jun 12 2021

Denmark star Christian Eriksen was awake in hospital and undergoing tests after collapsing and needing to be revived on …

Whale of a tale: US fisherman says swallowed by humpback

Jun 12 2021

It sounds like a real-life take on "Pinocchio" -- a US lobster fisherman says he was scooped into the mouth of a …

G7 leaders take on China and plan to battle new pandemics

Jun 12 2021

The G7 on Saturday unveiled US-led plans to counter China in infrastructure funding for poorer nations, and a new accord …

Euro 2020 takes off as Wales battle to draw in Baku and Belgium enter fray

Jun 12 2021

Euro 2020 stopped off in Baku as Kieffer Moore earned Wales a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening game on …

G7 leaders take on China and plan to stop new pandemics

Jun 12 2021

The G7 on Saturday unveiled US-led plans to counter China in infrastructure funding for poorer nations, and a new accord …

G7 leaders outline pandemic pact, target Russia and China

Jun 12 2021

Britain on Saturday acclaimed a "historic" action plan by G7 nations to prevent future pandemics, as the elite group …

G7 leaders outline pandemic pact, eye foreign policy threats

Jun 12 2021

G7 leaders are set to agree a declaration Saturday aimed at preventing another pandemic, and try to showcase Western …

Putin hopes Biden less impulsive than Trump

Jun 12 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that US President Joe Biden will be less impulsive than his …

French Open title beckons for late bloomers Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova

Jun 12 2021

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova, two of the most unlikely Grand Slam finalists of the modern era, meet …

Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow released on pro-democracy protest anniversary

Jun 12 2021

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was released Saturday from prison on the second anniversary of the city's huge …

No 'serious irregularities' in Peru poll, OAS says, after fraud claims

Jun 12 2021

Peru's disputed presidential vote had not shown any "serious irregularities", international election monitors said …

G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

Jun 12 2021

G7 leaders are on Saturday set to agree a joint declaration aimed at preventing another pandemic, as they resume …

Algerians to elect parliament amid 'repression' of protest movement

Jun 12 2021

Algerians vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday as authorities seek to bolster their legitimacy and snuff out a …

Italy get Euro 2020 off to flying start as Wales, Belgium enter fray

Jun 12 2021

Wales and the world's top-ranked team Belgium begin their Euro 2020 bids on Saturday after the delayed tournament …

Biden, Congress face infrastructure uncertainty

Jun 12 2021

A months-long negotiation on infrastructure between the White House and US lawmakers is coming to a head, with President …

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses from troubled plant can't be used

Jun 12 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had told Johnson & Johnson that millions of doses of Covid vaccine …

US lawmakers, wary of Big Tech, propose antitrust overhaul

Jun 12 2021

US lawmakers unveiled sweeping antitrust measures Friday aimed at tempering the dominance of Big Tech firms including …

C. Africa president names new PM after govt resigns

Jun 12 2021

A new Central African Republic prime minister was named by presidential decree Friday, the day after the government …

South Africa take total control of first Test against West Indies

Jun 11 2021

South Africa's relentless pace attack left the West Indies facing the prospect of an innings defeat inside three days as …

Putin denies Russia preparing to give Iran advanced satellite system

Jun 11 2021

President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied a US media report that Russia is set to deliver an advanced satellite system …

Djokovic stuns 13-time champion Nadal in French Open epic, faces Tsitsipas for title

Jun 11 2021

Novak Djokovic handed 13-time champion Rafael Nadal only his third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open …

'Dominant' Italy get Euro 2020 off to impressive start against Turkey

Jun 11 2021

Italy got their Euro 2020 campaign off the mark with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in the curtain-raiser for the …

G7 leaders convene summit drive for billion jabs

Jun 11 2021

G7 leaders were greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday after opening their first in-person talks in nearly …