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US to step up deportation flights for migrants stranded at Texas bridge

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The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the …

New York Philharmonic marks 'homecoming' after pandemic cancellations

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Following 556 days of pandemic-inflicted cancellations and unconventional concerts, the New York Philharmonic opened its …

France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in escalating crisis

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France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French …

Greece inaugurates first 'closed' camp for asylum seekers

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Greece on Saturday inaugurated the first of five new "closed" migrant camps, opposed by rights groups who say the strict …

US to step up 'removal flights' for migrants stranded at Texas bridge

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The United States said Saturday it would step up the number of so-called "removal flights" for thousands of migrants who …

Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology

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Relatives of the victims of a US drone strike that wiped out 10 members of an Afghan family in a "tragic mistake" …

Greece inaugurates its first 'closed' camp for asylum seekers

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Greece on Saturday inaugurated the first of five new "closed" migrant camps, opposed by rights groups who say the strict …

Three blasts kill at least two in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

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Two people were killed when three blasts struck the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, at least one of which targeted …

At least two dead in blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad: Taliban

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At least two people were killed and up to 20 more wounded in three explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on …

At least two dead in blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

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At least two people were killed and 19 more were wounded in separate explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad …

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

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Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban …

Emmy records, LGBTQ firsts and Omar: five things to watch

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The Emmys honoring the best in television return Sunday for the first in-person ceremony since the start of the …

10,000 migrants, many Haitian, packed under Texas bridge

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The mayor of Del Rio, Texas declared a state of emergency Friday after more than 10,000 undocumented migrants, many of …

Critics warn of Apple, Google 'chokepoint' repression

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The global dominance of tech giants serves as a convenient online chokepoint for authoritarian governments to crack down …

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

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France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a …

US firefighters optimistic over world's biggest tree

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Firefighters battling to protect the world's biggest tree from wildfires ravaging the parched United States said Friday …

Google, Apple 'censor' Navalny app as Russian polls open

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Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Apple and Google of "censorship" on Friday after they removed an …

US tycoon Robert Durst guilty of Beverly Hills murder of best friend

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US real estate scion Robert Durst was Friday convicted of killing his best friend to prevent her talking to police about …

New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour

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New Zealand Cricket officials on Saturday threw a veil of secrecy over the security threat that forced the abrupt …

Algeria's Bouteflika: a veteran leader who was finally ousted

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who died Friday aged 84, was Algeria's longest-serving president and a veteran of the independence …

Pele briefly back in ICU but now 'stable', says hospital

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Brazilian football legend Pele, 80, was briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit Friday after suffering …

Australia shrugs off China anger on nuclear subs

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Australia on Friday shrugged off Chinese anger over its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, while vowing …

Back on the catwalk: live shows return at London Fashion Week

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Catwalk shows resumed at London Fashion Week on Friday, after previous editions of the landmark industry event were …

SpaceX tourists talk to Tom Cruise from orbit, provide update on flight

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Four space tourists orbiting the Earth in a SpaceX capsule at 17,500 miles per hour (28,162 kph) talked to movie star …

US startup aims to transform pet cuisine with lab-made food

Sep 17 2021

Cloudy liquid bubbling in glass tubes is key to a US startup's hopes of remaking the pet food industry by growing …

Allegations of favoring China could erode confidence in IMF chief

Sep 17 2021

A storm of controversy threatens to undermine Kristalina Georgieva's leadership of the IMF as experts, US lawmakers and …

US admits strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants

Sep 17 2021

A top general admitted the United States had made a "mistake" when it launched a drone strike against suspected Islamic …

World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C warming: UN chief

Sep 17 2021

A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic" path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN …

Austria hears first lawsuit over ski resort Covid outbreak

Sep 17 2021

The first civil lawsuit was heard in a court in Vienna on Friday over a notorious outbreak of coronavirus at a popular …

Biden urges 'highest' ambition at UN climate summit

Sep 17 2021

US President Joe Biden on Friday urged the world to bring its "highest" ambition to a UN summit on climate change in …

Anti-Kremlin app 'censored' on first day of Russian vote

Sep 17 2021

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Apple and Google of "censorship" on Friday after they removed …

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission

Sep 17 2021

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Friday after completing the country's longest-ever crewed mission, the latest …

Navalny app removed as Russians vote after crackdown

Sep 17 2021

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's app instructing Russians how to vote to unseat President Vladimir Putin's ruling …

US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 MAX crashes: report

Sep 17 2021

Federal prosecutors are preparing to indict a former Boeing test pilot suspected of misleading aviation regulators over …

Sunsets and squalor: Inside Afghanistan's largest prison

Sep 17 2021

Thousands of prisoners were crammed into a squalid prison to the east of Kabul last month until the Taliban set them …

Spoons become a new symbol of Palestinian 'freedom'

Sep 17 2021

The humble spoon has taken its place alongside traditional flags and banners as a Palestinian resistance symbol, after …

Russians start voting in parliamentary polls after historic crackdown

Sep 17 2021

Russians in the Far East began voting in a three-day parliamentary election in which vocal Kremlin critics have been …

IMF chief denies altering World Bank report to appease China

Sep 17 2021

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday disputed an independent investigation which found that in her previous job at …

Nobel laureate Romer decries lack of 'integrity' under Georgieva at World Bank

Sep 17 2021

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer said the current head of the IMF, in her previous senior role at the World …

Victorious, Taliban face fierce new test in Afghanistan

Sep 17 2021

Having conquered Afghanistan, the Taliban now face the formidable task of keeping the peace within their own ranks and …

Heat on Koeman as Barca drift creates concern over loss of identity

Sep 17 2021

Ronald Koeman is adamant Barcelona will be better soon but he heads to Granada in La Liga on Monday under pressure, with …

Ronaldo's Man Utd seek response, Chelsea look to Lukaku in Spurs clash

Sep 17 2021

All eyes are once again on Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United aim make amends for a shock Champions League defeat to …

Netflix finally eyes TV's top prize with 'The Crown' at in-person Emmys

Sep 17 2021

Netflix is tipped to finally win television's biggest prize Sunday as its critically adored British royals drama "The …

US moves to block Purdue Pharma opioid settlement

Sep 17 2021

The US Justice Department has challenged a plan that would dissolve Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the OxyContin drug …

Giant sequoias wrapped in foil to protect from US forest fires

Sep 17 2021

The world's biggest trees were being wrapped in fire-proof blankets Thursday in an effort to protect them from huge …

US reality show 'The Activist' backtracks after uproar

Sep 17 2021

Creators of a new reality show pitting activists promoting charitable causes against each other were forced to change …

US reassures livid France after Australia scraps submarine deal

Sep 16 2021

The United States on Thursday struggled to contain the fallout after France furiously protested Australia's scrapping of …

Brazil turns the tide with Covid-19 vaccines

Sep 16 2021

Despite a slow start plagued by much controversy that still haunts President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's coronavirus …

SpaceX's tourist crew 'healthy, happy and resting'

Sep 16 2021

SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew are "healthy, happy and resting comfortably," the company said Thursday in its …

Biden says huge spending plan can redefine US 'trajectory'

Sep 16 2021

President Joe Biden said Thursday he is confident Congress will pass a mammoth middle class spending plan that can …

French forces kill Islamic State's boss in Sahel

Sep 16 2021

France said Thursday that its troops deployed in Africa's Sahel region had killed the head of the Islamic State in the …

Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership

Sep 16 2021

The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in …

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe

Sep 16 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's probe into the Philippines' drug …

French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US

Sep 16 2021

France said Thursday its troops deployed in the Sahel region of Africa had killed the head of Islamic State in the …

White House offers Nicki Minaj phone call after viral vaccine claims: reports

Sep 16 2021

The White House has offered to arrange a phone call between Nicki Minaj and one of its doctors, multiple US outlets …

'We only have each other': Bangladesh's trans entrepreneurs create safe work spaces

Sep 16 2021

Simran Snigdha was begging when a chance encounter helped get her off Bangladesh's streets and realise her artistic …

Australians squirm as Biden calls PM 'fellow Down Under'

Sep 16 2021

Australians squirmed Thursday as US President Joe Biden thanked their prime minister for joining a major new defence …

Bumpy road as ageing Japan bets on self-driving cars

Sep 16 2021

With an ageing population in need of transport, Japan is betting on autonomous cars, but an accident involving a …

'Many will follow': SpaceX sends all-civilian crew into orbit

Sep 16 2021

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying four space tourists blasted off Wednesday night from the Kennedy Space Center in …

Haiti PM names new justice minister amid questions over links to president's assassins

Sep 16 2021

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry appointed a new justice minister late Wednesday, a day after dismissing a prosecutor …

Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe: lawyer

Sep 16 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's probe into the drug war, …

Mexican lottery winners scoop drug lord homes

Sep 16 2021

A house where drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman narrowly avoided arrest was scooped by a mystery winner in a special …

Head of IS in Greater Sahara killed by French forces: Macron

Sep 16 2021

The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has been killed by French forces, President …

Pope rails against vaccine 'denier' cardinals

Sep 16 2021

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke out against "denier" cardinals who refused the coronavirus vaccine, in an apparent swipe …

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers from Central Africa over sex abuse claims

Sep 16 2021

The United Nations on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of Gabon's 450-strong peacekeeping contingent from the Central …

US regulators wary of Big Tech swallowing startups

Sep 16 2021

US anti-trust regulators signalled Wednesday greater scrutiny of Big Tech giants' smaller acquisitions, a potential new …

Messi restricted in PSG draw as Man City, Liverpool win thrillers

Sep 16 2021

Lionel Messi made his first Paris Saint-Germain start in a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday, …

New York says UNGA delegates must be vaccinated, angering Russia

Sep 16 2021

All leaders and diplomats attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof …

In first, SpaceX to send all-civilian crew into Earth orbit

Sep 15 2021

SpaceX is preparing to send the first all-civilian crew into Earth's orbit Wednesday evening, capping a summer of …

South Korea fires first submarine-launched ballistic missile

Sep 15 2021

South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Wednesday, becoming only the seventh country …

$12m seized from ex-officials as cash crunch hits Afghanistan

Sep 15 2021

Afghanistan's central bank said Wednesday that the Taliban had seized more than $12 million in cash and gold from the …

US gymnasts slam FBI, sports officials over Nassar abuse

Sep 15 2021

Olympic champion Simone Biles and other top American gymnasts excoriated US sports officials and the FBI in powerful …

US, Australia and UK to unveil landmark security deal: reports

Sep 15 2021

The United States, Australia and Britain are expected to announce a landmark security pact on Wednesday that could see a …

UK government raps Nicki Minaj over vaccine claims

Sep 15 2021

A coronavirus briefing in Britain took an unexpected turn when the country's buttoned-up chief medical officer and prime …

China's embattled Evergrande tries to pay bills with parking spots

Sep 15 2021

Protests against teetering developer Evergrande spread to more Chinese cities on Wednesday after a company offer of …

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles: South's military

Sep 15 2021

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Wednesday, according to the South's military, as China's …

At Kabul airport, remnants of US war bear testimony to chaotic exit

Sep 15 2021

A well-thumbed copy of "Not a Good Day to Die" -- which tells how American forces nearly came undone fighting in …

Californians vote to keep Democratic governor

Sep 15 2021

Californians voted overwhelmingly to keep their Democratic governor Tuesday, roundly rejecting a Republican attempt to …

Nine Hong Kong activists given jail terms for joining Tiananmen vigil

Sep 15 2021

Nine veteran democracy activists in Hong Kong were sentenced to between six and 10 months in jail on Wednesday for …

Californians vote to keep Democratic governor: US media projections

Sep 15 2021

Californians voted overwhelmingly to keep their Democratic governor Tuesday, roundly rejecting a Republican attempt to …

Don't boycott men's cricket, former Afghan women's chief pleads

Sep 15 2021

International cricketers should support Afghanistan's men's team, not punish them by boycotting matches if the Taliban …

SpaceX's first tourists all set for 'camper van' trip to space

Sep 15 2021

The weather seems cooperative and the passengers are raring to go: SpaceX's first space tourists were a picture of calm …

US startup aims to transform pet food with lab-made chow

Sep 15 2021

Cloudy liquid bubbling in glass tubes is key to a US startup's hopes of remaking the pet food industry by growing …

Stench of death: villagers flee site of Ethiopia mass killings

Sep 15 2021

Bodies of rebel fighters dot the roads and fields leading to Chenna, a village in the mountains of northern Ethiopia …

Digital doggies: pet influencers on the rise in Singapore

Sep 15 2021

Two fluffy white terriers wearing neckerchiefs pant quietly as their owner waves a treat and snaps a photo for the dogs' …

Embracing the Afro in revolt against Venezuela's 'bad hair' stereotype

Sep 15 2021

Two years ago, Victoria Mejias abandoned her slavish pursuit of sleek tresses -- a common obsession in Venezuela where …

Remote work goes 'luxury', but many may be left out

Sep 15 2021

Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the …

After first visit, family of Nicaraguan detainees describe abuse

Sep 15 2021

Isolation, daily interrogations, threats and hunger: relatives fear for the welfare of dozens of opposition figures held …

WADA to review cannabis banned status

Sep 15 2021

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Tuesday it will review the status of cannabis on its banned substances list in …

Outcry as Faroe Islands slaughter 1,400 dolphins in a day

Sep 15 2021

The government of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous Danish territory, faced an outcry on Tuesday over the culling of more …

Struggles facing China's Evergrande not panicking markets - yet

Sep 15 2021

Debt-crippled Chinese real estate giant Evergrande's troubles are being watched closely by foreign investors, but …

'Broadway is back': New York celebrates return of hit shows

Sep 15 2021

Broadway celebrated the return of some of its biggest musicals on Tuesday after an 18-month coronavirus shutdown, a …

Man Utd dealt shock Champions League loss as Lukaku boosts Chelsea

Sep 15 2021

Manchester United slumped to a shock 2-1 loss at Young Boys despite a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in their Champions …

Haiti PM sacks prosecutor who accused him of links to president's murder

Sep 15 2021

The investigation into the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise descended into confusion Tuesday, as the …

Embattled Apple unveils new iPhone

Sep 15 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook strode through a slickly produced video Tuesday to launch a new iPhone, with few hints of the …

Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book

Sep 15 2021

The top US general was so worried in early January that Donald Trump was out of control that he took secret action to …

Pope calls for 'integration' for poverty-stricken Slovak Roma

Sep 14 2021

Pope Francis on Tuesday visited a dilapidated housing estate inhabited by ethnic Roma in eastern Slovakia, calling for …

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show 'heart'

Sep 14 2021

The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Afghanistan, …

Storm Nicholas weakens but leaves 450,000 Texas homes without power

Sep 14 2021

Tropical storm Nicholas weakened as it moved inland Tuesday, lashing Texas after flooding coastal towns with dangerous …

Pope calls for 'integration' in visit to impoverished Slovak Roma

Sep 14 2021

Pope Francis on Tuesday visited a dilapidated housing estate inhabited by ethnic Roma in eastern Slovakia, calling for …

Fate of California's Democratic governor in balance in recall vote

Sep 14 2021

Voters went to the polls in California on Tuesday to decide whether to oust the Democratic governor of the most-populous …

Protests as Chinese property giant Evergrande faces 'tremendous pressure'

Sep 14 2021

Dozens of anxious investors protested outside the headquarters of troubled Chinese property giant Evergrande Tuesday, …