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Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in western India.

Op-Ed: Is Trump broke? Weird numbers ask big questions

According to The New York Times, Trump paid $750 in income tax in 2016. It’s the sort of money rich people pay themselves to minimize tax. That’s the 10% tax rate for that year. The numbers are meanwhile telling a story which doesn’t fit the image.

Paris meat cleaver attacker's identity in doubt

There was confusion Monday over the identity of the man who injured two people in a meat cleaver attack in Paris last week which was condemned by the government as an act of "Islamist terrorism".

Ai Weiwei supports Assange with silent protest

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei held a silent protest on Monday outside a London court to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition to the United States.

Beijing passes law to protect medical whistleblowers

Beijing's city government will protect "non-malicious" medical whistleblowers under a new law, passed months after a Chinese doctor was punished for sounding the alarm at the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Japan government warns on suicide after death of actress

Japan's government Monday urged people to seek help if they were struggling to cope, following the death at the weekend of a popular actress.

Trump's former campaign head hospitalized after suicide threat

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to a Florida hospital after his wife told officers he threatened to commit suicide, media reports said.

'New Cold War with China' demands US-Europe united front: Germany

Europe and the United States need to face up to a "new Cold War with China" together, regardless of who wins the White House in November, Germany's point man on transatlantic ties told AFP.

Egypt's Nasser still a polarising figure, 50 years on

Fifty years since Gamal Abdel Nasser's death, controversy over the legacy of the charismatic Egyptian president who championed Arab unity lives on in Egypt as deep divisions beset the Middle East.

Exiles return to rebuild post-Bashir Sudan

After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule."After the revolution... I thought it's the right time to come back...

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.

Virus cases in hard-hit Australian state reach lowest in months

Five million residents in Australia's second biggest city emerged from an almost two-month overnight curfew on Monday as just five new coronavirus cases were recorded in worst-hit Victoria state.

Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over govt failure

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday upped the pressure on Lebanon's leaders to form a government in the wake of the Beirut port blast, saying their lack of progress represented a "collective betrayal".

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, marking a grim milestone in the spread of the disease that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums to New York Ci...

First virus death in Greek migrant camp

Greek officials on Sunday announced the first coronavirus death in a migrant camp near Athens, as refugee groups stepped up criticism of the containment policy of the Greek government and Europe.

Protests in Madrid before partial lockdown widened

Protesters hit the streets of Madrid against virus restrictions on Sunday, a day before a partial lockdown is extended to more areas of Spain's capital region try to curb a surge in coronavirus cases.

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police detentions

Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's strongman president staged a secret inauguration.

16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.

Virus curfew to be lifted in Australia as global deaths near a million

An overnight curfew in Australia's second-largest city will be lifted this week, officials said Sunday, even as the global coronavirus toll inched towards one million dead.

Dozens dead as world leaders urge halt to Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

At least 24 people have died after deadly clashes between arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan, as the latest violence in the decades-long territorial dispute sparked international calls Sunday to halt the fighting.

Final whale saved from grim Australia mass stranding

A lone whale was rescued from among hundreds of carcasses Sunday, taking to 110 the number of creatures that survived a mass stranding in southern Australia.

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility.

Momentum drains from West African common currency plans

Hopes raised by West African leaders of finally launching this year their "Eco" common currency, in the pipeline for three decades, have faded as the coronavirus crisis and squabbling over severing the remaining monetary ties to former colonial ruler F...

Exit polls see Romania's Social Democrats lose control of Bucharest

Romania's deeply-entrenched Social Democrats lost control of capital Bucharest in local elections Sunday, exit polls showed, as mask-clad voters chose mayors and local councillors nationwide in the first electoral test after years of political turbulen...

Free movement at risk in heart of Europe as Swiss vote

The Swiss were voting Sunday on limiting immigration from the European Union, which, while not expected to pass, has sparked fears a shock "yes" could devastate relations with the bloc.

Nestled in far-right stronghold, German town opens doors to migrants

The town of Neuruppin may be nestled in an eastern part of Germany where the far-right AfD party enjoys some of its strongest support.But it is offering to take in refugees again, five years after a huge migrant influx bitterly divided the country.

'It is clear Lukashenko has to go': France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko must step down, after the EU refused to recognise him as the legitimate president of the ex-Soviet country.

Greece warms to EU asylum pact but refugee groups rage

Greece's government has cautiously welcomed a plan from Brussels to reform the EU's shaky asylum system, but charity groups working with refugees on the ground have blasted a continued "outrageous containment policy".

Years after second uprising Palestinians still face bleak future

Two decades on from the second intifada, Palestinians who grew up in the shadow of the uprising find themselves surrounded by physical and political barriers with little hope for the future.

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed

Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

In a time of disarray, UN's virtual meeting adds surreal notes

"Our common house is in disorder," said French President Emmanuel Macron, describing the troubled state of the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a second week of mostly virtual meetings and speeches starting Tuesday.

Coronavirus could overwhelm France, top doctor warns

France will face a months-long coronavirus epidemic that will overwhelm its health system if something does not change, one of the country's top medical figures warned Sunday.

Chief Raoni condemns Bolsonaro 'lie' on Amazon fires

Chief Raoni Metuktire, one of the most iconic defenders of the Amazon, condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday for blaming wildfires devastating the rainforest on indigenous people.

Mexico orders arrest of soldiers over case of 43 missing students

Mexico has ordered dozens of military personnel to be arrested for suspected involvement in the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college six years ago, in an unresolved case that outraged the country.

Amy Coney Barrett: Religious conservative US Supreme Court pick

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated Saturday to the US Supreme Court, is a darling of conservatives for her religious views but detractors warn her confirmation would shift the nation's top court firmly to the right.

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday called for the protection of diplomatic installations in Iraq as he hosted his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran.

Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite virus lockdown

Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.

Canada: Police accuse man of falsely claiming terrorist acts

Authorities in Canada have arrested and charged a man with making repeated false claims that he had traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group and carried out grisly crimes, they announced.

Russian PM visits coronavirus-hit Mount Athos in Greece

Russian Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday concluded a private visit to Mount Athos, a venerated male-only centre of Orthodox Christianity in Greece where eight monks have tested positive for coronavirus.

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was released from hospital Saturday, the government said, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a bladder stone."The president...

Nigeria convoy attack death toll rises to 30: sources

The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday.
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