Norway dumps all COVID restrictions to 'live as normal
Norway has ditched all its COVID-19 measures, even social distancing, in a radical move that as yet has unclear consequences.
September 26, 2021 9:45 am
Canary Islands: Airport closed as volcano intensifies
Intensifying volcanic explosions have forced the airport on the Spanish island of La Palma to be closed.
September 26, 2021 7:55 am
Taliban hang bodies as warning in city of Herat
The Taliban say they have shot dead four alleged kidnappers and hung their bodies in public squares in the Afghan city of Herat.
September 26, 2021 7:48 am
Russia says it’s in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban
The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises.
September 26, 2021 6:05 am
Huawei executive freed by Canada arrives home in China
A Chinese tech executive released after being detained in Canada for nearly three years has returned home.
September 26, 2021 5:00 am
China frees Canadians after Huawei boss released
Two Canadian nationals have been released from Chinese detention and are flying home to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced.
September 25, 2021 5:10 pm
COVID-19, climate change centrepiece of Ardern's speech to UN
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed two big global issues facing the planet, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, in her speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
September 25, 2021 1:14 pm
US agrees deal to free detained Huawei boss
A Chinese technology executive held in Canada on US fraud charges could be freed as early as Friday after prosecutors said an extradition request against her would be dropped.
September 25, 2021 7:46 am
Singapore tightens COVID-19 rules despite 80 percent vaccination rate
Singapore made work-from-home the default and tightened rules to allow a maximum of two people to meet in restaurants or other social settings.
September 25, 2021 6:46 am
Executions will return, says senior Taliban official
The Taliban’s notorious former head of religious police has said extreme punishments such as executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan.
September 25, 2021 6:06 am
NZ PM on a 'no jab, no entry' scheme and children's vaccinations
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a no jab – no entry policy in crowded places is likely to be part of a suite of measures to control COVID-19 and as an incentive to get vaccination rates up.
September 25, 2021 5:29 am
India gangster shot dead in Delhi court
Two men posing as lawyers shot dead a notorious gangster inside a courtroom in India’s capital, Delhi.