China issues action plan to improve air quality

China will “strictly and reasonably” control total coal use and curb high-emissions projects to improve air quality, China’s state council said in an action plan released.

December 8, 2023 5:08 pm


Israeli tank fire kills Reuters journalist in Lebanon

Human rights groups call for war crimes investigation after Israeli tank fired at journalists in Lebanon

December 8, 2023 3:58 pm


Hunter Biden hit with federal charges for evading tax

The Department of Justice filed new criminal charges against U.S. President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, accusing him of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes while spending millions of dollars on a lavish lifestyle.

December 8, 2023 2:15 pm


Bribie Island: Australian man dies after being buried in sand

An Australian man has died after being buried in sand on a beach, authorities say.

December 8, 2023 1:21 pm


Green groups at COP28 demand U.S. halt support for LNG

More than 250 environmental and community groups called on the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to halt its support for liquefied natural gas (LNG) due to the super-cooled fuel’s contribution to climate change.

December 8, 2023 12:07 pm


Denmark passes law to ban Koran burnings

Denmark’s parliament passed a law making it illegal to burn the Koran in public places, seeking to deescalate tensions with Muslim countries after a spate of Danish protests during which Islam’s holy book was burned, causing outrage.

December 8, 2023 11:10 am


Former UK PM Johnson denies he wanted to let COVID 'rip'

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Britain’s COVID inquiry on Thursday that any suggestion he wanted to allow the virus to “let rip” was “rubbish” and “completely wrong”.

December 8, 2023 10:12 am


Former UK police officers sentenced for sending racist messages about Meghan

Six former London police officers were given suspended prison sentences for sharing offensive and racist messages on WhatsApp, including references to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and other members of the royal family.

December 8, 2023 8:34 am


Hundreds more Palestinians killed

Israel battled Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip’s biggest cities and said it had attacked dozens of targets, leaving 350 Palestinians dead and the rest struggling to survive in rapidly shrinking areas of refuge.

December 8, 2023 7:37 am


Governments spying on Apple, Google users through push notifications

Unidentified governments are surveilling smartphone users via their apps’ push notifications, a U.S. senator warned.

December 7, 2023 4:40 pm


Trump gag orders in NY civil fraud case should remain, AG says

Donald Trump should remain barred from speaking publicly about court staff in his civil fraud trial, the New York attorney general’s office said on Wednesday.

December 7, 2023 12:34 pm


UN chief rings alarm bell on global security threat from Gaza war

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a rare move on Wednesday to formally warn the Security Council of a global threat from the Gaza war as Arab states seek to use this alert to push the council to call for a ceasefire within days.

December 7, 2023 10:36 am

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