PM Modi looms large in India state polls

The western Indian state of Gujarat is set to choose its next government in a two-phase election that begins on Thursday.

November 29, 2022 4:05 pm


Desperation and defiance on show in Kherson

A pool of blood-stained water and the charred wreckage of a car mark the spot in Kherson where Russian shells tore into this city Thursday, killing four, according to local officials, and shattering any sense of calm.

November 29, 2022 3:35 pm


Erupting Hawaii volcano spurs warning for people to prepare

Waves of orange, glowing lava and smoky ash belched and sputtered Monday from the world’s largest active volcano in its first eruption in 38 years, and officials told people living on Hawaii’s Big Island to be ready in the event of a worst-case scenario.

November 29, 2022 3:00 pm


Golden era of UK-China relations is over

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said the so-called “golden era” of relations with China is over, as he vowed to “evolve” the UK’s stance towards the country.

November 29, 2022 2:02 pm


WHO to use ‘mpox’ instead of monkeypox to avoid stigma, racism

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will start using “mpox”, a new preferred term for monkeypox, in a bid to avoid racism and stigmatisation stemming from the existing name.

November 29, 2022 1:15 pm


Philippines sees a pandemic boom in child sex abuse

Seven-year-old Eric giggles, showing off a broad toothless grin, as he talks about space travel in the shade of a garden, surrounded by lush, thick forest, a few hours north of the Philippines’ capital Manila.

November 29, 2022 12:20 pm


China protests highlight Xi's COVID policy dilemma - to walk it back or not

The rare street protests that erupted in cities across China over the weekend were a referendum against President Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy and the strongest public defiance during his political career, China analysts said.

November 29, 2022 11:45 am


Iran’s supreme leader praises paramilitary for crackdown on ‘rioters’ and ‘thugs’

Iran’s Supreme Leader has praised the country’s Basij paramilitary force for its role in the deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

November 29, 2022 11:30 am


Landslide on Italian island of Ischia kills at least 8

At least eight people have been confirmed dead after a landslide hit the Italian island of Ischia on Saturday, damaging buildings and obliterating transport infrastructure in its wake.

November 29, 2022 11:00 am


Gaslighting is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2022

Gaslighting – a word that describes behavior that manipulates the mind, is misleading, and downright deceitful – is the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s word of the year.

November 29, 2022 10:34 am


Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list

The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system.

November 29, 2022 10:09 am


China’s Xi faces threat from public anger over ‘zero COVID’

Barely a month after granting himself new powers as China’s potential leader for life, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger of the kind not seen for decades, sparked by his “zero COVID” strategy that will soon enter its fourth year.

November 29, 2022 9:15 am

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