Georgian parliament votes to override presidential veto of 'foreign agent' bill

Georgia’s parliament voted to override a presidential veto of a bill on “foreign agents” that has plunged the South Caucasus country into crisis, ignoring criticism from the West which says the legislation is authoritarian and Russian-inspired.

May 29, 2024 5:02 pm


Algeria proposes UN action to 'stop killing in Rafah'

Algeria proposed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that demands a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

May 29, 2024 4:40 pm


Haiti transition council taps former PM Conille to again lead country

Haiti’s transition council have tapped former Prime Minister Garry Conille, who briefly led the country over a decade ago.

May 29, 2024 3:16 pm


Colombia's Congress bans bullfights

Colombia’s Congress banned bullfighting following seven years of failed attempts to prohibit the activity, which some political and social groups have vowed to maintain citing its cultural value.

May 29, 2024 2:31 pm


Trump sought to 'hoodwink' voters with porn star payment

A New York prosecutor told jurors that the hush money payment at the heart of former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial was an attempt to “hoodwink the American voter” during the 2016 election, as lawyers made their closing arguments.

May 29, 2024 1:09 pm


Israel's Rafah operation not a major offensive - US

The US does not believe Israel has launched a full-scale invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, White House spokesman John Kirby has said.

May 29, 2024 1:00 pm


Pope issues rare apology over reported homophobic slur

Pope Francis, widely quoted as having used a highly derogatory word to describe the LGBT community, did not intend to use homophobic language and apologises to anyone offended by it, the Vatican said.

May 29, 2024 12:02 pm


Floods in southern Brazil leave students without classrooms

Tens of thousands of students in southern Brazil have been gone a month without seeing their classrooms after catastrophic floods submerged some schools and turned others into shelters, raising concerns about their mental health.

May 29, 2024 11:34 am


Spain, Ireland and Norway recognise Palestinian statehood

Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognised a Palestinian state, prompting an angry reaction from Israel, which has found itself increasingly isolated after more than seven months of conflict in Gaza.

May 29, 2024 10:19 am


Climate change threatens low-lying Caribbean hospitals

Tens of millions of people living in coastal areas around the Caribbean and Latin America face imminent risks to healthcare and key infrastructure as climate change brings more severe weather events, according to a United Nations report.

May 29, 2024 9:24 am

Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea orders evacuations after landslide, thousands feared buried

Papua New Guinea ordered thousands of residents to evacuate from the path of a still-active landslide after parts of a mountain collapsed burying at least 2,000 people, according to government estimates.

May 29, 2024 8:08 am


Putin warns West not to let Ukraine use its missiles to hit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons to strike inside Russia, which he said could trigger a global conflict.

May 29, 2024 7:20 am

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