Monkeypox cases investigated in Australia

A probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Australia as cases continue to spread worldwide.

May 20, 2022 5:33 pm


Ukraine war: US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, says Biden

US President Joe Biden has said Sweden and Finland have the “full, total, complete backing” of the US in their historic decision to apply for Nato membership.

May 20, 2022 1:00 pm


Assam: The wild mushrooms killing India tea garden workers

When Anjali Kharia sat down for dinner with her daughter on 8 April, she didn’t know this would be their last meal together.

May 20, 2022 11:00 am


Russia's laser weapon claim derided as propaganda

Russia claims to have used laser weapons on the battlefield in Ukraine, although the US says it has seen no evidence of this and Ukraine has derided it as propaganda.

May 20, 2022 8:00 am


US Senate approves $40bn aid for Ukraine

The United States Senate has approved nearly $40bn in aid for Ukraine – the largest aid package since Russia invaded.

May 20, 2022 7:00 am


Afghanistan's female TV presenters must cover their faces, say Taliban

The Taliban have ordered female Afghan TV presenters and other women on screen to cover their faces while on air.

May 20, 2022 6:00 am


Indian court frees killer of ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

India’s top court on Wednesday granted the release of a man convicted of killing former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 31 years after his imprisonment.

May 19, 2022 5:59 pm

New Zealand

9091 new cases, 5 deaths reported in NZ today

9091 new COVID-19 cases in the community, the Ministry of Health announced today.

May 19, 2022 2:53 pm


Zelensky lampoons Russia's 'laser weapons' claim

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked Russia’s claim to be using sophisticated new laser weapons in its war against Ukraine.

May 19, 2022 11:00 am


Archdiocese to pay $121.5M to settle sex abuse claims

In one of the largest cash settlements involving sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, reached a tentative $121.5 million agreement to resolve clergy abuse claims.

May 19, 2022 10:00 am


More than 3,770 civilians killed in Ukraine - UN

The UN has recorded 3,778 civilian deaths in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on 24 February – at least 251 of them children – according to its latest update.

May 19, 2022 9:00 am


EU reveals its plans to stop using Russian gas

The European Commission has given more details on how it plans to end Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels.

May 19, 2022 8:00 am

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