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Chinese research ship docks in Sri Lanka after postponement amid India's concern

China has been vying to expand its influence in Sri Lanka, which sits along one of the busiest shipping routes in what India considers part of its strategic backyard.
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20m ago

Australia’s PM says predecessor ‘undermined democracy’ with secret roles

“Its completely extraordinary that these appointments were kept secret by the Morrison government from the Australian people,” said current Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Image: Federal Parliament Resumes In Canberra As COVID-19 Lockdown Continues In ACT
Image: Federal Parliament Resumes In Canberra As COVID-19 Lockdown Continues In ACT
13h ago

Life in Afghanistan after a year under the Taliban takeover

More than 40% of the population is living on less than one meal a day and 97% are expected to be living under the poverty line by the end of the year.
Image: A man distributes free bread during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of a bakery in Kabul on April 10, 2022.
Image: A man distributes free bread during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of a bakery in Kabul on April 10, 2022.
17h ago

Teachers in Venezuela march, threaten to strike over low pay, few resources

“Right now, I don’t even have a pencil for my children to start classes in September,” said Florena Delgado, who teaches first and fifth grades in Caracas.
Image: Active and retired public workers, including teachers, protest for better salaries and the rest of their vacation bonus which they say was paid partially, as they march to the Labor Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug 2, 2022.
Image: Active and retired public workers, including teachers, protest for better salaries and the rest of their vacation bonus which they say was paid partially, as they march to the Labor Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug 2, 2022.

Moderna's vaccine that targets the omicron variant gets its first approval as British regulators authorize it

Each dose of the booster shot will target both the original Covid-19 virus and the omicron BA.1 variant, which was first picked up in November.
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20h ago

Iran blames Salman Rushdie and his supporters for stabbing attack

In its first public comments since the assault, Tehran denied any involvement but sought to justify the attack on the famed author.
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
23h ago

Brittney Griner appeals drug conviction as Russia, U.S. talk prisoner swap

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail this month.
Image: RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-BASKET-COURT
Image: RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-BASKET-COURT
23h ago

Modi pledges to make India a developed country as it marks 75 years of independence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country from New Delhi’s 17th century Mughal-era Red Fort, saying the world was looking for it to help resolve global issues.
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1d ago

Behind the shelves of candy, a darker side to London's mysterious American candy stores

A rash of the stores has taken over one of the top shopping streets in the British capital. The question confounding officials: Where did they come from?
1d ago

Angry China stages new military drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit

The exercises are intended as a “resolute response and solemn deterrent against collusion and provocation between the U.S. and Taiwan,” Beijing's defense ministry said.
Image: Ed Markey, Joseph Wu, Alan Lowenthal, John Garamendi, Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, Don Beyer
Image: Ed Markey, Joseph Wu, Alan Lowenthal, John Garamendi, Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, Don Beyer

Five Americans injured in Jerusalem terror attack

A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a bus parked near Jerusalem’s Western Wall leaving eight injured including five Americans. According to Israeli media, four of the five injured Americans came from the same New York family. After an hours-long manhunt, the shooter turned himself in; one of his relatives has also been arrested. The terror attack comes just a week after the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to a ceasefire. Today, the leader of Hamas, a Palestinian militant group praised the bus shooting.
Five Americans injured in Jerusalem terror attack
Five Americans injured in Jerusalem terror attack