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 The defence chiefs of the United States and South Korea vowed on Tuesday to expand military drills and boost

Myanmar junta elections will fuel violence: UN

 Junta plans for elections in coup-hit Myanmar this year will "fuel greater violence", a United Nations special envoy said

Bus and truck crash kills 22 in Benin

 Twenty-two people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck in the centre of the West

Crimea will never again be part of Ukraine: Croatian president

 Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, will never again be part of Ukraine, Croatian President

Russia and Ukraine battle for control of villages near Bakhmut

 Russian forces were wrestling for control of villages in eastern Ukraine near the beleaguered city of Bakhmut over the

China's Sichuan frees unmarried people to legally have children

 The health authorities in China's south-western province of Sichuan will allow unmarried individuals to raise a family and enjoy

'Philips cuts 6,000 jobs'

 Embattled Dutch medical tech maker Philips said on Monday it will slash 6,000 more jobs worldwide after fresh losses

Australia’s warming ties with China leave its Quad commitments in doubt

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) grouping has suffered several deaths in the popular media. Critics have questioned its feasibility,

Ukraine says it repels attack around Blahodatne, Wagner claims control

        Ukraine's military said on Sunday its forces repelled an attack in the area of Blahodatne in the eastern

Environmentalists protest airport project near Albanian bird sanctuary

 Environmentalists protested over the weekend at the building site of a new airport in Albania's south meant to boost

Four dead after record flooding in New Zealand

 New Zealand police said Sunday a fourth body was found after deadly record torrential rain and flooding devastated Auckland.

Turkey issues retaliatory travel alert for US, EU

Ankara on Saturday issued a travel warning for the

Memphis disbands police unit after fatal beating video

The US city of

Fighting intensifies in east Ukraine

 Russia has stepped up attempts to break through Ukraine's defences with heavy fighting in the north and east of

New Zealand's Auckland starts clean-up after floods

 Authorities in New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, began mopping up on Saturday after torrential rains brought flash flooding

Biden comforts parents of Black man killed in police beating

 President Joe Biden on Friday spoke with the mother and stepfather of Tyre Nichols, the Black man whose beating

Canada names first anti-Islamophobia advisor

Canada on Thursday appointed its first special representative on

Elon Musk, White House discuss electric vehicles

Tesla head Elon Musk met with senior White House

Fierce battle in Ukraine for Vugledar near Donetsk

Ukrainian troops were locked in a "fierce" confrontation with

Ukraine: US sanctions Chinese firm helping Russia's Wagner Group

The US has sanctioned a Chinese company for allegedly providing satellite imagery of Ukraine to support the mercenary Wagner

Hizb ut Tahrir in Turkey campaigning for establishment of ‘Islamic Caliphate’

While Turkey was going for the elections in May 2023, Hizb ut Tahrir emerged and began to call for

Bangladesh caught between China, US in fight for strategic alliance with the country

The US is worried that its recent tensions with Bangladesh could turn into an opportunity for China to come

Climate change could usher in a new era of trade wars

 Efforts to mitigate climate change are prompting countries across the world to embrace dramatically different policies towards industry and

Ukraine's Odessa wins UNESCO status

 UNESCO on Wednesday added the historic centre of Ukraine's port city of Odessa, often described as "the pearl of

China says Covid deaths down by nearly 80 percent

 The number of daily Covid-19 deaths in China has fallen by nearly 80 percent since the start of the

Biden says US tanks, Ukraine aid not offensive threat to Russia

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the delivery of

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