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India, China trying to end army standoff in Himalayas

Indian and Chinese foreign ministry officials discussed the flaring of tensions on their disputed Himalayan border, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have been facing off just a few
As countries reopen, hundreds of millions of students have returned to school

As countries reopen, hundreds of millions of students have returned to school

Well beyond a billion students were sent home from schools as the novel coronavirus spread around the world.
Trump’s dangerous militarization of U.S. politics

Trump’s dangerous militarization of U.S. politics

The world’s sole superpower is starting to look like more fragile countries elsewhere.

North Korea threatens to shut liaison office with South

North Korea is threatening to permanently abolish a liaison office with South Korea as it continues to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across
Iran’s coronavirus cases surge again as epicenter shifts to new province

Iran’s coronavirus cases surge again as epicenter shifts to new province

While the epidemic was initially concentrated in the capital, Tehran, and the holy city of Qom, the new flare-up has largely been centered in Khuzestan province, an oil-rich region in Iran’s

Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

One of the world’s most abundant elements is in increasingly short supply in Peru, a center of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America

Hong Kong’s last British leader: China’s agenda ‘Orwellian’

The last British governor of Hong Kong is criticizing the Chinese government over proposed national security legislation, saying it would violate the agreement on handing the territory over to Beijing
Pro-government forces in Libya seize warlord’s last western stronghold

Pro-government forces in Libya seize warlord’s last western stronghold

The capture of Tarhuna further thwarted Khalifa Hifter’s ambitions to seize the capital and rule Libya.

US airstrikes hit Taliban; 10 Afghan police killed in ambush

U.S. forces have carried out two sets of airstrikes against the Taliban, in western and southern Afghanistan

Scuffles and tear gas at Zimbabwe opposition headquarters

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas and arrested several opposition leaders who gathered at their party’s headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction with the help of state security

New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcare

Nurses at a top hospital in India’s capital which treats coronavirus patients are threatening to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don’t improve

Dissident Ai Wei Wei: Hong Kong anthem law almost ‘medieval’

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has described as almost “medieval” a new law in Hong Kong that criminalizes disrespecting China’s national anthem

Czech PM: Russian diplomat spread fake report of poison plot

The Czech Republic’s prime minister says his country’s spy agency has discovered that a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Prague spread false information about a Russian assassin arriving to

Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maid

Police say they have arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple’s parrots and

Burundi appeals court upholds journalists’ prison sentence

An appeals court in Burundi has upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for four journalists convicted on charges of trying to undermine state security

EU wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June

The European Union’s Home Affairs commissioner says Europe’s free travel area should be back up and running by the end of the month
While covid lockdowns keep others at home, these Londoners are swinging through the trees

While covid lockdowns keep others at home, these Londoners are swinging through the trees

Two tree surgeons say they have the perfect job for the coronavirus era.

Bangladeshi courts freeing child suspects due to virus risk

Authorities in Bangladesh are releasing hundreds of child suspects facing mostly charges of petty crimes to avoid spreading of coronavirus in overcrowded detention centers

Former Olympic minister says March is deadline for Tokyo

Next spring has been set as a possible deadline by a local lawmaker for deciding if the postponed Tokyo Olympics can go ahead

Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did