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Australian bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on

Australia's "black summer" of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fuelled disasters are raging on. When...

China virus death toll surges past 1,500, new cases fall

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,500 on Saturday but new infections fell following a mid-week surge caused by a...

Chinese, Vatican foreign ministers hold first meeting

The foreign ministers of China and the Vatican have met in the first high-level encounter between the sides -- a new sign of improving...

Coronavirus deaths in China spike, Japan has first fatality

The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday,...

Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed jailed for terrorism financing

Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, was jailed for 11 years in Pakistan on Wednesday on...

Sinn Fein eyes government, Irish unity poll after election surge

Sinn Fein on Monday demanded inclusion in Ireland's next government after a record election showing, a move that would raise its central goal of reunification...

Malaysian Hindus defy virus fears to mark festival

Hindus gathered in temples across Malaysia on Saturday to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival, with many piercing their bodies with hooks and...

American dies of coronavirus in China as toll set to surpass SARS

An American became the first confirmed non-Chinese victim of the new coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Saturday, and a Japanese man also died...

U.S. kills leader of al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States had killed Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula...

China virus hits cruise ships, carmakers, airlines and Airbus

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China's coronavirus on Wednesday as airlines, car...