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G4, including India, renews Security Council bid

India, Brazil, Germany and Japan on Wednesday renewed their bid for permanent seats in an expanded UN Security Council, a long-sought goal without clear...

Hopes fade for more survivors in Australia mass whale stranding

Only a few dozen of the 470 whales stranded on Australia's coast can still be saved, rescuers warned Thursday, as they weighed euthanising those...

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization warned that...

US passes 200,000 virus deaths as spread quickens worldwide

The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections forces authorities in Europe to reimpose...

Empty UN summit for world in crisis

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders' speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual...

Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of...

Richest 1 per cent’s emissions twice that of poorest 50 per cent

The richest one percent of people are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the poorest half of the world's population...

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published...

Rich nations have cornered half of future Covid-19 vaccine supply: Oxfam

A group of wealthy nations representing 13 percent of the global population have already bought up more than half of the promised doses of...

Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s new prime minister

Japan's parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo...