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Europe heatwave hits blistering peak

Paris on Thursday baked in an all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 Fahrenheit) as a ferocious heatwave smashed records across northern Europe,...

Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Zia, 72, was sentenced...

Iran downs US military drone; ‘very big mistake’, says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made "a very big mistake" by shooting down a US military drone that Tehran said was on a...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries could start ‘before Christmas’

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech could secure emergency US and European authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine next month after final trial results showed it had...

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

POPE Francis on Tuesday (March 15) formally approved sainthood for Mother Teresa and set September 4 as the date for her canonisation. The move comes...

Modern slavery risks surge for Asian garment workers with coronavirus

The risk of modern slavery in Asian manufacturing hubs has surged and is set to worsen with the economic impact of the new coronavirus,...

Britain proposes 5G club of nations, including India, to cut out Huawei

Britain said Friday it was pushing the United States to form a club of 10 nations that could develop its own 5G technology and...

In new breakthrough, Moderna’s Covid vaccine nearly 95% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, a result hailed by the country's top...

Hong Kong protests shut down airport

All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police...

Biggest oil price surge since 1991 as “locked and loaded” US points finger at...

An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut 5 percent of global crude output triggered the biggest surge in oil prices since 1991, after US officials blamed Iran...