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Olympic surprise: American Finke leaves Tokyo with two golds

Bobby Finke will be the first to concede he had modest goals for the Tokyo Olympics By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer August 1, 2021,...

Taliban admit to killing Afghan comic beaten in video

Afghanistan’s Taliban have taken responsibility for the killing of a comic in southern Kandahar resurrecting the specter of revenge killings as the US and NATO...

Bangladesh urges Russia to mediate in Rohingya crisis after China-led efforts fail

Bangladesh has approached Russia to use its good offices with Myanmar’s junta to bring them around to taking back Rohingya refugees, after a China-led effort...

Olympics-Athletes’ village COVID-19 isolation bubble already ‘broken’ – health expert

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – The isolation bubble system that Olympic organisers have set up at the Tokyo Games village to control COVID-19 is already...

Chinese people ordered to think like Xi as Communist Party aims to tighten control

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the...

Taiwan’s Foxconn, TSMC ink $350 mln COVID-19 vaccine deal

Syringes are seen in front of a displayed Biontech logo in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo TAIPEI, July 12 (Reuters) –...

EXCLUSIVE S.Korea in talks with mRNA vaccine makers to make up to 1 bln doses -govt official

South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1,...

Philippine Air Force plane crash: At least 29 killed

The C-130 military plane was transporting troops from Cagayan de Oro, in Mindanao, to Sulu province when it missed the runway on the island of...

Philippine military plane crashes, 29 dead, 50 rescued

The Philippine defense secretary says at least 29 people have been killed and 50 rescued in the crash of a Philippine air force C-130 aircraft...

Britain’s Morrisons agrees $8.7 bln offer from Fortress-led group

A Morrisons store is pictured in St Albans, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra//File Photo Fortress-led group offers 254 pence a share Tops CD&R’s proposal...

India cuts taxes on medicines and equipment to treat COVID-19

India on Saturday cut taxes on medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators and drugs used to treat COVID-19 infections, after widespread criticism over healthcare costs...

Mars: China releases new images taken by Zhurong rover

The Zhurong rover, named after a god of fire in Chinese mythology, landed on the Utopia Planitia region of Mars on May 15. This is...

Pandemic slows in Asia and Europe

The pandemic slowed for the fifth week in a row around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, including in India, which nevertheless continued to...

Vietnam detects a suspected new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of the UK and India strains

“A new coronavirus variant with characteristics from the existing Indian and UK variants had been detected in Vietnam for the first time,” Vietnam’s Minister of...

Best all-inclusive resorts: TripAdvisor’s picks

(CNN) —   I’d say we are all desperately in need of a good vacation. And if you’re already antsy to book (or at least...

20 die in extreme weather in China cross-country race

Rescuers in China say at least 20 people running a mountain marathon cross-country race have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale...

China releases first images taken by its Mars rover

A black-and-white image taken by the rover’s obstacle avoidance camera shows a deployed ramp and the flat Martian surface where Zhurong landed on Saturday. The...

Cyclone Tauktae: Thousands evacuated in western India as powerful storm threatens Gujarat

Tropical Cyclone Tauktae, which formed in the Arabian Sea, is moving northward along India’s western coast, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain and the threat of...

Afghanistan, Kabul: Girls’ school bomb attack death toll rises to 68

Explosions on Saturday evening shook the neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, home to a large community of Shiites from the Hazara ethnic minority which has been targeted...

Nepal’s cases skyrocket, prompting concern the country’s outbreak could mimic India’s

Covid-19 cases are skyrocketing, hospitals are overwhelmed, and the country’s Prime Minister is pleading for help from other nations. Nepal is now reporting about 20...

Myanmar: At military camps in the jungle, doctors and students learn how to fire guns

Many of those who have fled to the jungles are members of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) — which has seen thousands of white- and...

Asia’s methamphetamine cartels from China to Myanmar are using creative chemistry to outfox police, experts say

Paperwork showed it was packed with 72 tons worth of blue vats filled with propionyl chloride, a relatively obscure chemical, and bound for an area...

Al Qaeda promises ‘war on all fronts’ against America as Biden pulls out of Afghanistan

His name and that of his terrorist network, al Qaeda, came to define an era of US reaction and retribution dwarfing any previous counter-terrorism policy....

India sets Covid-19 infection record for fourth straight day with hospitals desperate for oxygen

The country also reported its highest daily death toll for the ninth consecutive day, adding 2,767 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The country of...

Hope fades for Indonesia’s missing submarine as US assists search

The Indonesian navy said it was sending search helicopters and ships to the area where contact was lost with the 44-year-old KRI Nanggala-402 submarine on...