WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

7 July 2020, 9:12 PM
The World Health Organisation on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people.
Early polling show Senate to Republicans and House to Democrats 7 November 2018, 6:51 AM

While Republicans in the United States have picked up key Senate seats to retain the chamber, several networks have called the House of Representatives for Democrats. Democrats needed at least 23 Republican seats to take control of the House and appear on track to achieve that. Democratic incumbents Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Heidi Heitkamp […]

Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to US Congress 7 November 2018, 6:16 AM

The victories by the two Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts.

Early results not showing a massive blue wave for Democrats 7 November 2018, 5:50 AM

It's still too early to call which party will control the US Senate and House of Representatives with all polls yet to close across the country's six time zones.

Record turnout in US midterm elections 6 November 2018, 10:11 PM

Massive early voting is pointing to a record turnout in the midterm elections in the United States but rain on the eastern seaboard and other parts of the country could temper some expectations.

Emmanuel Macron
Far-right suspects held in “violence” plot against Macron 6 November 2018, 6:39 PM

Six people, linked to the far-right, were detained on Tuesday in connection with a "violent" plot against French President Emmanuel Macron, officials said.

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule 6 November 2018, 4:14 PM

Americans started voting this Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake.

Control of Congress, and verdict on Trump, at stake in U.S. elections 6 November 2018, 3:07 PM

After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans will cast votes on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency.

Migrant caravan rests, regroups in Mexico City 6 November 2018, 6:18 AM

A caravan of Central American migrants that has drawn frequent Twitter tirades from President Donald Trump ahead of the US midterm elections rested and regrouped Monday at a stadium-turned-shelter in Mexico City before pressing on.

U.S. voters go to poll on Tuesday 5 November 2018, 9:41 PM

Millions of voters across the United States will Tuesday decide which party controls both houses of Congress, 40 governorships nationwide and the balance of power in almost all state legislatures.

Iran defies US sanctions 5 November 2018, 4:29 PM

Iran said it would defy tough sanctions reimposed by Washington on Monday, dismissing as "economic war" the U.S. drive to curb Tehran's missile and nuclear programs and diminish its influence in the Middle East.

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Call to probe reports of Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid 5 November 2018, 4:15 PM

Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was dissolved in acid need to be investigated, Turkey’s Vice President, Fuat Oktay, said on Monday.

First wave of Central American migrants arrive in Mexico City 5 November 2018, 9:04 AM

The first Central American migrants from a caravan traveling through Mexico towards the United States in hopes of seeking asylum arrived in Mexico City on Sunday, taking up temporary shelter at a sports stadium.

Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of US elections 5 November 2018, 5:44 AM

Donald Trump, his Republicans and their Democratic rivals steeled themselves for a final frenzied day of campaigning Monday on the eve of contentious US midterm elections, when voters render their verdict on the president's first two years in office.

Zonderwater memorial pays tribute to Italian POWS 4 November 2018, 8:47 PM

The contributions made by tens of thousands of Italian prisoners of war in South Africa during the Second World War have been remembered at Zonderwater outside Pretoria.

US midterm elections seen as a referendum on Trump 4 November 2018, 5:03 PM

Americans may not be choosing a new president on 6 November but many see the US midterm elections as a referendum on the current one.

China to use trade expo to highlight import clout 4 November 2018, 7:40 AM

China is an attempt by Beijing to counter mounting criticism of its trade and business practices by bringing thousands of foreign companies together with Chinese buyers to demonstrate the importing potential of the world’s no.2 economy.

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 Fearing “angry mob”, lawyer of freed Christian woman leaves Pakistan 4 November 2018, 6:54 AM

The Pakistani lawyer who helped a Christian woman overturn her death sentence for blasphemy saidon Saturday he had left the country in fear of his life after her acquittal earlier this week sparked street protests by Islamists.

Women killed in Florida yoga class identified as student, faculty member 3 November 2018, 9:01 PM

Two women killed by a gunman who burst into a yoga class at a Florida shopping center were named on Saturday as a student and faculty member from Florida State University.

First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians 3 November 2018, 6:00 PM

An aid convoy on Saturday reached a camp for displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border, the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent said, in the first such delivery since January.

UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria – Source 3 November 2018, 3:34 PM

A United Nations aid convoy onSaturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to theborder with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded inthe desert, a member of the camp's local council said.

EU recalls envoy from Tanzania 3 November 2018, 3:23 PM

The European Union said Saturday it has recalled its chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels for discussions, following reports he had been asked to leave by the government.

Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage US voting 3 November 2018, 8:30 AM

Twitter removed more than 10,000 accounts, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats’ effort. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible for spreading misinformation in the 2016 US presidential election.

Khashoggi killing ordered at Saudi ‘highest levels’: Erdogan 3 November 2018, 7:55 AM

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, said he did not believe “for a second” that King Salman had ordered “the hit” on Jamal Khashoggi and he also refrained from directly accusing the crown prince.

Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance towards Turkey 3 November 2018, 6:40 AM

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey’s influence at Saudi Arabia’s expense as they compete for leadership of the Islamic world, analysts say. This certainly appears to be the goal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the main regional supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, […]

Record number of women running for office in US midterm elections 2 November 2018, 9:31 PM

A record number of women are running for office in the midterm elections in the United States and while analysts expect a record number of women to serve in the next Congress, that number is unlikely to top 25%. 

Birthplace or blood: citizenship around the world 2 November 2018, 7:18 PM

US President Donald Trump has vowed to abolish birthright laws that automatically give children born in the country the status of US citizens regardless of the nationality of their parents.

Claims Khashoggi’s body ‘dissolved’ after Istanbul murder 2 November 2018, 6:05 PM

The body of journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi was "dissolved" after he was murdered and dismembered in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul a month ago, according to a Turkish official.

Putin to meet new Cuban leader on first Moscow visit 2 November 2018, 3:18 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday on his first official visit to long-term ally Moscow.

Donald Trump
Trump, Xi eye G20 talks after ‘very good’ phone call 2 November 2018, 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he had “very good” talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the trade conflict between the two economic giants, and meetings were being planned at the G20 summit at the end of this month. The phone call comes as tensions between the world’s two biggest economies are rising on […]

Democrats favored to take House, Republicans to hold Senate 1 November 2018, 9:30 PM

As the US midterm election enters the final stretch, many races are too close to call but most polls have Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives and Republicans clinging on to the Senate.