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Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet.

Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said Sunday, the second incident in a week.

Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world's biggest folk dance.

Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact ...

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit for Britain.

Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Hong Kong's police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters ...

Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Disney on Friday lifted the lid on three live-action Star Wars series for its much-hyped new television streaming service, including Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the company revealed a vast lineup for its Netflix rival.

Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Hong Kong riot police yesterday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence.

Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) chief retired judge Sardar Mohamed Raza has refused to administer the oath of office to the newly-appointed members of the electoral authority, saying that their appointment was against the Constitution.

New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed yesterday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years.

Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain yesterday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.

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