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Australia to challenge Unesco downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia to challenge Unesco downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia said Tuesday it will strongly oppose a Unesco plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over deterioration caused by climate change.

North Korea ridicules US hopes for talks as allies rethink approach

North Korea ridicules US hopes for talks as allies rethink approach

A senior North Korean official ridiculed American hopes for talks on Tuesday, as the United States and South Korea agreed to consider scrapping a controversial working group established to coordinate their policy toward Pyongyang.

Cuban Covid vaccine Abdala 92 percent 'effective', maker says

Cuban Covid vaccine Abdala 92 percent 'effective', maker says

Cuba's Abdala coronavirus candidate vaccine showed "efficacy" of more than 92 percent after three doses, its maker said Monday, though it did not specify whether this was measured against infection, disease, or death.

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Myanmar army clashes with anti-junta militia in Mandalay city

Myanmar security forces backed by armoured vehicles clashed on Tuesday with a newly formed militia group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay, according to social media posts from the group and media reports.

Maradona death: Medical co-ordinator denies responsibility

Maradona death: Medical co-ordinator denies responsibility

The medical co-ordinator in charge of Diego Maradona’s home treatment denied responsibility for his death when questioned yesterday by Argentine prosecutors, insisting her role was merely “administrative.”

Triumphant PM vows to build new Armenia

Triumphant PM vows to build new Armenia

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan yesterday pledged to build a new Armenia as he feted his victory after snap parliamentary polls following months of discontent over a humiliating military defeat to Azerbaijan.

Swedish premier ousted in no-confidence vote

Swedish premier ousted in no-confidence vote

Swedish centre-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament yesterday, leaving him to decide whether to call a snap election or resign to hand the speaker the job of finding a new government.

India administers record 8.3mn Covid vaccines in a single day

India administers record 8.3mn Covid vaccines in a single day

India gave out a record 8.3mn vaccine doses yesterday under a federal campaign to inoculate all adults for free after weeks of criticism that a chaotic rollout had worsened a second wave that killed hundreds of thousands.

ANNHRI conducts training course in Khartoum

ANNHRI conducts training course in Khartoum

The Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions (ANNHRI), based in Doha, in partnership with the Sudanese National Human Rights Commission, organised a foundational training course in Khartoum, Sudan,

Ethiopians vote as opposition alleges irregularities

Ethiopians vote as opposition alleges irregularities

Ethiopia’s elections chief said complaints by the opposition of irregularities in two regions risked tarnishing polls yesterday billed by the government as the country’s first free and fair vote after decades of repression.

Russia's Euro host imposes new restrictions as cases surge

Russia's Euro host imposes new restrictions as cases surge

Saint Petersburg on Monday imposed fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus with cases rising in the city ahead of matches in the postponed Euro 2020 tournament.

UK joins US, EU, Canada in fresh sanctions on Belarus

UK joins US, EU, Canada in fresh sanctions on Belarus

Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist.

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