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US willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China, says Biden

US willing to use force to defend Taiwan against China, says Biden

US President Joe Biden yesterday said he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression in a comment that seemed to stretch the limits of the ambiguous US policy towards the self-ruled island.

Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, in a series of critical comments about China he made in Tokyo that an aide said represented no change in US policy on the self-ruled island.

Ukraine rules out territorial concessions, as Russia steps up attacks

Ukraine rules out territorial concessions, as Russia steps up attacks

Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Russia, and Poland's president said any loss of Ukrainian territory would be a "huge blow" to the entire West as he warned against appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's new PM Albanese sworn in, off to Tokyo for Quad summit

Australia's Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country's 31st prime minister on Monday, promising to bring the country together after a fractious election campaign as he vowed to tackle climate change and inequality.

Seven killed after fire engulfs Philippine ferry

Seven killed after fire engulfs Philippine ferry

At least seven people were killed and scores plucked to safety in the Philippines Monday after a fire ripped through a ferry and forced passengers to jump overboard, the coast guard and witnesses said.

PM-elect Albo vows to repair Australia image

PM-elect Albo vows to repair Australia image

Incoming prime minister Anthony Albanese vowed to end Australia’s reputation as a climate laggard and reset relations with the rest of the world yesterday, as he raced to form a government in time for a key Tokyo summit.

Ukraine war, pandemic push colour WHO meet

Ukraine war, pandemic push colour WHO meet

The Ukraine war, with disease and destruction following in its wake, loomed large yesterday as the WHO convened countries to address a still raging pandemic and a vast array of other global health challenges.

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

WHO expects more cases of monkeypox to emerge globally

The World Health Organization said it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found.

QRCS installs 8 water plants Sudan

QRCS installs 8 water plants Sudan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed the construction of eight water plants in various localities of North Kordofan State, Sudan, fully funded by it, as part of the North Kordofan Water project, which was implemented in cooperation with its Sudanese counterpart

UK confirms local transmission of monkeypox

UK confirms local transmission of monkeypox

Britain is seeing daily infections of the rare monkeypox virus that are unconnected to any travel to West Africa, where the disease is endemic, a health official said on Sunday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said new figures would be released on Monday, after it registered 20 cases on Friday

Kyiv rules out ceasefire as Russia steps up offensive in Ukraine's east

Kyiv rules out ceasefire as Russia steps up offensive in Ukraine's east

Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped sending gas to Finland in its latest salvo in response to Western sanctions and its deepening international isolation

Australia's Labor to retake power after 9 years, independents may hold sway

Australia's Labor to retake power after 9 years, independents may hold sway

Australia's Labor Party will form the country's next government on Monday, as unprecedented support for the Greens and climate-focussed independents ended nearly a decade of rule by the conservative coalition.

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