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Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

India began one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country and torpedoed the economy.

National Mall closed for Biden inauguration amid security fears

National Mall closed for Biden inauguration amid security fears

The National Mall in downtown Washington will be closed because of security concerns until after Wednesday's inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden, the National Park Service said Friday.

Indonesia quake kills at least 42, leaves hundreds injured

Indonesia quake kills at least 42, leaves hundreds injured

A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi yesterday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.

Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway

Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway

A ninth round of talks between the Indian government and protesting farmers over three new contentious farm laws made no headway yesterday, but a government minister and union leaders said they would resume discussions on Tuesday.

Dutch govt quits

Dutch govt quits

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his government resigned yesterday over a harrowing scandal that saw thousands of parents wrongly accused of child benefit fraud.

Hundreds of Central Americans join first migrant caravan of 2021

Hundreds of Central Americans join first migrant caravan of 2021

Around 2,000 Hondurans set off from San Pedro Sula yesterday and began walking toward the Guatemalan border in a caravan hoping to reach the United States, fleeing violence and an economy shattered by hurricanes and coronavirus lockdowns.

Data recovered from crashed Indonesia jet's flight recorder

Data recovered from crashed Indonesia jet's flight recorder

Indonesian investigators have successfully recovered data from a crashed passenger jet's flight recorder, days after the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into the sea, they said Friday.

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

A former friend and lover of Spain's ex-monarch Juan Carlos testified under oath on Friday that the head of the intelligence service had threatened her life as he tried to recover financial documents involving the royal family in 2012.

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Hackers who stole documents from the EU's drug regulator have leaked some online and "manipulated" them in a bid to damage public trust in coronavirus vaccines, the watchdog said Friday.

Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

The number of refugees fleeing violence following last month's contested presidential election in the Central African Republic has doubled in a week to 60,000, the United Nations said Friday.

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