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Anti-lockdown protesters rampage across Melbourne

Anti-lockdown protesters rampage across Melbourne

Police fired pepper balls and stinger grenades at violent anti-Covid lockdown protesters on the streets of Melbourne as Australia’s second-largest city – under stay-at-home orders for the 233rd day in total – descended into chaos.

India ‘not to buy Pfizer and Moderna vaccines’

India ‘not to buy Pfizer and Moderna vaccines’

India’s government will not buy Covid-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources said, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccines has jumped.

Business as usual for PM Trudeau after poll results

Business as usual for PM Trudeau after poll results

It was business as usual in Canada yesterday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fell short of winning a majority in a tightly contested parliamentary election, leaving him once again dependent on opposition legislators to govern.

Pakistan calls for unfreezing of Afghan assets ahead of UN talks

Pakistan calls for unfreezing of Afghan assets ahead of UN talks

Pakistan on Monday called on world powers to unblock billions of dollars in Afghan assets frozen after the Taliban takeover but said it did not expect recognition soon of the new government.

EU backs France in submarine dispute, asking: Is America back?

EU backs France in submarine dispute, asking: Is America back?

European Union foreign ministers expressed support and solidarity with France on Monday during a meeting in New York to discuss Australia's scrapping of a $40 billion submarine order with Paris in favor of a U.S. and British deal.

Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in mask row

Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in mask row

Germany reacted with shock and outrage on Tuesday after a 20-year-old petrol station worker was shot dead by a customer angry about being asked to put on a mask while buying beer.

Taliban says girls to return to school 'soon as possible'

Taliban says girls to return to school 'soon as possible'

The Taliban said on Tuesday Afghan girls will be allowed to return to school "as soon as possible", after their movement faced shock and fury over their effective exclusion of women and girls from public life.

India to restart Covid vaccine exports in Oct

India to restart Covid vaccine exports in Oct

India will resume exports of Covid-19 vaccines in the October quarter, prioritising the global vaccine-sharing platform Covax and neighbouring countries first as supplies rise, the health minister said yesterday.

120 Philippines schools to reopen for in-person classes

120 Philippines schools to reopen for in-person classes

The Philippines will reopen up to 120 schools for limited in-person classes for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in a pilot approved by President Rodrigo Duterte, officials said yesterday.

Pacquiao faces toughest fight yet in run for presidency

Pacquiao faces toughest fight yet in run for presidency

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao may have signed up for his toughest fight yet in running for president of the Philippines, facing doubts about his leadership and commitment as a lawmaker that could dent his appeal and deal a big blow to his ambitions.

Lava engulfs 100 homes in Canary Islands

Lava engulfs 100 homes in Canary Islands

A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain’s Canary Islands a day after a volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said yesterday.

Afghan refugees cycle in Mexico City bike ride

Afghan refugees cycle in Mexico City bike ride

Four Afghan refugees, members of the country’s robotics team who fled to Mexico after the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul last month, participated on Sunday in a bike parade in the capital organised to welcome the women.

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