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Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

The Russian army announced that the troops from Russia and Uzbekistan began joint military drills on Monday near the Afghan border.

Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

Troops hit Sydney's streets on Monday to help enforce its prolonged lockdown, as stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak.

Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom, the videoconferencing firm, has agreed to settle a class-action US privacy lawsuit for $85 million, it said Sunday.

Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak

Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months with mass testing and travel curbs.

'Powerless and angry': Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on

'Powerless and angry': Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on

Kai Koyama was standing outside Tokyo's Olympic Stadium as fireworks burst overhead during the opening ceremony but unlike many of those around him he wasn't cheering, but protesting.

Belarus athlete enters Poland's embassy in Tokyo after refusing to return home

Belarus athlete enters Poland's embassy in Tokyo after refusing to return home

A Belarusian athlete walked into a Polish embassy on Monday, a day after refusing to board a flight at a Tokyo airport that she said she was taken to against her wishes by her team.

Johnson faces backlash over Covid passports

Johnson faces backlash over Covid passports

The prime minister is facing a renewed backlash against plans to introduce domestic vaccine passports for entry into large-scale events, with demands for parliament to be recalled from its summer recess to allow debate on the issue.

Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

Maine’s ‘Lobster Lady’ — 101 and going strong

In her boat off the northeastern US coast, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver expertly handles the slick body of a lobster as she snaps rubber bands around its claws, just as she has done since age seven.

Mexico holds referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents

Mexico holds referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents

Mexicans began voting yesterday in a national referendum promoted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to investigate and prosecute his predecessors for alleged corruption.

Won’t lock down despite the surge: Fauci

Won’t lock down despite the surge: Fauci

The United States will not lock down again to curb Covid-19 but “things are going to get worse” as the Delta variant fuels a surge in cases, mostly among the unvaccinated, top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said yesterday.

Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Nearly 300 firefighters, two water bomber planes and five helicopters were battling a forest fire in Greece yesterday that destroyed homes and farm buildings and injured eight people, authorities said.

Kosovo honours Biden’s late son

Kosovo honours Biden’s late son

Kosovo’s president yesterday awarded a medal to the late son of US President Joe Biden for his service in building the country’s justice system after war ended more than two decades ago.

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