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Indonesia announces easing of Covid curbs

Indonesia announces easing of Covid curbs

Virus-wracked Indonesia yesterday said that small businesses and some shopping malls could reopen despite warnings that loosening curbs could spark another devastating Covid-19 wave, even as it moved to extend a web of restrictions launched this month.

World heritage status for Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park

World heritage status for Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park

Unesco added Madrid’s historic Paseo del Prado boulevard and Retiro Park to its list of world heritage sites yesterday.

Shanghai region shuts down as typhoon hits

Shanghai region shuts down as typhoon hits

China’s commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses as Typhoon In-fa made landfall yesterday, bringing flooding and felling around 1,000 trees.

Dad’s hunger strike over ‘abducted’ kids enters third week

Dad’s hunger strike over ‘abducted’ kids enters third week

A Frenchman on hunger strike in Tokyo seeking access to his children said an appeal from President Emmanuel Macron to Japan’s leader had “changed nothing”, as his protest entered its third week.

Venezuela’s Maduro aims for dialogue with opposition next month

Venezuela’s Maduro aims for dialogue with opposition next month

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that he is aiming to begin a dialogue with the country’s political opposition next month in Mexico, facilitated by Norway, a process he hoped the United States would embrace.

Some Americans could require Covid-19 vaccine booster: Fauci

Some Americans could require Covid-19 vaccine booster: Fauci

Top infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said yesterday that Americans who are immune compromised may end up needing coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine booster shots as the United States deals with increasing cases from the highly-infectious Delta variant.

Further rains feared as India monsoon toll rises

Further rains feared as India monsoon toll rises

?The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 127 yesterday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing.

Brazilians take to streets again against Bolsonaro government

Brazilians take to streets again against Bolsonaro government

Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

London roads flooded as storms roll in

London roads flooded as storms roll in

Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded yesterday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital.

Ethiopia’s Amhara state rallies youth to fight Tigrayans as war expands

Ethiopia’s Amhara state rallies youth to fight Tigrayans as war expands

Ethiopia’s Amhara state yesterday called on “all young people” to take up arms against Tigrayan fighters who are battling the federal government military and forces from all of Ethiopia’s other nine regions.

Bandits release 28 kidnapped students

Bandits release 28 kidnapped students

Gunmen who seized 121 students at a high school in northwestern Nigeria in early July have released 28 of them, a school official said yesterday.

Protesters, police clash in Paris against Covid steps

Protesters, police clash in Paris against Covid steps

French anti-riot police fired tear gas yesterday as clashes erupted during protests in central Paris against Covid-19 restrictions and a vaccination campaign, television reported.

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