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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.

Australia ousts conservatives in election, Albanese to be PM

Australia ousts conservatives in election, Albanese to be PM

Australia’s Labour Party was set to end almost a decade of conservative rule as the government was swept away in yesterday’s election by a wave of support for candidates who campaigned for more action on climate change and may hold the balance of power.

Millions stranded, dozens dead as flooding hits Bangladesh and India

Millions stranded, dozens dead as flooding hits Bangladesh and India

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in parts of Bangladesh and India, leaving millions stranded and at least 57 dead, officials said yesterday. In Bangladesh, about 2mn people have been marooned by the worst floods in the country’s northeast for nearly two decades.

Biden, S Korea’s Yoon vow to deter N Korea

Biden, S Korea’s Yoon vow to deter N Korea

President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed yesterday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send Covid-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong-un.

Dogs ride bullet train

Dogs ride bullet train

On Japan’s bullet trains, dogs usually have to travel in a carrier, but yesterday they could stretch their paws and enjoy the scenery on a special pet-friendly express.

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