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New York Governor Cuomo hires defense lawyer in nursing home probe

New York Governor Cuomo hires defense lawyer in nursing home probe

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has retained a prominent white-collar criminal defense lawyer to represent his office in a federal investigation into the state's misreporting of Covid-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a spokesman said on Monday

Indonesia volcano belches huge ash column

Indonesia volcano belches huge ash column

An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday morning spewing a spectacular column of ash thousands of metres into a powder blue sky.

Dozens of refugees released after years detained by Australia

Dozens of refugees released after years detained by Australia

Australia has freed dozens of refugees after holding them in detention for years under a policy designed to deter people from seeking asylum in the country, advocates said Tuesday.

Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks

Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks

Myanmar police opened fire to disperse protesters on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in a bid to quell violence and find a way out of the crisis.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released

All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor told AFP Tuesday.

Boeing, Australian air force say pilotless, fighter-like jet completed first test flight

Boeing, Australian air force say pilotless, fighter-like jet completed first test flight

Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft

Suu Kyi appears in court to face more charges

Suu Kyi appears in court to face more charges

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing as supporters marched in several towns and cities in defiance of a crackdown after the bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup.

Modi takes local Covid jab as immunisation drive widens

Modi takes local Covid jab as immunisation drive widens

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine yesterday, kicking off an expansion of the country’s immunisation campaign as infections rise in some big states.

Ex-president Sarkozy is convicted of corruption

Ex-president Sarkozy is convicted of corruption

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption yesterday and handed a three-year prison sentence, in a ruling that deals a major blow to any lingering political ambitions.

UK hunts for carrier of Brazil Covid strain

UK hunts for carrier of Brazil Covid strain

Britain on Monday appealed for a person infected with a powerful Covid-19 strain from Brazil to come forward as experts fretted about its impact on new vaccines.

Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab IP rights

Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab IP rights

The World Trade Organization faces calls led by India and South Africa to waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines -- a notion fiercely rejected by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries.

Modi takes home-grown vaccine as India widens immunisation drive

Modi takes home-grown vaccine as India widens immunisation drive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday, kicking off an expansion of the country's immunisation campaign as infections rise in some big states.

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