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Fossil discovery solves mystery of how pandas became vegetarian

Fossil discovery solves mystery of how pandas became vegetarian

The discovery of panda fossils in China has helped researchers solve the mystery of how the giant species developed a "false thumb" and became the only dedicated vegetarian in the bear family.

Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood

Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood

Thousands of Australians were ordered to evacuate their homes in Sydney on Sunday as torrential rain battered the country's largest city and floodwaters inundated its outskirts.

Kerry vows US to meet climate goal despite court setback

Kerry vows US to meet climate goal despite court setback

US climate envoy John Kerry has vowed the United States will meet goals it submitted to the United Nations on slashing greenhouse gas emissions, despite a Supreme Court ruling that curtailed the government’s powers.

Blasts rock south Ukrainian city as Russia makes gains in the east

Blasts rock south Ukrainian city as Russia makes gains in the east

Blasts shook Ukraine’s southern city of Mykolaiv yesterday as Russia’s artillery helped grind out gains in the east, after a week when the civilian death toll from Russian missile strikes climbed in urban centres well behind the frontline.

Strong quakes kill five in southern Iran

Strong quakes kill five in southern Iran

A series of strong earthquakes rocked southern Iran yesterday, killing at least five people, injuring over 90 others and reducing an entire village to rubble.

‘Fragile situation’ as Libya anger boils over living conditions

‘Fragile situation’ as Libya anger boils over living conditions

Libya’s rival leaders were under growing street pressure yesterday after protesters stormed parliament as anger exploded over deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock.

Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

More than two dozen crew members are unaccounted for after their ship broke into two during a typhoon in the South China Sea on Saturday, with rescuers scrambling to find them, officials say.

Georgian fighters in Ukraine wrestle with international humanitarian law

Georgian fighters in Ukraine wrestle with international humanitarian law

His forearm tattooed "Never forget, never forgive," the head of the Georgian National Legion Mamuka Mamulashvili listens intently to a presentation on the need for fighters in Ukraine to respect international humanitarian law.

Indian flight makes emergency landing after smoke fills cabin

Indian flight makes emergency landing after smoke fills cabin

An Indian domestic flight made an emergency landing in New Delhi on Saturday after its cabin filled with smoke soon after take-off for the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said.

Covid air war being lost, experts warn, urging mass ventilation

Covid air war being lost, experts warn, urging mass ventilation

The world is still not using one of its most effective weapons against Covid -- properly ventilating public spaces -- more than two years into the pandemic, experts warn.

Dialogue with Suu Kyi ‘not impossible’: Myanmar junta

Dialogue with Suu Kyi ‘not impossible’: Myanmar junta

Dialogue between Myanmar’s junta and ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the bloody crisis unleashed by the toppling of her government last year is “not impossible”, a junta spokesman said yesterday.

UK premier back in crisis mode after foreign tour

UK premier back in crisis mode after foreign tour

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned yesterday from an overseas tour to face multiple crises, including the latest resignation of a senior Conservative from his scandal-hit government.

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