Graft trial resumes for South Africa’s jailed ex-president

The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma resumed yesterday, more than a week after his imprisonment for contempt of court in a separate case set off rioting

German officials defend their actions on devastating floods

German officials defended their actions ahead of last week’s severe floods that caught many towns by surprise and killed 196 people in Western Europe, but they conceded that more lessons

The Buzz | China announces five leading cities in developing int’l consumption centers

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced yesterday that with the approval of the State Council, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Chongqing will take the lead in developing international consumption center

Dangerous conditions complicate wildfire fight in western US

Erratic winds and dry lightning added to the dangers for crews battling the nation’s largest wildfire yesterday in parched Oregon forests, just one of dozens burning across several Western states. The

This day in history | 1983 Flesh-eating dinosaur resurrected

Group leader and head of the Dinosaur Department at the Natural History Museum Dr Alan Charig explained: “It is a totally new species of dinosaur. Even more important, this is

France | Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. In

The Buzz | First positive COVID tests for athletes in Olympic Village

Two athletes living in the Olympic Village have tested positive for COVID-19, the first to do so with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday. Organizers confirmed the positive tests yesterday and

Europe flooding toll over 180 as rescuers dig deeper

The death toll from flooding in Western Europe climbed above 180 yesterday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding waters. Police put the toll from the hard-hit Ahrweiler

This day in history | 1969 Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon

The Apollo 11 space rocket has taken off successfully from Cape Kennedy, Florida, at the start of the first attempt to land a man on the Moon. An estimated one million

US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

The Biden administration said yesterday that it is prepared to begin evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters and translators who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war —

Review | Doc explores Anthony Bourdain’s own ‘parts unknown’

There are many startling moments in “Roadrunner,” Morgan Neville’s rich and moving documentary about the singular culinary storyteller Anthony Bourdain, who tragically took his life at the age of 61. Here’s

The Buzz | More than 20 dead, dozens missing in heavy Europe floods

More than 20 people have died and dozens of people were missing yesterday in Germany and neighboring Belgium after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away

This day in history | 1997 Versace murdered on his doorstep

Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace has been shot dead on the steps of his Miami mansion. The incident happened shortly before 0900 local time (1400 GMT) as the 50-year-old designer returned

US | Covid-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the

The Buzz | Retired police officers protest in Ukraine’s capital

A crowd of retired police officers tried to storm Ukraine’s parliament yesterday and blocked several streets in the capital, Kyiv, during a protest demanding higher pensions. Former police officers rammed through

Hong Kong book fair sees self-censorship and fewer books

Booksellers at Hong Kong’s annual book fair are offering a reduced selection of books deemed politically sensitive, as they try to avoid violating a sweeping national security law imposed on

This day in history | 1991: UK forces withdraw from Kurdish haven

British troops protecting the Kurdish population in Iraq have begun to pull out of the region. They had been part of a western relief effort - Operation Haven - to re-settle

Covid-19 | Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 204 staff infected

Malaysia shut down a mass vaccination center in its worst-hit state yesterday after more than 200 medical staff and volunteers tested positive for the coronavirus. The closure was the first of

Covid-19 | Australia vows financial aid as Sydney lockdown continues

  Australian government officials yesterday announced added financial support for businesses and households as Sydney appeared increasingly likely to enter a fourth week of lockdown due to coronavirus clusters. New South Wales

The Buzz | IOC’s Bach slips up and refers to Japanese as ‘Chinese’

IOC President Thomas Bach appeared in public yesterday for the first time since arriving in Tokyo last week and with the pandemic-postponed Olympics opening in just 10 days. Bach spent his

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