Italy’s far-right Meloni on vote: I’m no danger to democracy

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of Sept. 25 parliamentary elections, insists she won’t be a danger to democracy if she becomes

China closes Potala Palace after Covid-19 reported in Tibet

Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The action underscores China’s continued adherence to

Fiber optic cable theft halts Spanish bullet train service

Hundreds of rail passengers using the line between Madrid and Barcelona were left stranded for hours after some 600 meters of fiber optic cable used in the signaling system

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid Covid lockdown

Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown. The restrictions

Hitler’s watch sells at Maryland auction for USD1.1 million

A Maryland auction house has sold a wristwatch that once belonged to Adolf Hitler for $1.1 million. Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City had estimated the value

Russia steps up strikes on Ukraine amid counterattacks

Russian forces yesterday launched massive missile strikes on Ukraine’s Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, areas that haven’t been targeted in weeks, while Ukrainian officials announced an operation to liberate

No one wins US Mega Millions, jackpot now over USD1b

A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers yesterday and won the top prize. The new estimated

Three killed, one wounded in Philippine university shooting

At least three people, including a former Philippine town mayor, were killed and another was wounded in a brazen attack yesterday by a gunman in a university campus in

Pakistan police arrest two men accused of gang raping US woman

Pakistan’s police have arrested at least two people after a 21-year-old American woman reported she was gang raped at a hotel when she was visiting a tourist resort

Three missing in gas explosion in major north China port city

A gas explosion after a partial building collapse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin yesterday morning left three people missing and 11 injured. The event

Malaysia seizes African tusks, pangolin scales worth USD18M

Malaysian authorities said yesterday they seized a container of African elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal skulls and bones estimated to be worth 80 million ringgit ($18 million).

Van Gogh self-portrait found hidden behind another painting

A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist’s paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said yesterday. The self-portrait was

Iran arrests third outspoken filmmaker in escalating crackdown

Iran has arrested an internationally renowned filmmaker, several newspapers reported yesterday, the third Iranian director to be locked up in less than a week as the government escalates

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries,

Russian rocket attack kills 15 in Ukraine; others trapped

Dozens of Ukrainian emergency workers labored Sunday to pull people out of the rubble after a Russian rocket attack smashed into apartment buildings in eastern Ukraine. The strike

Medicines agency says EU is seeing ‘new wave’ of Covid-19

A senior official at the European Union medicines agency said yesterday that many nations in the bloc are seeing a new wave of COVID-19, driven by highly-transmissible mutations

Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska was named Tuesday as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the Nobel Prize in mathematics.

Dutch farmers block entrances to supermarket warehouses

Dutch farmers angry at government plans to slash emissions used tractors and trucks yesterday to block roads and supermarket distribution centers, sparking fears of store food shortages in

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the

WHO: Covid-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.

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