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Chinese national dies in avalanche in Austrian Alps

A Chinese national has died in an avalanche in the Alps in the west of Austria, the Global Times learned from the Chinese Embassy in Austria on Monday. There have been no reports of any other Chinese citizens injured in the avalanche so far.

7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Turkiye: CENC

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkiye, at 6:24 pm Monday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).The epicenter was monitored at 38.0 degrees north latitude and 37.15 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 20 km, the CENC said.

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  • 7.8-magnitude quake hits 23 km E of Nurdağı, Turkey -- USGS

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 jolted 23 km E of Nurdağı, Turkey at 2023-02-06 01:17:36 GMT on Monday (2023-02-06 09:17:36 Beijing Time), the US Geological Survey said.

    By Agencies | 2023/2/6 9:46:50
  • EU-Ukraine Summit a political show, to expose divergences among EU members

    European Union (EU) leaders arrived in Kiev on Friday for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at what some Western media called a "historic" summit, but observers believe it could dash Ukraine's hopes for swift membership into the EU.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/3 21:25:06
  • US advances deal to access more military bases in the Philippines amid protests

    The US has been criticized for pushing for more military presence in Asia out of a zero-sum game mentality and jeopardizing regional stability, after the US has managed to expand access to four additional military bases in the Philippines to boost its military flexibility in possible war scenarios with China.

    By Liu Xin and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/2/2 21:01:25
  • UK, France plunged into mass strikes over livelihood issues, urged to ride China's recovery wave

    The UK is being shaken by the biggest wave of strikes in more than a decade, with as many as half a million workers' discontent over pay and working conditions finally erupting after brewing for months. Meanwhile, widespread protests are also taking place on the other side of the English Channel, where protesters in France demonstrated their anger over President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/2/2 21:11:00
  • Xi extends condolences to Pakistani president over terror attack in Peshawar

    Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi, on Wednesday over the severe terrorist attack in the country's northwestern city of Peshawar.

    By Xinhua | 2023/2/1 19:04:14
  • One confirmed dead among the nine Chinese attacked in Ethiopia: Chinese Embassy

    Nine Chinese citizens were hit in an armed attack on Monday night in the town of Gebre Guracha in the northern part of Oromia State, Ethiopia, located about 160 kilometers from the capital Abbie Ababa. One was shot dead, according to an announcement of Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/31 17:55:21
  • Synthesizing COVID-19 mutations technically possible, but difficult: expert

    With the development of molecular biology and synthetic biology, human beings have gained the capability to synthesize viruses. However, it remains difficult to synthesize new viruses in a laboratory, an expert was quoted as saying by Health Times on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/30 5:08:01
  • Consumption dividend from Chinese tourists seen in 'welcoming' countries

    Any further extension of quarantine measures against Chinese tourists could lead to a loss of tourism income, the latest statistics for outbound travel by Chinese visitors showed.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/30 3:26:37
  • Russia-Ukraine conflict could escalate to 'World War' if NATO directly involves

    The danger of “another World War” in Europe is increasing, said Chinese military experts, as a NATO senior military official said the US-led military bloc is ready for direct confrontation with Russia. Ukraine and Western countries have recently agreed to talk for more weapon supplies including long-range missiles and warplanes. The experts predicted that Russia will launch a new round of offensive before NATO's assistance is transformed into Ukraine's combat capability on the battle fields.

    By Yang Sheng | 2023/1/29 21:34:41
  • Five Chinese nationals confirmed dead in California mass shooting

    Five Chinese nationals were confirmed dead in a mass shooting at Half Moon Bay in California, according to Consulate-General of China in San Francisco. The Consulate-General was shocked and saddened by the serious shooting that occurred on Monday, a spokesperson of the Consulate-General in San Francisco said in a statement on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/27 10:10:12
  • China urges foreign troops to stop plundering of natural resources in Syria

    A Chinese official to the UN has called for the full implementation of the Security Council's resolution on the extension of Syria's cross-border humanitarian assistance, stressing that the illegal stationing and military operations of foreign troops in Syria must end and the illegal plundering of natural resources in the country by foreign troops must stop immediately.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/26 20:02:14
  • US, Western allies' tank aid to 'further drag Russia, Ukraine into quagmire, push end of conflict further away'

    Although it is uncertain how this will help the Ukrainian army to improve its combat capabilities, the announcement by the US and Germany that they will provide Ukraine with offensive tanks will undoubtedly drag Russia and Ukraine into a quagmire, pushing the end of this conflict further away.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/26 19:45:41
  • Foreign Ministry, consulate-general issue safety alert to Chinese nationals after nearly 40 mass shootings shock US in 1st three weeks of 2023

    Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco issued an alert to Chinese nationals to enhance safety awareness to ensure their own safety after a deadly shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California leaving 7 people dead & 1 injured, including Chinese nationals.

    By Xu Keyue | 2023/1/26 11:05:54
  • Outbound tourism to thrive in 2023 with more Southeast Asian countries set to welcome Chinese tourists

    Outbound tourism bookings during the Spring Festival holiday has seen a boom following the country optimizing COVID-19 rules and is expected to resume pilot outbound group tours from February 6 with the outbound air tickets booking recorded a fourfold increase on year-on-year basis.

    By Qi Xijia | 2023/1/25 16:58:18
  • Roman-era residential city discovered in S. Egypt

    An Egyptian archeological mission on Tuesday discovered a complete residential city dating back to the Roman era near the Luxor Temple in eastern Luxor.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:46:25
  • Uganda starts commercial drilling of oil

    Uganda on Tuesday started the drilling of oil for commercial production in the Western Region district of Kikuube on the shores of Lake Albert.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:41:21
  • Brazil's financial market raises 2023 inflation forecast to 5.48 pct

    Brazil's financial market raised its inflation forecast for both this year and the next, from 5.39 percent to 5.48 percent in 2023 and from 3.7 percent to 3.84 percent in 2024, the Central Bank of Brazil said Monday.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 10:12:25
  • Southern California mourns mass shooting victims, deplores gun violence

    Communities in Southern California honored the victims and survivors of the mass shooting that happened on the Eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Monterey Park, a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles, and denounced gun violence.

    By Agencies | 2023/1/25 9:17:00
  • China-made trains enter service in Istanbul's new metro line

    A new metro line connecting central Istanbul and the city's new international airport officially opened to the public on Sunday, featuring China-made automated driverless trains that could run up to 120 kilometers per hour.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/24 16:47:52
  • Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Serbia with grand gala, fireworks

    With fireworks, lion dance, and a festival of tastes, Serbians and overseas Chinese welcomed the Chinese Lunar New Year in Belgrade on Saturday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/24 16:14:33
  • Chinese citizen among Monterey Park mass shooting victims: consulate spokesperson

    Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles has confirmed that at least one Chinese citizen was among victims in the deadly Lunar New Year mass shooting that has killed 11 in a dance studio in Monterey Park, California.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/24 12:03:24
  • New Swiss Ambassador to China eyes promising areas for cooperation

    Burri is now eyeing the development of bilateral relations, an area where there is lots of potential, he said. China has recently made its COVID-19 adjustment and released a series of measures that further facilitate the movement of people and goods as well as international travel. "The fact that people can travel again and the tourism sector is opening up will surely boost the Chinese economy," Burri said.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/20 0:49:34
  • Intra-party struggle triggered by the 'McCarthy farce' makes US' two-party system unsustainable

    With White House officials Tuesday calling on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to "come clean" about secretive deals he made with hard-line House members that helped him eventually land the job, experts believe that the influence of the split within US political parties have begun to emerge, and that the polarization of US politics will make it difficult to sustain the two-party system.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/18 22:23:04
  • GT survey: More Europeans unsatisfied with US-EU relations since Russia-Ukraine conflict breaks out

    The Global Times Research Center conducted a survey in 13 countries in Europe and Turkey to learn about Europeans' opinions on their relations with the US since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukraine conflict in February, 2022, as well as their concerns over the security situation of the continent and the energy and food crises. Data from 7,536 samples show that more Europeans are unsatisfied with their ties with the US and are concerned that US actions against Russia will bring negative impact to Europe's economy.

    By Yang Sheng and Zhang Changyue | 2023/1/15 22:59:42
  • China expresses deep condolences to victims in Nepal's worst plane crash in 30 years

    No Chinese nationals were found to have been onboard the crashed plane in Nepal that was carrying 72 passengers and crew on Sunday, the Global Times learnt from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/1/15 22:23:08
  • Japan, US sign new space cooperation pact, exposes 'obvious anti-China color'

    Representatives from the US and Japan gathered at the US' NASA headquarters in Washington local time on Friday and signed an agreement that "builds on a long history of collaboration in space exploration between two nations."

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/15 19:13:54
  • Passenger plane crashes in Nepal

    A passenger plane carrying 68 people has crashed in the Pokhara region in central Nepal, a local official said on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/15 14:18:56
  • Biden, Kishida strengthening ties to counter China, 'puts Tokyo on the front line'

    The “alliance” between US and Japan is a double-edged sword for Tokyo, as it pushes Japan to the front line of potential attacks and disdain in Indo-Pacific region.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/14 14:15:27
  • US falls further into 'politics of retaliation' amid Biden's garage-gate

    US Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Joe Biden's garage-gate or "document-gate" - his improper possession of classified documents - marks a dramatic moment when an incumbent president and his predecessor are both being probed by a special counsel at the same time.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/13 23:37:00
  • Closer military ties with US after '2+2' talks put Japan in riskier and sacrificial position

    The US and Japan are continuing to undermine regional peace and stability in 2023, as top defense and diplomatic officials from both countries vowed to strengthen their military alliance and security cooperation, citing the "greatest strategic challenge" from China. Chinese experts said that a closer military alliance with the US, while adopting a more aggressive posture, would mean a more dangerous position for Japan, and the provocative military alliance would not be welcomed by regional countries.

    By Wang Qi and Liu Xuanzun | 2023/1/12 22:35:57
  • Australia should move away from close alignment with US: Australia's first ambassador to China

    Editor's Note: China and Australia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties last month. In the eyes of Stephen FitzGerald (FitzGerald), Australia's first ambassador to China, the essential ingredient that made the two countries drop differences and establish ties was mutual self-interest and realpolitik, while the most important thing lost in the bilateral tensions in the past few years was confidence and trust between the two governments. Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to FitzGerald on his memory of 50 years ago and his view on the prospect of China-Australia relations.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/12 22:12:19
  • More aggressive adventurism, restored McCarthyism alarming as GOP-led House approves setting new committee targeting China

    Bipartisan lawmakers from the US House of Representatives have voted to set up a new GOP-led select committee to address Beijing's "multifaceted threats," the first anti-China step after Republican Kevin McCarthy sealed the House Speaker seat after a historical grueling stalemate in the new Congress voting.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/1/12 0:21:53
  • Joint declaration of EU and NATO 'reflects bias, arrogance against China'

    The European Union (EU) and NATO signed a joint declaration Tuesday, which specifically addresses the so-called “challenges from China.” The declaration reveals the bias and arrogance of the EU and NATO toward the perception of China, which China strongly opposes, a spokesperson for the Chinese mission to the EU said on the same day. China is firmly opposed to the unreasonable accusations and cold war mentality against China in the joint declaration, said the Chinese spokesperson on Tuesday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/11 23:34:54
  • Connected in recognition: Foreign ambassadors signal a welcome for China's optimized, responsible COVID policy

    Despite some countries announcing additional measures on Chinese nationals citing so-called unjustified "virus concerns," many countries have signaled a welcome to Chinese tourists. In this issue, the Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi talk with diplomats about their take on China's recently revised COVID policy as well as its impact on bilateral cooperation.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/1/11 0:27:46
  • China 'well prepared' as US looks to put Japan in actual combat frontlines

    The US plans to set up a rapid reaction Marine unit throughout Japan's Okinawa islands within a few years, media reported on Tuesday, one day ahead of the 2023 US-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting in Washington, DC. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also plans to talk with US President Joe Biden on January 13 after concluding his ongoing Europe and UK tour. A saga of diplomatic and military activities suggests that Tokyo and its allies are likely devising a more detailed and actual-combat strategic deployment against China, but China is always well-prepared to meet the challenge, analysts said.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/1/10 23:54:53
  • Relaxation in international travel plays significant role in sustainable post-COVID recovery: Nepali Ambassador to China

    China's adjustment of its COVID policy is a welcome gesture, which symbolizes a move towards fulfilling the aspiration of China to open up further across the world for its modern and high-quality socio-economic development, Nepali Ambassador to China Bishnu Pukar Shrestha told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi | 2023/1/10 22:46:23
  • US Big Tech lashes out at India; world needs coordinated digital rules

    The Asia Internet Coalition, an industry group that represents Meta, Amazon, Twitter, Google and other US big tech companies, has expressed dissatisfaction with the digital competition law recommended by the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance in December, arguing that it is "regressive" and "may dampen digital innovation in India," Indian media outlet Business Standard reported on Monday.

    By Wang Yi | 2023/1/10 22:10:59
  • US Treasury yield gap at 4-decade high, pointing to recession in 2023

    The US economy is facing rising risks of contraction, which could spark an unexpected financial crisis that would pummel its stock market, observers said, based on the difference between the yields on 2- and 10-year Treasury notes, now the widest in about 40 years.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/10 20:52:39
  • Japan's plan to counter China in space, 'be 2nd in manned moon landing' a joke: analysts

    After going through a bleak 2022 with no successful space launch, a situation unseen in 18 years, Japan said on Monday that it aims to become the second country only after the US to land astronauts on the moon, adding it will strengthen cooperation with the US to counter China's space endeavors.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/1/10 19:44:11
  • GT on the spot: Influx of Chinese visitors to drive global tourism boom

    After China lifted most of its entry restrictions on Sunday, many Chinese people have rushed to make travel plans and renew their travel documents ahead of the upcoming Spring Festival holidays for a vacation abroad, foretelling the great potential of Chinese tourists ushering in a recovery of the global tourism industry.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/1/10 0:24:51
  • Capitol Hill riot repeated in Brazil, embarrassing US' phony, moralistic rhetoric

    Storming major government buildings, trying to burn carpet, smashing windows, destroying artworks, and using furniture to form barricades against police… Video clips show that two years after the US Capitol Hill assault, a similar riot reoccurred in Brazil on Sunday evening, a week after Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration.

    By Wang Qi | 2023/1/10 0:06:24
  • Paxlovid failing to enter China's insurance drug list won't affect patients' access to drug: experts

    People in need can still have Pfizer's COVID-19 treatment drug Paxlovid with public insurance covering most of its cost, while arrangements for future purchases of the drug remain unsettled, the Global Times learned from hospitals on Monday after talks between China's insurance authority and US pharmaceutical company Pfizer to include the drug in China's public health insurance system broke down.

    By Zhang Changyue and Yu Xi | 2023/1/9 22:28:08
  • Pakistan welcomes China's latest COVID policy, opposes politicization of pandemic: ambassador

    Pakistan welcomes China's recent COVID policy adjustment and believes it will significantly contribute to the recovery and growth of the world economy, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/6 21:01:25
  • Try a heavier, curvier rock when skimming stones, scientists say

    Ignore the usual thin, flat candidates and try a fatter, curvier rock to get the biggest possible bounce, scientists said Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2023/1/5 17:39:19
  • Scholars: Supply and Demand Fluctuations to Have More Effect on Global Oil Markets Than Price Cap

    The Western price cap on Russian oil as well as Moscow's retaliatory ban on oil supplies to countries that adopted it will not be as significant for global oil markets as the potential recession crisis or other issues with global supply, experts told Sputnik.

    By Sputnik News | 2023/1/3 19:11:50
  • World leaders extend New Year greetings, hoping for peace, prosperity

    As people around the world are celebrating the New Year, world leaders delivered New Year messages to their citizens, reviewing the past year and hoping for peace and prosperity in 2023.

    By Xinhua | 2023/1/2 8:42:37
  • After year of climate disasters, world off-track to curb warming

    Catastrophic floods, crop-wilting droughts and record heat waves in 2022 have shown that climate change warnings are increasingly becoming reality and this is "just the beginning," experts say, as international efforts to cut planet-heating emissions flounder.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 17:58:02
  • Israel parliament passes laws ahead of Netanyahu return

    Israel's parliament passed controversial legislation paving the way for the return of veteran hawk Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 19:20:35
  • UN calls for women's equal participation in Afghanistan

    The UN Security Council on Tuesday reiterated its call for full participation of women and girls in Afghan society, expressing concern about the Taliban's ban on women studying and working.

    By Xinhua | 2022/12/28 19:17:21
  • Ghana's vintage enthusiasts give fresh life to Western clothing waste

    As the sun set on a courtyard of shipping containers in Ghana's capital Accra, young men and women in Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead and tie-dye tees bartered over army surplus jackets and Adidas sneakers while a live deejay spun Afrobeat classics.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/28 21:09:40
  • Yellow-band disease ravages Thailand's coral reefs

    Underneath the calm turquoise waters off eastern Thailand, a rapidly spreading disease is killing coral over vast stretches of the sea floor, and scientists fear it may be getting worse because of climate change.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 21:03:06
  • Canadian police officer fatally shot in line of duty: authorities

    A Canadian police officer was killed on Tuesday after being shot while investigating a traffic accident about 100 kilometers south of Toronto, authorities said.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 21:00:36
  • Humanity must learn lessons from COVID-19, invest in prevention

    N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a global "wake-up call" on the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, which is observed annually on December 27.

    By Xinhua | 2022/12/28 20:56:05
  • Australia to add 'Indigenous Voice' in 2023

    Australians will decide in 2023 if the country's constitution will be changed to give an institutional voice to the long-suffering Indigenous population, the government said on Wednesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 20:22:26
  • Extreme weather could be 'new normal': National Trust

    Britain's National Trust on Wednesday said nature and wildlife at the charity's sites had been harmed by extreme weather in the past year and warned it could become the "new normal."

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 20:08:39
  • The Philippines hunts for 26 missing after weekend weather disaster

    Rescue teams across nine provinces in the Philippines raced on Wednesday to try to locate 26 people missing after weekend rains.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/28 20:07:23
  • Italy to allow 113 refugees on 'Ocean Viking' ship to dock

    Italy will allow the Ocean Viking humanitarian ship to dock at an Italian port and disembark 113 people rescued from the waters of the Mediterranean, a French NGO said Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 20:05:00
  • Nigeria dance carnival helps residents reclaim streets

    In a street in a poor neighborhood of Lagos, a bare-chested young man, Gift Eze, holds his screaming partner, helping calm the rage within and stop him fighting.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/28 20:03:54
  • It invokes COVID-19 precautions to turn away migrants

    The US government's two-year-old policy of invoking COVID-19 precautions to turn away hundreds of thousands of migrants at the Mexican border will remain in place, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 19:52:58
  • US police raise fears of right-wing groups attacking critical infrastructure

    Investigators probing vandalism at electricity substations in the western US state of Washington appealed for public help in tracking down those responsible for attacks that have fueled concerns of a right-wing extremist campaign.

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 19:26:04
  • US digs out from monster storm as death toll passes 50

    The monster storm that killed dozens in the United States over the Christmas weekend continued to inflict misery on New York state and air travelers nationwide Tuesday, as stories emerged of families trapped for days during the "blizzard of the century."

    By AFP | 2022/12/28 17:49:06
  • 100 mln people displaced globally in 2022, says UN

    A hundred million people across the world were forced to leave their homes in 2022 and the United Nations is continuing to help those in need in a myriad of ways, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said on Monday.

    By Xinhua | 2022/12/27 21:03:02
  • Arizona governor-elect asks to sanction defeated candidate Kari Lake

    Arizona's Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs asked a court on Monday to sanction Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake over her failed effort to overturn the state's election results.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/27 20:56:30
  • Peru police generals and others arrested in graft plot

    Authorities in Peru arrested three police generals and three other people on Monday for alleged involvement in the corruption case against ousted president Pedro Castillo, the interior ministry said.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 20:53:40
  • As energy crisis bites, Spanish people snap up solar panels

    Demand for solar panels has shot up to unprecedented levels in Spain as Europe's energy crisis shows no sign of letting up, in a welcome boost for a sector with huge potential.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 20:49:03
  • Rebels kidnap civilians in Democratic Republic of the Congo clashes

    M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are holding civilians hostage for suspected collaboration with enemy militias as fighting erupted despite recent peace efforts, local sources told AFP.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 19:23:24
  • South Korea pardons jailed ex-president Lee

    Jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak received a presidential pardon on Tuesday, cutting short his 17-year sentence on corruption charges, the justice minister said.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 19:19:24
  • Japan's Kishida loses fourth minister in three months

    Japan's reconstruction minister resigned on Tuesday over alleged financial improprieties, becoming the fourth minister to depart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet in just three months.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 19:16:06
  • Powerful telescope exceeds expectations: scientists

    The James Webb Space Telescope lit up 2022 with dazzling images of the early universe after the Big Bang, heralding a new era of astronomy and untold revelations about the cosmos in years to come.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 19:08:37
  • Rare Eastern Sarus cranes released in northeast Thailand

    As the sun came up, 13 Thai Eastern Sarus cranes were released over a rippling reservoir in northeast Thailand, the latest effort to revive the almost-extinct species in the kingdom.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 19:03:16
  • AI-powered technology sees big improvements in UK stroke treatment: analysis

    Artificial intelligence technology has tripled the number of UK stroke patients recovering to a point where they can perform daily activities, according to new research released on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/27 18:58:06
  • Tough start for Congo voter registration as country faces kit shortages

    Voter registration kicked off in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend, as the country prepares for December 2023 general election.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/26 20:51:54
  • The Philippines floods force tens of thousands to flee homes

    Christmas Day floods in the Philippines forced the evacuation of nearly 46,000 people from their homes, civil defense officials said Monday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 20:49:16
  • Suspect says he had 'pathological' hatred for foreigners

    A Frenchman suspected of killing three Kurds in a Paris shooting has confessed to a "pathological" hatred for foreigners, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 20:47:15
  • Colombia's oil theft soars, leaving trail of environmental harm

    In a clearing of Colombia's Pacific jungle, the dense canopy encircles an area of desolation left by a clandestine refinery, where oil waste blackens everything underfoot, seeping into the soil and coating the vegetation.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/26 20:43:36
  • Mining giant BHP to face $12b damages trial in UK over Brazil dam collapse

    Global mining firm BHP must stand trial in the UK to face an estimated 10 billion pounds ($12 billion) damages claim over a deadly 2015 dam collapse in Brazil, a judge has ruled.

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 19:43:38
  • Dutch king says slavery apology start of 'long journey'

    Dutch King Willem-Alexander welcomed the government's apology for the Netherlands' role in 250 years of slavery in his Christmas address, saying it was the "start of a long journey." Prime Minister Mark Rutte officially apologized for the Dutch state's involvement in slavery in its former colonies, calling it a "crime against humanity."

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 19:40:35
  • Calls for Trump office ban

    Donald Trump should never be allowed to run for public office again after inciting an insurrection, lawmakers investigating 2021's assault on the US Capitol concluded in their watershed final report.

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 19:38:05
  • Historic 'bomb cyclone' storm freezes North America

    The extreme cold weather hitting North America in the run-up to Christmas holidays is due to a phenomenon called a "bomb cyclone."

    By AFP | 2022/12/26 19:27:25
  • Christmas gifts come to isolated Danube Delta

    For the elderly living in remote villages in the Danube Delta, one of the world's largest wetlands, winter is a time of isolation. This holiday, they are also struggling to cope with a shortage of firewood and rising food prices.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/26 19:25:15
  • Scientists say human activities driving natural habitats to the brink

    Nature is in crisis, and it's only getting worse. As species vanish at a rate not seen in 10 million years, more than 1 million species are currently on the brink.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/26 19:22:53
  • 10 killed in fuel tanker explosion near Johannesburg: rescuers

    Ten people died and around 40 others were injured when a fuel tanker exploded in Boksburg, a South African city east of Johannesburg, emergency services said Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 20:19:59
  • Deadly blizzard leaves US in Christmas weekend deep freeze

    A fearsome winter storm continued to pummel parts of the United States with blizzard conditions Saturday evening after its powerful Arctic winds left over a million customers without power earlier in the day and caused Christmas travel nightmares.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 20:18:25
  • Harry, Meghan dismiss Sun tabloid apology as 'PR stunt'

    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Saturday dismissed an apology by the tabloid The Sun newspaper for publishing a column highly critical of Meghan as a "PR stunt" and said the newspaper had not contacted her to say sorry.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 20:18:15
  • Twitter restores #ThereIsHelp

    Twitter Inc has restored a feature that promotes suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, after coming under pressure from some users and consumer safety groups over its removal.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/25 20:11:40
  • Yuletide warmth

    Homeless people wait for food in the ballroom of the Munich Hofbr'uhaus at the Homeless Christmas 2022 of the Catholic Men's Welfare Association Munich in Bavaria, Germany on December 24, 2022. Photo: VCG

    By VCG | 2022/12/25 19:45:13
  • Inside DR Congo's displacement camps, Christmas holds little cheer

    Few in the giant displacement camps north of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, are enjoying the feasting and festivities they usually reserve for Christmas.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 19:32:43
  • Colombia's FARC group announces truce at the year end

    A group of armed renegades who refused to sign a 2016 peace accord in Colombia have declared a unilateral ceasefire until the new year, the country's peace commissioner tweeted Saturday.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 19:25:56
  • Serial killer Charles Sobhraj returns to France

    Charles Sobhraj, a convicted killer who police believe killed more than 20 western backpackers on the "hippie trail" through Asia in the 1970s and 1980s, returned to France on Saturday after nearly two decades behind bars in Nepal.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/25 19:21:54
  • UK's Sunak criticized for asking homeless man if he 'works in business'

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced criticism on Saturday for seeming out of touch with ordinary people when he asked a homeless man at a charity whether he "worked in business" and wanted to get into the finance industry.

    By Reuters | 2022/12/25 19:14:16
  • Kari Lake loses election appeal in the US' Arizona

    An Arizona judge on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Republican candidate Kari Lake, a Donald Trump loyalist who sought to overturn her unsuccessful bid to become the southwestern state's governor.

    By AFP | 2022/12/25 19:12:09
  • El Salvador deploys troops in drug dealers' crackdown

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  • Russia to continue building up combat capability of armed forces: Putin

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  • Arizona to remove shipping container wall on US border

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  • UN calls for university right

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  • US couple detained in Uganda get fresh charge

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  • Trump tax returns reveal big questions

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  • France seeks to protect hospitals against hackers after series of cyberattacks

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