Beijing, China
Reuters

As restaurants in the Chinese capital drift in the doldrums of a COVID ban on dining in, one eatery manager and his army of chefs have set up stalls on the pavement to keep alive some of the old magic and drum up sales of

Colombo, Sri Lanka
AP

Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands - including ethnic Tamil civilians - killed in the final stages of the country’s decades-long civil war, in the first-ever event where mostly majority ethnic Sinhalese openly memorialised the minority group.

Protesters

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

In the early hours of 28th February, CentreChurch, Lismore, fell victim to the catastrophic inundation of water that has become the worst recorded flood in Lismore’s history. 

Nestled between a real estate agent and an anti-ageing clinic, the church has a congregation of

London, UK
Reuters

The world is no better prepared for a new pandemic than it was when coronavirus emerged in 2019 and may actually be in a worse place given the economic toll, according to a panel set up by the World Health Organization to evaluate the

Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
AP

One of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States announced a settlement agreement Tuesday to resolve a bankruptcy case in New Mexico that resulted from a clergy sex abuse scandal.

The tentative deal totals $US121.5 million and would involve about 375

Reuters

The world's oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments.

Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range

A leading human rights watchdog said on Wednesday it had documented further cases of "apparent war crimes" by Russian troops in two regions in Ukraine.

Human Rights Watch said in a report that Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions from late February through March

Kyiv/Mariupol, Ukraine
Reuters

Russia said on Wednesday nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Mariupol, while the United States became the latest Western country to reopen its Kyiv embassy after a three-month closure. 

More than a day after Ukraine announced it had ordered its garrison in

Guwahati, India
Reuters

More than 500,000 people have fled their homes in India's north-eastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen.

One of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra,

Sydney, Australia
Reuters

Australia's national election has become too close to call, polls out on Wednesday showed, as the ruling conservative coalition narrowed the gap with the main opposition Labor Party, three days before the country decides on a new government.

Centre-left Labor's lead over the Liberal-National coalition

Washington DC, US
Reuters

The US State Department on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program to capture and analyze evidence of war crimes and other atrocities allegedly perpetrated by Russia in Ukraine, as Washington seeks to ensure Moscow is held accountable for its actions.

The State

Buenos Aires
Reuters

Javier Milei, an ebullient Argentine economist with wild hair and an avid fan base, was once known for his theatrical and acerbic televised takedowns of the country's political elite. Now he has a shot of taking them down at the ballot box.

The admirer

Reuters

Russians lined up in a Moscow train station on Tuesday for what may be their last Big Mac from one of the few McDonald's restaurants still open in the country.

The world's largest burger chain is rolling down the shutters in Russia after more than 30 years, becoming one

Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
Reuters

Rescue workers have found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the government and the mine owner said on Tuesday, all but extinguishing hope that eight missing miners could still be alive after a month.

The

Reuters

The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. 

The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's pro-democracy militias are all fighting for

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