Wellington, New Zealand

Thousands of protesters gathered in New Zealand's city squares, motorway over-bridges and in front of the country's parliament on Tuesday to protest the new government's policies that they believe are racist.

The protest action was called for by political party Te Pati

London, UK

War risk insurance premiums edged up for Red Sea voyages after three vessels were attacked in the area on Sunday and fears grow over worsening perils for commercial shipping, maritime and insurance sources said on Monday. 

The incidents are the latest in a series


A few hours after the Washington National Cathedral posted on Facebook on 29th November that admission to its Christmas family service and Advent concerts this year would require a $US7 ticket, the cathedral backed down in the face of the ire of its own parishioners and

Amman, Jordan

Food assistance across Syria will end in January due to a funding crunch that had already curtailed its aid program in the war devastated country, the World Food Programme said on Monday.

The organisation said a record level of humanitarian needs globally meant its

Moscow, Russia

Temperatures in parts of Siberia plummeted to minus 56 degrees Celsius on Monday while blizzards blanketed Moscow in record snowfall and disrupted flights as winter weather swept across Russia.

In the Sakha Republic, located in the north-eastern part of Siberia and home to Yakutsk,


British Home Secretary James Cleverly will sign a new treaty with Rwanda on Tuesday over its asylum plan after the UK's top court declared the deportation scheme unlawful, the British Home Office said on Monday.

Cleverly will arrive in Rwanda's capital Kigali on Tuesday morning

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are set to hit a record high this year, exacerbating climate change and fuelling more destructive extreme weather, scientists said.

The Global Carbon Budget report, published on Tuesday during the COP28 climate summit, said

Masis, Armenia

For the third time in her life, Elada Sargsyan is a refugee.

Born in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, Sargsyan fled her hometown in 1988, aged 19, as the Soviet Union began to fall apart.

Elada Sargsyan, 54, a refugee from

Manila, The Philippines

A "massive" manhunt is underway for the attackers who bombed a Catholic Mass that killed four people in the southern Philippines, a senior military officer said on Monday, vowing to do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Police are looking into

Holon, Israel

Yosi Shnaider watched a home video on his phone from his apartment near Tel Aviv.

In the video, a smiling, red-headed baby sits in a bouncy chair. His big brother, just a few years older with the same fiery hair, leans into the

Washington DC, US

The United States is running out of time and money to help Ukraine fight its war with Russia, White House officials warned congressional leaders on Monday. 

Democratic President Joe Biden's administration in October asked Congress for nearly $US106 billion to fund ambitious plans

Chennai, India

At least four people died, factories closed and the runway of one of India's busiest airports lay submerged due to torrential rain, as two southern states were braced on Monday for the impact of a severe cyclone.

Cyclone Michaung was expected to make landfall

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Money pledges stacked up at COP28 in Dubai on Monday as delegates sought to address the huge gap between what is needed in climate finance and the amounts so far on offer. 

The United Arab Emirates, the host of this year's conference,


Intense Israeli air strikes hit the south of the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, including in areas where Israel had told people to seek shelter, residents and journalists on the ground said.

Israeli troops and tanks also pressed the

Updated: 7:15am, 5th December, 2023 (AEDT)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The death toll from floods in northern Tanzania following torrential rains this weekend has risen to 63, the Prime Minister said on Monday, adding to hundreds of other deaths caused by extreme weather in East


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