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  • Oil not found in dead Mauritius dolphins

    28 août 2020

    The cause of death of 25 dolphins that washed up in Mauritius near the site of an oil spill remains unclear after two of the animals showed no trace of oil in their bodies, a preliminary autopsy report showed on Thursday. "The preliminary results show...

  • Coronavirus: India's Phase II trial of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine begins

    28 août 2020

    The Phase II clinical trial of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, began on Wednesday. The first dose was given to two males, aged 28 and 48, in Pune's Bharti Vidyapeeth's Medical College and Hospital. "Two volunteers were given 0.5 ml of the vaccine,...

  • New Zealand mosque gunman: Unprecedented sentence demanded for Brenton Tarrant

    27 août 2020

    New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant will be sentenced on Thursday over the attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year, with survivors demanding he remain behind bars "until his last gasp". Tarrant, 29, has faced a four-day sentencing in...

  • Masks compulsory across Paris as virus cases mount

    28 août 2020

    France's prime minister announced on Thursday that face masks will become compulsory throughout Paris as he urged the public to help reverse a trend of mounting coronavirus infections. Jean Castex said 19 departments had been added to a map with "red"...

  • Hurricane Laura threat forces hundreds of thousands to flee US coast

    27 août 2020

    In the largest US evacuation of the coronavirus pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds,...

  • Russia could send police to Belarus if needed: Putin

    28 août 2020

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Kremlin had set up a "reserve police force" to support Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, although it would not be deployed unless unrest there spun out of control. The remarks were the strongest...

  • One dead, 90 feared trapped in India building collapse

    25 août 2020

    One person was killed and dozens feared trapped after a five-storey apartment building collapsed late Monday in western India, officials said, with a local legislator warning that the number could be as high as 200. The structure comprised 47 flats, police...

  • Tests indicate Navalny was poisoned: German doctors

    25 août 2020

    German doctors said on Monday that medical examinations indicated that Russia opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who is in a Berlin hospital after collapsing on a plane in Russia last week, had been poisoned. Navalny, a critic of Russian President Vladimir...

  • Twin explosions kill 15, wound soldiers in Philippines

    25 août 2020

    At least 15 people were killed and 75 wounded -- including members of the security forces and civilians -- in twin bombings Monday involving a suicide attacker on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Daesh militants, officials said. The...

  • Kenosha calm after nights of unrest over US police shootings

    28 août 2020

    A strong police presence brought relative calm to the Midwestern US city of Kenosha Thursday after three nights of violence over the police shooting of a black man, as top sports leagues again called off matches in a protest against racism. The shooting...

  • Africa free-trade vision clouded by virus and pace of talks

    07 juillet 2020

    A historic deal to smash down tariff barriers within Africa is being braked by the coronavirus pandemic and a thicket of negotiating problems. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was formally launched just over a year ago in a blaze...

  • Coronavirus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

    06 juillet 2020

    Officials at the epicenter of the worsening coronavirus crisis in the United States warned on Sunday their hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed by the upsurge, as India registered a record number of new cases. In signs of progress, Formula One...

  • Global experts warn of coronavirus airborne threat

    07 juillet 2020

    An international group of 239 scientists on Monday urged authorities including the World Health Organization to recognize that the coronavirus can spread in the air at distances well beyond two metres (six feet), and to revise their prevention guidelines...

  • Mexican military finds drug plane in flames after landing on highway

    06 juillet 2020

    Mexican military officials said on Sunday they discovered a small plane from South America in flames after it made an illegal landing on the Yucatan Peninsula possibly carrying hundreds of kilos of drugs. Nearby, military officials said they also found...

  • La Liga: Morata double helps Atletico to 3-0 win over Mallorca

    04 juillet 2020

    Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course to secure Champions League football next season after two goals by Alvaro Morata and a late strike from Koke gave them a 3-0 home win over struggling Mallorca in La Liga on Friday. The result left Atletico third...

  • France's Macron picks little-known civil servant as new prime minister

    04 juillet 2020

    French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a senior civil servant, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to recast his presidency and take back control of policy ahead of elections in 2022. Macron wants to start afresh after the coronavirus...

  • Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

    04 juillet 2020

    Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure...

  • Myanmar jade mine landslide kills more than 160

    03 juillet 2020

    The battered bodies of more than 160 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country's...

  • Lionel Messi ready to leave Barcelona: Report

    03 juillet 2020

    Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday. The report...

  • Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants

    03 juillet 2020

    Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world's largest elephant population,...

  • Real Madrid close on title as Ramos late show sinks Getafe

    03 juillet 2020

    Real Madrid took a big step towards winning La Liga on Thursday by battling past Getafe to move four points clear of Barcelona, with five games left. Sergio Ramos' late penalty proved the difference at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium where Madrid were...

  • Ronaldo runs riot as Juventus crush 10-man Lecce

    27 juin 2020

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a thumping penalty and created goals for Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain as Juventus hammered 10-man Lecce 4-0 on Friday to stretch their lead over Lazio at the top of Serie A to seven points. The 35-year-old Ronaldo had set...

  • US House moves to toughen sanctions over Hong Kong law

    02 juillet 2020

    The US House of Representatives agreed unanimously Wednesday to seek tough sanctions on Chinese officials and Hong Kong police after Beijing imposed a security law that clamps down on the city. After a day in which Hong Kong authorities arrested hundreds...

  • 6 injured, suspect dead in Glasgow stabbing attack, police confirm

    27 juin 2020

    Scottish police on Friday shot dead the suspect in a multiple stabbing at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that wounded six people, including an officer. Police Scotland said the incident at the Park Inn hotel in the city's centre was not being...

  • Daesh claims responsibility for attack on miners in Pakistan

    04 janvier 2021

    Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Hazaras in Baluchistan province. The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s...

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