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Foot and mouth disease casts shadow over Eid festival in Indonesia

Foot and mouth disease casts shadow over Eid festival in Indonesia

-- 2022-07-06 11:31:42

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Indonesia threatens to disrupt a ritual of slaughtering animals to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha this year, with livestock traders in the world's largest Mu...

COVID and bust: China's private health system hurt by tough coronavirus controls

COVID and bust: China's private health system hurt by tough coronavirus controls

-- 2022-07-06 11:11:52

On March 24, a court in the central Chinese city of Fuyang announced that a $1.5 billion hospital built just four years earlier had filed for bankruptcy because it was unable to pay its debts, Reuters...

Twitter challenges India order to take down tweets

Twitter challenges India order to take down tweets

BBC 2022-07-06 10:45:06

Twitter has mounted a legal challenge in India against government orders to take down content. The social media giant has filed a petition with the high court in Karnataka state resisting "se...

Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

Blinken to seek G20 pressure on Russia to open sea lanes, warn China on Ukraine

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-06 09:59:19

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will call on G20 nations this week to put pressure on Russia to support UN efforts to reopen sea lanes blocked by the Ukraine conflict and repeat warnings to China...

Zimbabwe to introduce gold coins as local currency tumbles

Zimbabwe to introduce gold coins as local currency tumbles

-- 2022-07-05 20:10:19

Zimbabwe's central bank said it would start selling gold coins this month as a store of value to tame runaway inflation, which has considerably weakened the local currency. The central bank governor...

Fourth of July rooftop shooter kills six in Chicago suburb

Fourth of July rooftop shooter kills six in Chicago suburb

-- 2022-07-05 19:11:29

A gunman perched on a rooftop opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bikes at a Fourth of July parade on Monday, killing six and wounding more than 36 in the Chicago suburb of Highla...

Russia shells Donetsk after seizing Luhansk

Russia shells Donetsk after seizing Luhansk

-- 2022-07-05 18:47:17

Russian forces struck targets across Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Tuesday to prepare the path for an expected armoured thrust to try to take more territory as the five-month-old war entered a n...

China sees record rains, heat as weather turns volatile

China sees record rains, heat as weather turns volatile

-- 2022-07-05 17:29:09

From the snowcapped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering under the worst heatwave in decades while rainfall hit records in June. Extreme heat is also battering Japan,...

Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken areas

Italy declares state of emergency for drought-stricken areas

-- 2022-07-05 17:22:52

Italy on Monday declared a state of emergency for areas surrounding the river Po, which accounts for roughly a third of the country's agricultural production and is suffering its worst drought for 70...

Saudi Arabia, UAE boost spending to shield citizens from inflation

Saudi Arabia, UAE boost spending to shield citizens from inflation

-- 2022-07-05 16:33:10

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are boosting state spending on social welfare by billions of dollars as they seek to shield their citizens from rising living costs. The UAE is doubling the...

Indonesia school helps students recite Koran in sign language

Indonesia school helps students recite Koran in sign language

-- 2022-07-05 16:28:38

Concerned about how Indonesian students with hearing impairments often miss out on religious education, cleric Abdul Kahfi founded an Islamic boarding school to help them study and recite scripture fr...

Finland, Sweden sign protocol to join NATO

Finland, Sweden sign protocol to join NATO

-- 2022-07-05 16:17:18

NATO's 30 allies signed an accession protocol for Finland and Sweden on Tuesday to allow them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once allied parliaments ratify the decision, the most significant expan...

Majority of IndiGo flights delayed as crew members go for job interviews

Majority of IndiGo flights delayed as crew members go for job interviews

-- 2022-07-05 16:03:08

Over half of the flights operated by India's biggest airline, IndiGo, were delayed on Saturday after a large number of cabin crew members did not report for duty, reports bdnews24.com citing Indian ne...

Makkah greets Muslim pilgrims for first post-pandemic Hajj

Makkah greets Muslim pilgrims for first post-pandemic Hajj

-- 2022-07-05 13:34:31

Wrapped in white robes, with some carrying umbrellas against the burning desert sun, Muslim pilgrims began perfoming Hajj in droves after two years of major disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, Re...

UN rights mission finds 'probable' mass graves in Libya

UN rights mission finds 'probable' mass graves in Libya

-- 2022-07-04 20:37:28

A mission appointed by the UN to Libya said on Monday there are "probable mass graves" yet to be investigated, possibly as many as 100, in a town where hundreds of bodies have already been found, and...

Road accident kills 16, including schoolchildren, in India

Road accident kills 16, including schoolchildren, in India

-- 2022-07-04 16:34:11

Sixteen passengers, including schoolchildren, were killed after a bus fell into a gorge in India's Himachal Pradesh. The bus was heading to Sainj when it plunged into the gorge near Kullu's Jangla vi...

European Investment Bank to raise $104.3b to help rebuild Ukraine

European Investment Bank to raise $104.3b to help rebuild Ukraine

-- 2022-07-04 16:29:40

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, is proposing a funding structure previously used during the COVID-19 pandemic to help rebuild Ukraine with up to 100 billion...

Putin will not congratulate Biden on US Independence Day: Kremlin

Putin will not congratulate Biden on US Independence Day: Kremlin

-- 2022-07-04 16:22:54

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not congratulate his US counterpart Joe Biden on Monday's US Independence Day because of Washington's "unfriendly" actions towards Moscow, the Kremlin said. "Con...

Bezos slams Biden's call for gasoline stations to cut prices

Bezos slams Biden's call for gasoline stations to cut prices

-- 2022-07-04 13:17:44

Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos renewed his spat with the White House over the weekend, as the world's third-richest person criticized President Joe Biden for calling on companies running gasoline s...

Tens of thousands Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

Tens of thousands Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

-- 2022-07-04 11:53:43

Fresh evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains flooded several suburbs, with officials warning of more wild weather to come. An intense...

Gunman kills three at Copenhagen shopping mall

Gunman kills three at Copenhagen shopping mall

-- 2022-07-04 11:07:10

Three people were killed and several more were wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Copenhagen on Sunday, Danish police said, adding they had arrested a 22-year-old Danish man and charged him...

Sri Lanka struggles to raise $587m to pay for fuel shipments

Sri Lanka struggles to raise $587m to pay for fuel shipments

-- 2022-07-03 20:01:42

Sri Lanka is struggling to raise $587 million to pay for about half a dozen fuel shipments, a top minister said on Sunday as the cash-strapped country tries to cope with its worst financial crisis in...

Russia says its forces, allies take ‘full control’ of Ukraine’s Luhansk region

Russia says its forces, allies take ‘full control’ of Ukraine’s Luhansk region

-- 2022-07-03 18:32:50

Russia said on Sunday its forces and their allies had taken control of Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, after capturing the final Ukrainian holdout of Lysychansk, although Ukraine has yet to comment...

Australia part of Asia, says Australian Foreign Minister

Australia part of Asia, says Australian Foreign Minister

-- 2022-07-03 17:44:28

Visiting the Malaysian city where she was born, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said her story showed that Australia was part of Asia, as new data showed more than half of Australians were born...

At least 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in ambush after mine attack

At least 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in ambush after mine attack

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-03 11:43:33

At least 30 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush after gunmen attacked a mine in the Shiroro area of Niger state earlier this week, three sources said on Saturday. The troops were among securit...

Zelensky adviser concedes last eastern Ukraine bastion could fall

Zelensky adviser concedes last eastern Ukraine bastion could fall

-- 2022-07-03 11:09:58

Fighting intensified for Lysychansk, Ukraine's last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, as an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky conceded the city could fall, Reuters repo...

Japan's KDDI says 70pc of services restored after wide network troubles

Japan's KDDI says 70pc of services restored after wide network troubles

-- 2022-07-03 11:02:33

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI Corp said on Sunday that about 70 per cent of services have been recovered and the company is working hard to restore the rest after nationwide network troubles made calls...

North Korea says US-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises US plan for 'Asian NATO'

North Korea says US-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises US plan for 'Asian NATO'

REUTERS 2022-07-03 10:40:52

North Korea criticised the United States, South Korea and Japan's recent agreement on strengthening military cooperation to be a means to materialise a US plan for a military alliance like NATO in the...

Libyan protesters storm, set fire to parliament building

Libyan protesters storm, set fire to parliament building

-- 2022-07-02 23:41:44

Protesters broke into Libya's parliament in Tobruk on Friday evening and set a fire in front of the building to express their anger towards Libya's warring political parties. According to a Reuters r...

US states may arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions: Biden

US states may arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions: Biden

-- 2022-07-02 23:10:15

US President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the pro...