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Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida ...

Trump threatens social media after his tweets get tagged

Trump threatens social media after his tweets get tagged

US President Donald Trump has threatened to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories.

Congress ‘abusing’ states worst hit by coronavirus

Congress ‘abusing’ states worst hit by coronavirus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called yesterday for the US Congress to “stop abusing” New York and other Democratic-controlled states and release more federal funds to help them combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Extension of Duterte’s emergency powers sought to fight contagion

Extension of Duterte’s emergency powers sought to fight contagion

Extending the special powers granted to President Rodrigo Duterte is “necessary” to sustain the government’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacanang said yesterday.

US prepares to indict Maduro wife: sources

US prepares to indict Maduro wife: sources

The United States is preparing to charge the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in coming months with crimes that could include drug trafficking and corruption, four people familiar with the case have told Reuters.

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub’s legislature yesterday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China’s national anthem.

South Korea sees sudden spike in Covid-19 cases

South Korea sees sudden spike in Covid-19 cases

South Korea reported its biggest jump in coronavirus infections in seven weeks yesterday, driven by a fresh cluster at an e-commerce warehouse on Seoul’s outskirts, as millions more pupils went back to school.

French court rejects bail for Rwanda genocide suspect

French court rejects bail for Rwanda genocide suspect

A French court yesterday turned down Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga’s request to be released on bail pending a decision on where he will be tried after a quarter century on the run.

Kenya under fire over quarantine centres

Kenya under fire over quarantine centres

Kenya’s government is facing growing criticism over quarantine centres it set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with witnesses saying some are squalid and expose residents to the risk of catching Covid-19.

JK Rowling releases new children's book

JK Rowling releases new children's book

The creator of the "Harry Potter" books, J K Rowling, has released a free online serialisation of a bed-time story she wrote for her children 10 years ago.

Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lause

Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lause

A new Japanese smartphone app will allow fans to send virtual cheers and jeers to sports stadiums in the hope of creating atmosphere at matches played behind closed doors due to coronavirus.

Trump offers to mediate 'raging' India-China border dispute

Trump offers to mediate 'raging' India-China border dispute

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had offered to mediate a standoff between India and China at the Himalayan border, where soldiers camped out in a high-altitude region have accused each other of trespassing

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