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Queen Elizabeth resting after first night in hospital in years

Queen Elizabeth resting after first night in hospital in years

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 95, spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed "preliminary investigations", but was in good spirits and back at work at Windsor Castle.

Prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin kills woman on set: police

Prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin kills woman on set: police

US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement said Friday.

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday threatened to expel the US, German and eight other Western ambassadors after they issued a rare joint statement in support of a jailed civil society leader.

EU leaders lambast Poland over its challenge to union

EU leaders lambast Poland over its challenge to union

European leaders lined up to chastise Warsaw yesterday for challenging the EU’s legal foundations, but Poland’s premier said he would not bow to “blackmail” as he joined a summit of the bloc’s 27 nations.

Pakistan coaches Taliban on winning international recognition

Pakistan coaches Taliban on winning international recognition

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gave Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers advice yesterday on how to gain international recognition, during a visit to the neighbouring capital.

India celebrates 1bn Covid vaccine doses

India celebrates 1bn Covid vaccine doses

India celebrated the milestone of administering 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday, with the government promoting the achievement in a song and video even as a recent drop in inoculations worries healthcare providers.

India premier to attend Glasgow climate meet

India premier to attend Glasgow climate meet

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the UN climate summit in Glasgow, the environment minister said yesterday, in a boost for efforts to agree steeper emissions cuts to tackle global warming.

Nearly 200 die in India, Nepal rains

Nearly 200 die in India, Nepal rains

Nearly 200 people have died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said yesterday, with whole families buried in their homes and two young girls swept away as forecasters warned of yet more heavy rain.

N Korea questions US intent after offer to meet

N Korea questions US intent after offer to meet

North Korea yesterday said the US was overreacting to its recent missile test and questioned the sincerity of Washington’s offers of talks, after a US envoy repeated an offer to meet without preconditions.

I take full responsibility for drugs war: Duterte

I take full responsibility for drugs war: Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he took full responsibility for the bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, but maintained he will never be tried by an international court.

Melbourne finally exits months-long lockdown

Melbourne finally exits months-long lockdown

One of the world’s most locked-down cities reopened late yesterday, with Melbourne residents hoping this sixth bout of stay-at-home restrictions will be their last.

India administers a billion Covid jabs

India administers a billion Covid jabs

India administered its billionth Covid-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, half a year after a devastating surge in cases brought the health system close to collapse.

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