JAPAN FLOODS LEAVE SOME 20 DEAD, MORE RAINS EXPECTED

Rescue helicopters plucked more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region as thousands join rescue operation.

TOKYO GOVERNOR FAVOURED TO WIN REELECTION FOR HANDLING PANDEMIC

The first woman to head the Japanese capital, Koike is also viewed as a potential candidate for prime minister in 2021.

 
 
 

US CORONAVIRUS DEATHS NEAR 130,000 AMID JULY 4 FETE: LIVE UPDATES

President Trump hosts Fourth of July event at the White House while WHO stops trials of malaria, HIV drugs for COVID-19.

'UNACCEPTABLE': RUSSIAN CHURCH BLASTS TURKEY'S HAGIA SOPHIA PLAN

A Turkish court last week heard a case aimed at converting the building back into a mosque with a verdict expected soon.

 
 
 

US MARKS SUBDUED FOURTH OF JULY AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE

Independence Day celebrations began with daily records in new cases in Florida, at 11,458, and Texas, at 8,258.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VOTE TO GO AHEAD DESPITE CORONAVIRUS THREAT

The Caribbean nation of 10 million lifted a coronavirus state of emergency as candidates made their final drive.

 
 
 

UK HISTORIAN DAVID STARKEY QUITS CAMBRIDGE AFTER SLAVERY REMARKS

British historian caused outrage by saying 'slavery was not genocide' in a recent interview.

PINTS POURED, UNKEMPT HAIRDOS CUT, AS ENGLAND EASES LOCKDOWN

Rush to pubs sparks worries of over-indulgence on what media dubbed a 'Super Saturday' of restrictions being eased.

 
 
 

TOP TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE CONTRACTS CORONAVIRUS

Guilfoyle, who is also the girlfriend of Trump's eldest son, was tested before the president's Mount Rushmore speech.

CAR SLAMS INTO TWO PROTESTERS ON CLOSED SEATTLE HIGHWAY

Authorities said it was not immediately clear if the demonstrators, one who was critically wounded, had been targeted.

 
 
 

UGANDAN DIES AFTER SETTING FIRE TO HIMSELF 'OVER POLICE BRIBE'

Police say Hussein Walugembe set fire to himself after officers demanded a bribe to release his motorcycle.

ENGLAND REQUIRES NO QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELLERS FROM 59 COUNTRIES

Scotland and Wales will not be pressured into following England's lead for now.

 
 
 

US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS CONDUCT MILITARY DRILLS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Manoeuvres coincide with ones launched by Beijing near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by both Vietnam and China.

AT LEAST FOUR KILLED IN SOMALIA BOMB ATTACKS

Blast targets restaurant in Baidoa killing four as suicide bomber injures five in Mogadishu, officials say.

 
 
 

CHINA REBUKES CANADA OVER CRITICISM OF HONG KONG SECURITY LAW

Beijing says Ottawa is 'meddling' in Chinese affairs after PM Trudeau suspended extradition treaty with Hong Kong.

TURKEY SAYS IT KILLED THREE PKK MEMBERS IN NORTHERN IRAQ

Defence ministry says two aircraft detected and destroyed 'terror targets' with ties to the PKK.

 
 
 

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE COLLAPSE OF INDIA'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

For far too long Indians have done nothing to pressure their politicians into making healthcare a national priority.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE: GHISLAINE MAXWELL FACES 35 YEARS IN PRISON

Dozens of alleged victims say Maxwell played a central role in recruiting and trafficking minors.

 
 
 

GREECE ECONOMY: EUROPE'S BIGGEST URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT LAUNCHED

With unemployment at more than 14 percent, Greeks welcome the news but wonder if they will be the ones to benefit.

N KOREA SAYS NO US TALKS PLAN AS BOLTON HINTS 'OCTOBER SURPRISE'

Pyongyang's statement comes after ex-US national security adviser signals new Kim-Trump summit before US polls.

 
 
 



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