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Islanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change

1 hour 22 min ago
A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australia's north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government on Tuesday, alleging it has failed to protect them from climate change which now threatens their homes.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi testifies in court but a gag order prevents her defense from being made public

3 hours 18 min ago
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court on Tuesday for the first time since she was overthrown in a military coup.

Australia officially allows vaccinated residents to travel outside the country

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 03:27
All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from November 1, authorities said on Wednesday, October 27, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates.

Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 00:05
A Brazilian commission investigating the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has voted in favor of charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, among others.

Energy crisis will set off social unrest, private-equity billionaire warns

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:05
Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman warned Tuesday that high energy prices will likely set off social unrest around the world.

US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:41
If China were to seize one of Taiwan's outlying islands, the US would have few good options to respond without risking a major escalation and a war between the superpowers, according to the conclusions from a recent war game conducted by foreign policy and defense experts.

Wall Street's $1 trillion club is growing. Don't pop the champagne

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:41
The exclusive group of American companies worth more than $1 trillion just added another member.

The military has taken over in Sudan. Here's what happened

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 15:25
Sudan has descended into crisis after the military dissolved the country's power-sharing government and declared a state of emergency on Monday.

2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 14:03
Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage.

Travel industry leaders donate more than 20,000 flights for Afghan evacuees

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 12:00
Seven airlines, along with other travel industry leaders, are donating more than 20,000 airline tickets to Afghan evacuees to get to their final destinations in the US, matching an additional 20,000 flights contributed by the public, the White House, Welcome.US, major airlines and Miles4Migrants will announce Tuesday morning.

Amid a cascade of crises, Haiti's fuel shortage could be the worst

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 04:02
An eerie silence lingers over Hospital Universitaire de la Paix in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.

German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 03:20
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.

Six-year-old survivor of cable car crash must be returned to Italy, court rules

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 20:24
An Israeli court has ruled that a six-year-old child who was the sole survivor of a cable crash accident in Italy in May should be returned to Italy.

Ex-Saudi intel official describes Crown Prince as a 'psychopath'

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 18:51
Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is a "psychopath," who "poses a threat to his people, to the Americans and to the planet," a former top Saudi intelligence official who is now living in exile in Canada has said.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the ISS

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:38
Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing.