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Exiled Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police open murder case

A Belarusian activist living in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, and Ukrainian police said they had launched a murder case.

1h ago| World

Nearly 5 million fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: study

An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend...

14h ago| USA

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14h ago| USA

Anger as top US Republican jokes about hitting Pelosi

The top Republican in the US House of Representatives faced calls to apologize or resign Sunday after joking about hitting speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel.

14h ago| USA

US authorities scramble, trade blame as millions face eviction

Eviction protections expired Sunday for millions of Americans who could face homelessness within days, triggering a scramble to unlock billions in stalled rental aid and recriminations in...

14h ago| Europe

Poland steps up security at vaccination centres after attacks

Poland yesterday said it was stepping up security at vaccination points following two arson incidents overnight in a single town and an attempt by anti-vaccine activists to break into another.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Exiled Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police open murder case

A Belarusian activist living in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early on Tuesday, and Ukrainian police said they had launched a murder case.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Nearly 5 million fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: study

An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021
USA

Bill Gates and Melinda French officially divorced, court document shows

The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, cofounders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Canada officially marks first nationwide Emancipation Day

After years of campaigning by Black legislators and community advocates, Canada on Sunday is officially marking the abolishment of slavery nearly 200 years ago in its first nationwide Emancipation...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

33 killed as bus hits fuel truck in DR Congo

Thirty-three people died in a horrific collision between a fuel truck and a crowded bus in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, police said yesterday.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021
USA

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August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Nazi camp guard, 100, to stand trial in Germany

A 100-year-old former concentration camp guard will stand trial in Germany in October accused of complicity in 3,518 murders, public prosecutors announced yesterday.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Iran warns against any action over tanker attack

Iran yesterday vowed to respond to any “adventurism”, its foreign ministry said, after the US and Britain joined Israel in blaming it for a deadly tanker attack, claims Tehran denies.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Obstruction to Beirut blast probe ‘shameless’: Amnesty

Amnesty International yesterday accused the Lebanese authorities of relentlessly and shamelessly obstructing the investigation into last year’s deadly Beirut port blast.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Poland steps up security at vaccination centres after attacks

Poland yesterday said it was stepping up security at vaccination points following two arson incidents overnight in a single town and an attempt by anti-vaccine activists to break into another.