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US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

A senior member of US President Donald Trump’s administration landed in Taiwan yesterday for Washington’s highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a trip Beijing has condemned.

Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: report

The huge chemical explosion that hit Beirut’s port, devastating large parts of the Lebanese capital and claiming over 150 lives, left a 43-metre (141

Eleven killed in suspected arson at Czech apartment block

Eleven killed in suspected arson at Czech apartment block

Three children were among 11 people killed in a fire Saturday at an apartment block in the Czech Republic that police believe was set deliberately.

US sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million

US sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million

The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country's top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by year-end.

2,680 stranded Indians: Central govt seeks West Bengal govt’s approval for repatriation

2,680 stranded Indians: Central govt seeks West Bengal govt’s approval for repatriation

The Indian federal government has sought approval of the West Bengal state government to allow the return of 2,680 Indians stranded in Bangladesh since the coronavirus lockdown in March.

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