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New Zealand will lift its partial suspension of a “travel bubble” with Australia from midnight on Sunday as fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney eased.
Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive day.
India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day, as overwhelmed hospitals in the densely-populated country begged for oxygen supplies.
Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to root out military rule.
Myanmar’s detained government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to face charges brought by the military junta that could see her jailed for years.
Opponents of Myanmar’s coup called on Monday for people to show defiance of the military with costumes and prayers over the upcoming new year holiday, hoping to maintain the momentum of their campaign in which more than 700 people have been killed.
Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital Abidjan, the West African nation’s gendarmerie said on Thursday.
Australia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to make Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc pay media companies for content on their platforms in reforms that countries such as Britain and Canada are looking to replicate.
The architect of Australian media reforms being watched around the world claimed victory on Wednesday, even as critics said concessions to the laws forcing Big Tech to pay for news content have given Facebook and Google a get-out clause.
Facebook faced an angry backlash on Thursday after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide.
Taiwan and the United States have held their first publicly acknowledged formal meeting in Washington under the new Biden administration, with the island’s de facto ambassador to the country calling on a senior State Department official.
Hedge funds, small investors and their stockbrokers are bracing for tougher U.S. markets regulation, with officials expected to meet this week to assess the fallout from a social-media driven trading frenzy that has roiled stocks and silver prices.
Vietnam approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and cut short a key ruling Communist Party meeting, state media reported on Saturday, as the country battled its biggest coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began.
Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng reiterated on Saturday that Britain had no rights over the city under the joint declaration that laid the blueprint for how the city would be ruled after its 1997 reunification with China.
An Australian regulator is considering letting internet users choose what personal data companies like Google share with advertisers, as part of the country’s attempts to shatter the dominance of tech titans.
Malaysia’s health ministry reported 153 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total to 1,183, one of the highest in Asia.
The Police Command in Ebonyi has assured citizens of maximum security at Eid praying grounds and recreation centres, as Muslims celebrate Eid-el Fitr.
South East Governors have been criticised by the Human Right Liberty Access and Defender’s (HURIDE) for their alleged failure to immortalise renowned human rights activist, Innocent Chukwuma, who died recently in Lagos.
The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has promoted 6,332 officers and men of the service, following the approval of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).
A former Vice Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Asekun Kehinde Sakiru, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Rivers State Taskforce on street trading and illegal motor parks said it arrested one person after some commercial drivers attacked its members on duty at the Agip axis of Port Harcourt.
Whatever the scale or shape of fan protests outside Emirates Stadium tonight, Mikel Arteta wants his Arsenal side to focus on the job at hand.
Two former National Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, attended a stakeholders meeting of the Edo APC in Benin City on Saturday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday declared that movement of funds by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-east must be approved by it.
As agribusiness continues to be the focus of wealth and job creation towards boosting food security, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, has concluded plans to boost cassava production with a packaging plant in Ogun State.
With the rising killings and kidnappings in the country, the Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, has advised the members of his church to plan their exit from Nigeria.