English

KABUL (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two Afghan women judges working for the Supreme Court during an early morning ambush in the country's capital Sunday, officials said, as a wave of assassinations continues to rattle the nation. Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent months despite on…


LONDON (AP) — Prince William is encouraging everyone in Britain to follow the example of Queen Elizabeth II, his grandmother, in being inoculated against COVID-19 as authorities battle unsubstantiated fears about vaccine safety. The second in line to the throne spoke about the queen and he…


WILMINGTON, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled plans Thursday for fighting Covid and injecting $1.9 trillion into a battered US economy, but already his ambitious first 100 days agenda is overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump. Biden promised "a ne…


JAKARTA - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic amon…


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called…


BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — India’s patched-up bowling attack took two confidence-boosting early wickets to remove both openers before Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne combined to guide Australia to 65-2 at lunch on day one of the series-deciding cricket test Friday at the Gabba. Sm…


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels neve…


GALLE, Sri Lanka, England paceman Stuart Broad led an inspirational bowling attack to rattle Sri Lanka's top-order after the hosts elected to bat in the opening Test on Thursday.The hosts suffered an early jolt when skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was ruled out of the first of the two Tests in …


BEIJING - China's trade surplus with the United States widened last year, underlinging the failure of Donald Trump to narrow the gap during his tenure, demand soared for electronics and medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. The pick-up came on the back of a jump in exports thro…


WUHAN, China - A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan on Thursday to start a highly politicised probe into the origins of the coronavirus, as China reported its first death from Covid-19 in eight months. The 10 scientists, who must complete a two-week quarantine i…


Page 1 of 6