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Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,120

Death toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,120

The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,120, the country’s National Health Commission said Thursday. The commission said there are 11,864 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, while more than 126,000 people are currently under...

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Australia launches national inquiry into bushfires

Australia launches national inquiry into bushfires

Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the vast scale of the fires -- which...

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Muted reaction to Afghan poll result despite warlord's rallying cry

Muted reaction to Afghan poll result despite warlord's rallying cry

Afghanistan's former vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum, a powerful warlord who has long held undue sway over the country's politics, called on his supporters Wednesday to take to the streets to protest against the re-election of President Ashraf Ghani. Ghani on Tuesday was declared winner...

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Sick Kashmiris feel deadly consequences of India-imposed blackout

Sick Kashmiris feel deadly consequences of India-imposed blackout

Sanaullah Dar was due to undergo surgery to remove a tumour in his bladder. Four months later, he was dead, with doctors blaming a lockdown imposed by New Delhi on the restive part of Kashmir it controls. In August, India's Hindu-nationalist government stripped the Himalayan region of its...

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Trump says stock markets will crash if he loses election      EU warns Britain to keep to Brexit promises      Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies      Saudi Aramco launches largest shale gas development outside U.S.      18 children among 52 hurt in Germany car ramming      Calm returns after two-day flare-up in and around Gaza      Fleeing the bombs, Syrians set up camp underground      Saudi energy minister says OPEC plus countries should not be complacent about coronavirus