Last Updated: 01 Dec 2020 08:03 AM


  • Iran holds funeral for slain nuclear scientist

    State television showed several high-ranking Iranian officials, including Defence Minister Amir Hatami and Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami, at the funeral of Fakhrizadeh, whose coffin was covered in the Iranian flag.

  • French police charged over black man's beating

    Four French police officers have been charged in connection to the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a judicial source said Monday, days after the incident in Paris that intensified controversy over a new security law.

  • In first for Oz, PM speaks to parliament on video link

    While not the first such session by a world leader, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson having addressed parliament online, Morrison spoke to Australian lawmakers on a big screen television placed at the back of the House of Representatives.

  • Americans brace for Covid 'surge upon a surge'

    America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warned Sunday. ​​The United States is the world's worst-affected country, with 266,831 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump's administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and the danger posed by the virus.

  • Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

    A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.

  • Oz demands apology from China over fake image on Twitter

    Morrison said Australia was seeking the removal of the "truly repugnant" image posted on Monday by Zhao Lijian, a spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Volcano in eastern Indonesia erupts, thousands evacuated

  • Sri Lankan prison riot: 6 inmates dead, 35 injured

    Six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital, officials said Monday. Two guards were critically injured, they said. Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka's overcrowded prisons. Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks at several prisons as the number of coronavirus cases surges in the facilities.

  • 'Global Covid cases top 62.6 million mark'

  • Arab Spring: The first smartphone revolution

    Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that allowed them to topple ageing dictatorships as their revolutionary spirit went viral. Regimes across North Africa and the Middle East were caught flat-footed a decade ago as the fervour of the popular uprisings spread at the speed of the internet via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.