International

At least 81 killed as South Sudan’s disarmament erupts in violence

Heavy fighting broke out between armed civilians and government forces conducting a disarmament exercise in the South Sudan region of Warrap State, killing at least 81...

Many injured as passenger train derails in Scotland

Serious injuries have been reported after a passenger train derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire as storms caused flooding and travel disruption across Scotland....

UK economy slips into recession

The United Kingdom slipped into its first recession since 2009 after its economy shrank a record 20.4 per cent in the second quarter. The slump follows a 2.2 per cent...

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian American to compete on a...

Lebanon government resigns

Lebanon’s government has resigned amid mounting anger over last week’s explosion which devastated parts of the capital, Beirut and left more than 200 people...

Mali swears in new constitutional court judges

Nine new members of Mali’s constitutional court were sworn in on Monday in the capital Bamako in a bid to end the political crisis in the West African country. The new...

Russia has developed COVID-19 vaccine – Putin

Russian President, Vladimir Putin says his country has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus. Putin made the...

Indonesia begins human trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesia on Tuesday launched human trials of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine with some 1,600 volunteers slated to take part in the six-month study. The vaccine...

Mauritania’s president appoints a new government

Mauritania’s president has appointed a new government after the names of several former ministers appeared in a report on the financial dealings of ex-leader...

Mount Sinabung spews ash cloud in Indonesia

Mount Sinabung volcano has erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, firing ash and other volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters into the sky. This is the second...