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Flood warning for parts of Australia

Flood warnings were issued on Friday for parts of New South Wales (NSW), Queensland and Victoria as emergency workers were bracing for another busy weekend following continued widespread torrential rain and thunderstorms on Australia’s east coast. Almost 30 mm of rain fell within an hour in Sydney on Thursday night as storms swept over the […]

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Kabul says to resume Taliban-US talks in Doha

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid has said talks between Taliban and the US would resume in Qatar’s capital Doha. “The officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would resume talks and continue the talks with US representatives in line with the Doha agreement and the talks could be helpful,” Afghanistan state-run media agency quoted Mujahid as […]

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31 migrants die in attempted Channel crossing from France

Thirty-one migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off Calais in northern France, the French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has announced. The boat had set out to cross the Channel to the UK. According to the Inter national Organisation for Migration, the incident which happened on Wednesday is the biggest single loss of life in […]

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Sweden’s first female PM resigns hours after appointment

Shortly after Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson was elected by Parliament as Sweden’s first female Prime Minister, she tendered her resignation after facing the harsh reality of having to lead a minority coalition government. Just hours after she was elected the Prime Minister on Wednesday, Parliament (Riksdag) passed the opposition’s budget proposal prompting Andersson’s coalition […]

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New Zealand launches new testing strategy under Covid protection framework

A new national testing strategy, which will test people with faster results and provide greater certainty, reassurance, and less disruption to everyday lives, will better protect high-risk groups, Associate Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. The new strategy came New Zealand is as transitioning to the Covid-19 Protection Framework on December 3. New […]