Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes near Tonga: USGS

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes near Tonga: USGS

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattled the Pacific nation of Tonga on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no threat of a tsunami. The quake struck at 9:47 am local time from a depth of about 112 kilometres (69 miles), according to the USGS, and was centred in a patch of ocean […]

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At least nine dead in US tornadoes, storms

At least nine dead in US tornadoes, storms

At least nine people were killed across the central United States as tornadoes and other extreme storms hit several states including Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, officials said Sunday. Rescue efforts were ongoing and hundreds of thousands of people were without power after the storms struck the Southern Plains region beginning late Saturday. In Texas, Cooke […]

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Taiwan’s president says wants to work with China after drills

Taiwan's president says wants to work with China after drills

Taiwan’s new president said Sunday he was still ready to work with China, despite this week’s military drills around the self-ruled island. Three days after Lai Ching-te was sworn in, Chinese warships and fighter jets encircled Taiwan in drills that China said were a test of its ability to seize the island. During the two-day […]

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Russia says captured another village in east Ukraine

Russia says captured another village in east Ukraine

Russia said Saturday its army had captured another village in eastern Ukraine in the latest of a series of small territorial gains for Moscow. The Russian defence ministry said that troops had “taken control of the village of Arkhengelske” in the Donetsk region. The small frontline village is located near the town of Ocheretyne, which […]

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Ex-CIA agent pleads guilty to spying for China

Ex-CIA agent pleads guilty to spying for China

A former CIA agent pleaded guilty Friday to spying for China, the US Department of Justice announced. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 71, a native of Hong Kong who became a naturalized US citizen, admitted to having provided “a large volume of classified US national defense information” to Chinese authorities in 2001, even though he hadn’t […]

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Raw cow’s milk infected with bird flu sickens mice, shows study

Raw cow's milk infected with bird flu sickens mice, shows study

Mice fed raw cow’s milk infected with bird flu experienced high levels of the virus in their lungs, according to a study published Friday that suggests risk to humans who consume the drink. Over the past few years, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus called HPAI H5N1 has spread to infect more than 50 animal […]

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US sends $275 million of weapons and military aid to Ukraine

US sends $275 million of weapons and military aid to Ukraine

The United States on Friday announced a fresh tranche of military aid for Ukraine, including ammunition, missiles, mines and artillery rounds as Russia presses its assault on the Kharkiv region. Ukraine has been battling back in Kharkiv since May 10, when thousands of Moscow’s troops stormed the border, making their biggest territorial advances in 18 […]

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Mali and Russia start work on major solar plant

Mali and Russia start work on major solar plant

Countries trying to strike a landmark global agreement on handling future pandemics began discussing how to keep the process alive as they ran out of time to seal a deal Friday. With the chances fading of concluding an agreement by the end of the day, negotiations turned to what the next steps might be. Shaken […]

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Pandemic agreement talks end without finalising deal

Pandemic agreement talks end without finalising deal

Negotiations on a landmark global agreement on handling future pandemics ended Friday without a deal — though countries said they wanted to keep pushing for an accord. Scarred by the devastation caused by Covid-19 — which killed millions of people, shredded economies and crippled health systems — countries have spent two years trying to hammer […]

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