Man charged over incident involving UK’s chief medical adviser

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A man has been charged over an incident broadcast on social media in which the British government's top medical adviser Chris Whitty was manhandled...

SA will be among the hardest hit, says UN report – and it won’t...

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South Africa will feel the economic impact of the near-disappearance of international tourism more keenly than almost all other countries, according to a...

Tens of millions sizzle in India’s severe heatwave

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Daytime temperatures were above 40°C for the fourth consecutive day on Friday across the states of Rajasthan, Haryana and New Delhi. New Delhi...

Branson plans first space trip days before Bezos blasts off

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Richard Branson plans to fly to space on July 11, days before a similar journey by fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The shares of Branson’s...

Daddy’s turn: Paternity leave around the world

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The right to paternity leave is becoming more widespread, but there are still vast disparities in what dads are entitled to around the world. As...

eSwatini govt says there’s no confirmation of pro-democracy protesters killed

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eSwatini acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku said he had not received any confirmation of any deaths during the pro-democracy protests and urged citizens not...
President Trump has repeatedly declared the US "the greatest country in the world". But according to a recent 13-nation poll by the Pew Research Center, he hasn't done much for its image overseas.

How Trump has changed the world

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The president of the United States is not just the leader of his country, he is probably the most powerful person on Earth. What...
US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?

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US presidential elections have long been a source of both intrigue and irritation for China's Communist Party rulers. As arguably the most consequential exercises in...
Ardern's Labor Party won 49% of the vote, 20% over the opposition party, and the highest result since New Zealand adopted the current mixed-member proportional system in 1996

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been re-elected in a landslide

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was re-elected to a second term, winning a landslide victory on Saturday's election. Ardern's Labor Party won 49% of...
The new biosecurity law, approved by lawmakers on Saturday, flags the right to report 'acts that endanger biosecurity' and calls for risk prevention systems, ranging from active monitoring to emergency plans.

CHINA BEEFS UP LAWS TO HANDLE EPIDEMICS, PROTECT WHISTLEBLOWERS

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China has passed a new law to improve its handling of disease outbreaks - including protecting whistleblowers - following a cascade of criticism over...

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