Smartphones give rural women in India a lifeline

Donated phones help poor rural women get through India’s Covid-19 crisis

Hong Kong head Carrie Lam defends arrests of Apple Daily editors

Lam has said the arrests targeted alleged breaches of the national security law, not media companies doing ‘ordinary journalism’

Plant evangelist promotes uplifting power of green therapy

International embrace of plants during the pandemic gives rise to boom in gardening

Record-setting Everest climber stranded in Nepal due to Covid-19

Forty-four year old Tsang Yin-hung climbed Mount Everest in 25 hours and 50 minutes in May, but now cannot get home to Hong Kong

US ‘wrong’ about return to talks with North Korea

Washington’s interpretation could lead to disappointment, says Kim's sister

Australia not happy with UN move to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

Canberra defends its efforts to protect the world’s biggest coral reef system

Argentina and Mexico recall ambassadors over crackdown in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega’s government has arrested 14 opposition figures including five presidential hopefuls in recent weeks

EU, US and Britain impose new sanctions on Belarus over Ryanair ‘state piracy’

West unveils co-ordinated response to forced landing of a Ryanair jet to arrest journalist

Zimbabwe tightens lockdown in resort and farming towns

The country is battling to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus, with about 2,000 cases recorded in the past week

US to share millions of Covid-19 shots with poorer countries

White House lays out plan to share 55-million vaccine doses across the globe

Macron and Le Pen fare worse than expected in French regional polls

The two main contenders in the 2022 presidential race both fared worse than expected in the first round of the French regional election, amid a record-low ...

Stefan Lofven loses no-confidence vote in Swedish parliament

Lofven is the first Swedish prime minister to be ousted by a no-confidence motion put forward by the opposition

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed appears set for victory as polls open amid tight security

Some of the main opposition groups are either boycotting the vote or banned from competing, while the more than 40 others that remain in the running will ...

Americans keep buying groceries at peak Covid-19 rate

One reason for the sustained lift in grocery sales is that online ordering has made it easier to buy more without the hassle of carrying items through the shop

Iran’s hardline president-elect urges end to US sanctions

Ebrahim Raisi rules out meeting with President Joe Biden and demands Washington guarantee it will not pull out of the nuclear accord again

Tokyo to allow 10,000 Olympic spectators

Decision goes against advice of medical experts who have warned of risks

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