Saudi state media reports that a Saudi national coming from a ‘North African country’ tested positive for new variant.
Neighbouring countries have launched joint operation against the armed group which they accuse of massacring civilians.
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Australia announces inquiry into tech giants
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says big tech firms have responsibility to ensure their platforms are safe.
Interfaith love a risk amid India’s Hindu nationalist surge
Rights groups say violence against interfaith couples increased in recent years, perpetrated by hardline Hindu groups.
Student kills three in Michigan high school shooting
Police say three students were fatally shot, eight other people were injured at high school north of Detroit.
Sri Lanka orders probe into mystery cooking gas explosions
Following reports of at least 14 gas explosions and fires in kitchens in a day, president appoints committee to probe.
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Climate danger grows in ‘vulnerable’ Myanmar after military coup
There are fears military could step up exploitation of resources to shore up finances, and worsen climate risk.