Asia

India building collapse toll climbs to 20, several still trapped

Officials say more bodies could be under the rubble of the building as rescue operation continues in Bhiwandi.

India building collapse toll climbs to 20, several still trapped

Latin America

Argentina: Provincial healthcare strained as COVID cases spread

From the capital city and into the provinces - the coronavirus makes its way relentlessly across Argentina.

Coronavirus pandemic

India's new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

There were 75,083 new cases and 1,053 deaths in the past 24 hours, and a record 101,468 recoveries.

India's new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

AJ IMPACT

Soaring food prices hit Sudanese as floods ravage the country

Sudan is expecting more rain. Floods have already destroyed homes and killed people, now food prices are soaring too.

United Nations

Venezuela, Cuba denounce US 'hegemony' in UNGA speeches

Maduro calls on the world to fight 'imperialism' while Cuba accuses the US of threatening 'international peace'.

Venezuela, Cuba denounce US 'hegemony' in UNGA speeches

Environment

'Crazy year up north' as Arctic ice shrinks to near-record-low

Scientists say warming in the Arctic melted the ice covering the polar ocean to its second-lowest level in 40 years.

'Crazy year up north' as Arctic ice shrinks to near-record-low

Europe

No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya plea

Belarus' opposition leader makes a shocking presentation but EU foreign ministers still unable to agree on sanctions.

Nepal

Obituary: Nepal's 'Snow Leopard' Ang Rita who set Everest record

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen, dies aged 72.

Obituary: Nepal's 'Snow Leopard' Ang Rita who set Everest record

Taiwan

Taiwan tells China to 'back off' as airspace 'incursions' rise

Taiwan has reported a sharp rise in incursions by Chinese warplanes into its air defence identification zone.

Taiwan tells China to 'back off' as airspace 'incursions' rise

Iraq

Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later

Bitter eight-year battle not only inflicted human and economic devastation, but has impacted Middle East to this day.

Legacy of Iran-Iraq War still reverberates 40 years later

Gender

Indian man cuts pregnant wife's belly 'to check gender'

A man from Uttar Pradesh arrested after he allegedly slashed his wife's stomach with a sickle to check gender of baby.

Indian man cuts pregnant wife's belly 'to check gender'

Vatican

Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US

Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.

Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US