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- Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fighting escalates despite ceasefireon 2021-07-29 at 12:55
Forces in Amhara are battling rebels on three fronts along the border with Tigray, officials say.
- Far-right ‘Goyim Party Germany’ trial beginson 2021-07-29 at 12:28
Three men accused of forming a far-right criminal organization that spread antisemitic content have appeared in a German court.
- Dozens killed, many more missing in northern Afghanistan flash floodsby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 12:25
At least 40 people have been killed with 150 more missing in northern Afghanistan after flash floods ravaged an area northeast of the capital Kabul, officials said on Thursday.
- Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta responsible for journalist death – inquiryon 2021-07-29 at 12:17
A report quoted by Maltese media says officials could have prevented Daphne Caruana Galizia’s 2017 murder.
- India seeks to reform its military amid new security threatson 2021-07-29 at 12:14
Experts say India has "a lot of catching up to do" in the domain of technological advancement, such as artificial intelligence. The country faces security challenges from multiple fronts, including China and Pakistan.
- Hushpuppi: Nigerian influencer pleads guilty to money launderingon 2021-07-29 at 11:53
Ramon Abbas, known as Hushpuppi, posted photos of his lavish lifestyle to 2.5m Instagram followers.
- Pentagon chief in Vietnam to boost security tieson 2021-07-29 at 11:50
Despite deeper cooperation, the US administration has stressed there will be limits to the relationship until Hanoi makes progress on human rights.
- Malala says girls’ education ‘worth fighting for’on 2021-07-29 at 11:33
Education summit in London is raising aid to support 175 million children in the poorest countries.
- Israel investigating shooting of Palestinian boy in West Bankon 2021-07-29 at 11:03
Palestinian officials say soldiers shot the 12-year-old as he travelled in a car in the West Bank.
- Pro-democracy Hong Kong radio host ‘Fast Beat’ goes on trial for seditionby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 10:43
A pro-democracy Hong Kong radio host went on trial Thursday for sedition in the first use of the colonial-era law since the city’s handover to China as authorities broaden their criminalisation of dissent.
- South African comics artist blazes new path to wider, international audienceby FRANCE 24 on 2021-07-29 at 10:22
Graphic novel artist Loyizo Mkize is well-known in his native South Africa. But last month he burst the boundaries of his popularity by signing a contract with the giant American comics publisher DC Comics.
- France questions UK’s ‘discriminatory’ and ‘excessive’ quarantine decisionby FRANCE 24 on 2021-07-29 at 09:36
France said on Thursday it failed to understand why it was exempt from a new rule allowing fully-vaccinated European Union citizens to enter England without having to quarantine.
- Actor Bob Odenkirk ‘stable’ after collapsing on seton 2021-07-29 at 09:15
The US actor is still in hospital after being rushed there from the set of Better Call Saul.
- Netflix US cast and crew must be vaccinated to workon 2021-07-29 at 08:59
The online streaming firm is the latest company to make Covid jabs mandatory for workers.
- Ever Given reaches Rotterdam after Suez Canal debacleon 2021-07-29 at 08:51
The giant container ship finally arrived at its destination more than four months after being stuck for six days in the waterway that links Europe with Asia.
- Simone Biles thankful for love and supporton 2021-07-29 at 07:53
US gymnast Simone Biles reacts to the widespread support she has received after withdrawing from Thursday’s all-around final.
- Tsunami warnings lifted after Alaska earthquakeon 2021-07-29 at 07:16
Officials have lifted tsunami warnings for Alaska, Hawaii and the US Pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands after a quake measuring magnitude 8.2.
- Kabul faces ‘existential crisis’ in face of Taliban surge, US watchdog saysby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 07:12
The Afghan government faces an “existential crisis” after the Taliban doubled their attacks following the February 2020 US deal with the insurgents, a watchdog report said Thursday.
- Taliban attacks pose ‘existential crisis’ to Afghanistan: US watchdogon 2021-07-29 at 07:10
A surge in Taliban attacks could pose a real threat to the Afghan government and its "unprepared" security forces, according to a report by the US agency tasked with oversight of Afghanistan’s reconstruction projects.
- US: China interest in Afghanistan could be positiveon 2021-07-29 at 07:00
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s comments came after Taliban envoys went on a visit to China.
- Coronavirus digest: Thailand sees record daily cases, deathson 2021-07-29 at 05:40
COVID-19 infections have continued to climb in Thailand’s worst outbreak since the pandemic started. Tokyo Olympics organizers also reported the highest increase in cases linked to the Games. Follow DW for the latest.
- ‘A true sign of strength’: Biles fuels reckoning around mental health in sportby FRANCE 24 on 2021-07-29 at 04:15
First it was Naomi Osaka, now weeks later a tearful Simone Biles. Two of the biggest names in sport have publicly revealed that they are struggling with their mental health—and they could be the catalyst for wider change.
- Outspoken billionaire Sun Dawu jailed for 18 years in Chinaon 2021-07-29 at 04:10
Sun Dawu has in the past been vocal in criticising authorities and has spoken out about human rights.
- Israel tells France it is taking Pegasus allegations ‘seriously’on 2021-07-29 at 03:24
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz discussed the spying allegations concerning Pegasus, a software developed by Israeli cyber-surveillance company NSO, during a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris.
- USA Swimming’s Dressel takes second Tokyo gold in men’s 100m freestyleby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 03:07
US superstar Caeleb Dressel flew faster than Kyle Chalmers to add the Olympic 100m freestyle crown to his two world titles Thursday, as China’s women sparked a huge upset with a new world record to win the 4x200m relay.
- Tokyo Olympics rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan & Fintan McCarthy win lightweight men’s double scullson 2021-07-29 at 03:05
Ireland win their first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy claim the lightweight men’s double sculls.
- Nicaragua opposition nominates odd pair as election tag teamon 2021-07-29 at 02:52
A former guerrilla chief and Miss Nicaragua 2017 are representing the opposition in the next presidential election amid a crackdown on President Daniel Ortega’s contenders.
- US Senate moves forward with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure billby NEWS WIRES on 2021-07-29 at 02:28
A roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure investment bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, passing a key milestone that moves the emerging legislation toward formal debate and possible passage.