Australia Covid: Arrests at anti-lockdown protests

Demonstrations have taken place in Australian cities against tight restrictions imposed to tackle a rise in Covid cases. Thousands gathered in Sydney, with smaller protests held in Melbourne and Brisbane. People chanted “freedom” as they marched through the centre of Sydney. Officers said they had made 57 arrests. Australian governments have re-imposed lockdowns across the […]

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Covid: Anger as half of Australians in lockdown again

Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people – about half the population – endure fresh lockdowns to quash Covid outbreaks. A third state went into lockdown on Tuesday. Stay-at-home orders are now in place in South Australia, Victoria and parts of New South Wales. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in […]

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Singapore shocked by killing of boy, 13, at school

A 16-year-old schoolboy in Singapore has been charged with murdering a fellow student, in a case that has shocked the country. Police officers called into a high school on Monday found the body of a 13-year-old boy in a bathroom. An axe was seized as evidence. Initial investigations found that the two boys did not […]

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Torrential rains in Japan unleash landslides, 20 missing -NHK

Japan’s military sent emergency rescuers to the central city of Atami on Saturday after landslides triggered by heavy rains left at least 20 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called together an emergency task force to tackle the crisis, NHK added, as it broadcast Twitter footage of floods that destroyed […]

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Mexico City metro overpass collapses, killing 20

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City while a train was travelling on it, officials say. Several train carriages plunged to the ground, crushing at least one car, which was on a busy road underneath. Rescue workers and firefighters are searching for survivors after […]

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