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Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:36:12 GMT
Dropped Warner fuels IPL exit talk after watching from hotel
Australia opener David Warner has hinted that he could miss the rest of Sunrisers Hyderabad's Indian Premier League matches after being dropped for the second time this season. Warner watched from his Dubai hotel room as Hyderabad thrashed Rajastha...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:06:13 GMT
Coolant leak 'likely' sparked giant Tesla battery fire in Australia
A three-day blaze that completely incinerated two giant Tesla batteries at a vast energy storage site in Australia was probably sparked by a coolant leak, safety regulators said Tuesday. The fire broke out on July 30 in a 13-tonne lithium "Megapack...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:52:16 GMT
Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence
Mexico celebrated the 200th anniversary of the country's independence from Spain on Monday with a commemoration featuring fireworks, theatre, and pyrotechnics in the capital's central plaza. The event in Mexico City's Zocalo square, once the heart ...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:50:24 GMT
'No future': Trans woman fears death under Taliban
As an Afghan transgender woman, Radwin has suffered brutal sexual violence on the streets and even rejection by her family. But with the Taliban back in power, she fears she will be killed because of her identity -- and she is desperate to flee the...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:50:21 GMT
Top NGO leader presses Taliban on letting women work
The Taliban have "basically agreed" to let one of Afghanistan's biggest foreign aid organisations continue employing women, the group's head said, but told him it would take time. Jan Egeland, director-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:48:20 GMT
Death by sadness, or the Taliban: LGBTQ Afghans in hiding
As the Taliban appeared on every corner of Kabul, Marwa and her friend -- both gay Afghans -- took the drastic decision to become husband and wife. The hurried marriage was conducted with no ceremony or family around them. "I was telling myself th...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:35:41 GMT
France hits back at claim it is 'abandoning' Mali by withdrawing troops
France hit back on Monday at the Malian prime minister's "indecent" and "unacceptable" claims that it is abandoning the war-torn country by drawing down troops from the restive Sahel region.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:38:18 GMT
UK ready to mobilise army to help ease fuel crisis
Britain on Monday put the army on standby to help with the ongoing fuel crisis as fears over tanker driver shortages led to panic buying, leaving many of the country's pumps dry.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:36:14 GMT
Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Crete as Greek PM to visit
Aftershocks rattled Greece's largest island Crete on Tuesday, a day after a strong earthquake that killed one person, damaged hundreds of buildings and left many homeless. The strongest tremor was measured at 5.3 magnitude at 7:48 a.m. (0448 GMT), ...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:34:12 GMT
China power cuts hit homes, factories and threaten growth
Goldman Sachs Tuesday lowered its annual economic growth forecast for China as nationwide power cuts hit millions of homes and halted production at factories, including some supplying Apple and Tesla. At least 17 provinces and regions -- accounting...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:28:17 GMT
Survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks to testify at landmark French trial
From Tuesday onwards, it is the victims’ turn to speak. Some 300 people will give testimony in court over the course of five weeks to recount the horrors they lived through during the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015. 

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:28:10 GMT
Hong Kong man on national security trial over protest chants
A Hong Kong man who chanted protest slogans pleaded not guilty to inciting secession on Tuesday in the second national security case to come to trial as authorities wield the sweeping new law to snuff out dissent. China imposed a national security ...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:38:13 GMT
Tokyo protests S. Korea court order to sell assets for WWII compensation
A South Korean court has issued an unprecedented order for assets seized from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to be sold to compensate World War II forced labourers, prompting Tokyo to protest on Tuesday. Japan and South Korea are both democrac...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:36:22 GMT
Home hero Matsuyama to headline US PGA Tour event in Japan
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama will play in the US PGA Tour's Zozo Championship in Japan next month, organisers said Tuesday, headlining a strong field including Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa. Home favourite Matsuy...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:36:21 GMT
Vote on breakaway region as Ethiopia faces tests to unity
The hilltop bamboo palace in southwestern Ethiopia was once a formidable power base, where the now-defunct Kingdom of Kaffa hosted extravagant festivals and stored rich reserves of gold and buffalo hides. These days, however, the royal family's des...