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Global economy risks return of great depression

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great Depression, driven by inequality and financial sector instability.

Over a thousand ‘likely’ infected by virus in China

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely to be hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.

‘You have not seen the last of us’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.

New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC.

Ukraine PM offers resignation after leaked recording

Ukraine's prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him reportedly criticising president Volodomyr Zelensky's understanding of the economy.

Iranian missile attack on Iraq bases injured 11 US troops

Iran’s missile attack on bases housing US troops in Iraq last week injured 11 American troops — despite the Army previously saying no causalities were recorded, a report said Thursday.

New Coronavirus Outbreak kills 2 in China

A second person has died from pneumonia stemming from the outbreak of a previously unknown Sars-like virus in China, local authorities said.

Trump impeachment process begins

The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger

Southern Africa is in the throes of a climate emergency, with hunger levels in the region on a previously unseen scale, the UN has warned.

Myanmar to release its Rohingya crackdown probe results

An inquiry set up by the government of Myanmar to investigate the 2017 crackdown that prompted hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee the country is expected to report this month, but activists and independent observers are skeptical about the story it will tell, despite promises of accountability from the country's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mikhail Mishustin named as new PM of Russia

The little-known head of Russia's tax service, Mikhail Mishustin, was named as the next prime minister of Russia hours after Dmitry Medvedev resigned on Wednesday, capping a day of unexpected changes to Russian politics.

Iconic Chinese female tractor driver dies at 90

A woman who became China's first female tractor driver, and eventually a national icon, has died at the age of 90.

UNSC set to hold fresh meeting on Kashmir

The United Nations Security Council will hold a second closed-door meeting on Kashmir tonight in New York, sources told NDTV. The meeting, sources said, comes after push from China, the all-weather ally of Pakistan, which called for such meetings earlier as well.

New protests as Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

Iran announced on Tuesday (Jan 14) its first arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder for a fourth consecutive day.

Verdict on Gambia case against Myanmar Jan 23

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of Justice said on Twitter on Monday.