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2 Hawaii police officers killed in USA

Two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed when they responded to a call for help Sunday in Waikiki.

400 Lebanese protesters injured in clashes with police

Almost 400 people were wounded on Saturday during running battles between anti-government protesters and Lebanese security forces in the capital Beirut, rescuers said.

Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name gaffe

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.

China reports 17 more cases of deadly new virus

China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year when much of the population travels.

Harry, Meghan give up royal titles

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will no longer use their His/Her Royal Highness (HRH) titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced.

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.