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Iran's government and security forces committed "crimes against humanity" in their suppression of huge nationwide protests in 2019, an international panel of lawyers probing the crackdown concluded on Friday. The Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal, which was convened by various human...
By forcing the world to wake up to the daily sexual abuse suffered by women, the #MeToo movement became a social revolution of historic importance. Its legacy is still being determined. It began with a tweet: on October 15, 2017,...
Australia's biggest carbon polluter announced Thursday it will exit coal-fired power a decade early, as renewable projects surge in a country long seen as a climate laggard. AGL said it would shutter one of Australia's biggest carbon emitters, the Loy...
Cuba on Monday declared a cyclone alert in its six most western provinces as fast-approaching Hurricane Ian strengthened rapidly, with Florida also ramping up preparations ahead of a possible hit. Authorities in Havana said they were ready to evacuate those...
French police on Sunday used tear gas and employed anti-riot tactics to prevent hundreds of people protesting in Paris from marching on Tehran's embassy, AFP reporters and eyewitnesses said. The protesters had gathered for the second day running to express...
Hong Kong has lost its crown as Asia's premier finance centre to Singapore in a global ranking list where New York and London maintained their number one and two spots. Singapore jumped three places to third in the twice-a-year Global...
US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant's misleading assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX airplane following two deadly crashes, regulators announced Thursday. Boeing agreed to the penalty to settle charges it "negligently violated the...
Moscow began its mandatory troop call-up Thursday to try to bolster a stumbling war effort in Ukraine, with authorities saying thousands had volunteered even as Russian men fled the country to avoid being forced to fight. Amateur footage posted on...
Bermudians covered storefronts and stocked up on candles, food and water while Hurricane Fiona churned towards the Atlantic island Thursday as a powerful Category 4 storm, after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. The Bermuda Weather Service said...
Japan on Thursday announced that it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two and a half years. "Finally, Japan will reopen the border," Digital Minister Taro Kono wrote on Twitter. "Visa waiver is back, no...