Satellite images suggest Chinese activity at Himalayan border with India before clash

In the days leading up to the most violent border clash between India and China in decades, China brought in pieces of machinery, cut a trail into a Himalayan mountainside and may have even dammed a river, satellite pictures suggest.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:53 pm

Gaza horse riders compete again as coronavirus curbs eased

Wearing riding pants, logo-decorated shirts and helmets, Gaza horse-riders resumed local show-jumping competitions on Thursday as coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:46 pm

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:42 pm

France reports 28 more coronavirus deaths, cases up slightly

The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:35 pm

At least 13 killed in landslide in Ivory Coast's main city

A landslide on the outskirts of Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan in the early hours of Thursday caused by heavy rains killed at least 13 people, the defence minister said.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:31 pm

Bank of England to remove any portraits of former governors linked to slave trade

The Bank of England said on Thursday it would remove any portraits still on display within the 325-year-old central bank of former governors or directors with links to the slave trade.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:21 pm

Slovenia imposes quarantine for people coming from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo

Concerned about the biggest rise in new cases of coronavirus in seven weeks, Slovenia will introduce an obligatory 14-day quarantine from Friday for most people coming from Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo, the government said on Thursday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:20 pm

Mozambique court jails police officers for murder of election observer

A Mozambique court on Thursday convicted six officers from an elite police unit of murder in the killing of electoral observer and rights activist Anastácio Matavel days before last year's presidential election.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:17 pm

PM Johnson tells Macron: Brexit talks cannot stretch into autumn

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron that it does not make sense to extend talks on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union into autumn, a statement issued by Johnson's office said on Thursday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 5:10 pm

France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France's top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.

Posted on 18 June 2020 | 4:54 pm

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