Filling of Ethiopia dam heightens tension with Egypt, Sudan

A diplomatic solution still looks elusive as Ethiopia pushes ahead with Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project

Richard Branson back to risky activities in race to space

UK billionaire hopes to beat Jeff Bezos by heading to edge of space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane on Sunday

Lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty of plot to extort Nike

California lawyer sentenced to 30 months in jail for trying to extort $25m from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity

Steve Ballmer joins the $100bn club

Former Microsoft CEO, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, has seen his wealth grow $20.1bn this year

Biden defends US exit from Afghanistan despite Taliban gains

US military mission in Afghanistan concludes at the end of August, says US president

Modi ousts health and communications ministers in cabinet overhaul

Prime minister reshuffles cabinet to repair dented image ahead of polls

WHO Africa head says Covid-19 cases have surged 20%, with worse to come

Africa had its worst week of the pandemic as Delta variant spreads

Covid reverses 30 years of progress in India’s economy

The middle class, the engine of the consumer economy, shrank by 32-million last year

ECB’s new policy regime lets inflation overshoot

In biggest overhaul in policy since 2003, European Central Bank sets inflation target at 2% and will include climate change considerations in its monetary ...

Key political party in Malaysia’s governing coalition withdraws support

New political twist comes amid a worsening pandemic and stuttering economy

Thailand mulls over locking down Bangkok as Covid-19 surges

With Delta variant sweeping through the region, ities consider stay-at-合约数字货币_合约交易home orders for Bangkok’s more than 10-million residents

Belarus security forces detain newspaper editor critical of state

Forces also searched the offices of three small regional outlets and detained some of their staff on Thursday, Belarusian media reported

Tokyo bans spectators from Olympic events as Covid-19 cases rise

The majority of Japanese still oppose holding the Games amid the pandemic and a slow vaccine rollout

Africa’s poor face resurgent killer parasite amid Covid-19

Fears grow that deadly tropical disease, second only to malaria, could resurge as programme funding is cut

State of emergency in Haiti after Jovenel Moise’s assassination

Moise, accused by human rights groups of links to the gangs, was ruling by decree and increasingly seen as an autocrat

Australian court orders state to protect young people from climate change risks

Campaigners have succeeded in putting pressure on Whitehaven Coal over its proposed mine expansion

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