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"Die in"

Extinction Rebellion climate change activists performing a mass "die in" under the blue whale in the foyer of the Natural History Museum in London, calling for political change to combat climate change. Some 963 arrests have been made and 42 people charged in connection with the ongoing Extinction Rebellion protests.


New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.


Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as hopes now turn to a presidential pardon.


China wins Belt and Road fans but criticism persists

President Xi Jinping will lead a hard sales push at a Beijing summit this week, to corral more countries into a global infrastructure project at the core of China's superpower ambitions and win over those who see a strategic threat.


Sri Lanka falls silent for victims of bomb attacks

Sri Lanka fell silent for three minutes Tuesday on a day of national mourning to honour more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts that have been blamed on a local Islamist group.


N. Korea confirms Kim will visit Russia soon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Russia for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin, state media reported Tuesday, confirming a Kremlin announcement.


Strong quake sends Philippine workers fleeing buildings

A powerful earthquake rocked the Philippines on Monday, sending thousands of people fleeing high-rises in Manila as buildings shook.


Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indon maid

A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists Monday criticising the "shocking" decision.


Fresh arrests as Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 -- including dozens of foreigners -- as police announced new arrests over the country's worst attacks for more than a decade.


Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season

The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree.


 

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