Covid: China rejects WHO plan for second phase of virus origin probe

July 23, 2021 News Room SA 0

China has rejected the next stage of a World Health Organisation (WHO) plan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO wants to […]

Olympics opening ceremony director sacked for Holocaust joke

July 22, 2021 News Room SA 0

The show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed, one day before the event is due to be held. Footage of Kentaro Kobayshi […]

China’s borders will likely remain shut for months

July 21, 2021 News Room SA 0

Last week, the Biden administration warned American companies about the risk of doing business in Hong Kong, citing Beijing’s increasing crackdown on the city. “The […]

Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene over ‘misleading’ Covid posts

July 20, 2021 News Room SA 0

Twitter has temporarily suspended Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene for posting “misleading” information about coronavirus. The social media platform said her account would be in […]

Katie Hopkins to be deported from Australia over quarantine rules

July 19, 2021 News Room SA 0

Controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported from Australia for bragging about flouting hotel quarantine rules, said the government. Hopkins – who has often […]

Restart after hacks delayed again by software firm

July 9, 2021 News Room SA 0

US software firm hit by a ransomware attack that crippled companies worldwide put off restarting its servers until Sunday to harden defences against further breaches. […]

Jovenel Moise: Police kill four after Haiti’s president assassinated

July 8, 2021 News Room SA 0

Four people suspected of assassinating Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise have been killed in a shootout with the security forces, said police. Two others have been […]

Tokyo scraps Olympic torch relay legs in capital

July 7, 2021 News Room SA 0

The Olympic torch relay has been scrapped on Tokyo’s public roads, officials announced Wednesday, as virus concerns continue to plague the Games just over two […]

Israel’s new government fails to extend controversial citizenship law

July 6, 2021 News Room SA 0

Israel’s parliament has failed to pass an extension to a controversial law barring Palestinians from the occupied West Bank or Gaza who marry Israelis from […]

At least 17 killed, 40 rescued in Philippines troop plane crash

July 5, 2021 News Room SA 0

At least 17 people were killed when a Philippines Air Force plane carrying troops crashed on landing in the south of the country and broke […]