Forced labour, possible ‘enslavement’ in China’s Xinjiang: UN expert

Minorities have been drafted into forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region in sectors such as agriculture…

UK to pay contaminated blood victims decades after scandal

Thousands of people in Britain infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood transfusions will…

China reconnects nuclear reactor after shutdown due to damage

A nuclear reactor in southern China has been reconnected to the electricity grid more than a…

Syria denies holding US journalist Tice captive

The Syrian government on Wednesday denied holding American nationals captive, including journalist Austin Tice who was…

Cheney sacrifices career, for now, to lead anti-Trump Republicans

Liz Cheney’s dogged pursuit of Donald Trump over last year’s riot at the US Capitol may…

Fetid water, shelling and paranoia: Mykolaiv pushes back Russian threat but pays heavy price

On a footpath in central Mykolaiv, the sun beats down on a throng crowding around a…

Former Australian PM defends secret power grab

Australia’s former leader on Wednesday defended secret arrangements he made to swear himself in to key…

North Korea fires two cruise missiles: Seoul defence ministry

North Korea fired two cruise missiles Wednesday, Seoul’s defence ministry said, ending a month-long lull in…

Jihadists spread from the Sahel to coastal West Africa

Their campaign began in northern Mali a decade ago, advanced into the country’s powder-keg centre and…

UK inflation jumps to new 40-year high

British inflation surged to a new 40-year high in July on rising food prices, official data…