China, Australia defence officials hold first formal meeting since 2019
The talks were helpful in developing a stable relationship between their militaries, the Chinese defence ministry said, and further enhanced mutual understanding.
Macron seeks fresh start after bruising pensions fight
With four years to go in his second mandate, Macron will be looking to give his government fresh momentum as it reels from the political fallout of his decision to ram the reform plan through the National Assembly without a vote.
Gigs, scams, ghost work: India tech sector's dark side
Indian police have raided hundreds of such centres in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Kolkata in recent years, and say they have charged thousands with fraud.
New York holds breath over expected Trump indictment
The ex-president himself claimed he would be arrested over hush money paid to a pornographic actress, but the day came and went and there were no signs of an indictment or arrest.
Ex-UK PM Boris Johnson fights for career in testimony on lockdown parties
Parliament's Committee of Privileges is investigating whether Johnson intentionally or recklessly misled parliament in a series of statements about the rule-breaking parties.
Ethiopia and Eritrea deny US accusations of war crimes
Human rights violations by all sides, including extra-judicial killings, rapes, looting and displacing people by force, documented reports show.
Chinese Covid data from Wuhan market gives clues on origins, researchers say
The virus was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, with many suspecting a live animal market to be involved, before spreading round the world and killing nearly 7 million people to date.
Fears for orangutans, dolphins as Indonesia presses on with new capital
About 400 hectares of mangrove forests along the coastline of Balikpapan bay have already been cleared according to one estimation, to make way for a coal port and oil refinery.
China capital Beijing experiences first population decline since 2003
This is in line with national trends, with China's population falling last year for the first time in six decades, weighed down by rising living costs, weak economic growth, and changing attitudes towards raising a family.
Saudi announces Ramadan to start Thursday
Other Sunni-majority countries including Egypt and Qatar also announced that Ramadan would begin on Thursday, as did officials in the Palestinian territories.
West Bank settlers win Israel parliament vote
The parliamentary vote notably paves the way for Israeli authorities to formally allow settlers to return to Homesh, the only one of the four sites whose residents were forcibly removed before their homes were demolished.
Strong quake has people fleeing homes in Afghanistan, Pakistan
The USGS said the quake was centred near Jurm in northeastern Afghanistan and had a depth of 187km.