Saturday, September 25, 2021


Australia hits vaccine milestone as Melbourne cases hover near record levels

Meanwhile daily cases may have stabilised in NSW, the epicentre of the country's worst outbreak, as it reported 1,043 new infections, down from 1,063 on Thursday.

Melbourne faces more anti-lockdown protests as daily cases hit pandemic high

Australia's total infections topped 90,000, with some 60,000 recorded since mid-June when the first Delta case was detected in Sydney.

Taliban interim govt agrees to let foreigners leave Afghanistan

The move comes two days after the Taliban announced an interim government made up mainly of ethnic Pashtun men including wanted terror suspects and Islamist hardliners, dashing international hopes for a more moderate administration.

New Taliban govt begins work as protests grow

Hundreds protested on Tuesday, both in the capital and in the city of Herat, where two people at the demonstration site were shot dead.

Massed Bangkok police fire rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters

Protesters are railing against the state’s failure to deal with Covid outbreaks and the teetering economy.

French Covid jab centres attacked by demonstrators

The vandals were protesting against controversial new measures which include mandatory vaccinations for health workers, and health passes to access most public places.

Protesters tear-gassed in riots over new French Covid ‘health pass’ rules

Some protesters claim the imposition of a health pass is tantamount to segregation.

Nearly 100 cops injured in Berlin May Day riots

In France, May Day marches in Paris and Lyon were also marred by violence, injuries and arrests.

Bomb blasts, flash protests as Myanmar enters fourth month under junta

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombs, which are exploding with increasing frequency in Yangon.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged in six cases altogether, the most serious of which falls under Myanmar's official secrets laws.

Defiant Myanmar protesters paint Yangon blood red as military targets celebrities

Authorities have now issued arrest warrants for dozens of celebrities, models and social media influencers, all of whom have spoken out against the coup.

Thai protesters call for release of friends, defy police threats of more arrests

On Sunday, nearly 100 demonstrators were detained on the grounds of breaching public health measures against the coronavirus.

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