The aftermath of the deadly wedding party fire. Photo: Reuters
Iraq

‘They lit up fireworks’: Iraq wedding party inferno kills at least 100

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A raging fire seemingly caused by fireworks set off to celebrate a Christian wedding consumed a hall packed with guests in northern Iraq. Authorities warned the death toll could still rise.

The aftermath of the deadly wedding party fire. Photo: Reuters

‘They lit up fireworks’: Iraq wedding party inferno kills at least 100

A raging fire seemingly caused by fireworks set off to celebrate a Christian wedding consumed a hall packed with guests in northern Iraq. Authorities warned the death toll could still rise.

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Tens of thousands flee Karabakh to Armenia, as deadly blast adds to misery

An explosion at a crowded fuel depot station in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region left scores of people dead and injured as thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed to flee into neighbouring Armenia.

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Trump defrauded banks while building real estate empire, judge rules

The former US president and his company were found to have massively overvalued his assets and exaggerated his net worth to secure deals and financing.

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Ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh ride a truck on their way Armenia. Photo: Photolure photo via AP)

Tens of thousands flee Karabakh to Armenia, as deadly blast adds to misery

An explosion at a crowded fuel depot station in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region left scores of people dead and injured as thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed to flee into neighbouring Armenia.

1 hour ago
Donald Trump

Trump defrauded banks while building real estate empire, judge rules

The former US president and his company were found to have massively overvalued his assets and exaggerated his net worth to secure deals and financing.

The former US president and his company were found to have massively overvalued his assets and exaggerated his net worth to secure deals and financing.

6 hours ago
Animals

Great white sharks fled to avoid liver-eating killer whales

For years, great white sharks were turning up dead on South Africa’s False Bay and Gansbaai shores missing something crucial – their livers. Then, the sharks stopped washing ashore.

For years, great white sharks were turning up dead on South Africa’s False Bay and Gansbaai shores missing something crucial – their livers. Then, the sharks stopped washing ashore.

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Suicide ‘everywhere’ among Afghan women, UN official says

Afghan women have become increasingly isolated and restricted, often by male relatives tasked with upholding the Taliban’s decrees, the UN’s women chief told the Security Council.

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Suicide ‘everywhere’ among Afghan women, UN official says

Russian admiral shown on video call after Ukraine said it killed him

The Ukrainian military has said it will review its own report on the alleged death of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Viktor Sokolov, after images of him emerged, prompting further speculation about his fate.

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Russian admiral shown on video call after Ukraine said it killed him

Great white sharks fled to avoid liver-eating killer whales

For years, great white sharks were turning up dead on South Africa’s False Bay and Gansbaai shores missing something crucial – their livers. Then, the sharks stopped washing ashore.

3 hours ago

Suicide ‘everywhere’ among Afghan women, UN official says

Afghan women have become increasingly isolated and restricted, often by male relatives tasked with upholding the Taliban’s decrees, the UN’s women chief told the Security Council.

4 hours ago

Russian admiral shown on video call after Ukraine said it killed him

The Ukrainian military has said it will review its own report on the alleged death of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Viktor Sokolov, after images of him emerged, prompting further speculation about his fate.

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Ukraine-Russia war

Zelensky showing the strain as Ukraine’s allies turn up pressure

The Ukrainian president allowed a dispute with one of his biggest allies to spin out of control this week. That’s just a hint of the tensions building behind the scenes.

The Ukrainian president allowed a dispute with one of his biggest allies to spin out of control this week. That’s just a hint of the tensions building behind the scenes.

22 Sep 2023 - 3:09PM

Biden vows support for Ukraine, but Zelensky faces sceptics in Congress

The White House says it will give Kyiv a ‘significant air defence capability’, but there was no deal to provide the long-range missiles it seeks.

The White House says it will give Kyiv a ‘significant air defence capability’, but there was no deal to provide the long-range missiles it seeks.

22 Sep 2023 - 10:10AM

Russia unleashes missile barrage on several Ukraine cities as UN meets

The early morning missile attack was Russia’s largest since August 15, and coincided with the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

The early morning missile attack was Russia’s largest since August 15, and coincided with the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

21 Sep 2023 - 4:00PM
Ukraine-Russia war

Zelensky showing the strain as Ukraine’s allies turn up pressure

The Ukrainian president allowed a dispute with one of his biggest allies to spin out of control this week. That’s just a hint of the tensions building behind the scenes.

The Ukrainian president allowed a dispute with one of his biggest allies to spin out of control this week. That’s just a hint of the tensions building behind the scenes.

22 Sep 2023 - 3:09PM

Biden vows support for Ukraine, but Zelensky faces sceptics in Congress

The White House says it will give Kyiv a ‘significant air defence capability’, but there was no deal to provide the long-range missiles it seeks.

The White House says it will give Kyiv a ‘significant air defence capability’, but there was no deal to provide the long-range missiles it seeks.

22 Sep 2023 - 10:10AM

Russia unleashes missile barrage on several Ukraine cities as UN meets

The early morning missile attack was Russia’s largest since August 15, and coincided with the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

The early morning missile attack was Russia’s largest since August 15, and coincided with the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

21 Sep 2023 - 4:00PM
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Illustration: Craig Stephens

Opinion | An India seeking gains from US-China rivalry is no guru to the world

India is now being wooed by the US as China was once cosied up to by Washington during the Cold War. While this is a moment for New Delhi to seize, detente between China and India would better serve both countries’ strategic and economic interests.

27 Sep 2023 - 9:30AM

Opinion | Does the US really want a Biden-Xi Apec summit?

A Xi-Biden summit at the Apec forum would cap off recent US-China diplomatic efforts. But Chinese doubts about US sincerity remain, so the onus is on Washington to show a more conciliatory stance.

A Xi-Biden summit at the Apec forum would cap off recent US-China diplomatic efforts. But Chinese doubts about US sincerity remain, so the onus is on Washington to show a more conciliatory stance.

26 Sep 2023 - 8:30PM
Does the US really want a Biden-Xi Apec summit?

Opinion | Global arms race for hypersonic missiles must be halted

Hypersonic missiles are hard to defend against and can alter the strategic balance and aggravate instabilities if they are allowed to proliferate beyond China, the US and Russia. And the risks of miscalculation are rising.

Hypersonic missiles are hard to defend against and can alter the strategic balance and aggravate instabilities if they are allowed to proliferate beyond China, the US and Russia. And the risks of miscalculation are rising.

26 Sep 2023 - 5:30AM
Global arms race for hypersonic missiles must be halted

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