British barrister Karim Khan took over as the International Criminal Court's top prosecutor on Wednesday with a pledge to improve its track record by taking only its strongest cases to trial. Khan, who is only the third person to hold the role, faces many challenges at a time of fierce political pressure on the world's permanent war crimes tribunal. The ICC is handling a number of sensitive cases, including in the Palestinian territories and Afghanistan, and members of the prosecutor's office were personally targeted by financial sanctions while Donald Trump was U.S. president.
James Corden, Ariana Grande and Broadway musical “Hairspray” star Marissa Jaret Winokur convened for a joyous celebration of the end of COVID-19 restrictions on “The Late Late Show” on Tuesday night. They sang “No Lockdowns Anymore” set to the tune of hit “Hairspray” number “Good Morning Baltimore.” The video begins with a jubilant Corden appearing […]
KUCHING, June 16 — A funeral gathering has triggered a Covid-19 cluster at longhouse Gran Stumbin, Tanjung Bijat, Sri Aman Division, resulting in one death of Covid-19 infection and 82 positive...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — A private clinic in KL has been raided by the Health Ministry, after it supplied the drug ivermectin, usually used to treat parasitic infections in pets, to its human...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of his first Prime Minister's Questions since extending his roadmap out of lockdown. .
United Nations experts said on Wednesday they had been unable to find evidence of direct support by Islamic State for an Islamist militia in eastern Congo, which was blacklisted in March by Washington as a terrorist group. Experts on Central Africa have been debating whether the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), blamed for increasing violence over the past two years in eastern Congo, has genuine links with the Islamic State group based in the Middle East, sometimes known as ISIS or ISIL.
The Education Department (ED) is discharging $500 million in student loan debt held by 18,000 borrowers who had been defrauded by now-defunct for-profit chain ITT Tech.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin face off on Wednesday in their first meeting since Biden took office with wide disagreements likely and expectations low for any breakthroughs.Both have said they hope their talks in a stately lakeside Geneva villa can lead to more stable and predictable relations, even though they remain at odds over everything from arms control and cyber-hacking to election interference and Ukraine."We're not expecting a big set of deliverables out of this meeting," a senior U.S. official told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew to Geneva, saying the two are expected to talk for four or five hours starting at around 1 p.m. (1100 GMT).Relations have deteriorated for years, notably with Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, its 2015 intervention in Syria and U.S. charges - denied by Moscow - of its meddling in the 2016 election that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — A motorcade bearing the Johor royal insignia was seen leaving Istana Negara here at 5.17pm today, nearly five hours after it arrived for the special Conference of Rulers’...
Coronavirus restrictions could be reimposed in the winter, according to a report.
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukraine's government on Wednesday extended COVID-19 lockdown measures until Aug. 31, but eased some of the restrictions, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said. Shmygal said all Ukrainian regions are now in the "green zone" but the country "must be ready for any development". On Monday, Ukraine registered 420 COVID cases - the lowest daily number of new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours for nearly a year..
The producers of ITV’s popular but troubled series “Love Island” on Wednesday released a set of “duty of care” protocols ahead of the show’s highly anticipated seventh season, which launches June 28. The measures include welfare plans “to support participants before, during and after filming.” The unusual step of detailing the protocols follows extensive discussion […]
Contestants on the ITV2 dating show will be submitted to medical history checks before filming and offered therapy after the show.
Professor Matthew Thirlwall, who works at the Department of Earth Sciences at the Royal Holloway University of London, explained the video shows a new flow of lava, the formation of pahoehoe lobes, as well as lots of egg-like lobes and breakouts.The egg-shaped lobes are being torn apart by hot lava from the inside, he added.The volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula, some 30 kilometres southwest of the capital Reykjavik, started to erupt on March 19 and has become a tourist attraction, drawing thousands of visitors.Volcanologists have no idea how long the eruption will continue, saying it could stop soon or continue for years, possibly even decades.
World powers will seek to raise tens of millions of dollars in emergency aid for the Lebanese army at a meeting on Thursday, aiming to prevent the military from collapsing as the country's economic and political crisis worsens, a French official said. Paris, which has led aid efforts to its former colony, has sought to ramp up pressure on Lebanon's squabbling politicians, after failed attempts to rally them to agree a new government and launch reforms to unlock foreign cash. Discontent is brewing among Lebanon's security forces over a currency crash that has wiped out most of the value of their salaries.
Police in Glendale, California, rescued a baby deer that had become stuck between fence railings on June 13.This footage, released by Glendale Police, shows the deer struggling between the railings. A police officer frees the deer by pushing its body backwards through them, much to the delight of the residents nearby.Police said the fawn was quickly able to rejoin its mother after it was released. Credit: Glendale Police via Storyful
Average house prices increased by 8.9% in the year to April 2021.
Israeli troops shot a Palestinian motorist on Wednesday who tried to ram them in the occupied West Bank and then brandished a knife, the Israeli military said. The Palestinian health ministry said the woman had died of her injuries. The Israeli military said the Palestinian woman "attempted to ram into a number of IDF (Israel Defence Forces) soldiers" near the Palestinian village of Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem.