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‘Worker safety nets inadequate’

With large-scale job losses on the horizon here and around the world, the Covid- 19 pandemic has put the vulnerability of workers in sharp focus

Indonesia seizes half-a-million masks amid coronavirus panic buying

Authorities were questioning two people after a raid at a warehouse in satellite city Tangerang, where nearly 600 000 surgical masks were found

Netanyahu claims Israel election win despite corruption charges

Monday's election left the veteran right-winger in prime position to form a government and end a year of political deadlock, after similar votes in April and September proved inconclusive

Two South Africans infected on coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise ship

Government was alerted that 12 South Africans were among the crew members on board the ship only at the end of their quarantine

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in ‘new era’ for #MeToo

The 67-year-old was remanded in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail after the jury of seven men and five women found the once powerful Hollywood producer guilty of criminal sexual acts

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘racist’ headline

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Journal op-ed — titled China is the Real Sick Man of Asia — had a "racially discriminatory" and "sensational" headline

WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll reaches 2000

More than 74 000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries

France won’t bar but may restrict Huawei in 5G network

There has been intense debate in Europe about whether or not to exclude Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks

How Iran’s millennials are grappling with crippling US sanctions

Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality

First UN ‘mercy flight’ leaves Yemen’s rebel-held Sanaa

Yemeni children in critical need of medical care were evacuated Monday from the rebel-held capital Sanaa, in what the United Nations hopes will be...

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 81 lives since emerging in...

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from...

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week,...

Japan’s Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the...

Soleimani air strike: Why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy

The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries

China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak

China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS

Japan urges Ghosn to return as fugitive tycoon defends escape

Ghosn made his first public appearance since his audacious December escape at a combative press conference in Beirut on Wednesday

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