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Gotabaya Rajapaksa set to become president after rival concedes defeat in Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa, who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists under his brother and then president Mahinda Rajapaksa 10 years ago, has promised strong leadership to secure the island of 22 million people.
Hong Kong and China condemn attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong Kong as a dispute resolution and deal-making hub, was targeted by a group of protesters who shouted “murderer” and “shameful”.
Australia braces for heavy winds, lightning amid bushfire threat
The country's weather bureau warned that winds and lightning strikes increase the threat to communities across two states on the country's east coast, which have been ravaged by fire since last Friday.
Hong Kong students arm themselves for showdown amid talk of curfew
Thousands of students hunkered down inside several campuses, surrounded by piles of food, bricks, petrol bombs, arrows with heads wrapped in cladding, catapults and other homemade weapons.
Australia's east coast girds for "catastrophic" fires
Authorities in Australia's Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency on Monday, urging residents in areas deemed at most risk of fires to evacuate.
Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in explosive row with Muslims
Hindus say the site is one of their most sacred places - as sacred as Mecca is for Muslims.
China, France reaffirm support of Paris climate agreement, call it 'irreversible'
China and France pledged at this year's G20 summit to "update" their contributions against climate change beyond their current ones to reflect "their highest possible ambition."
Schools in Indian capital reopen, air quality still unhealthy
Children, many wearing face masks, returned to schools in New Delhi and its surrounding cities even as air pollution stayed at "unhealthy" levels.
New Delhi declares public emergency as pollution at year's worst
An index measuring the level of a deadly air pollutant hit 484 on a scale of 500 on Friday.
Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled in U.S. Congress on digital currency, privacy, elections
Zuckerberg said Facebook would insist on U.S. regulatory approval before launching Libra, which is being established by a Switzerland-based consortium including venture capital firms and nonprofits.
'You have stolen my dreams,' an angry Thunberg tells U.N. climate summit
The Swedish campaigner’s brief address electrified the start of a summit aimed at mobilising government and business to break international paralysis over carbon emissions.
Liverpool win Champions League after Salah and Origi sink Tottenham
Liverpool ended an incredible season by winning Europe’s biggest prize after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final, earning sweet redemption after agonizingly missing out on the Premier League title.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins in a landslide victory
The mood was upbeat at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, with party workers setting off firecrackers and cheering as TV channels reported the margin of victory.
Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.
At least 100 people killed in a series of bomb attacks in Sri Lanka
The blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed about100 people and wounded more than 400, a hospital director and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.