• A grab taken from footage by Japan's Himawari-8 satellite and released by the National Institute of Information and Communications (Japan) on January 15, 2022 shows the volcanic eruption that provoked a tsunami in Tonga. Picture: AFP

    'Extensive damage' in tsunami-struck Tonga

    Early indications of the scale of the crisis on the virtually cut-off island kingdom were emerging through patchy satellite phone contact with Tonga, surveillance flights and satellite images, three days after the volcanic eruption.

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    China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

    China Post on Monday published a statement ordering workers to disinfect the outer packaging of all international mail 'as soon as possible' and requiring employees handling foreign letters and packages to receive booster vaccine shots.

  • SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Awards ceremony, in Berlin, on 1 December 2020. Picture: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/POOL/AFP

    World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report

    Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, at an average rate of $1.3 billion per day, in a briefing published before a virtual mini-summit of world leaders being held under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.