Australia repeals law giving refugees onshore medical care
The so-called 'Medevac' law was passed in February, permitting refugee transfers from the Pacific nations if they were requested by two or more doctors.
Nato unity on the line as feuding leaders meet
Last year, the Western allies' get-together was derailed by US President Donald Trump's demand for greater European defence spending, but 2019's provocateur was France's Emmanuel Macron.
2010s the hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again
The World Meterological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1°C above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900.
Hollywood 'needs to be reformed', says Harvey Keitel
In the era of global blockbusters, studios should refocus on making movies that were less commercialised and more authentic, argued Harvey Keitel.
Namibia's re-elected president vows to fight corruption
President Hage Geingob's South West Africa People's Party (SWAPO) has been in power since Namibia’s independence from South Africa in 1990 and is widely hailed for its role in the liberation struggle.
Alanis Morissette drops new song, announces 'Jagged Little Pill' tour
The 31-stop tour will launch in June 2020 to mark the 25th anniversary of her seminal album 'Jagged Little Pill,' and the Canadian rocker will be joined by her alt contemporaries Liz Phair and Garbage.
Anti-corruption drive in Gabon reshuffles political pack
Nearly two dozen people, some of them in the inner circle of power, have been ousted from office, arrested or given other duties.
Scotland threatens Boris Johnson's election dream
'This time is going to be very, very tight,' Stephen Kerr, the Conservative MP for the Stirling constituency, in central Scotland, told AFP.
Trump campaign bars Bloomberg News, alleging 'bias'
The Trump campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events.
New Zealand police investigate racist abuse of England's Archer
Jofra Archer complained of being racially abused during the first Test against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui last week.
Mass English lawsuit over VW 'dieselgate' reaches court
In what could be the largest case of its kind in England, the High Court will decide whether software installed in VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel vehicles was designed to cheat clean air laws.
Hot weather linked to rise in early childbirth - study
Researchers in California said an average of 25,000 children were born up to two weeks early during warmer than average periods in the United States between 1969-1988 -- equivalent to 150,000 lost gestational days annually.
Nepal prepares for mass animal sacrifice despite outcry
The sacrifices, set to begin on Tuesday, take place every five years in Bariyarpur village close to the Indian border, in honour of the Hindu goddess of power.
Prince Andrew accuser slams 'ridiculous excuses'
The interview was recorded before Andrew's own BBC interview, which prompted him to stand down from public duties because of a backlash at the defence of his friendship with Epstein.
Philippines' Manila airport to suspend operations due to typhoon - official
General manager Ed Monreal told reporters on Monday that the airlines and the Manila International Airport Authority decided to close the airport.
Mauritius installs ex-culture minister as president
His predecessor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigned in March 2018 after being embroiled in a scandal over her use of a credit card to buy luxury personal items. She denied wrongdoing.
Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election fray
Under the review of released terror convicts, police in the West Midlands said they had arrested a 34-year-old man 'on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts'.
Thousands flee as Typhoon Kammuri churns towards Philippines
Kammuri is forecast to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday in the nation's east with intense rains and potent wind gusts of up to 185 kilometres per hour, forecasters said.