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A ski lift operating for summer tourists crosses another at Flimjoch mountain on September 9th, 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at (...)

 Japan self-defence forces and police officers join the rescue effort in Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain t(...)

A street covered by debris in a flood-affected area following torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture. Photograph: STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty

Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue operation(...)

The $3.1 billion (€2.7 billion) investment - which would give Heineken a stake in CRH (Beer) Ltd, which controls CR Beer - comes as the Dutch brewer has struggled in China

Heineken is buying a 40 per cent stake in the parent of China’s largest beer company in a multibillion-dollar bet it can challenge arch-rival AB InBev(...)

Students pray in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting US. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and T(...)