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People wearing face masks walk in Sanlitun in Beijing, China, on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increas(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters at the US Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans weekly policy luncheon. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

World finance leaders tried to lift confidence with emergency measures to pour cash into panic-stricken markets on Thursday, as investors everywhere d(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

Residents walk by destroyed cars in Bekasi, West Java, on January 2nd, 2020. Photograph: Bagus Saragih/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 pe(...)

A worker loading palm oil fruits onto a truck at a plantation in the Nagan Raya district in Aceh province.  Indonesia has filed a WTO lawsuit against the EU over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. Photograph:   CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union, claiming the bloc’s restrictions on palm oil-based bio(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

In a worst-case scenario with greater instability of the Antarctic ice sheet, as many as 640 million people could be threatened by 2100, study finds. Photograph: iStock

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 m(...)

A street vendor pushes her noodle stall in front of the popular tourist street of Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand could be the next nation in southeast Asia to relocate its capital after prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “poss(...)

 Indonesian police officers  clash with protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Photograph: Mast Irham

Thousands of students across Indonesia took to the streets to protest a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex(...)

 Jakarta:  the steadily sinking Indonesian capital, built on swampland,  is a teeming megacity plagued by traffic and air pollution.    Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Indonesia has named the site in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo where it plans to build a new capital to replace Jakarta, president Joko Widod(...)

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