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US public health agency drops contentious COVID-19 testing advice

The United States’s top public health agency has dropped controversial directives around testing for the novel coronavirus, a move that was welcomed as “good news” in the country’s fight against the …
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Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the killing of three local civilians in so…
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Is India launching a crackdown on government critics?

Is India launching a crackdown on government critics?
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More migrant women in US detention say they didn’t OK surgery: AP

Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention centre in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, …
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UN urges Turkey to investigate possible war crimes in north Syria

The United Nations has urged Turkey to investigate possible war crimes and other rights violations it says were carried out by armed groups in the area of northern Syria it controls.
Michelle Bachel…
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US elections 2020: Ballot drop boxes installed across states

The US Postal Service has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted November 3, the Election Day.
States are scrambling to install ballot drop boxes to encourage ear…
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Thai students ready for rally to demand change

A university in Thailand, which has a history of political activism and violence, is the venue for the latest anti-government protests planned for Saturday.
The student-led movement has for months b…
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Coronavirus: UK now ‘seeing a second wave coming in’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was inevitable the country would see a second wave of coronavirus infections and while he did not want a second national lockdown, the government may need…
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Kosovo awards Trump with Order of Freedom for peace efforts

Kosovo has awarded US President Donald Trump one of the country’s highest honours for his government’s efforts on peace and reconciliation in the formerly war-torn region.
President Hashim Thaci awa…
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Trump ‘offered Assange pardon’ in return for hacked emails source

US President Donald Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks founder provided the source for the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails before the 2016 US presidential electio…
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