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The Great Hall of the People, where the Chinese Communist Party plenum is being held, is seen behinds red flags in Tiananmen square in Beijing November 12, 2013.

China’s UN envoy says opposes public Security Council meeting, favours quiet diplomacy

Defendant Travis McMichael stands next to defence attorneys Robert Rubin and Franklin Hogue at Glynn County Superior Court in Brunswick, Georgia November 19, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters pic

US prosecutors reach hate-crime plea deals in Arbery murder

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells reporters that the two Canadian citizens who were detained by Beijing have left Chinese airspace and will arrive back in Canada early today, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 24, 2021. u00e2u20acu2022 Reuters pic

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says he has tested positive for Covid-19

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' has become a runaway success on PC, console editions beckon. u00e2u20acu201d Bluehole, Inc pic via AFP

Pakistan police call for PUBG game ban after family massacre

Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy off the coast of the south of the Italian island of Sicily in this November 28, 2013 picture provided by the Italian Marina Militare. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters pic

Amnesty slams five years of EU-Libya migrant deal

Woman in protective suit and face mask holding test tube with sample of analysis suspected to be infected with Omicron coronavirus variant December 1, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters pic

Omicron subvariant BA.2 more infectious than ‘original’, Danish study finds

An experimental Covid-19 treatment pill called molnupiravir being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo. u00e2u20acu201dMerck & Co Inc/Handout via Reuters

Merck’s Covid pill is last choice for US patients, global use varies

Britainu00e2u20acu2122s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London February 22, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters pic

British PM Johnson has received report into parties, says spokesman

A picture taken on October 26, 2010 shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1200 kms south of Tehran. u00e2u20acu201d AFP pic

Iran says differences persist on key issues at nuclear talks

A registered nurse (RN) treats a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient in a respiratory isolation room in the emergency room at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California,  January 27, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters picnn

At a California hospital, Omicron leaves staff exhausted in body, and sometimes spirit

Mount Agung is seen in the background as tourists from China depart for a dive in Bali, , September 27, 2017. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters pic

Indonesia’s Bali to open for all international travellers, says minister

People take a walk near the Houses of Parliament as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, London, Britain, April 10, 2020. u00e2u20acu2022 Reuters  picnn

Give back the money, UK tells Covid fraudsters

Myanmaru00e2u20acu2122s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the joint news conference of the Japan-Mekong Summit Meeting at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo, Japan October 9, 2018. u00e2u20acu201d Reuters picnn

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to go on trial for election fraud Feb 14, says source

Indian government forces stand guard along a street during Indiau00e2u20acu2122s 73rd Republic Day parade in Srinagar, January 26, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d AFP picnn

Indian forces kill militants in disputed Kashmir, Pakistan condemns deaths

Israel soldiers stand near a Merkava IV battle tank parked in a military post near the Syria border in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights January 24, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d AFP picnn

Syria intercepts Israeli missile barrage targeting Damascus, according to state media

Officials in protective closing work at a Covid-19 testing station following a recent cluster of coronavirus cases, at the Kwai Chung housing estate in Hong Kong, January 27, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d AFP pic

Hong Kong cabinet minister steps down over tapas party

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the Ahmad Shah Massoud square in front of the US embassy in Kabul, January 26, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d AFP picnn

UN report: Taliban killed 100 ex-Afghan govt officials, others

This file image of a frame grab taken from handout video by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) / Australia Global Alumni on September 1, 2020 shows Australian journalist Cheng Lei at an unknown location. u00e2u20acu201d Picture via AFP

Foreign journalists in China facing ‘unprecedented’ pressure, say media group