China relaxes some Covid test rules for US, other travellers
From Friday, travellers from the United States will no longer need an RT-PCR test seven days before flying, according to notices from the Chinese embassy and consulates in the United States. Requirements for antibody tests have also been scrapped.
Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain
More than half a million people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen.
US reopens embassy in Kyiv after closure forced by war
The United States reopened its embassy in Kyiv Wednesday after closing it for three months due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the state department said. "We stand proudly with, and continue to support, the government and people of Ukraine as they defend their country from the Kremlin's brutal war of aggression," secretary of state Antony Blinken said.
Elon Musk says he 'can no longer support' Democrats
"In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican," Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday.
'How to murder your husband' writer on trial for murder of husband
It is a case that has all the hallmarks of classic detective fiction -- a huge insurance payout, an impecunious suspect who claims to have amnesia, a missing weapon, and surveillance footage that seems to have caught the culprit red-handed.
North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2-million mark
News/World: North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared two million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population
U.S. looks to Defence Production Act to combat baby formula shortage
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defence Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant.
Actor Amber Heard's friend testifies she saw bruises inflicted by Johnny Depp
News/Entertainment: A friend of actor Amber Heard testified at a libel trial Wednesday in a pre-recorded video that she saw the bruises and cuts left in the aftermath of multiple alleged incidents of abuse inflicted by Heard's ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.