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Covid-19: Sri Lanka reverses 'anti-Muslim' cremation order 26 Feb 2021, 3:10 am

Critics said the forced burial order was intended to target minorities and did not respect religions.

Melissa Caddick: Missing fraud suspect's foot found on Australian beach 26 Feb 2021, 2:30 am

The disappearance of Melissa Caddick - who is accused of stealing from investors - has flummoxed police.

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: How a massacre in the sacred city of Aksum unfolded 26 Feb 2021, 2:29 am

Eritrean troops killed hundreds in Aksum in Ethiopia's Tigray region, witnesses tell Amnesty and the BBC.

Covid-19: US high school band students rehearse in individual bubbles 26 Feb 2021, 1:19 am

Wenatchee High School in Washington state found a creative way for their band students to practise safely.

Biden's Covid stimulus plan: It costs $1.9tn but what's in it? 26 Feb 2021, 1:15 am

A guide to the Democrats' package of recovery measures - and the odds it will pass Congress.

Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria 26 Feb 2021, 1:09 am

The Pentagon said the strike on Syria was in response to an attack on US and coalition personnel in Iraq.

K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message 26 Feb 2021, 12:41 am

K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.

Fijian rugby league players sing tribute to Sydney quarantine staff 26 Feb 2021, 12:16 am

The rugby league players performed a song from their balconies in hotel quarantine in Australia.

'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22 years 26 Feb 2021, 12:14 am

The case went cold after the man accused disappeared following a brutal 1999 gang rape in India.

Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 February 2021 26 Feb 2021, 12:13 am

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis? 26 Feb 2021, 12:07 am

While Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may have some sway.

Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads 26 Feb 2021, 12:04 am

Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network.

Leicester City 0-2 Slavia Prague: Foxes shocked by Czech visitors 25 Feb 2021, 11:30 pm

Leicester are dumped out of the Europa League in a shock home defeat by Slavia Prague.

Jamal Khashoggi: Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king 25 Feb 2021, 11:20 pm

The murder of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 still overshadows US-Saudi relations.

Airbnb predicts 'significant' travel rebound 25 Feb 2021, 11:16 pm

But the booking platform warns it is still too early to predict how many travellers will return in 2021.

Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad (Agg 4-0): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side advance in Europa League 25 Feb 2021, 11:01 pm

Shola Shoretire becomes the youngest player to appear for Manchester United in Europe as they reach the Europa League last 16.

Mr Potato Head to lose "Mr" title in gender-neutral rebrand 25 Feb 2021, 11:01 pm

The toy's maker, Hasbro, says it will drop the "Mr" to "promote gender equality and inclusion".

John Geddert: Ex-US Olympics coach found dead after sex assault charges 25 Feb 2021, 10:55 pm

John Geddert, who headed the 2012 US women's gymnastics team, took his own life, officials say.

Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports' 25 Feb 2021, 10:13 pm

Greece and Austria want coronavirus-free tourists this summer, but other EU states have concerns.

Alexei Navalny: Jailed Putin critic 'moved out of Moscow prison' 25 Feb 2021, 9:33 pm

Alexei Navalny's aides suggest the anti-corruption activist may have been sent to a prison camp.

Arsenal 3-2 Benfica (Agg 4-3): Gunners through to Europa League last 16 25 Feb 2021, 8:50 pm

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores a dramatic late winner to help Arsenal edge past Benfica into the last 16 of the Europa League.

Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen 25 Feb 2021, 8:27 pm

The star is offering a reward for the safe return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav.

The 91-year-old policeman still patrolling the streets 25 Feb 2021, 7:30 pm

LC "Buckshot" Smith, one of the oldest police officers in the US, says he has no plans to retire.

'It was a slight misread' - Root on England picking one spinner 25 Feb 2021, 6:28 pm

England captain Joe Root expected seam to be a "threatening option" before spinners dominated the two-day defeat by India.

14 million tonnes of Saharan dust hit Europe 25 Feb 2021, 5:28 pm

Masses of dust from the Sahara Desert swept across Europe and the UK this week.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Fresh charges over murder of Maltese journalist 25 Feb 2021, 4:31 pm

Two men are charged with supplying the bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.

India beat England inside two days in remarkable third Test 25 Feb 2021, 3:58 pm

England succumb to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of a remarkable third Test in Ahmedabad.

Israel pollution: Mayonnaise helps save turtles rescued from oil spill 25 Feb 2021, 3:30 pm

Wildlife officials say the condiment is helping to break down tar ingested by the animals.

Why New York's governor is facing controversies 25 Feb 2021, 3:16 pm

Mr Cuomo was once seen as a hero of the pandemic. Now he faces scrutiny from inside his party.

Next week unlikely for postponed France v Scotland game 25 Feb 2021, 2:18 pm

Scotland's Six Nations match with France is unlikely to take place next weekend after a further Covid case in the home squad forced its postponement.

How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation 25 Feb 2021, 2:13 pm

Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts.

Looming battle for Yemen's Marib city risks humanitarian disaster 25 Feb 2021, 12:39 am

A rebel attack on the government's northern stronghold of Marib threatens mass displacement.

Brazilian Amazon: Juma descendants of 'last warrior' vow to carry on legacy 25 Feb 2021, 12:37 am

After the death of the last male member of an indigenous group, his grandchildren take an unusual step.

North Korea enslaved South Korean prisoners of war in coal mines 25 Feb 2021, 12:13 am

A report describes how prisoners of war are used as slave labour to generate money for the regime.

Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne? 25 Feb 2021, 12:04 am

Figures show Australians are moving out of the large cities in search of a better quality of life.

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