China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary

BEIJING — Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 return to China, a state news agency said Saturday, in his first trip outside the mainland since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago Xi will also attend the … Read more

Afghanistan’s remote and poor villages hardest hit by earthquake | News

Gayan, Pakistan – In the early morning hours of Wednesday June 22, the mud homes in this remote part of southeastern Afghanistan began to tremble and collapse under the force of a 5.9-magnitude earthquake. Panicked residents tried to wake their sleeping relatives. But for hundreds of families, there was no time. Within minutes the mud … Read more

Sydney’s priciest house sales of FY2021/22 revealed: the mansions sold for jaw dropping prices

Sydney houses fetched some jaw dropping prices over the past financial year, with some celebrities making big moves. See the epic homes that shattered records. Sydney mansions have been selling for truly gargantuan prices over the past year in what real estate agents have described as a feeding frenzy for homes in glitzy coastal enclaves. … Read more

Stocks jump, with Wall Street on track for rare winning week

Stocks are continuing to climb after a rally Thursday on Wall Street, with US financial markets on track for their first weekly gain after three weeks of punishing losses. The S&P 500 was up 86 points to 3,882, or 2.3%, as of 11:10 Eastern time, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 627 points, or … Read more

Mother and Children Rescued From Guangdong Flooding

A mother and her children were rescued by police from flooding in Yingde, China, as seen in footage published on June 22. In a machine-translated Weibo post accompanying this video, Guangdong Police said they rescued a child who was suffering a fever in Dazhan Town, Yingde. With the assistance of the neighborhood committee rescue team, … Read more

A long night for doctors helping victims of Afghanistan quake | Earthquakes

“The building started moving, slowly, from side to side… then faster. I woke up and I called my father, and family in Kabul,” says Shokrullah, who was at his home in Gardez in Paktia province, 61km (38 miles) from the epicenter of a devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan early on Wednesday . … Read more

Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars. Toyota Motor said Friday the cause is still under investigation, but the whole wheel could come off, risking a crash. “Until the remedy is available, no … Read more

Australian holidays in crisis amid worrying arises in prices

Holidays in Australia are in crisis as the cost of accommodation blows out to eye-watering levels and airports are hit with huge numbers of canceled flights. Holidays in Australia are in crisis as the cost of accommodation blows out to eye-watering levels and airports are hit with huge numbers of canceled flights amid a crippling … Read more

Homes Destroyed by Earthquake in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province

UNICEF said thousands of children were at risk after a deadly 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan’s southeast, destroying thousands of homes, on June 22. Afghanistan’s Taliban government said at least 1,000 people were killed and hundreds more injured. Homes were destroyed across the Paktika districts of Gayan, Naki, Barmal, and Ziruk, and the Khost district … Read more

Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey issues apology video after Bali drama

Jordan De Goey has apologized via a video from Collingwood after a week in which the Magpies star has been slammed. Underfire Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has apologized for his actions after a week in which his Bali video drama has dominated AFL headlines. The 26-year-old was captured on video partying in Bali during … Read more