Asia Pacific · 2:14 AM UTCChina condemns latest U.S. warship transit of Taiwan Strait
China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the region's greatest security "risk creator" after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China.
United KingdomBritain's 'secret parliament' celebrates its 80th birthday
Eighty years ago on Thursday, British lawmakers driven from their debating chamber by World War Two Nazi bombs secretly set up a new home less than 100 yards away, from where Prime Minister Winston Churchill ran the country's wartime government.
Asia PacificAfghan hospital burns after attack; Taliban seize border post in north
Suspected Taliban fighters fired a rocket into a hospital in Afghanistan on Wednesday, sparking a blaze that caused extensive damage and destroyed COVID-19 vaccines though there were no reports of casualties, government officials said.
Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsAnalysis: From game-changer to back-up: J&J's COVID vaccine struggles in Europe
Asia PacificAustralian Aboriginal opposition mounts to new state heritage laws
Opposition is mounting from Australian Indigenous groups to draft Western Australian heritage legislation as groups say there is little change to regulations that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy culturally and historically important caves last year.
Middle EastSaudis who killed journalist Khashoggi received paramilitary training in U.S. -New York Times
Asia PacificAustralians' trust in China plummets amid bilateral tensions - poll
Australians' trust in China has plunged and for the first time more people view Beijing as a security threat than a economic partner, a widely watched poll published on Wednesday showed.