Liz Cheney says she’s ‘thinking’ about running for president in 2024

Washington: US Representative Liz Cheney said that she was “thinking” about running for president in 2024, a prospect that would test the national viability of a conservative, anti-Trump platform that failed resoundingly in Wyoming. Cheney — who lost her House primary by more than 35 percentage points on Wednesday AEDT to a challenger, Harriet Hageman, … Read more

Racism to blame for ongoing crisis in Tigray, WHO chief says

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday branded the “man-made catastrophe” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region the “worst disaster on Earth”, and slammed global leaders for overlooking the humanitarian crisis. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “unimaginable cruelty” was being inflicted on six million people in the northern region, effectively cut off from basic services for … Read more

Female Saudi activist gets record 34 years in prison for critical tweets

Rights groups have repeatedly warned about the government’s recent use of the counterterrorism law. In April, Human Rights Watch said laws such as “the notoriously abusive counterterrorism law and the anti-cybercrime law, include vague and overly broad provisions that have been widely interpreted and abused.” The rulings are also often characterised by inconsistent and harsh … Read more

Two dead after eating Louisiana oysters

A restaurant guest in Southern Florida and a man visiting Pensacola in the northwestern part of the state have both died after suffering a bacterial infection after they ate raw oysters from Louisiana. The manager of the Rustic Inn, Gary Oreal, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the most recent victim had worked at the … Read more

How Twiggy Forrest drove first humanitarian grain shipment out of Ukraine

Forrest and wife Nicola’s Minderoo Foundation pledged $1.8 million to the United Nations World Food Program to enable the chartering of a bulk carrier vessel. They have handed over a further $4.21 million to address the ongoing grain storage crisis in the country, where the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, is coordinating … Read more

China races to alleviate drought, power cuts amid record heatwave

Chinese vice premier Han Zheng visited the State Grid Corporation on Wednesday and said further efforts were needed to ensure power supply for residents and key industries, and to prevent power cuts, according to a state media report. Loading China should accelerate the construction of key projects, improve power load management and promote the joint … Read more