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Three COVID-19 patients discharged, taking total recoveries up to 174


Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia report surges in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Indonesia on April 4 confirmed 106 new patients of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), bringing the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 2,092.

Fort Worth shooting: Police officer charged with murder

Aaron Dean is charged with murder over the shooting of Atatiana Jefferson in her home in Fort Worth.

Woman busted for marijuana at Moscow airport is at the center of a three-way diplomatic wrangle

An American-Israeli woman arrested at a Moscow airport with nine and a half grams of marijuana has found herself at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Israel, Russia, and the United States.


US treasury chief Mnuchin in China tariff warning

Tariffs on $156bn of Chinese goods will be imposed if a trade deal is not finalised by December, Steve Mnuchin says.

Notre Dame car bombing: all-female jihadist cell jailed for failed cathedral attack

Two women with ties to Islamist militants sentenced to at least 25 years for unsuccessful 2016 atttack

Japan launches major search operation after deadly typhoon kills dozens

A major search and rescue operation is underway in Japan after deadly Typhoon Hagibis brought widespread flooding and landslides, destroying buildings and leaving dozens dead.

Manila transport crisis: Commuters outraged by 'leave earlier' advice

The Filipino president's spokesman has been criticised for dismissing commuters' concerns in Manila - one of the world's most gridlocked cities.

Huge stash of walnuts squirreled away under car bonnet in US

A couple in the US city of Pittsburgh found a surprise stash of hundreds of walnuts hidden under their car bonnet.


Nobel Prize for Literature to name two winners after scandal-hit year

The Nobel Prize for Literature is set to be awarded on Thursday. Twice.


Germany shooting: Gunman kills two after attacking synagogue

A gunman has killed two people in eastern Germany after attempting to enter a synagogue where dozens were observing a Jewish holiday.

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

Shakil Afridi: The doctor who helped the CIA find Bin Laden

Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination scheme and says he never got a fair trial.

US top court divided as it ponders LGBT rights

The US Supreme Court appears divided over whether a civil rights law barring workplace discrimination applies to gay and transgender workers.


Climate change: Emperor penguin 'needs greater protection'

The Antarctic icon could lose more than half its population by 2100, say scientists.

Australia bushfires: Dozens of houses destroyed or damaged

Up to 30 houses have been destroyed or seriously damaged in a bushfire in the Australian state of New South Wales.


Marvel Comics at 80: From bankruptcy threat to billions at the box office

Marvel is celebrating 80 years of making comics and its rise to one of Hollywood's biggest names.

Samuel Little: FBI confirms 'most prolific' US serial killer

Officials say Samuel Little's confessions to 93 murders across the US over 40 years are "credible".

Twitter 'inadvertently' used email addresses for ads

The company said it "cannot say with certainty" how many of its users were affected.

How 3D technology is capturing the world

From computer games to railway tracks, capturing 3D images in exquisite detail is now big business.