World
June 11

Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial base

Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy.
World
June 11

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen in West Bank protest

A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said.
World
June 11

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria's north

A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in yet another violent attack on an educational institution in the country, authorities said Friday.
World
June 11

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines

A polio outbreak in the Philippines has ended, according to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, which praised government efforts to fight the disease despite the coronavirus pandemic.
World
June 11

Hong Kong to censor films 'endangering national security'

Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene.
World
June 11

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial.
World
June 11

Finland elections test for young PM, Social Democrat leader

Finland holds local elections Sunday in a first litmus test for popular young Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who took office 18 months ago shortly before the pandemic outbreak, and whose party is behind in polls across the country.
Sports
June 11

Chinese official dies during probe into marathon deaths

A Chinese county official appears to have jumped to his death during a probe into the deaths of 21 runners last month when freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the mountain on which they were competing in an ultramarathon, state television reported Friday.
World
June 11

Vatican regulates lay movements to prevent governance abuses

The Vatican took steps Friday to better regulate Catholic lay religious movements by imposing term limits on their leaders and requiring internal elections to be representative of their memberships.
World
June 11

Probe into remains found near site of former Auschwitz camp

Polish prosecutors are investigating an apparent mass burial site revealed this month near the area of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.
World
June 11

Pope taps South Korean to head Vatican office for priests

Pope Francis has tapped a South Korean bishop to lead the Vatican office responsible for the world's 400,000 Catholic priests, in the second major appointment of an Asian prelate to the Holy See during his papacy.
World
June 11

Two Algerian opposition figures arrested ahead of elections

A politician and a journalist who are prominent opposition figures in Algeria have been arrested days ahead of the country's parliamentary election, according to a group of lawyers defending jailed activists of the pro-democracy movement.
Business
June 11

Germany approves plan to improve oversight of supply chains

German lawmakers on Friday approved legislation meant to ensure that big companies see that human rights are respected throughout their supply chains.
World
June 11

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Greece's prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union's "positive" agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries.
World
June 11

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves.
World
June 11

China denounces US-Australian navy drills as muscle flexing

China on Friday said the U.S. and Australia were "flexing their muscles" with recent naval drills in the South China Sea, underscoring Beijing's sensitivity over the strategic waterway it claims as its own.
Business
June 11

UK economy edges to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eased

The easing of lockdown restrictions in April helped the British economy grow at its fastest rate since July 2020 and recoup further ground lost during the coronavirus pandemic, official figures showed Friday.
World
June 11
FILE - In this May 23, 2021, file photo, military troops and police go on patrol at Kayah state, eastern Myanmar. At least one-quarter of the people i

UN rights chief warns of escalating violence in Myanmar

The U.N. human rights chief is warning of a military buildup in parts of Myanmar and rising violence, with the army using heavy weapons against armed groups as well as civilian targets, including Christian churches.
Sports
June 11

Tokyo Olympics still undecided on fans -- or no fans at all

The question of allowing any fans into Tokyo Olympic venues is still being debated with a decision unlikely to be announced before the end of the month.
World
June 11

Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 20

A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into a ravine in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50 others, police and officials said.