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New Zealand's Ardern seen cruising to victory in election

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds huge appeal domestically and globally for her views on issues such as women's rights, climate change and diversity.

September 22, 2020

Some Australian states relax borders as infections ease

Israel declared a state of emergency in all hospitals after a jump in morbidity. India may have a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ready by early 2021.

September 22, 2020

Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with US

Washington has long demanded that Iran release US citizens including Iranian-American father and son Baquer and Siamak Namazi, who it says are political prisoners.

September 22, 2020

Australia attempts to rescue hundreds of stranded pilot whales

Government scientists estimated about 90 of around 270 pilot whales trapped in shallow water had died since the stranding was reported a day earlier.

September 22, 2020