'Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this, I am dead'

In heartbreaking news, popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade, who died from cancer at age 23, on Friday posted his last video on Google-owned platform with a message: "Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this, I am dead."

Career diplomat named Philippines' new Foreign Secy

Newly-appointed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos swore in career diplomat Luis Enrique Manalo as the country's new Foreign Secretary on Friday.

China renews alert for approaching typhoon Chaba

China's meteorological authority on Friday renewed an alert for Chaba, the third typhoon of the year, as it was gaining strength and moving towards Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Cagayan province in northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said.

3 dead as heavy rain lashes S.Korea

Heavy rain that pounded South Korea this week have killed at least three people, and flooded houses and farmland nationwide, officials said on Friday.

4 dead in car crash near US-Mexico border amid migrant smuggling operation

Four people were killed and three others seriously injured in a car crash involving a migrant smuggling operation near the US-Mexico border in Texas, police said.

Italy tightens workplace protocols as Covid indicators worsen

Italy has updated heath protocols in the workplace, as the main Covid-19 indicators in the country have worsened in recent days.

Canada's GDP grows 0.3% in April

Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 0.3 per cent in April with an advance estimate of a 0.2 per cent decline in May, according to official figures.

Visitors flock to Aus state as border reopens

New South Wales (NSW) has resumed its position as Australia's top destination for domestic and international travellers since the lifting of Covid-19 border restrictions, according to the latest figures.

Israeli PM won't to run in upcoming polls

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that he will not run in the upcoming elections as his coalition government has collapsed only a year after its inauguration in June 2021.

Low-inflation environment unlikely to return: ECB chief

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said that the world "will not return to the low-inflation environment" before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Surging passenger number at Irish airports as air travel rebounds

More than three million passengers travelled through Irish airports in May, an over 18-fold increase year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Dublin said.

Ukrainian Prez urges more defence, financial aid at NATO summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed a NATO summit through a video link, urging more defence and financial assistance for Ukraine, the presidential press service reported.

Shanghai resumes dine-in services at restaurants as COVID-19 wanes

China's financial hub Shanghai is gradually resuming dine-in services at restaurants starting from Wednesday as the COVID-19 epidemic has waned in the city.

Cambodian PM sets July 23, 2023 for general election

Cambodia sets July 23, 2023 as the date for the seventh National Assembly election, according to a decision signed by the country's Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday.

S.Korea approves use of 1st homegrown COVID-19 vaccine from SK Bioscience

South Korea on Wednesday approved the use of SKYCovione, the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience Co., taking a major step toward achieving vaccine sovereignty in the fight against the pandemic.

China issues yellow alert for high temperatures

China's national observatory on Wednesday issued a yellow alert for high temperatures, as heatwaves swept vast regions of the country.

3 injured in fuel station explosion in Pakistan

Three people were injured in an explosion at a fuel station in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, rescue teams said on Wednesday.

S.Korea's inflation expectations hit 10-year high in June

South Korea's inflation expectations hit the highest in over 10 years this month, fueling worry about faster-than-expected interest rate hikes, central bank data showed Wednesday.

Canada sends 2 ships to enhance NATO readiness in Baltic region

Two Canadian ships departed for a four-month deployment in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic region on Operation Reassurance to enhance NATO readiness, the Defence Ministry said.

6 Mexican police officers killed in shootout

At least six police officers were killed during a shootout with armed individuals travelling in a convoy of about 10 armoured trucks in Nuevo Leon state, authorities said.

Iran welcomes reopening of embassies in Tehran, Riyadh

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said his country welcomes the reopening of the Iranian and Saudi Arabian Embassies in Riyadh and Tehran.

Over 70% of new Egyptian capital's 1st phase completed

The Egyptian cabinet announced that more than 70 per cent of the structural works in the first stage of the New Administrative Capital (NAC) have been completed.

5 dead after bullfight stand collapses in Colombia

At least five people were killed and over a dozen others injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia's Tolima Department, local authorities said.

HK to distribute 190,000 RAT kits after Covid detected in sewage

The Hong Kong government said that it will distribute around 190,000 sets of Covid-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the virus in sewage samples.

Belarus is being drawn into war, says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Belarus is being drawn into Russia's ongoing war against Kiev more actively than at the beginning, and that the Kremlin has already "decided everything" for Minsk.

Sri Lanka reduces amount of holding foreign currency

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Saturday announced that the amount of foreign currency an individual can hold has been reduced from $15,000 to $10,000.

Denmark to cut electricity tax to curb energy prices

Denmark will temporarily reduce tax on electricity starting from the fourth quarter of this year as a means of "compensation to citizens for its rising energy prices".

Job vacancies in Canada reached 1 mn in April

Employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill about one million vacant positions at the beginning of April, up 44.4 per cent from the same period of the previous year.

BA.5 becomes dominant Covid variant in Germany

The Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in Germany, accounting for around half of the infections, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.

Italy's Covid reproduction number, hospitalisations spike

Italy's Covid-19 reproduction number (RT) is on the rise, while hospitalisations have also spiked amid a fresh resurgence, according to government data.

NASA now ready with Artemis 1 moon mission test launch

The US space agency has determined that its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket is ready for the Artemis 1 flight test.

EU unveils plans to issue $52 bn in bonds

The European Commission on Friday announced plans to issue 50 billion euros ($52 billion) of EU-Bonds to finance the NextGenerationEU recovery program between July and December.

Inflation in France to stabilise by autumn

Following a steady growth during the summer, the year-on-year inflation in France is expected to stabilise between 6.5 and 7 per cent in the autumn, the country's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) said.

China renews blue alert for rainstorms

China's National Meteorological Center on Wednesday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in various parts of the country.

S.Korea's foreign currency deposits up in May

Foreign currency deposits at banks in South Korea grew in May due to increased corporate savings, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

China launches new test satellite

China on Wednesday sent a new satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

Telangana techie shot dead in US

A software engineer from Telangana was shot dead by an unidentified person in Maryland state of the US.

Unicef provides emergency relief as 1.6mn kids stranded by floods in B'desh

Four million people, including 1.6 million children, are currently stranded by flash floods in Bangladesh and are in urgent need of help, the Unicef said.

Covid hospitalisations in Ireland up by 33%

Ireland's health authorities said 606 new Covid-19 patients were hospitalised across the country, an increase of 153 people or 33.77 per cent, compared to a week ago, putting increased pressure on hospitals.

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