Apple to close all China mainland stores due to virus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks are seen in an Apple Store, as China is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China, January 29, 2020.... Read more »

Kobe Bryant remembered at Grammy Awards hours after his death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Musicians and performers at the Grammy Awards paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on Sunday at his former home arena, the Staples Center in Los Angeles,... Read more »

Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyze downed plane’s black boxes

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries... Read more »

Boeing customer Air Lease says ‘damaged’ MAX brand should be dropped

FILE PHOTO: Employees walk near a Boeing 737 Max aircraft at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington, U.S. January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson DUBLIN (Reuters) – The executive... Read more »

Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters... Read more »

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing... Read more »

Australia’s bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has... Read more »

Iran accuses Europe of yielding to ‘high school bully’ Trump in nuclear row

DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact the... Read more »

Search dog Taylor a bushfire-hit koala’s best friend

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard working rescuers during Australia’s bushfire crisis. Animal trainer Ryan Tate hugs Taylor, a koala detection... Read more »

Flying metal from Spanish factory blast may have killed man 2km away: authorities

MADRID (Reuters) – A flying plate of metal may have killed a man some 2km away from the site of a huge chemical plant explosion in northeastern Spain when... Read more »