Willie Garson, Sex and the City and White Collar actor, dies at 57Stars pay tribute to ‘dear, funny, kind man’ who played Carrie Bradshaw’s friend Stanford in the popular HBO TV series Willie Garson, who has died at the age of 57, had been sick. He was recently reprising the role of Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That, which is currently in production. Photograph: MediaPunch/Rex/Shutterstock
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The Asian Development Bank has lowered its outlook for economic growth in developing Asia to reflect renewed coronavirus outbreaks as variants spread, prompting governments to restore or keep in place their pandemic precautions
Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a plan to double financial aid to poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024 so those countries could switch to cleaner energy and cope with global warming’s worsening impacts. That puts rich nations close to within reach of its long-promised but not realiz
New Zealand may not get back to having zero coronavirus cases in the community, the director general of health said on Thursday, as the country continues efforts to stamp out the infectious Delta variant of the virus. New Zealand eliminated COVID-19 last year and had been largely virus-free, barring a small number of cases in February, until the latest outbreak of the Delta variant erupted in August, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to order a nationwide lockdown. "We may not get back to zero but the important thing is we are going to keep finding any infections and basically continue to contact trace, test and isolate people so that we stop the virus circulating in the community... that's the aim," Ashley Bloomfield, the director general of health told Radio New Zealand.
‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne. Seismologists believe 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Mansfield Wednesday morning is ‘probably largest in 175 to 200 years’
Paris has a long memory – Scott Morrison’s cavalier treatment of France will hurt Australia. The PM’s botched diplomacy has reverberated across the Atlantic, undermining western solidarity on the challenge of China’s rise
‘Calculated risk’: Ardern gambles as New Zealand Covid restrictions easedElimination still the strategy but PM is relying on luck and people doing the right thing in easing measures while there are still new cases, say experts See all our coronavirus coverage Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is still pursuing a Covid elimination strategy but has eased restrictions while daily cases have averaged 17. Photograph: Getty Images
President Joe Biden is pushing well-off nations to do more to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control around the world as world leaders and health experts sound the alarm about the slow pace of global vaccinations
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Mansfield, Victoria, and was felt around 200km (124 miles) away in Melbourne, the state’s capital, on September 22.Footage by ABC News Breakfast shows the moment presenters Michael Rowland (left) and Tony Armstrong (right) felt the earthquake’s tremors in the broadcaster’s television studios in Melbourne.Geoscience Australia, the Australian government agency that reports on significant earthquakes, said the earthquake was detected at 9:15am and was 10-kilometres deep.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there were no reports of serious injuries as of Wednesday morning. Credit: ABC News Breakfast via Storyful
The popular mayor of the Philippine capital says he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed controversial leader Rodrigo Duterte
In Vung Tau, just outside Ho Chi Minh city, streets are sealed and checkpoints are set up to control the movement of people. A coastal city with half a million people, Vung Tau was untouched by COVID-19 for most of the pandemic. The city's white sand beaches, which had been packed with tourists, were emptied and closed.