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North Korea reinforces loyalty to regime as pandemic bites: analysts

Seoul, South Korea: Behind its self-imposed coronavirus barricade, North Korea is more isolated than ever and authorities are reinforcing...

Mastercard Foundation to inject $1.3 bn in African vaccine push

New York, United States: The Mastercard Foundation announced Tuesday a $1.3 billion initiative to galvanize Africa's coronavirus vaccine campaign...

Bangladesh trafficking gang lured girls using TikTok: police

Dhaka, Bangladesh: At least 11 people have been arrested for being suspected members of a Bangladesh trafficking gang that...

Namibia MPs dub genocide deal with Germany ‘apartheid’

Windhoek, Namibia: Namibia's government came under fire from lawmakers Tuesday for its 1.1-billion-euro settlement with Germany, under which Berlin...

Nobel-winning MRI pioneer Richard Ernst dies

Zurich, Switzerland: Richard Ernst, who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy,...

BUSINESS

Nestle eyes new strategy after leaks revealed unhealthy products

Zurich, Switzerland: Nestle, the world's largest food company, announced Monday...

Dubai property booms as affluent buyers escape lockdowns

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As "lockdown dodgers" and wealthy international...

UK steel empire turmoil stokes job fears

London, United Kingdom: After announcing plans to sell three of...

TRAVEL

Tit for tat: Germany blocks incoming Russian flights

Berlin, Germany: Germany has blocked flights operated by Russian airlines from arriving in its territory in tit-for-tat action after...

Israeli airline to launch direct flights to Marrakesh

Jerusalem, Unidentified: Israir announced on Tuesday that direct flights between Israel and Marrakesh, Morocco, will begin in July, six months...

Russia resumes air travel with Britain, other countries

Moscow, Russia: Russia has announced the resumption of air travel with Britain and a number of other countries that had...

ECONOMY

UK economy to rebound by 7.25% this year: BoE

London, United Kingdom: The Bank of England forecasted Thursday...

EU to restart long-suspended trade talks with India

Brussels, Belgium: The European Union and India will agree to...

SPORTS

Australian cricketers exit quarantine after fleeing India

Sydney, Australia: Australian cricketers who fled Covid-ravaged India when the IPL was suspended earlier this month were released from quarantine...

Tokyo Olympics will require fans to vaccinate or test for Covid

Tokyo, Japan: Fans attending the Tokyo Olympics may be required to be vaccinated or test negative for the coronavirus before...

China hammer Guam in front of 30,000 in World Cup qualifier

Shanghai, China: Wu Lei and Brazilian-born Alan Carvalho both scored twice as China demolished Guam 7-0 in a World Cup...

India dumps Chinese apparel sponsor for Olympic team

New Delhi, India: India on Tuesday dropped Chinese sportswear...

US Senate poised to pass huge anti-China innovation bill

Washington, United States: The US Senate was poised to...

US Senate confirms first Biden judge to federal bench

Washington, United States: The US Senate confirmed Joe Biden's...

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Johannesburg suburb’s nervous rich feels safe with private security

Johannesburg, South Africa: As night falls over a leafy Johannesburg suburb in South Africa, private...

Aether: this company is literally spawning diamonds from thin air

Kolkata, India: It is a testimony to the fact: the right technology and intention have...

An Everest season like no other

Kathmandu, Nepal: Lakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest seven times. But he says this year's...

Maestro of Alpine climbing Marcel Remy is still scaling heights at 98

Villeneuve, Switzerland: Marcel Remy is the grand old man of Swiss Alpinists, and with his...

INGENUITY

Chinese family-meal time wins major food photography award

Kolkata, India: The image of a Chinese family, joyfully...

David’s Michelangelo now has a 3D-printed twin

Florence, Italy: An exact copy of Michelangelo's statue of...

Pandemic embrace wins the World Press Photo award

The Hague, Netherlands: Mads Nissen, a Danish photographer, received the...

$69 million digital art buyer shines light on ‘NFT’ boom

Singapore, Singapore: The blockchain entrepreneur who paid a record $69.3...

Suspect arrested for theft of Van Gogh, Hals paintings: Dutch police

The Hague, Netherlands: Dutch police arrested a 58-year-old man Tuesday...
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce birth of daughter Lilibet Diana

Los Angeles, United States: After a year of upheaval in the British royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana on Sunday...

‘Hamilton’ creator celebrates immigrant roots with ‘In The Heights’

Los Angeles, United States: Long before his mega smash-hit "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda dazzled Broadway with "In The Heights," a Latin pop and salsa-inspired musical celebrating the New York immigrant...

HIV: four decades on, where’s the vaccine?

Washington, United States: In the four decades since the first cases of what would come to be known as AIDS were documented, scientists have made huge strides in HIV...