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S. Korea bans app payment monopolies in world first

Seoul, South Korea: South Korean MPs on Tuesday passed a law banning Apple and Google from forcing app developers to use the tech giants'...

Man Utd, Ronaldo reunite to rekindle past glories

Manchester, United Kingdom: Cristiano Ronaldo completed an emotional return to Manchester United on Tuesday, 12 years after leaving as the world's most expensive player,...

J&J’s HIV vaccine fails in sub-Saharan Africa trial

Washington, United States: Johnson & Johnson's highly anticipated HIV vaccine failed to demonstrate adequate protection in a clinical trial involving more than 2,600 young...

Richer countries winning Europe’s vaccine race

Paris, France: Europe may have fully vaccinated almost half of its population against Covid-19, but the richer countries are far outstripping the poorer ones. This...

Security, logistics, repair: what next for Kabul’s airport?

Kabul, Afghanistan: With the Taliban in possession of Kabul's airport after the United States completed its withdrawal on Tuesday, the focus will now shift...

Ireland to lift Covid lockdown on October 22

London, United Kingdom: Ireland on Tuesday announced that it will fully reopen on October 22 after 18 months of rolling lockdowns introduced to limit...

UN chief warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Afghanistan

United Nations, United States: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday of a looming "humanitarian catastrophe" in Afghanistan as he urged countries to provide...

Taliban celebrate defeating the United States

Kabul, Afghanistan: The hardline Islamist Taliban celebrated their total return to power on Tuesday with gunfire and diplomacy, after the last US troops flew...

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