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FILE PHOTO: A television journalist sets his camera inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi Feb 18, 2014. REUTERS
India court ends hearings on disputed religious site

Supreme Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is expected to announce a verdict next month

Dealing with China isn’t worth the moral cost

It is the largest, most powerful and arguably most brutal totalitarian state in the world

File Photo: A Syrian child, who fled violence with her family after the Turkish offensive against Syria, is seen sitting in a bus on their way to displacement camps on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq, Oct 16, 2019. REUTERS

Four big questions about Syria’s future

The surprise American withdrawal from parts of northern Syria reshuffled old alliances and touched off a new stage of the eight-year war

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria Apr 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Russia capitalises on American void in Syria

Moscow can now press for Syrian army gains and project itself as a rising power broker in the Middle East

Participants get ready backstage before the start of a transgender/transsexual fashion show in Chandigarh, India, Nov 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Technology eases woes for India’s trans people

A new app introduced as part of a drive to end an HIV epidemic is providing the transgender community better access to doctors, lifesaving drugs 

A displaced woman in the village of Yagma, near Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, in September. The New York Times

Violence uproots nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso

Aid groups and the government of the West African nation have been at a loss to respond to a fast-moving emergency, set off by lawlessness and suspected terrorist attacks in a once-tranquil country

The new Google Pixel 4 smartphone is displayed during a Google launch event in New York City, New York, US, October 15, 2019. Reuters

Google unveils Pixel 4 with radar

It also announces its first moderately priced laptop

FILE PHOTO: A protester flashes a V-sign during a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Strasbourg, France, Oct 12, 2019. REUTERS

The Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran all have large Kurdish minorities seeking varying degrees of autonomy from central governments after decades of repression

Representational image. Reuters

Scientists back wider family-planning access

It aims to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world

The shackled legs of suspected human traffickers are seen as they arrive for their trial at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 15, 2016. REUTERS

Thai human traffickers flout orders to compensate victims

Their actions fuel fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtown Vancouver June 11, 2014. Reuters

Lululemon investigates Bangladesh factory

Female workers of the factory have reportedly alleged verbal abuse, assault, forced overtime work

2020 Democrats slam Trump over Syria

Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio.

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian speaks at a public discussion during the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) in Yerevan, Armenia October 8, 2019. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS

Kim Kardashian praises Thunberg

She hopes for meeting the climate activist