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Westin tight-lipped about Papia

It says revealing information about a guest is “against its rules”

Beijing’s great leap backward

A lack of independent journalism can lead to dangerous rumour, fatal ignorance and catastrophic miscalculation

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, Feb 9, 2018. REUTERS

Global shares drop, gold surges

It comes as investors scurry for safety amid the new coronavirus outbreak

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim looks at Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Nov 23, 2019. REUTERS

Malaysian politics in turmoil

It comes amid talk of forming a new government that would exclude PM Mahathirs’s anointed successor Ibrahim

Six-year-old Adyan bin Hasan and parents Dr Mahedi Hasan Bhuiyan and Dr Rebaka Sultana, were refused permanent residency in 2015 after the boy's health condition was considered a burden on the country's health system. © Change.org

Australia to deport boy with ‘mild disability’

His family appeals to immigration minister to stop their deportation to Bangladesh

Modi has opted to appeal to Trump’s first love — crowd size — as he stages a rally of more than 100,000 people at a huge stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday Feb 24, 2020, for the visiting US president. The New York Times

India aims to put on a show for Trump

World leaders face the challenge of finding ways to entertain and impress President Trump, who relishes spectacle

A Chinese flag flutters at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China Oct 25, 2019. REUTERS

WSJ: tensions rise over ‘sick man’ China headline

A total of 53 reporters and editors at The Journal have asked for a change in the headline

Coronavirus no longer in 'pandemic' category: WHO

WHO says it no longer uses 'pandemic' category, but virus still emergency

A man wearing a mask in precaution of the coronavirus looks on along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade in Singapore February 19, 2020. REUTERS

Family of Bangladeshi virus
patient to get $10,000

The 39-year-old migrant worker is battling the coronavirus infection in Singapore

Actor Angelina Jolie joins in a press briefing as she visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Feb 5, 2018. REUTERS

Jolie applauds Bangladesh

The UNHCR’s special envoy wrote a letter to PM Hasina

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Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, Feb 9, 2018. REUTERS

Global shares drop, gold surges

It comes as investors scurry for safety amid the new coronavirus outbreak

Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for another day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, February 24, 2020. Reuters

Weinstein convicted of sexual assault

A New York jury acquits the former Hollywood producer of being a serial predator

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo, Thursday, Feb 20, 2020. The New York Times

Trump decries Oscar win for 'Parasite’

‘And the winner is a movie from South Korea,’ the president says at a rally. ‘What the hell was that all about?’