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Migrant workers mostly from Bangladesh wear masks as they enjoy a day off on a weekend in Singapore Feb 23, 2020. REUTERS
Singapore's Bangladeshi workers have eyes on home

Many of them have already left the country as coronavirus shakes the community

Beijing’s great leap backward

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

A view of London from the South Bank, Oct 18, 2019. Great Britain, preparing for trade talks with Brussels, is vowing to break with European Union rules but that could wall off a vast market for its exports. The New York Times

The expensive path
of post-Brexit Britain

The country vows to break with EU rules. But that could wall off a vast market for its exports

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tour Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Monday, Feb 24, 2020. The New York Times

‘America loves India’: Trump

The US president was feted with music, dancers and more than 100,000 cheering attendees — if not the 10 million he says he was promised

Gui Minhai by Gianluca Costantini. Photo taken via Facebook.

China jails HK bookseller for 10 years

Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish citizen, ran a publishing house that appeared to anger the Communist Party

The unveiled sign to rename a street in Feltham

London street named after Queen singer

Mercury, the lead vocalist of the rock band, lived here as a teenager before their family moved to Feltham

Actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers as he arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of Mission:Impossible-Fallout, at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, US, Jul 22, 2018. REUTERS

'Mission: Impossible' shoot delayed by coronavirus

A three-week shoot for Tom Cruise's new film was scheduled in Italy 

Coronavirus no longer in 'pandemic' category: WHO

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

Iranian couple wearing protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus walk at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran Feb 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS 

Coronavirus: Iran emerges as a worldwide threat

Long a regional crossroads, the country is spreading the new coronavirus to a host of neighbouring countries

Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday morning, Feb 24, 2020. The New York Times

Hollywood is still a man’s world

The industry has undergone a tectonic shift in the past two years, but many of the most powerful people remain the same

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A view of London from the South Bank, Oct 18, 2019. Great Britain, preparing for trade talks with Brussels, is vowing to break with European Union rules but that could wall off a vast market for its exports. The New York Times

The expensive path
of post-Brexit Britain

The country vows to break with EU rules. But that could wall off a vast market for its exports

Iranian couple wearing protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus walk at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran Feb 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS 

Coronavirus: Iran emerges as a worldwide threat

Long a regional crossroads, the country is spreading the new coronavirus to a host of neighboring countries

Actor Tom Cruise poses for photographers as he arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of Mission:Impossible-Fallout, at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, US, Jul 22, 2018. REUTERS

'Mission: Impossible' shoot delayed by coronavirus

A three-week shoot for Tom Cruise's new film was scheduled in Italy