India, China complete troop pullout from lake area
Indian and Chinese troops have completed a pullout from a lake area on their disputed border in the western Himalayas, setting the scene for disengagement at other friction points, the two countries s ...
Billionaire Abramovich, Ukrainian peace negotiators hit by suspected poisoning: reports
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning earlier this month after a meeting in Kyiv, the Wall Street Journal and the investigative ...
Qatar confirms first coronavirus death, a Bangladeshi resident
Qatar reported its first death from COVID-19 on Saturday, a Bangladeshi resident, as its neighbour the United Arab Emirates extended to April 5 a nightly curfew to sterilise public places to combat th ...
Saudi princess is released, but other royals are still locked up
A Saudi princess, a critic of her country’s government who was jailed nearly three years ago after publicly questioning government policy, has been released, a legal adviser to her family said Sunday.
Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas
Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly.
Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talent crunch as expats head for the exit
Late last year, Tania Sibree quit her well-paid job as a financial services lawyer in Hong Kong and returned to Australia rather than live a moment longer with the city's strict coronavirus restrictio ...
From Syria to COVID-19 frontline, stateless scientist sets sights on vaccine
Ask scientist Nowras Rahhal about his cutting-edge work on a COVID-19 vaccine and he is eager to explain the complexities, but ask him where he comes from and he struggles for words.
‘Belle’ review: Soaring and singing over the online rainbow
Colours and hearts explode in “Belle,” and your head might too while watching this gorgeous anime. Set in the undefined future, it envisions a reality that resembles our own, with the same drab instit ...
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