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Activists accuse Italy of halting ship rescue mission

BERLIN: Rights activists on Sunday accused Italian authorities of blocking migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 from leaving port and resuming its emergency mission in...

TikTok slams US action, says will challenge ‘unjust’ order

WASHINGTON: TikTok on Friday slammed a decision by US officials to ban new downloads of the popular smartphone app and vowed to fight the...

18 new Covid-19 cases, including four imported infections and one in the community

The sole community case is a work pass...

India’s coronavirus infections surge to 5.4 million

MUMBAI: India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the...

US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in effect

WASHINGTON: The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran are back in force and promised to punish those who violate...

Migrant workers in Singapore turn to online singing contest to beat lockdown blues

(From left:) Migrant workers Rocky Saha, Hossain Md...

China’s rich seek bodyguards schooled in digital dark arts

TIANJIN: At the “Genghis Security Academy”, which bills itself as China’s only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that the threats to the country’s newly-rich...

Iran victims of Iraq gas attack say horrors are a warning

SARDASHT: Thirty-three years have passed, but the survivors of an Iraqi poison gas attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht still suffer — and...

Strict mask, visor rules make Philippine commuters sweat

MANILA: In the sweltering heat and humidity, 31-year-old Caitlyn Tojanes grumbles about having to wear a face shield over her mask as she waits...

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

BUCHAREST: “I want him to pay for everything I’ve suffered,“ says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into prostitution by a man...

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