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UN ‘dismayed’ at India arrests, NGO restrictions

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced her dismay Tuesday at the arrest of activists in India and restrictions to the work of non-governmental organisations. The...

French police target Islamist networks after teacher’s beheading

French police have conducted a series of raids targeting Islamist networks, three days after the beheading of a history teacher who had shown his...

Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a...

New Zealand’s victorious Ardern vows to deliver reform

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Sunday to "crack on" with delivering her vision following a landslide election victory, after a string of...

Creditors back plan to get Jet Airways flying again

Creditors on Saturday backed a surprise plan by a consortium to revive Jet Airways 18 months after India's biggest private airline went bankrupt with...

The ‘second-coming’ of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson will on Monday(12) impose further restrictions on parts of England as the Covid-19 outbreak accelerates. Johnson will hold a meeting...

India’s Covid-19 cases cross seven million ahead of festivals

INDIA’S coronavirus caseload topped seven million on Sunday when the health ministry reported 74,383 new infections in the previous 24 hours, with a rise...

Bangladesh to execute rapists after protests

Bangladesh introduced the death penalty for rape on Monday (12) after days of protests sparked by a string of sexual assaults, the government said. Demonstrations...

Rajapaksa draws country closer to China after summit

China and Sri Lanka plan to restart discussions on a free trade agreement, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Friday, following a high-level meeting between the two countries. Seen...

Cambridge plans ‘unconscious bias’ training, curriculum diversification

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY is set to introduce “unconscious bias” training for staff along with plans to “diversify the curriculum”. The university, which saw a threefold increase...