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Coronavirus: Risk of spread upgraded to highest level

The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to “very high” – its top…

India: male sterilisation order withdrawn after flurry of criticism

An instruction to male health workers in Madhya Pradesh to convince at least one man to opt for sterilisation or…

Woman blackmailed in Dubai for Dh2,000

Dubai: Two men who stole a bag belonging to a Saudi traveler in Dubai unlocked her mobile phone and threatened…

Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ with Thunberg in audience

US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos,…

New documentary charts the RuNet’s unlikely rise

Just over 25 years ago, the .ru domain name was created, and with it the RuNet was born. Russian journalist…

Iran plane downing: Police deny shooting anti-government protesters

Officers had been given orders to “show restraint”, the chief of police said. Videos posted online on Sunday recorded what…

Koala Mittens and Baby Bottles: Saving Australia’s Wildlife After Fires

The convoy of vehicles fleeing a raging inferno in the forest of southeastern Australia ferried a copious cargo: 11 koalas,…

China pneumonia outbreak: Mystery virus probed in Wuhan

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into a mysterious viral pneumonia which has infected dozens of people in the central…

Trump sets date for signing US-China ‘deal’

Donald Trump has announced he will sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China on 15 January. The pact, a “phase…

Two avalanches have hit the Italian Alps in 24 hours, leaving four dead

At least four people are dead after two avalanches struck the Italian Alps over the weekend. On Sunday, a 28-year-old…
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