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After a grinding year that has seen at least 1.8 million people die from Covid-19, fresh waves of infection have sparked renewed lockdowns and forced would-be revellers to extend their 2020 tradition of watching events from the sofa.
Good riddance to 2021. Let 2022 bring fresh hope. That was a common sentiment on Friday as people around the world got ready to welcome in the New Year. In many places, plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations were muted or cancelled for the second straight year
Vaccine nationalism is a new concept in the current COVID-19 era, which is likely to hinder the global health and economic recovery causing more harm than the pandemic itself. Governments are scrambling to acquire vaccines for their populations
Israel could pay a high price if its longest serving prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, succeeds in forming a new government which includes the extreme right-wing Jewish Power and Religious Zionism Parties. Both have been given ministries which could define Israel in future years.
Our news screens were erupting with breaking news of yet another mass shooting. But this time the news that began with a barrage of bullets also became something special — a tale of battlefield heroics on the homefront of a nightspot in Colorado Springs. A brave military veteran, Richard Fierro, had rushed toward the first flashes
The North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) had revealed the contents of a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping, in which the Chinese leader said that China would like to work with North Korea for “peace, stability, development and prosperity of the region and the world.” This is said to be in response to North Korean leader
Voters in Taiwan overwhelmingly chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island in an election Saturday in which lingering concerns about threats from China took a backseat to more local issues. Chiang Wan-an, the Nationalist party’s mayoral candidate, won the closely watched seat in