Category: World

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Taliban fighters enjoy a day off at amusement park

Story by Reuters Strolling casually with their machine guns in hand, Halimi and hundreds of fellow Taliban fighters enjoyed a rare day off with a visit to a popular...

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Russia behind 58pc of detected state-backed hacks, says Microsoft

Russia accounted for most state-sponsored hacking detected by Microsoft over the past year, with a 58pc share, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in...

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From insurgency to city beat: Taliban police learn how to manage public

Story by AFP After spending 13 years as a Taliban fighter waging an insurgency, Rahimullah is now slowly adjusting to the relatively ordinary role of a policeman in...

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WHO trolls Facebook, WhatsApp to deliver a pertinent public message

The global outage of Facebook and Whatsapp triggered millions of reactions on Twitter, but an unexpected and yet pertinent was from the WHO. The World Health...

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Japan princess to marry commoner boyfriend next month despite dispute

Japanese Princess Mako and her fiance are tying the knot next month but no wedding ceremonies are planned. Their marriage is not fully supported by the public because of...

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Merck says its Covid-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50pc

Merck & Co Inc’s experimental oral drug for COVID-19, molnupiravir, reduced by around 50% the chance of hospitalization or death for patients at risk of severe...

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Foreign businesses in China rattled by ‘hostage diplomacy’

Story by AFP Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s return from Canada this week was lauded as a diplomatic triumph in China, but the celebrations left a bad taste for...

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Cambodia dogs train to sniff out coronavirus

Story by AFP Cambodian anti-landmine authorities are training dogs to sniff out Covid-19, hoping the sharp-nosed canines normally used to detect underground explosives...

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China infrastructure drive traps poor nations with $385 bn ‘hidden debt’: study

China’s ambitious foreign infrastructure push has saddled poor nations with “hidden debt” worth $385 billion, and more than a third of the projects have been...

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Taliban order people to stop shaving beards in Afghan province

The Taliban banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law. The...