Massive strikes cripple air and rail travel across Germany

Posted by March 7, 2024

Airport workers and train drivers take action to demand more pay to offset soaring inflation in the country.Massive industrial action has paralysed air and rail

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Singapore plays down payment to Taylor Swift amid grumbles from…

Posted by March 4, 2024

City-state’s culture minister says grant given to pop icon ‘not anywhere as high as speculated’.Singapore has downplayed the size of a grant it paid Taylo

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Four arrested after Spanish blogger on India motorcycle tour gangraped

Posted by March 3, 2024

The couple had set up a tent to pass the night in Jharkhand state’s Dumka as seven men attacked them.Indian authorities have arrested four people suspected of

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Are airlines returning to Israel, despite the war on Gaza?

Posted by February 28, 2024

Almost as soon as Israel’s war on Gaza broke out on October 7, many airlines suspended or cancelled their flights to Israel. Last week, Yossi Fattal, director

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How Israel’s war on Gaza is bleeding Egypt’s economy

Posted by February 24, 2024

Already facing a deep crisis, Egypt’s economy appears poised to take a hit from Israel’s war on Gaza and the spiralling tensions in the Red Sea, analysts ha

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UN Security Council sanctions rebels in DR Congo as violence…

Posted by February 21, 2024

A committee imposes an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze on leaders of six armed groups fighting in the mineral-rich region.The United Nations Security

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Old ways survive in Bali despite mass tourism, but for…

Posted by February 17, 2024

Bali, Indonesia – At dawn, as the first shards of light dance over the rice fields in the seaside village of Seseh on Bali’s west coast, Putu and her husban

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Thailand sees Chinese tourism soar as visa requirement dropped

Posted by February 16, 2024

Bangkok, Thailand – Bangkok’s Chinatown, lit up by red-lanterns and decorative banners to celebrate the Lunar New Year holidays, is bustling. As the region

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UK announces sanctions on four ‘extremist’ Israeli settlers

Posted by February 12, 2024

The settlers are accused of committing human rights abuses against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.The United Kingdom has announced sanctions on four Isr

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Russians arrive in North Korea as first foreign tour group…

Posted by February 9, 2024

The visitors’ arrival comes as Moscow and Pyongyang bolster ties, pledging closer economic and military cooperation.A group of Russian tourists have arrived i

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‘Bait and switch’: Why Kenya’s no-visa policy is drawing pushback

Posted by January 24, 2024

Nairobi, Kenya – In September, Thomas Danso entered Kenya to attend the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi by using only his Ghanaian passport and a yellow feve

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Sierra Leone court allows ex-President Koroma to go abroad for…

Posted by January 17, 2024

The former leader is charged with treason for his alleged role in a failed coup in November.A Sierra Leone court has allowed former President Ernest Bai Koroma,

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