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Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray: sources

Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray: sources

Ethiopian forces hit the northern city of Mekele with air strikes on Monday, humanitarian officials and diplomats told AFP, the first reported bombing raids over the Tigrayan capital since the early stages of the year-long war.

Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: family

Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: family

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said Monday. He was 84.

Afghanistan-wide polio vaccination starts next month: UN

Afghanistan-wide polio vaccination starts next month: UN

Afghanistan will kick off its first countrywide polio immunisation campaign in years next month to protect millions of unvaccinated children, the UN said Monday.

Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers

Singapore to expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers from eight countries will be able to enter Singapore without quarantine from Tuesday, as the business hub eases restrictions and gears up to live with the coronavirus.

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'

Facebook Inc (FB.O) plans to hire 10,000 in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - a nascent online world where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces.

More than 20 dead after floods in south India

More than 20 dead after floods in south India

At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said.

New Japan PM sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

New Japan PM sends offering to controversial Yasukuni shrine

Japan's new prime minister on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honours the war dead but is seen by neighbouring countries as a symbol of Tokyo's past militarism.

Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro extradited to US

Fugitive businessman close to Venezuela's Maduro extradited to US

A fugitive businessman accused of acting as a money launderer for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime was extradited Saturday to the United States from Cape Verde, US justice officials said.

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit.

Macron condemns ‘inexcusable’ Paris ?massacre of Algerians

Macron condemns ‘inexcusable’ Paris ?massacre of Algerians

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday condemned as “inexcusable” a deadly crackdown by Paris police on a 1961 protest by Algerians whose scale was covered up for decades, disappointing activists who hoped for an even stronger recognition of responsibility.

America feels your pain, Biden says at memorial for law enforcement officers

America feels your pain, Biden says at memorial for law enforcement officers

President Joe Biden spoke to hundreds of uniformed officers at a memorial service yesterday to honour law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Nasa launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Nasa launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Nasa launched a first-of-its kind mission yesterday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system’s outer planets.

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