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Kremlin critic Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days

Kremlin critic Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days

A Russian judge has remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days for violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, ignoring calls from Western countries to free the opposition politician immediately.

Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch

Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering 10 Nasa satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year.

Central Africa court confirms Touadera win

Central Africa court confirms Touadera win

The Central African Republic’s Constitutional Court yesterday confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera’s victory in elections last month but said turnout, suppressed by armed groups, was little more than a third.

Police, not judges, to decide on tractor rally issue: court

Police, not judges, to decide on tractor rally issue: court

With farmer unions insisting on holding a tractor rally on Republic Day, the Supreme Court yesterday told the Centre that the top court cannot be the first authority to deal with the matter and instead the onus falls on the Delhi Police to decide on the issue.

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.

Sulawesi quake death toll at 84 as Indonesia battles series of disasters

Sulawesi quake death toll at 84 as Indonesia battles series of disasters

A powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last week has killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 30,000, according to search and rescue agency (Basarnas) data on Monday.

Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

At least 12 gold miners trapped hundreds of metres underground in China for more than a week have sent up a note warning some are injured, water surrounds them and they urgently need medicine.

'We're starving': US-bound migrant caravan hunkers down after Guatemala crackdown

'We're starving': US-bound migrant caravan hunkers down after Guatemala crackdown

Hundreds of Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala after domestic security forces used sticks and tear gas to halt the passage of a US-bound caravan just days before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints

'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints

Dozens of tennis stars stuck in hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were told Monday they would get no "special treatment" to leave their rooms to train, despite complaints from some players.

Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics despite virus surge

Japan PM vows to press ahead with Olympics despite virus surge

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed on Monday to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition as Japan battles a surge in coronavirus infections.

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

Samsung chief jailed for 2.5 years over corruption scandal

The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker.

Star questions why local filmmakers ignore content the foreigners covet

Star questions why local filmmakers ignore content the foreigners covet

Hidden away in the slums of Lahore sits Heera Mandi — the city’s infamous Red Light district. Many don’t know how but the ‘mandi’ got its name from Heera Singh, the son of a minister of Ranjit Singh’s royal court. Heera was also a minister of Sher Singh’s court during the Sikh period.

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