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Fire at Czech home for disabled kills eight

Fire at Czech home for disabled kills eight

Eight people were killed and 30 were injured in a fire early on Sunday at a Czech home for people with disabilities, fire and rescue officials told public broadcaster Czech Television.

Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as "Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly barricading roads and spray-painting buildings.

US Space Force uniform amuses netizens

US Space Force uniform amuses netizens

The newly created United States Space Force unveiled its planned uniform, which immediately raised eyebrows over its design: standard woodland camouflage.

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest

China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported

China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported

China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of millions of people travel.

Airports, businesses closed after blizzard hits Canada’s Newfoundland, Chicago

Airports, businesses closed after blizzard hits Canada’s Newfoundland, Chicago

The airport and businesses remained closed yesterday in the capital of Newfoundland on the Atlantic Canada coast in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars in snow drifts and caused an avalanche in one neighbourhood.

Second Amendment under ‘serious attack’ in Virginia: Trump

Second Amendment under ‘serious attack’ in Virginia: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the US Constitution was being attacked in the state of Virginia, where lawmakers have been moving to enact tougher gun laws and arms enthusiasts are planning a rally next week.

Thailand king presides over elaborate military parade

Thailand king presides over elaborate military parade

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over an elaborate military parade yesterday where soldiers and police officers pledged allegiance to the monarch.

Mayor vows to make London ‘greener’

Mayor vows to make London ‘greener’

Sadiq Khan will promise to put London on a par with Scandinavian capitals by making it a carbon-neutral city by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor of the capital later this year.

Meghan gets twice as many negative headlines as positive

Meghan gets twice as many negative headlines as positive

The Duchess of Sussex gets more than twice as many negative headlines as positive ones, according to a Guardian analysis of articles published between May 2018 and mid-January 2019.

Labour candidates target anti-Semitism at debate

Labour candidates target anti-Semitism at debate

The five hopefuls to lead the post-election revival of Britain’s battered Labour party condemned yesterday its struggles with anti-Semitism and pledged to expose the frailties of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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