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UK royals show ruthlessness in race row

UK royals show ruthlessness in race row

LONDON: The timing could not have been worse for Britain's royal family, not long after one racial reckoning involving Prince Harry and ahead of a new publicity blitz from the maverick "spare heir".

1 Dec 2022
2 former Cathay Pacific attendants jailed for breaching Hong Kong Covid rules

2 former Cathay Pacific attendants jailed for breaching Hong Kong Covid rules

Two former Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants on Thursday were each sentenced to eight weeks in jail for breaching Covid-19 quarantine rules in Hong Kong while infected with the highly contagious Omicron variant.

1 Dec 2022 1
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Rock icon Christine McVie dies at 79

LONDON: Christine McVie, whose songwriting and signature vocals helped make British-American group Fleetwood Mac one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, has died at the age of 79.

1 Dec 2022

French baguettes get Unesco heritage status

PARIS: The French baguette -- "250 grams of magic and perfection," in the words of President Emmanuel Macron, and one of the abiding symbols of the nation -- was given UNESCO heritage status on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2022

Being gay: where it can lead to prison or even death

As Singapore lifted a colonial-era ban on sex between men while also taking steps to block marriage equality, AFP looks at dozens of countries that still criminalise the LGBTQ community:

29 Nov 2022 6
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1 Dec 2022

EU chief hails 'pragmatic spirit' of UK talks on post-Brexit issues

DUBLIN - Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday hailed a "more pragmatic spirit" in talks between the UK and the European Union aimed at resolving post-Brexit trade problems in Northern Ireland.

1 Dec 2022
EU chief hails 'pragmatic spirit' of UK talks on post-Brexit issues
1 Dec 2022

Disasters cost $268 billion in 2022: Swiss Re

GENEVA - Natural and man-made catastrophes have caused $268 billion of economic losses so far in 2022, chiefly driven by Hurricane Ian and other extreme weather disasters, reinsurance giant Swiss Re estimated Thursday.

1 Dec 2022
Disasters cost $268 billion in 2022: Swiss Re
1 Dec 2022

How bringing back lost species revives ecosystems

WASHINGTON - Scientists often study the grim impacts of losing wildlife to hunting, habitat destruction and climate change. But what happens when endangered animals are brought back from the brink?

1 Dec 2022
How bringing back lost species revives ecosystems
1 Dec 2022

DR Congo army and rebels in new clashes

GOMA, DR Congo: Fighting with heavy weapons erupted between government forces and M23 insurgents in eastern DR Congo on Thursday, shaking a five-day-old truce, security sources and rebels said.

1 Dec 2022
DR Congo army and rebels in new clashes
1 Dec 2022

UK royals show ruthlessness in race row

LONDON: The timing could not have been worse for Britain's royal family, not long after one racial reckoning involving Prince Harry and ahead of a new publicity blitz from the maverick "spare heir".

1 Dec 2022
UK royals show ruthlessness in race row
1 Dec 2022

Pope to visit DR Congo and South Sudan

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan early next year, a trip previously postponed due to problems with his knee, the Vatican said Thursday.

1 Dec 2022
Pope to visit DR Congo and South Sudan
1 Dec 2022

Impeachment pressure builds on S. African leader

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's ruling ANC party was due to convene emergency talks on Thursday as pressure mounts for President Cyril Ramaphosa to quit or face impeachment over a burglary that he is accused of concealing at his farm.

1 Dec 2022
Impeachment pressure builds on S. African leader
1 Dec 2022

Spanish PM received booby-trapped letter

MADRID: The Spanish prime minister received a booby-trapped letter last week which was "similar" to one which exploded Wednesday at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid, lightly injuring an employee, officials said Thursday.

1 Dec 2022
Spanish PM received booby-trapped letter
1 Dec 2022

China mourns Jiang as funeral planning begins

BEIJING: Mobile apps and state media websites turned black-and-white, flags on some government buildings in Beijing were at half-mast, and flowers were laid on Thursday as China mourned the death of former leader Jiang Zemin.

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China mourns Jiang as funeral planning begins
1 Dec 2022

UN biodiversity meeting seeks to save 'planet in crisis'

PARIS: Delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet in Montreal next week to hammer out a new global biodiversity deal to protect ecosystems and species from further human destruction.

1 Dec 2022
UN biodiversity meeting seeks to save 'planet in crisis'
MOST RECENT LIFE

Rock icon Christine McVie dies at 79

LONDON: Christine McVie, whose songwriting and signature vocals helped make British-American group Fleetwood Mac one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, has died at the age of 79.

1 Dec 2022

French baguettes get Unesco heritage status

PARIS: The French baguette -- "250 grams of magic and perfection," in the words of President Emmanuel Macron, and one of the abiding symbols of the nation -- was given UNESCO heritage status on Wednesday.

30 Nov 2022

Being gay: where it can lead to prison or even death

As Singapore lifted a colonial-era ban on sex between men while also taking steps to block marriage equality, AFP looks at dozens of countries that still criminalise the LGBTQ community:

29 Nov 2022 6