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Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal

Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal

NAIROBI - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday held his first face-to-face meeting with Tigrayan leaders since a peace deal was agreed last year, officials and state media said.

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China warns Philippines over US bases deal

China warns Philippines over US bases deal

China has asked the Philippines to avoid being "taken advantage of" by the United States after the Southeast Asian nation agreed to give US military forces access to four new bases.

3 Feb 2023 19

Malaysia faces 'inconvenient truth' on clean energy goals

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Chuan Zhen Ko's passion for clean energy and climate change was first ignited by his university lecturers and watching the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", starring former US Vice-President Al Gore.

3 Feb 2023 1
Malaysia faces 'inconvenient truth' on clean energy goals
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Blackpink shop and exhibition open at ICONSIAM

Calling all Blinks in Bangkok and beyond -- a Blackpink concert exhibition with pop-up shop is now on display at ICONSIAM.

31 Jan 2023 2

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

NEW YORK - Pop juggernaut Justin Bieber has sold his music publishing and recording catalog shares to the Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital for $200 million, the company said Tuesday -- marking the industry's latest blockbuster rights deal.

25 Jan 2023 3

'Everything Everywhere' tops Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES: The multiverse sci-fi smash “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 11, as Hollywood formally kicked off the race to the Academy Awards on March 12.

24 Jan 2023 1
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Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal

NAIROBI - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday held his first face-to-face meeting with Tigrayan leaders since a peace deal was agreed last year, officials and state media said.

01:45
Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal
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Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal

NAIROBI - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other government officials on Friday held their first meeting with Tigrayan leaders since a November peace deal, officials and state media said.

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Ethiopia PM holds first meeting with Tigray leaders since peace deal
3 Feb 2023

Bird flu detected in mammals but risk to humans low: experts

PARIS - Experts have warned that the recent detection of bird flu in mammals including foxes, otters, minks, seals and even grizzly bears is concerning but emphasised that the virus would have to significantly mutate to spread between humans.

3 Feb 2023
Bird flu detected in mammals but risk to humans low: experts
3 Feb 2023

China 'regrets' airship that strayed into US

BEIJING: China voiced regret on Friday for an “unintended” breach of US airspace by what it said was an unmanned civilian airship, after the Pentagon said it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon.

3 Feb 2023
China 'regrets' airship that strayed into US
3 Feb 2023

UK man pleads guilty in foiled 2021 crossbow attack on queen

LONDON: A Briton on Friday became the first person in decades to plead guilty to treason, after admitting trying to harm Queen Elizabeth II with a loaded crossbow in Windsor Castle in 2021.

3 Feb 2023
UK man pleads guilty in foiled 2021 crossbow attack on queen
3 Feb 2023

Notre-Dame to reopen at end of 2024

PARIS: Notre-Dame Cathedral's spire will be back in place by the end of the year, but a full reopening following the devastating fire of 2019 will not happen before next year's Paris Olympic Games.

3 Feb 2023
Notre-Dame to reopen at end of 2024
3 Feb 2023

Cash and fuel crisis cranks up Nigeria tensions

LAGOS: With just three weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, major cash and fuel shortages are stirring up public anger and tensions during campaigning for the country's top post.

3 Feb 2023
Cash and fuel crisis cranks up Nigeria tensions
3 Feb 2023

Asean ministers hold ‘frank’ talks on Myanmar

JAKARTA: The conflict in Myanmar dominated the year’s first meeting of Asean foreign ministers on Friday, with Indonesia’s top diplomat saying that member states had “frank” discussions on the issue.

3 Feb 2023
Asean ministers hold ‘frank’ talks on Myanmar
3 Feb 2023

Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail

LONDON: 
Convicted paedophile and former rock star Gary Glitter was released from a jail in Britain on Friday after serving half of a 16-year sentence.

3 Feb 2023 2
Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail
3 Feb 2023

Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over US

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Thursday it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon flying high over the United States, just days ahead of a rare visit to Beijing by the top US diplomat.

3 Feb 2023 1
Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over US
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Blackpink shop and exhibition open at ICONSIAM

Calling all Blinks in Bangkok and beyond -- a Blackpink concert exhibition with pop-up shop is now on display at ICONSIAM.

31 Jan 2023 2

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

NEW YORK - Pop juggernaut Justin Bieber has sold his music publishing and recording catalog shares to the Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital for $200 million, the company said Tuesday -- marking the industry's latest blockbuster rights deal.

25 Jan 2023 3

'Everything Everywhere' tops Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES: The multiverse sci-fi smash “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 11, as Hollywood formally kicked off the race to the Academy Awards on March 12.

24 Jan 2023 1