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UK hit by latest rail strikes

UK hit by latest rail strikes

Football fans and holidaymakers faced travel woe Saturday as train drivers walked out across the United Kingdom, the latest in a series of industrial strikes amid spiralling inflation.

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US to boost Taiwan trade, conduct air, sea transits

US to boost Taiwan trade, conduct air, sea transits

The United States will boost trade with Taiwan in response to China's "provocative" behaviour, the White House said Friday, as it insisted on the right of air and sea passage through the tense strait.

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Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing

NEW YORK: Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after Iran ordered his killing, was on a ventilator and could lose an eye following a stabbing attack at a literary event in New York state on Friday.

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Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing
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Hong Kong bans film over one-second scene showing 2014 protest

Hong Kong censors have banned an award-winning animation from being shown over a one-second scene depicting the 2014 pro-democracy protests, local media reported, in the latest sign of free speech curbs in the finance hub.

12 Aug 2022 7

Depression debate

A new study on depression is causing fierce debate in the scientific community, as doubts are raised about a chemical link, leading to questions about the value of antidepressants.

11 Aug 2022 25

Sex tourism: When conscience takes a vacation

A lot of travellers are looking for erotic adventures abroad — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations have shied away from addressing the issue.

11 Aug 2022 14
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UK hit by latest rail strikes

Football fans and holidaymakers faced travel woe Saturday as train drivers walked out across the United Kingdom, the latest in a series of industrial strikes amid spiralling inflation.

20:40
UK hit by latest rail strikes
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Taliban beat women at Kabul rally

KABUL: Taliban fighters beat women and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days ahead of the first anniversary of the hardline Islamists’ return to power.

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Taliban beat women at Kabul rally
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Myanmar curbs parties' contacts with foreigners

Myanmar’s ruling junta has moved to restrict political parties from meeting foreigners or international organisations ahead of an election expected next year.

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Myanmar curbs parties' contacts with foreigners
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Prabowo makes third bid for Indonesian presidency

JAKARTA: Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has declared his entry into the country’s presidential race in 2024, his third bid for the top job in the country.

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Prabowo makes third bid for Indonesian presidency
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Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing

NEW YORK: Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after Iran ordered his killing, was on a ventilator and could lose an eye following a stabbing attack at a literary event in New York state on Friday.

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Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing
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US to boost Taiwan trade, conduct air, sea transits

The United States will boost trade with Taiwan in response to China's "provocative" behaviour, the White House said Friday, as it insisted on the right of air and sea passage through the tense strait.

13:22 5
US to boost Taiwan trade, conduct air, sea transits
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Taiwan's frontline islanders unfazed by beat of China war drum

KINMEN (TAIWAN) - Not far from the rusted-out tanks and anti-landing spikes that litter the beaches of the Taiwanese island where he lives, 92-year-old veteran Yang Yin-shih reads his newspaper in the shadow of the enemy that regularly adorns its pages.

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Taiwan's frontline islanders unfazed by beat of China war drum
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Inside Afghanistan's secret schools, where girls defy the Taliban

KABUL - Nafeesa has discovered a great place to hide her schoolbooks from the prying eyes of her disapproving Taliban brother -- the kitchen, where Afghan men rarely venture.

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Inside Afghanistan's secret schools, where girls defy the Taliban
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Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination

PARIS - Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain when he was left off the 30-strong list for this year's coveted football award.

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Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination
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US lawmakers set to pass major climate, health bill in big win for Biden

WASHINGTON - US lawmakers on Friday were expected to adopt President Joe Biden's sprawling climate, tax and health care plan -- a major win for the veteran Democrat that includes the biggest ever American investment in the battle against global warming.

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US lawmakers set to pass major climate, health bill in big win for Biden
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Hong Kong bans film over one-second scene showing 2014 protest

Hong Kong censors have banned an award-winning animation from being shown over a one-second scene depicting the 2014 pro-democracy protests, local media reported, in the latest sign of free speech curbs in the finance hub.

12 Aug 2022 7

Depression debate

A new study on depression is causing fierce debate in the scientific community, as doubts are raised about a chemical link, leading to questions about the value of antidepressants.

11 Aug 2022 25

Sex tourism: When conscience takes a vacation

A lot of travellers are looking for erotic adventures abroad — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations have shied away from addressing the issue.

11 Aug 2022 14