Category: <span>International</span>

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former Cambodian PM, dies aged 77
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Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former Cambodian PM, dies aged 77

Cambodia’s former prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the king’s half-brother who spent his later years in the political shadow of his one-time rival prime minister Hun Sen, has died in France. He was 77. The information minister, Khieu Kanharith, said he had received the information from the royal palace. The prince, whose royalist political party...

Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies aged 90
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Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies aged 90

Former South Korean president, Chun Doo-hwan, who presided over the infamous Gwangju massacre during his iron-fisted eight-year rule, has died aged 90. Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission, and his health had deteriorated recently, his former press secretary Min Chung-ki told reporters. He passed away at his Seoul home early...

Qatar accuses Amnesty International of “misleading” public opinion
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Qatar accuses Amnesty International of “misleading” public opinion

The Ministry of Labour has issued a statement in response to Amnesty’s report “Reality Check 2021: A Year to the 2022 WorldCup”, stating that Qatar rejects its assertion that labour reforms have not translated into changes on the ground for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. The statement is as follows: Qatar rejects Amnesty’s assertion...

Steve Bannon in court on contempt charges for defying Capitol attack subpoena
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Steve Bannon in court on contempt charges for defying Capitol attack subpoena

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former president Donald Trump, appeared in court on Monday charged with contempt of Congress, regarding the investigation of the deadly Capitol attack. Bannon did not enter a plea, and the brief hearing determined that he be arraigned on Thursday. He was released after being ordered to surrender his passport, report...

Singapore to start charging Covid patients who are ‘unvaccinated by choice’
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Singapore to start charging Covid patients who are ‘unvaccinated by choice’

Singapore will no longer pay the Covid-19 medical bills for people “unvaccinated by choice”, the government said, as the country grapples with a surge in cases. The government currently covers the full Covid medical costs for all Singaporeans, as well as permanent residents and long-term visa holders, unless they test positive soon after returning home...

Civilian casualties grow as battle for Yemeni city intensifies
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Civilian casualties grow as battle for Yemeni city intensifies

More than 100 civilians in the Yemeni province of Marib have been killed or injured in the past month as fighting rages for the country’s last major government-loyal stronghold. Marib city has been under sustained attack since the beginning of the year from Houthi rebels, whose forces have steadily closed in on the central desert...

Biden delays release of JFK assassination files due to pandemic
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Biden delays release of JFK assassination files due to pandemic

President Joe Biden has further postponed the release of secret government files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, citing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The files had originally been scheduled to be released by next week. They will now be released in two batches – one later this year and another in late 2022,...

China floods: bus falls into river as heavy rains destroy homes
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China floods: bus falls into river as heavy rains destroy homes

A bus has fallen into a river in northern China, leaving at least three people dead and 11 others missing after flooding from heavy rains destroyed homes and covered farmland in two provinces. Video posted online showed people on top of an almost submerged bus in a rushing river flowing over a nearby bridge outside the city of...

Grief runs deep in Musa Qala as Taliban victory brings weary relief
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Grief runs deep in Musa Qala as Taliban victory brings weary relief

Aparade of white Taliban flags lines Musa Qala bazaar right up to the central monument where two kidnappers were hanged in a public execution earlier this year. The flags flutter from almost every shop in celebration, some rough and handmade, others printed and lined with tinsel. The dusty town, an opium trading centre reached most of the...

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: TPLF says 150 have died of starvation

About 150 people died of starvation in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region in August, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has said. These are the first hunger-related deaths that the TPLF has reported since its fighters recaptured most of the region from federal forces in June. There is no independent confirmation of its statement. The UN...