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Nairobi’s governor claims trial on graft

Nairobi’s governor claims trial on graft

The governor of Kenya’s capital Nairobi pleaded not guilty in court yesterday to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars.

No pain, no fame: Thai massage in for Unesco status

No pain, no fame: Thai massage in for Unesco status

At a Bangkok’s street Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill – the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which this week could be added to Unesco’s prestigious heritage list.

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Former US first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts toured a high school in rural Vietnam yesterday, urging a classroom of teenage girls to stay focused on their education to transform their lives.

Yediyurappa vows cabinet posts for by-poll winners

Yediyurappa vows cabinet posts for by-poll winners

Buoyed by a landslide victory in 12 of the 15 Assembly by-elections held on December 5, an elated Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa yesterday declared that all the winning party candidates would be made ministers in the ensuing cabinet expansion soon.

Serial rapist given 33 life sentences after UK rampage while wrongly free

Serial rapist given 33 life sentences after UK rampage while wrongly free

A convicted burglar who assaulted and raped women and children during a two-week rampage across Britain while wrongly free from jail was given 33 life sentences on Monday

Democrat says Trump violated oath; Republicans attack impeachment probe

Democrat says Trump violated oath; Republicans attack impeachment probe

The head of a US congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump on Monday accused the Republican president of putting himself before his country and violating his oath of office.

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it ...

Thunberg: Children affected by climate change today must be heard

Thunberg: Children affected by climate change today must be heard

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday urged the world's media to focus less on her story, and more on the stories of those already affected by the ongoing climate emergency.

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a ‘generally peaceful’ march at the weekend ...

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland will launch a bid to bring the Summer Olympics to Australia for the third time in 2032 if it can get financial support from central and local government, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said ...

Firemen hailed as heroes in Delhi horror blaze

Firemen hailed as heroes in Delhi horror blaze

Two fireman who rescued 27 people were hailed as heroes Monday after Delhi's deadliest fire in decades killed 43, prompting outrage that safety regulations were yet again ignored.

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Thousands of firefighters burned grassland in eastern Australia on Monday in a desperate bid to starve an anticipated new front of bushfires of fuel before forecast searing temperatures on Tuesday.

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