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Dutch govt won’t bow to curfew rioters

Dutch govt won’t bow to curfew rioters

The Dutch government will not back down on its coronavirus curfew despite three nights of rioting by “scum”, ministers said yesterday after the worst unrest to hit the Netherlands for four decades.

UK PM takes full responsibility for Covid response

UK PM takes full responsibility for Covid response

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took “full responsibility” and expressed regret and condolences yesterday as the UK death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) passed the 100,000 mark.

Call for peaceful protest after farmer rally clashes

Call for peaceful protest after farmer rally clashes

After violent clashes between police and protesting farmers in the national capital yesterday, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called off the Republic Day tractor rally and appealed to protesters to immediately return to their respective protest sites.

Republic Day celebrations showcase economic progress

Republic Day celebrations showcase economic progress

India’s military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress were displayed during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Rajpath in New Delhi yesterday.

Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul

Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul

The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Capitol siege could draw its first challenge on Tuesday, with a Republican senator arguing that trying a former president would violate the Constitution.

'Bigger than winning World Cup': Nepali climber on first winter ascent of K2

'Bigger than winning World Cup': Nepali climber on first winter ascent of K2

A team of Nepali climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, arrived back in the country to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday from crowds of well-wishers.

UK to unveil hotel quarantine plans, public told not to book vacations

UK to unveil hotel quarantine plans, public told not to book vacations

Britain will announce on Tuesday whether it will bring in mandatory quarantine in hotels for some or all arrivals, the country's coronavirus vaccination minister said as he warned the public not to book summer vacations.

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

Iphie Nie, a 30-year-old designer in Beijing who usually travels to visit family in her hometown of Shenzhen during the Lunar New Year has, like many Chinese, reluctantly decided against booking a flight for the mid-February holiday.

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders will remain closed for most of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, but the country will pursue travel arrangements with neighbouring Australia and other Pacific nations ...

Italy PM set to quit and seek new govt as pandemic rages

Italy PM set to quit and seek new govt as pandemic rages

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is expected to quit on Tuesday and try to form a new coalition government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 85,000 people in Italy ...

House Democrats Trump deliver impeachment charge to Senate

House Democrats Trump deliver impeachment charge to Senate

The US House of Representatives delivered to the Senate on Monday a charge that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol ...

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