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News : World

China’s Xi Swipes at U.S. for Acting Like ‘Boss of the World’

Tuesday  11:21,   22 september 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping took a veiled swipe at the U.S. in a strongly worded speech, saying no country should “be allowed to do whatever it likes and be the hegemon, bully or boss of the world.” © Photographer: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP Chinese... >>>

The Outpost film does right by the men lost in Afghanistan's bloodiest engagement

Tuesday  11:21,   22 september 2020

Jake Tapper, the journalist and CNN news anchor, was anxious. "What did you think?" he asked. "Did we do right by your son? Did we do right by your husband?” He was speaking with the mothers and wives of the men who lost their lives at the Battle of >>>

Safe space: helping Glasgow's drug users from a van

Tuesday  11:11,   22 september 2020

In the shade of the buildings at the bottom end of a secluded street in central Glasgow, Peter Krykant gets out of his converted white minibus and glances up an adjacent alleyway. Krykant, 43, knows these streets well. Before he gave up drugs 11... >>>

Young Afghan women, men practice whiling Sufi dance together

Tuesday  11:06,   22 september 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of young Afghans – both women and men – is coming together in the country's war-torn capital to practice a mystical Sufi Islamic dance. The group’s founder says she sees their whirling dance, known as Sema, as a >>>

Australia pilot whales: Tasmania officials race to save hundreds of stranded animals

Tuesday  10:47,   22 september 2020

Marine experts and government officials are racing to save hundreds of pilot whales after a mass stranding in Australia, with dozens of the animals already dead. © -/AFP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A pod of whales stranded on a sandbar in Macquarie... >>>

Taiwan president praises 'heroic' pilots who intercepted Chinese jets

Tuesday  10:41,   22 september 2020

Taiwan president praises 'heroic' pilots who intercepted Chinese jetsPENGHU, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praised on Tuesday the "heroic performance" of air force pilots who have been intercepting Chinese jets that have... >>>

HK leader says cannot demand rights protection for 12 arrested by China

Tuesday  10:41,   22 september 2020

HK leader says cannot demand rights protection for 12 arrested by ChinaHONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong has no legal basis to demand that any particular rights be extended to 12 Hong Kong people detained in China as they tried to flee by boat and... >>>

Ren Zhiqiang: Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping's handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years

Tuesday  10:29,   22 september 2020

A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday. © China Photos/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images Ren Zhiqiang, a former... >>>

China Jails Outspoken Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang for 18 Years

Tuesday  10:22,   22 september 2020

China jailed outspoken property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang for 18 years on graft charges, months after he was linked to an article criticizing President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. © BLOOMBERG NEWS Ren Zhiqiang in 2009. The former... >>>

U.K. Recommends Work From Home; India Cases Slow: Virus Update

Tuesday  10:22,   22 september 2020

The U.K. recommended people work from home if possible with the government set to announce new restrictions on bars and restaurants. India posted the lowest daily case increase in two weeks while South Korean infections increased by less than 100... >>>

Travel Guru Geoffrey Kent Explains Why You Never Go Running in the Bush

Tuesday  10:16,   22 september 2020

The chairman of Abercrombie & Kent has learned many hard lessons in his decades of globetrotting adventure.Geoffrey Kent is founder and co-chairman of Abercrombie & Kent Group, the luxury travel firm. Born in 1942 and brought up in Kenya, he took... >>>

Colombians protest against police brutality

Tuesday  10:12,   22 september 2020

Thousands of Colombians protested Monday against police brutality and government policies, 11 days after the death of a man at the hands of police sparked demonstrations. Trade unionists and students led the rallies and marches, chanting slogans... >>>

China 'must back off', says Taiwan

Tuesday  10:02,   22 september 2020

Taiwan on Tuesday demanded that China "back off" and accused it of threatening peace, after a Beijing official rejected a largely respected marine boundary following recent incursions. Beijing has ratcheted up pressure on the democratic island since >>>

Nobel Committee Scales Back Peace Prize Ceremony Due to Covid

Tuesday  10:02,   22 september 2020

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is planning to hold a dramatically pared down version of its annual award ceremony for the peace prize this year, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. © Getty Images Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, left,... >>>

Taiwan led the world in closing down for Covid-19, now it wants to do the same with opening back up

Tuesday  05:36,   22 september 2020

Taiwan's swift response to the virus means everyday life on the island is now very different from a lot of places worldwide where leaders weren't quick to act.On the streets of the island's capital, Taipei, pedestrians appear more concerned... >>>