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Afghanistan: two women judges shot dead in central Kabul

Sunday  10:45,   17 january 2021

© AFP An Afghan soldier stands guard near the base of Marshal Fahim's Military Academy in Kabul on February 11, 2020. Two female judges working for Afghan Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul on Sunday morning. The attack has not been claimed. An... >>>

In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong

Sunday  10:06,   17 january 2021

In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong KongThe 37-year-old climber, whose car accident 10 years ago left him paralyzed from waist down, could not make it to the top of the 300 metre-tall Nina Tower on the Kowloon... >>>

Merkel’s Successor Needs to Strike Right Tone With Biden and EU

Sunday  10:06,   17 january 2021

The election of Armin Laschet as the new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is good news for the European Union and those who welcome engagement with China and Russia. What kind of rapport he strikes with the new... >>>

Scientists at Wuhan lab were bitten in cave of Covid-infected bats

Sunday  08:50,   17 january 2021

Scientists at the Wuhan lab admitted being bitten while collecting samples in a cave which is home to coronavirus-infected bats. One researcher said one animal's fangs went through his rubber gloves.One researcher said one animal’s fangs went... >>>

The opponent Alexeï Navalny back in Russia despite the risks

Sunday  08:40,   17 january 2021

© Provided by Le Point The Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny must return to Moscow on Sunday after several months of convalescence in Germany where he was recovering from 'suspected poisoning, a return despite the almost immediate threats of arrest... >>>

In Tokyo's lockdown, some drink on even after authorities call time

Sunday  07:05,   17 january 2021

In Tokyo's lockdown, some drink on even after authorities call timeTOKYO (Reuters) - For Yuuki Hamazono, it was a relief to find bars and restaurants in Tokyo flouting the Japanese government's request to close by 8... >>>

Egypt: A mortuary temple and sarcophagi discovered in the necropolis of Saqqara

Sunday  07:05,   17 january 2021

The mortuary temple of Queen Naert, wife of King Teti, first pharaoh of the 6th dynasty of the Old Kingdom, has also been updated © Nariman El-Mofty / AP / SIPA The site of Saqqara in Egypt, November 14, 2020. ARCHEOLOGY - The mortuary temple of... >>>

Morocco Jews 'already packing' for direct Israel flights

Sunday  05:50,   17 january 2021

Fanny Mergui has no doubt: Moroccan Jews "are already packing their suitcases" to board direct flights to Israel after the kingdom normalised ties with the Jewish state. "I'm very happy" that the five-hour route will be served by direct flights, >>>

Quake death toll at 56 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

Sunday  05:50,   17 january 2021

Quake death toll at 56 as Indonesia struggles with string of disastersMore than 820 people were injured and about 15,000 left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake, the BNPB said. Some sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped >>>

Indonesia hunts for survivors as quake death toll hits 56

Sunday  05:30,   17 january 2021

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has jumped to 56, authorities said Sunday, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble. Hospitals were overrun with... >>>

China to Donate 500,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses to Philippines

Sunday  04:30,   17 january 2021

China will donate 500,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the Philippines and vowed to accelerate infrastructure investment in the Southeast Asian nation as ties between the two improve. The pledge was made by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on... >>>

Team Trump wins rare recognition: Kushner, Berkowitz, Scavino

Sunday  03:05,   17 january 2021

President Trump’s personal staff that paved the way for boosting international security, including through the Abraham Middle East Accords, were awarded with special recognition from Morocco and the Pentagon this week. © Andrew Harnik/AP U.S.... >>>

In the Netherlands, a political crisis at the height of an epidemic

Sunday  02:50,   17 january 2021

© Sipa Despite the resignation of his government, Mark Rette remains a candidate for a new mandate in the Netherlands. There is seldom a good time for a government to resign. The crisis which swept away the Dutch executive on Friday falls... >>>

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

Sunday  02:45,   17 january 2021

The electoral commission said President Yoweri Museveni won but his top opposition challenger, Bobi Wine, dismissed “cooked-up, fraudulent results.”In a generational clash watched across the African continent with a booming young population and a... >>>

Britain invites G7 leaders to Cornish resort for June summit

Sunday  01:10,   17 january 2021

US-BRITAIN-G7:Britain invites G7 leaders to Cornish resort for June summitLONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced plans to hold the first in-person meeting of the G7 for nearly two years in June, inviting the leaders of major developed economies to a... >>>