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Thousands of women join Indian farmers' protests against new laws

Thousands of women join Indian farmers' protests against new laws

Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women's Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers.

Japan Covid-19 inoculations off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages

Japan Covid-19 inoculations off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages

Japan's Covid-19 inoculation campaign is moving at a glacial pace, hampered by a lack of supply and a shortage of specialty syringes that underscore the enormous challenge it faces in its aim to vaccinate every adult by the year's end.

Five civilian volunteers, one soldier killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Five civilian volunteers, one soldier killed in Burkina Faso ambush

Six people including civilians were killed when a military detachment was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso, security sources said Sunday.

Unions set for strikes as Myanmar crackdown intensifies

Unions set for strikes as Myanmar crackdown intensifies

Major trade unions in Myanmar prepared for strikes on Monday to try to squeeze the country's fragile economy and pile pressure on its new military rulers, as a weekend of violence and nighttime raids ...

Meghan accuses UK royals of racism, says 'didn't want to be alive'

Meghan accuses UK royals of racism, says 'didn't want to be alive'

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain's royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son's skin might be and pushing her to the brink of suicide ...

Switzerland outlaws facial covering

Switzerland outlaws facial covering

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum yesterday instigated by the same group that organised a 2009 ban on new minarets.

French billionaire politician killed in helicopter crash

French billionaire politician killed in helicopter crash

Conservative billionaire politician Olivier Dassault was killed yesterday in a helicopter crash, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.

Modi pledges development in West Bengal to woo voters

Modi pledges development in West Bengal to woo voters

Preparing a roadmap for the upcoming state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government has shattered the expectations of people in West Bengal.

Myanmar unions call for total strike action

Myanmar unions call for total strike action

Myanmar’s major trade unions have called on members to shut down the economy from today to back a campaign against last month’s coup, raising pressure on the junta as its forces fired weapons and occupied hospitals in the main city Yangon after a day of massive protests.

China hopes US will remove ‘curbs on co-operation’

China hopes US will remove ‘curbs on co-operation’

China has urged the United States to remove “unreasonable” curbs on co-operation as soon as possible and work together on issues like climate change, while accusing Washington of bringing chaos in the name of spreading democracy.

Queen praises 'dedication to duty' before Harry and Meghan interview

Queen praises 'dedication to duty' before Harry and Meghan interview

Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday spoke of the importance of "dedication to duty" in a television address hours before the screening of US chat show host Oprah Winfrey's eagerly-anticipated interview with Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan.

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China's export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt.

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