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US officials to boycott Beijing Olympics: CNN

US officials to boycott Beijing Olympics: CNN

The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that US government officials will not attend the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, CNN reported on Sunday.

Indonesia volcanic eruption kills 14

Indonesia volcanic eruption kills 14

The eruption of Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens on Java island, Indonesia’s disaster agency said yesterday, as rescue teams searched for victims under layers of ash, sometimes digging with their bare hands.

Sealand: the 'micronation' defying the UK and Covid

Sealand: the 'micronation' defying the UK and Covid

It's a hulking metal-and-concrete platform in the North Sea that has been run as an independent micronation in defiance of the UK government for the last 54 years.

Five dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into Yangon protest

Five dead after Myanmar security forces ram car into Yangon protest

Five people were killed and at least 15 arrested after Myanmar security forces in a car rammed into an anti-coup protest on Sunday morning in Yangon, local news portal Myanmar Now reported.

Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 13; dozens injured

Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 13; dozens injured

Ten people trapped after Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupted have been evacuated to safety, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, as the death toll from the disaster climbed to at least 13 with dozens injured.

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were mistakenly killed when Indian forces opened indiscriminate fire in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, government and military officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan arrests over 100 after mob kills Sri Lankan

Pakistan arrests over 100 after mob kills Sri Lankan

More than 100 people have been arrested in Pakistan after a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob who accused him of blasphemy, Prime Minister Imran Khan said yesterday.

French right picks Pecresse to challenge Macron

French right picks Pecresse to challenge Macron

France’s conservative party yesterday chose the moderate chief of the Paris region Valerie Pecresse to challenge President Emmanuel Macron next year, a pick that will likely have a major influence on the shape of the campaign.

Pakistani teen climber confronts mortality, history on K2

Pakistani teen climber confronts mortality, history on K2

Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif faced many dangers climbing the planet’s tallest peaks, but his toughest moment came when he passed the corpse of his hero on the savage slopes of K2.

Thailand seizes $79mn worth of drugs

Thailand seizes $79mn worth of drugs

Thai authorities intercepted nearly 900kg (2,000 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine hidden in a cargo shipment at Bangkok’s Port Custom Office and bound for Taiwan where it could be sold for up to $79mn, a customs official said yesterday.

Indonesia volcano eruption injures dozens

Indonesia volcano eruption injures dozens

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano erupted yesterday, killing at least one person, leaving dozens with burns and forcing thousands to flee.

UK tightens Covid testing for inbound travellers

UK tightens Covid testing for inbound travellers

Britain will require all inbound travellers to take a pre-departure coronavirus (Covid-19) test, and arrivals from Nigeria will have to quarantine in hotels to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, the health minister said yesterday.

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