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 Afghanistan's gross domestic product could see a 30 per cent contraction following the Taliban takeover, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Australia to start travel bubble with Singapore

Australia will soon establish a travel bubble with Singapore, with details of the

Biden says US will defend Taiwan if China attacks

President Joe Biden said the US would defend Taiwan if China attacked, in an

HK ditches local licensing exam to tackle doctor shortage

 Hong Kong's legislature today passed a law that allows overseas-trained doctors to practice in the Chinese-ruled city without taking

S Korea test launches 1st domestically made space rocket

 South Korea test launched its first domestically produced space rocket on Thursday in what officials describe as an important

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

 Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient

Democracy languishes 30 years after Cambodia peace deal

 Three decades after a landmark agreement ended years of bloody violence in Cambodia, its strongman ruler has crushed all

UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand

The UK has agreed a free trade deal with New Zealand which it says

Russia hosts Taliban for talks after warning against IS threat

Russia hosts the Taliban for talks in Moscow on Wednesday, seeking to assert its

Tributes pour in for 'trailblazer' Colin Powell

Tributes are being paid to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has

Crunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda

 President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations

'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback

 Two people have survived days without water in Australia's hot and dusty outback, police said on Monday (Oct 18),

China drafts law to punish parents for children's bad behavior

 China's parliament will consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit "very bad behavior" or commit crimes.

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

 A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering

Spanish PM vows to abolish prostitution

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to outlaw prostitution in the country.

Haitian gang blamed for abducting missionaries

A notorious gang is behind the kidnap of a group of North American missionaries

Japan's Kishida sends offering to controversial Tokyo shrine

Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida donated ritual offerings Sunday to a Tokyo shrine viewed by Chinese and Koreans

China surprises US with hypersonic missile test Report

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, the Financial

UK considers ways to boost lawmaker security after stabbing

Britain is considering a number of options to boost the security of lawmakers after a parliamentarian were stabbed to

US to accept mixed doses of vaccines from international travelers

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling

'Why can't we study?' Afghan girls still barred from school

Afghan teenager Amena saw dozens of classmates killed when her girls' school was targeted by an Islamic State bomb

Russia's daily Covid deaths hit 1,000 landmark

Russia on Saturday recorded 1,000 Covid-related deaths in a single day for the

Macron condemns 'unforgivable' Algerian massacre

French President Emmanuel Macron has called a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police

Sudan protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday

UK PM Johnson visits church where lawmaker was stabbed to death

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday visited the church where lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death a

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