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Philippine leader answers call of workers begging to go home

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given his government a week to process some 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers stuck for weeks on cruise...

South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing

The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards...

Melon-aires not required as Japan premium fruit prices plunge

A pair of premium Japanese melons sold Monday for just a slice of the five million yen ($46,000) reached at auction last...

Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash...

Taiwan promises ‘necessary assistance’ to Hong Kong’s people

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the...

Afghan president to free up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners after ceasefire offer

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents...

India: Coping With The Challenge Of Biomedical Waste Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Limited management facilities accompanied by shortage of trained manpower in managing biomedical waste have posed a serious challenge before local urban bodies...

India: Severe Heatwave To Engulf Northern And Western Parts Of The Country In The Next 5 Days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that severe heatwave will sweep parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and...

India: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Announces A Migrant Commission For Welfare Of Migrants

 The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday, announced the setting up of a Migration Commission for the welfare of migrants.

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Egypt’s doctors criticize government over virus ‘negligence’

Egypt’s medical union on Monday blamed the government for increasing levels of coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare professionals, its sharpest criticism...

Jimmy Cobb, ‘Kind of Blue’ drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Mile Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the...

Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars

Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to announce they will leave the fashion calendar behind,...

California issues guidelines for church reopening

California churches can resume in-person services but worshippers will be limited to 100 people and they should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer...