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Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country REUTERS Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters NEW YORK: Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust […]

Top international wrestlers to tour Pakistan for bouts

Top international wrestlers to tour Pakistan for bouts

Top international wrestlers to tour Pakistan for bouts KARACHI: Some of world’s top wrestlers will be seen in action in international bouts to be held in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad during May this year, a spokesman of Pakistan Wrestling Entertainment disclosed on Monday. “We are planning to hold bouts in three major cities involving around […]

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

Pope seeks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide REUTERS VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Monday for the “sins and failings of the Church” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state’s wounds. But Rwanda’s government indicated it felt the apology did not go far […]

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad JAKARTA: Indonesia said on Monday it would continue to send domestic helpers overseas, in an about-turn welcomed by campaigners who said it would help prevent women falling prey to human trafficking. Jakarta had previously said it would stop sending maids overseas from this year, on the grounds of […]

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies

Merkel says she reserves right to block Turkish rallies HANOVER: Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded again on Monday that Turkey stops comparing German bans on rallies by Turkish officials to Nazi tactics, and said her government reserved the right to block future appearances unless Ankara complied with German law. Berlin is growing increasingly frustrated about Turkish […]

China Telcom books 10pc profit fall, says 4G subscribers doubled

China Telcom books 10pc profit fall, says 4G subscribers doubled

China Telcom books 10pc profit fall, says 4G subscribers doubled  Agency Chinese state-owned telecommunications network operator China Telecom Corp Ltd on Tuesday reported net profit that fell 10.2 per cent last year due to a higher base of comparison, and said subscribers to its 4G mobile network doubled. Profit fell to 18 billion yuan ($2.61 […]

Ivanka Trump has White House office

Ivanka Trump has White House office

Ivanka Trump has White House office AFP President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official told AFP Monday. Since Trump’s inauguration on January 20, his eldest daughter, aged 35, has been seen often in the presidential mansion’s West Wing, […]

Alibaba buys out online ticketing platform Damai

Alibaba buys out online ticketing platform Damai

Alibaba buys out online ticketing platform Damai REUTERS China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) has fully acquired online ticketing platform Damai.cn, the e-commerce giant said on Tuesday, marking a further push into entertainment by the firm as it expands beyond its core online retail business. “Ali announces its acquisition of Damai, part of our big […]

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat AFP Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen waves from a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying navy base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on March 21. Taiwan formally launched an ambitious project to build its own submarines as the island faces growing military threats from China as relations […]

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India REUTERS An Indian woman rescued from sex slavery in Saudi Arabia was brought back to her hometown in Gujarat on Sunday amid concerns traffickers are widening their net to new parts of India. Two agents ─ one in Gujarat and another in Mumbai […]

Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s first autistic Muppet

Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s first autistic Muppet

Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s first autistic Muppet REUTERS “It’s important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like,” shared the puppeteer behind the new character “It’s important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like,” shared the puppeteer behind the new character Long-running children’s television show Sesame Street is […]

Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea: US official

Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea: US official

Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea: US official REUTERS The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior US official said on Monday. The sanctions would be […]

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