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Protests sharpen in Tunisia

Protests sharpen in Tunisia

Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis yesterday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations and as security forces tried to block off the city’s main central avenue.

Wuhan marks a year since Covid lockdown as others scramble

Wuhan marks a year since Covid lockdown as others scramble

The Chinese city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown yesterday, while the pandemic raged elsewhere and governments scrambled to put in place new measures.

Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Police arrest over 1,000 at Russia protests backing jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Police detained more than 350 people across Russia on Saturday and broke up rallies around the country as protesters defied bitter cold and a ban by authorities to demand the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

US television host Larry King dies aged 87: CNN

US television host Larry King dies aged 87: CNN

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died at age 87, CNN reported on Saturday, citing a source close to the family.

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city's first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts.

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

A group of British doctors have written to England's chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said.

Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube

Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube

"I'm an American!" a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

A young man was hit and killed by a train in Pakistan while being filmed walking along the tracks for a TikTok stunt, police and rescue officials said Saturday.

Relatively spared by the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistanis drop their guard

Relatively spared by the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistanis drop their guard

Alongside the usual snacks arranged on a tray balanced on one hand, Momin Khan sells face masks to passengers at a crowded bus stand in Islamabad.

Bilawal calls for no-trust motion

Bilawal calls for no-trust motion

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for the opposition parties to mount a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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