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Honduras President Xiomara Castro's election brought an end to 12 years of right wing National Party (PN) rule
A rare wintry storm sweeps across the Middle East turning the region into a winter wonderland.
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) rehearses for a show as the musicians resume live performances while navigating a maelstrom of Covid-19 rules. At the start of 2020, the NSO was planning its first international tour with conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic forced the ensemble out of the concert hall at the Kennedy Center in the US capital for 18 months. "I enjoy the present," Noseda says. "I am here and now is fantastic, it’s a gift for me to be here."
South Africa has the unenviable reputation of having some of the world's highest levels of violence against women. More than 100 rapes are reported daily, while on average a woman is murdered every three hours, according to official data. President Cyril Ramaphosa regularly characterises violence targeted at women a "second pandemic" after Covid-19. of survivors in shelters for victims of GBV
The handover marks the culmination of the government’s efforts to sell the loss-making carrier
The United States and Germany on Thursday warned Russia that a major gas pipeline was at stake if it invades Ukraine as Washington voiced hope for a diplomatic way out despite frigid statements from Moscow.
Morocco on Thursday inaugurated construction of an anti-Covid vaccine manufacturing plant in partnership with Swedish firm Recipharm, the official news agency MAP reported.
Angry mobs in eastern India set fire to train carriages in clashes with police over access to railway jobs. Bihar state has been on edge since the start of the week over claims by young job applicants that an entrance exam for the government-run rail sector was being conducted unfairly.
Trans people in Hong Kong will not be allowed to have their gender officially recognised on their identity documents unless they undergo sex reassignment surgery, a court ruled on Wednesday.
Days after buying over-the-counter medicine from a pharmacy in Beijing, university student Yu was stunned to find her prized green health code -- the essential rating needed to enter the city's shops, offices and public transport -- was gone.
The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's key demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready to invade but offered what it called a new "diplomatic path" out of the crisis.
A school board in Tennessee has added to a surge in book bans by conservatives with an order to remove the award-winning 1986 graphic novel on the Holocaust, "Maus," from local student libraries.
BENGALURU (Reuters) -Indian shares rose on Friday as investors snapped up beaten-down information technology stocks and higher crude prices lifted Oil and Natural Gas Corp, with a slight rebound in global markets also aiding sentiment. The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index climbed 1.3% to 17,325 by 0500 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex gained 1.2% to 57,929. The Nifty 50 index has fallen nearly 7% since hitting a record high in mid-October amid a surge in Omicron COVID-19 variant cases and fears over a rise in global interest rates.
Kyrgyzstan said it had reached a ceasefire with Central Asian neighbour Tajikistan on Friday following the latest lethal flare up at the pair's contested border.
President Joe Biden confirms he will nominate the first Black woman in US history to the Supreme Court bench as he addresses the nation from the White House on the retirement of the liberal justice Stephen Breyer.
Lumbering tanks and the deafening roar of fighter planes echoed through New Delhi on Wednesday as India's military showcased its might on Republic Day.
India's beleaguered national carrier landed back in the hands of its founders Thursday, decades after it was nationalised and following years as a monumental burden on the public purse.
The data-tracking "cookies" at the heart of concerns over online privacy were meant to shield people, rather than serve as cyber snoops, their inventor told AFP.
Nearly 300 people are diagnosed with or are suspected of having thyroid cancer, surveys show
Global stocks ended trading mixed Thursday as markets weighed strong US economic data against concerns about tightening monetary policy, while the dollar spiked to a 20-month peak against the euro.