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Buddhists monks in Seoul joined with about 150 other people to get their gloved hands into massive containers of chili and salted cabbage and make kimchi - a fiery national dish. Eight thousand kilos of cabbage were used, with half given to needy households and the other half to Buddhist organisations, including the Jogyesa temple that organised the event.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns of a return of the "nightmare scenario of a military confrontation" in Europe, as tensions spike over Ukraine. Speaking at the OSCE meeting in Stockholm, Lavrov accuses NATO of bringing its military infrastructure "closer to the Russian borders".
Two imported COVID-19 cases tested preliminarily positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Singapore on Thursday (2 December), the Ministry of Health said.
Lloyd Austin says the US will ‘maintain its capability to defend and deter’ potential threats posed by China
For stray dogs and scavenging birds, Landfill No.5 outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev is a treasure trove of trash, but the mountains of overflowing and noxious garbage are plaguing residents.
Boxing is risky at the best of times, but the Afghan national team now faces one of their most unpredictable battles yet - the uncertainties of life as refugees far from home.
Southeastern Australia has been inundated with rains, causing massive widespread deadly flooding which has left at least two people dead.
Pope Francis says he is "greatly concerned" over the situation in Lebanon, which is mired in one of its worst crises since its 1975-1990 civil war, at the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia, during a visit to the nearby island of Cyprus.
At first glance, the half-built Orthodox church in the heart of Kosovo's capital seems little more than a napping spot for stray dogs splayed out in a patch of unkempt weeds near the padlocked entrance.
Podcast fever is taking over the whole world, it seems. As the end of 2021 approaches, Spotify has unveiled this year's top five most-listened-to podcasts worldwide on the platform. How many have you tuned in to?
China's top envoy in Macau will start advising the local government on "national security" matters, state media reported Friday, the latest move by Beijing to increase control over the gambling enclave.
Spectators attending a major venue for the Beijing Olympics must be vaccinated but fans could be barred from the arena entirely if the coronavirus worsens in China, state media says.
A cleaner refused to comply with his supervisor’s instructions to sanitise areas within MRT every two hours and instead spat at the supervisor’s face.
South Korea’s daily Covid cases have exceeded 5,000 for first time
Australia lock Kane Douglas said second-placed Bordeaux-Begles will have to be defensively sound when they host champions and leaders Toulouse in the French Top 14 on Saturday.
India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in the second and final test at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Both sides were dealt injury blows before the start with the tourists losing captain Kane Williamson to an elbow problem while the hosts lost Ajinkya Rahane, who led the side in Kanpur in Kohli's absence, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma.
India expects the Omicron variant of coronavirus to cause less severe disease, the health ministry said on Friday, thanks to vaccinations and high prior exposure to the Delta variant that infected nearly 70% of the population by July. Junior doctors protested to demand that staff numbers be beefed up, warning of a disastrous situation if the new variant overwhelmed health care facilities, although nearly half of India's 944 million adults have been fully vaccinated. As many as 84% have received at least one dose, with more than 125 million people due for a second by the end of November, as the government pushes more to get inoculated in the face of Omicron.
A year ago, the world kicked off one of the greatest initiatives in medical history: the rush to vaccinate Earth's human population against Covid-19.
‘Why would someone else’s son be able to become prime minister and the son of Hun Sen not be able to?’
Canada has confirmed its first cases of coronavirus in wildlife -- in three white-tailed deer.