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For five years, contractors providing services to Wildlife Reserves Singapore who were bribing a senior director at the Singapore zoo also bribed a manager in order to buy her silence.
Few athletes inspire devotion quite like figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, whose fans follow his every move, spend fortunes watching him compete and even carve sculptures of the Japanese star.
The incident is under investigation with police suspecting an increase in the death toll
The German government is considering a ban on encrypted messaging app Telegram after it was repeatedly used as a channel for spreading anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and even death threats.
The French art world was shaken Wednesday by news that the Art Basel fair has swooped in to replace France's own, long-running FIAC at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Newspaper headlines in Greece lamented a 'fiasco' and 'mistakes that brought chaos' to the snowy streets of the capital Athens
Veteran breeder Zbigniew Oleksiak says the best pigeons can go for up to 6,000 zlotys (1,300 euros) on the Polish market
Russia on Tuesday added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a number of his allies to a list of "terrorists and extremists", as authorities further clamp down on the opposition.
A court has upheld the constitutionality of a controversial policy that limits gender status changes on Hong Kong identity cards to those who have undergone sex reassignment surgery. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday ruled against Henry Edward Tse and a person identified only as Q after they had applied for a judicial review of the government’s refusal to amend their identity cards but failed at the lower Court of First Instance in 2019. The government welcomed the ruling, while the appellants ha
Burkina Faso's ousted president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, "is physically well" and is being held by the army in a villa, a source in his party said on Wednesday.
The Australian government has struck a US$14 million deal to buy the copyright to the Aboriginal flag, ending a long-running debate about its public use.
Pigeon racing is taking off in Poland, with breeders winning more and more international competitions and hoping their precious birds will fetch top prices on the market. For some though it's not about the money and "it often happens that less fortunate breeders who bought pigeons a bit by chance win and that is the best thing about this sport!"
Egan Bernal was treated at the Universidad de la Sabana clinic in Bogota where he underwent spinal surgery
Human rights activist Drew Pavlou, who is behind the 'Where is Peng Shuai?' campaign, welcomed Tennis Australia’s "capitulation" after its chief Craig Tiley said fans could wear t-shirts with the question emblazoned on them at the Australian Open. The about-turn followed video emerging on Sunday of security staff ordering spectators to remove shirts and a banner in support of the Chinese player at Melbourne Park. [Video here: VIDI9WX9RG_EN] “Hopefully people in China, in mainland China, will see thousands of people wearing those Peng Shuai t-shirts at the Australian Open grand final and they will know that she is still not safe,” Pavlou said.
Hong Kong has expanded a partial lockdown and tightened pandemic restrictions after more than 200 cases of COVID-19 were discovered at a public housing estate
Up to 160,000 litres of oil may have spilled from an undersea pipeline
A man whose body was found on the east-bound track near Kallang MRT station in February last year had possibly been under the influence of drugs before he committed suicide.
Question marks hang over a summit in China viewed as critical to protecting the Earth’s plant and animal life, with its planned date in doubt because of the pandemic. Chinese environment ministry spokesman Liu Youbin said on Monday that the second phase of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), which was supposed to be held in April and May in the southwestern city of Kunming, was likely to be delayed. Liu said the expected postponement was a knock-on effect of changing the date of an in-person
A fresh oil leak has occurred off the coast of Peru -- already cleaning up after a major crude spill 10 days earlier -- during work on an underwater refinery pipeline, the government said Wednesday.
Hotels in Asia-Pacific are likely to receive investment of more than US$9 billion this year, a 30 per cent increase from 2021, as countries begin to ease their Covid-19 restrictions and some confidence returns to the hospitality sector, according to JLL. The higher investment in the segment is just one of the themes likely to dominate the property sector in the region. Total capital outlay is expected to hit around US$200 billion, a 15 per cent rise from the full year estimate for 2021, the prop