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Travellers from South Africa face difficulties getting out of the country as nations impose restrictions on them
The American dictionary of reference Merriam-Webster on Monday revealed "vaccine" to be its word of the year for 2021, reflecting both the hopes and deep divisions sparked by vaccination as the world wrestled with year two of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Six individuals have been issued a warning by the police for being involved in an illegal protest outside the Ministry of Education headquarters earlier this year.
Across a quarter century of UN climate conferences tasked with saving humanity from itself, one was deemed a chaotic failure (Copenhagen/2009), another a stunning success (Paris/2015), and the rest landed somewhere in between.
Any new Russian "aggression" against Ukraine would result in a "serious" response, US diplomatic chief Antony Blinken warns in Riga on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial meeting.
Jack Dorsey, who stepped down as CEO of the social media giant Twitter Monday, is perhaps best known as the man who kicked former US president Donald Trump off the platform he used to court supporters and attack his critics.
India's parliament voted Monday to scrap agricultural reform laws that sparked a year of huge protests by farmers, after a surprise U-turn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On the first day of the VTL, travellers at Queen Street Bus Terminal were elated to be going home to Johor Bahru.
A Christmas beer made from green peas and marinated red cabbage has become a festive hit in Iceland, flying off the shelves within hours.
Louis Vuitton will present the final collection by designer Virgil Abloh in Miami on Tuesday, following his death from cancer at the age of 41.
Lionel Messi admitted winning the Copa America with Argentina might have been the determining factor in him claiming the men's Ballon d'Or prize for the seventh time after a turbulent year, as Spain's Alexia Putellas took the women's award.
Forced to flee fighting in Yemen's brutal war, Ali Yehya Hayba and his family find themselves crammed into a desert tent with dozens of others, fearing the onset of winter.
Libya's government and the UN expressed concern Monday over an intimidation campaign that has shut the court where the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi is appealing his rejected presidential bid.
India will make on-arrival COVID-19 testing mandatory for flyers from more than a dozen countries, including South Africa and Britain where the Omicron variant has been detected, the health ministry said on Monday. The decision will be effective from Dec. 1 and comes after a man who recently returned from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19, though it is not yet clear which strain of the coronavirus he contracted. "The patient is currently under observation and is displaying mild symptoms," Pradeep Awate, a senior health official in Maharashtra state where the man is isolating, told Reuters.
International talks on Iran's nuclear programme restarted Monday after a five-month hiatus with Tehran "determined" to reach a deal as analysts warn of major obstacles to any speedy resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Josephine Baker's cenotaph carried into Paris's Pantheon before ceremony
Thirty endangered white rhinos arrive in Rwanda after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747, the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. The majestic animals, which can weigh up to two tonnes, travelled some 3,400 kilometres (2,100 miles) from South Africa's Phinda Private Game Reserve as part of a programme to replenish the species' population, decimated by poaching since the 1970s.
A panel of health experts appointed by the US government voted to recommend Merck's Covid pill for high-risk adult patients, a new form of treatment that is easy to administer and could prove more able to withstand variants, including Omicron.
The Solomons crisis erupted with three days of deadly rioting in Honiara blamed partly on poverty, hunger and frustration with government policies
Despite the uncertainties on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines on the new Omicron variant, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that this is "absolutely the wrong time" to argue against vaccination.