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Map and graphic factfile on the Solomon Islands.
On a rainy night in Hong Kong in 1997, Prince Charles read a message from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, as Britain handed back sovereignty of the territory to China after more than 150 years of UK rule.
Iceland's outgoing left-right coalition government said Sunday it had reached a deal to continue together in power for four more years, more than two months after winning a majority in a general election.
In a simple house in northeast Iraq, the parents of Maryam Nuri Hama Amin mourn the loss of their beloved daughter who drowned trying to reach her fiancee in Britain.
The decision to ban entry to travellers comes after WHO labels omicron as a variant of concern
World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.
In Bishkek, there was little sign of excitement about the vote, which is expected to deliver a 90-seat parliament largely loyal to President Sadyr Japarov
Legendary songwriter, lyricist and composer Stephne Sondheim has died at the age of 91 at home. He is widely credited with redefining American musical theatre - amoung his most famous works are West Side Story, Company and Sweeney Todd.
After a decade-long crisis, unemployment in Greece is still at 13%, complicating finding a job for the more than 6,000 refugees who live here. Non-profit group Odyssea takes the challenge head-on, helping thousands with skills training in the past five years. Through courses or follow-up support it helps Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis and others fleeing conflict prepare for the arduous task of finding employment in post-crisis Greece.
A new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant spread across the globe on Sunday, shutting borders and renewing curbs as the EU chief said governments faced a "race against time" to understand the strain.
Air pollution remains extremely high in the Indian capital a day after authorities closed schools indefinitely and shut some power stations to reduce smog that has blanketed the city for much of the month
Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies. Coinstore has launched its web and app platform and plans branches in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai which will act as its base in India for future expansion, its management said. "With nearly a quarter of our total active users coming from India, it made sense for us to expand into the market," Charles Tan, head of marketing at Coinstore told Reuters.
In the late 19th to early 20th centuries, recreated African villages were set up across Europe as amusement parks that served to extol the supposed cultural superiority of colonising empires.
Loh Kean Yew put up a valiant battle, but the Singapore shuttler found world No.2 Viktor Axelsen a bridge too far to cross as he lost in the Indonesia Open final.
Hundreds of environmental protesters blocked roads in Belgrade and other Serbian towns on Saturday, angered at mining giant Rio Tinto's plans to extract lithium in the Balkan nation.
Passengers scramble to get onto dwindling international flights out of South Africa as concerns over the Omicron variant cause countries across the world to ban traveling from the region where it was detected.
Former Cambodian prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh died in France on Sunday, the country's information minister announced on Facebook.
Southee's was the stand-out performance for the Black Caps as New Zealand bowled India out for 345, with the 32-year-old finishing with five wickets for 69 runs at the end of the first innings. "He just continues to go from strength-to-strength, really, and that's a testament to his fitness, his dedication," said Jurgensen.
A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… the Covid era is a rich moment for TV drama. Critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about the biggest shows in their countries Clockwise from bottom left: Tiphaine Daviot in Une Belle Histoire, King of Boys: The Return of the King, Sisters, Ana Rujas in Cardo, Saif Ali Khan in Sacred Games. Photograph: France 2, Netflix, Artes France Pierre Langlais, TV critic at Télérama: ‘Hypocrate is code red all the time
Heavy snow falls on Northern England as Storm Arwen batters the coast with high winds. Two people were killed, thousands of homes cut off from power and drivers stuck on freezing roads overnight as the powerful storm hit the UK.
Relieved passengers on a flight from South Africa streamed into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Saturday, in stark contrast to the previous day when fears about a new Covid-19 variant sparked chaos.