Asia

After Row Over Remark On Bengalis, Actor Paresh Rawal Faces Police Case

Paresh Rawal’s comments on Bengalis has led to massive backlash in the state. Kolkata: Actor Paresh Rawal has landed in a huge controversy with his viral comments on Bengalis while…

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protester shot by police jailed for six years

A Hong Kong man who was shot by police at close range during the 2019 democracy protests has been jailed for six years on charges including obstructing a police officer…

Hong Kong’s courts in firing line as Beijing rewrites rulebook

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – When Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan addressed a recent legal forum, he highlighted the ability of the city’s courts to make rulings without interference as…

Middle East

Syria confirms man killed in October was Daesh chief

Sat, 2022-12-03 00:01 DAMASCUS: A Daesh commander killed in Syria in October was the group’s overall leader, a Syrian security source was quoted as saying on Friday by pro-regime media.…

US & Canada

Ecuador seeks to protect unique Galapagos birds from avian flu

Galapagos is a bird-watchers paradise for scores of unique and colourful birds and authorities say they have put in place plan to protect the birds on the archipelago from H5N1…

US whistleblower Snowden receives Russian passport, takes citizenship oath

Snowden gets travel documents about three months after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted him citizenship, says his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden says he made disclosures because he believed the US…

Europe

Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 283 of the invasion | Ukraine

The US president, Joe Biden, said on Thursday that he was prepared to speak to Russian president Vladimir Putin if he was looking for a way to end the war…

Latin America

Brazil football legend Pele stable following hospitalisation

The Brazilian football legend Pele has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection but remains in stable condition, according to a medical report released on Friday. The 82-year-old was admitted to…

Africa

World Cup re­cap, Day 13: Cameroon beats Brazil, S Ko­rea qual­i­fies

Day 13 of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar was another filled with shock surprises for the world of football as Cameroon defeated Brazil – becoming the first African nation…

Sports

World Cup 2022, Day 14: Round of 16 knockouts set for kickoff

We are finally here — the Round of 16 at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Two knockout matches are scheduled for Saturday – December 3, 2022 – the 14th day…

Cameroon fans celebrate after historic 1-0 victory over Brazil

They might not have made it through to the next stage of the World Cup tournament but Cameroon’s supporters departed Lusail Stadium in Qatar knowing their team had made history…