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Second dead from SARS-linked virus

BEIJING: A second person has died in China from a mysterious SARS-linked virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other...

Relief as rain falls over bushfires

NOWRA (Australia): Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia yesterday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months...

Japan reports case of mystery virus

TOKYO: Japan has confirmed a case of a mystery virus that first emerged in China and is from the same family as...

World’s hottest peppers grow under snow

NISKA BANJA (Serbia): December snow flurries in Serbia haven’t stopped Aleksandar Tanic from cultivating his scorching-hot crop: the crinkly chili peppers that...

Deforestation in Amazon surged by 104 percent

RIO DE JANEIRO: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon in November surged by 104 percent compared to the same month in 2018, according to...

Jamaican wins Miss World title

LONDON: Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work...

Pencak silat gets Unesco status

JAKARTA: Anwar bin Sholeh had something to cheer when he showed up at a Jakarta training centre to practice pencak silat —...

Strong quake hits Philippines

MANILA: A strong earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao yesterday, geologists said, causing damage and injuries in an area still...

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