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Thailand kicks off 2020 with plastic bag ban

BANGKOK: Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government...

Australia orders mass evacuation

SYDNEY: Australia ordered residents and tourists out of the path of raging bush fires yesterday as the country braced for a weekend...

‘Pope is only human’

Pope says sorry for slapping devotee VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis apologised Wednesday for his widely-viewed slap of a woman who...

Union boss remains defiant

PARIS: The head of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a crippling strike that has cast a shadow...

Hundreds join final Gaza-Israel border protests

GAZA CITY (Palestinian Territories): Hundreds of Palestinians took part in protests along the Gaza-Israel border Friday, the last of the Hamas-backed demonstrations until March.

Clean matters in trip to Mars

PASADENA (United States): Nasa’s Mars 2020 rover will head off for the Red Planet next year. But like Voyager, Galileo and Cassini before it, the...

Mogadishu blast kills at least 76

MOGADISHU: A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu yesterday, leaving at least 76 people dead and scores...

Thai Navy Seal dies after cave rescue

BANGKOK: A Thai Navy Seal who aided with the rescue of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave last year has...

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