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Volcano erupts on Spanish isle for 1st time in 5 decades

MADRID: A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted on Sunday, spewing lava, smoke, and ash, and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents. This is the first time the Cumbre Vieja volcano, located on the Canary Islands...

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine presidency in 2022 election

MOSCOW: Filipino boxing star and Senator Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, known as Manny Pacquiao, announced his presidential bid in the 2022 election as a candidate from the PDP-Laban faction on Sunday. "I boldly accept the challenge of running as PRESIDENT of...

Camel cloning — big business

Beauty pageants, races spur high demand DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Cloning is in high demand in the competitive world of camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic working round the clock to produce carbon-copy beasts. Not every animal is...

Indonesia court finds president negligent over pollution in landmark case

JAKARTA, Indonesia: In a landmark victory for Indonesian environment campaigners, a court on Thursday ordered President Joko Widodo to clean up Jakarta's notorious air pollution, ruling that the leader and other top officials had been negligent in protecting citizens. The...

Desert camel carvings dated to around 7,000 years ago

PARIS, France: Life-sized carvings of camels and horses hewn into rock faces in Saudi Arabia could be around 7,000 years old, according to new research that suggests they are significantly older than previously thought.  The 21 reliefs, which were only...

World’s oldest mosaic unearthed in central Turkey

YOZGAT, Turkey: Excavators have discovered a 3,500-year-old mosaic, the world’s oldest, in central Turkey. According to Anadolu Agency (AA), the mosaic consisting of 3,147 stones with a size of 3x7 metres was found in Usakli Hoyuk located in Yozgat’s Sorgun...

BTS wins group of the year, best K-pop at MTV Video Music Awards

SEOUL: K-pop sensation BTS has won Group of the Year and Best K-pop at the MTV Video Music Awards, with the winners still to be announced for three other categories the septet has been nominated for. BTS was nominated for...

Malaysians in Singapore should renew passport at least 6 months before expiration

SINGAPORE: The High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore is advising Malaysians in the republic to apply/renew their passports at least six months before the expiry date. The High Commission said it is experiencing a drastic increase in passport application/renewal following...

Singapore allows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to return to service

SINGAPORE: Singapore has allowed Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to return to service effective today, after the planes were grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) since March 12, 2019, following two fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia...

Japanese PM Suga denies reports of dissolving parliament in mid-September

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday ruled out dissolving the House of Representatives for a general election anytime soon given Japan's current severe Covid-19 situation, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. Suga also said the ruling Liberal Democratic...

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Volcano erupts on Spanish isle for 1st time in 5 decades

MADRID: A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted on Sunday, spewing lava, smoke, and ash, and...