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New Netflix movie Namaste Wahala is an Indian-Nigerian cross-cultural love story that turns differences into comedy

Bringing together Bollywood and Nollywood, Namaste Wahala takes a humorous, celebratory look at the cultures of India and Nigeria and reveals many common preferences and traditions.

26 Feb 2021 - 5:15PM

Bringing together Bollywood and Nollywood, Namaste Wahala takes a humorous, celebratory look at the cultures of India and Nigeria and reveals many common preferences and traditions.

New Netflix movie Namaste Wahala is an Indian-Nigerian cross-cultural love story that turns differences into comedy
Severe rainy season floods hit greater Jakarta, displacing thousands of people

In Indonesia’s capital, some homes were submerged under two metres of water and vehicles were swept away on the streets.

21 Feb 2021 - 6:32AM

In Indonesia’s capital, some homes were submerged under two metres of water and vehicles were swept away on the streets.

Severe rainy season floods hit greater Jakarta, displacing thousands of people
US reality star Kim Kardashian files for divorce from rapper Kanye West

Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s four children, daughters North and Chicago, and sons, Saint and Psalm.

20 Feb 2021 - 10:24AM

Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s four children, daughters North and Chicago, and sons, Saint and Psalm.

US reality star Kim Kardashian files for divorce from rapper Kanye West
Britain’s secret service MI6 apologises for treatment of LGBT applicants

The fact that until 1991 LGBT people were not allowed to work for the famous service was ‘wrong, unjust and discriminatory,’ said MI6 chief Richard Moore.

20 Feb 2021 - 5:55AM

The fact that until 1991 LGBT people were not allowed to work for the famous service was ‘wrong, unjust and discriminatory,’ said MI6 chief Richard Moore.

Britain’s secret service MI6 apologises for treatment of LGBT applicants
Britain’s Prince Philip to remain in hospital for ‘observation and rest’

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip’s health problems are not linked to the coronavirus.

20 Feb 2021 - 3:33AM

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip’s health problems are not linked to the coronavirus.

Britain’s Prince Philip to remain in hospital for ‘observation and rest’
Angkor Wat not enough? Theme park planned near site of ancient Cambodian temple

The complex’s first phase would include a water park, two 500-room, five-star hotels, a canal system, a ‘Chinatown’ and an indoor theme park.

22 Feb 2021 - 1:58AM

The complex’s first phase would include a water park, two 500-room, five-star hotels, a canal system, a ‘Chinatown’ and an indoor theme park.

Angkor Wat not enough? Theme park planned near site of ancient Cambodian temple
Donald Trump goes on US media blitz, calls Twitter ‘boring’

Former US president Donald Trump called into Fox News, Newsmax and OAN in his first interviews since leaving the White House.

18 Feb 2021 - 10:17AM

Former US president Donald Trump called into Fox News, Newsmax and OAN in his first interviews since leaving the White House.

Donald Trump goes on US media blitz, calls Twitter ‘boring’
Terrorism trial begins for ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina argues he cannot be tried by a Rwanda court because he is no longer a citizen of the country.

17 Feb 2021 - 9:15PM

Paul Rusesabagina argues he cannot be tried by a Rwanda court because he is no longer a citizen of the country.

Terrorism trial begins for ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ Paul Rusesabagina
Indonesia’s Trash Hero leads Bali’s fight against plastic pollution, educating children and running clean-ups

Plastic waste washing ashore in Bali is piling up on the beaches of the holiday island. The chairman of Trash Hero Indonesia, Wayan Aksara, is busy organising beach clean-ups and educating children about the problem.

17 Feb 2021 - 6:15PM

Plastic waste washing ashore in Bali is piling up on the beaches of the holiday island. The chairman of Trash Hero Indonesia, Wayan Aksara, is busy organising beach clean-ups and educating children about the problem.

Indonesia’s Trash Hero leads Bali’s fight against plastic pollution, educating children and running clean-ups
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic proposes NBA-like bubble as ‘majority of players’ won’t tolerate Covid-19 quarantines

World number one Novak Djokovic proposes immediate discussions for an NBA-like bubble as hotel lockdowns ‘definitely not good’ for players’ health.

17 Feb 2021 - 1:16PM

World number one Novak Djokovic proposes immediate discussions for an NBA-like bubble as hotel lockdowns ‘definitely not good’ for players’ health.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic proposes NBA-like bubble as ‘majority of players’ won’t tolerate Covid-19 quarantines
Vegetables in desserts? Tomato ice cream, beetroot muffins, blue potato cake – they work, and you can try making them too

Top-rated dessert chefs have long been working with unusual vegetable combinations. Here are some ideas you can easily copy at home.

16 Feb 2021 - 5:15AM

Top-rated dessert chefs have long been working with unusual vegetable combinations. Here are some ideas you can easily copy at home.

Vegetables in desserts? Tomato ice cream, beetroot muffins, blue potato cake – they work, and you can try making them too
Mario Draghi sworn in as prime minister of Italy’s unity government

The previous government of Giuseppe Conte collapsed after a falling out with a coalition ally over the use of funds from the European Union to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

14 Feb 2021 - 2:30AM

The previous government of Giuseppe Conte collapsed after a falling out with a coalition ally over the use of funds from the European Union to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Mario Draghi sworn in as prime minister of Italy’s unity government
Magnitude-5.9 earthquake jolts countries from Tajikistan to India

Officials said they expect reports of losses in the remote mountainous areas might not reach them until Saturday.

13 Feb 2021 - 5:29AM

Officials said they expect reports of losses in the remote mountainous areas might not reach them until Saturday.

Magnitude-5.9 earthquake jolts countries from Tajikistan to India
Protesting Uygurs in Turkey demand release of relatives allegedly held in China

Around 200 Uygurs held up pictures of missing family members and chanted ‘China Stop Genocide’ near the Chinese consulate in Istanbul.

12 Feb 2021 - 8:49PM

Around 200 Uygurs held up pictures of missing family members and chanted ‘China Stop Genocide’ near the Chinese consulate in Istanbul.

Protesting Uygurs in Turkey demand release of relatives allegedly held in China
Coronavirus: British variant ‘could be behind up to a quarter of French cases’

In comparison, variants from South Africa and Brazil are behind just 4 to 5 per cent nationwide, France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran said.

12 Feb 2021 - 6:48AM

In comparison, variants from South Africa and Brazil are behind just 4 to 5 per cent nationwide, France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran said.

Coronavirus: British variant ‘could be behind up to a quarter of French cases’
Hong Kong teen flees, smuggles himself into US via Mexico

Tsui Luo says he was arrested after three days on the front lines of protests at CUHK.

10 Feb 2021 - 9:29PM

Tsui Luo says he was arrested after three days on the front lines of protests at CUHK.

Hong Kong teen flees, smuggles himself into US via Mexico
EU countries expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move as Alexei Navalny row worsens

Coordinated action by Germany, Poland and Sweden draws angry response from Russia, which accused them of meddling in its internal affairs.

9 Feb 2021 - 10:34AM

Coordinated action by Germany, Poland and Sweden draws angry response from Russia, which accused them of meddling in its internal affairs.

EU countries expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move as Alexei Navalny row worsens
Rescuers seek missing person after early morning explosion rocks Bordeaux, France

There were reports of an 89-year-old man with serious injuries and multiple people suffering from shock and injuries.

7 Feb 2021 - 7:24AM

There were reports of an 89-year-old man with serious injuries and multiple people suffering from shock and injuries.

Rescuers seek missing person after early morning explosion rocks Bordeaux, France
Israel’s Benyamin Netanyahu slams International Criminal Court ruling paving way for war crimes investigation

‘When the ICC investigates Israel for fake war crimes – this is pure anti-Semitism,’ Netanyahu said.

7 Feb 2021 - 4:03AM

‘When the ICC investigates Israel for fake war crimes – this is pure anti-Semitism,’ Netanyahu said.

Israel’s Benyamin Netanyahu slams International Criminal Court ruling paving way for war crimes investigation
World’s most remote holiday? Arctic ‘doomsday vault’ gets visitor centre

The facility will showcase the contents of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which was built to preserve samples in the event of nuclear war or other disasters.

6 Feb 2021 - 9:34PM

The facility will showcase the contents of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which was built to preserve samples in the event of nuclear war or other disasters.

World’s most remote holiday? Arctic ‘doomsday vault’ gets visitor centre
US backs Indian farmers, as Delhi targets creators of ‘protest toolkit’ shared by Greta Thunberg

New Delhi authorities have tried to clamp down on protesters by cutting off power and internet access, among other measures.

5 Feb 2021 - 1:24AM

New Delhi authorities have tried to clamp down on protesters by cutting off power and internet access, among other measures.

US backs Indian farmers, as Delhi targets creators of ‘protest toolkit’ shared by Greta Thunberg
At least nine people dead after attack on Mogadishu hotel in Somalia

A suicide car bomb struck the entrance of Hotel Afrik, in the heart of Mogadishu, and was followed by massive gunfire.

1 Feb 2021 - 1:38AM

A suicide car bomb struck the entrance of Hotel Afrik, in the heart of Mogadishu, and was followed by massive gunfire.

At least nine people dead after attack on Mogadishu hotel in Somalia
Thousands evacuated in German city as disposal experts prepare to remove World War II bombs

Three of the four suspected bombs were 10-ton bombs with long-life fuses dropped by the US military.

31 Jan 2021 - 6:18AM

Three of the four suspected bombs were 10-ton bombs with long-life fuses dropped by the US military.

Thousands evacuated in German city as disposal experts prepare to remove World War II bombs
Controversial security law spurs renewed protests across France

Following protests, officials are revising the controversial Article 24 of the proposed Security Act, which would limit the right to take video recordings of police officers.

31 Jan 2021 - 5:35AM

Following protests, officials are revising the controversial Article 24 of the proposed Security Act, which would limit the right to take video recordings of police officers.

Controversial security law spurs renewed protests across France
Taliban car bombing in Afghanistan leaves 14 soldiers dead

A spokesman for the Taliban claimed that a total of 50 soldiers were among the dead and wounded.

30 Jan 2021 - 6:42PM

A spokesman for the Taliban claimed that a total of 50 soldiers were among the dead and wounded.

Taliban car bombing in Afghanistan leaves 14 soldiers dead
Ra Ra Rasputin: ’80s German disco lives on in Vietnam, with Boney M and Modern Talking still wildly popular

In Vietnam, 1980s German disco never died – groups like Boney M and Modern Talking are still wildly popular, giving many fans a strong reminder of their youth.

30 Jan 2021 - 12:15PM

In Vietnam, 1980s German disco never died – groups like Boney M and Modern Talking are still wildly popular, giving many fans a strong reminder of their youth.

Ra Ra Rasputin: ’80s German disco lives on in Vietnam, with Boney M and Modern Talking still wildly popular
‘Empire of Sin’ game review: A strategy game for the budding mob boss in you

The RPG puts you in the role of Prohibition-era crime lord.

30 Jan 2021 - 9:00AM

The RPG puts you in the role of Prohibition-era crime lord.

‘Empire of Sin’ game review: A strategy game for the budding mob boss in you
Polished and gilded: Kyoto’s golden temple of Kinkaku-ji gets a makeover

It’s the first time in 18 years visitors will have been able to see the so-called golden pavilion in its full splendour.

30 Jan 2021 - 6:26AM

It’s the first time in 18 years visitors will have been able to see the so-called golden pavilion in its full splendour.

Polished and gilded: Kyoto’s golden temple of Kinkaku-ji gets a makeover
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte wants to get coronavirus shots in buttocks, but critics cry foul

Some say the president’s preference is an excuse to avoid showing the public what vaccine he receives, amid questions over Chinese vaccine.

28 Jan 2021 - 6:02AM

Some say the president’s preference is an excuse to avoid showing the public what vaccine he receives, amid questions over Chinese vaccine.

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte wants to get coronavirus shots in buttocks, but critics cry foul
Facebook News launches in Britain as company eyes investments in news

The move comes as the EU urges the US to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech firms and combat the spread of fake news.

26 Jan 2021 - 11:13PM

The move comes as the EU urges the US to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech firms and combat the spread of fake news.

Facebook News launches in Britain as company eyes investments in news