A newborn baby who was found  in the rubble of a home in northern Syria following a deadly earthquake receives medical care at a clinic in Afrin on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Natural disasters

Syrian newborn pulled alive from quake rubble, umbilical cord still attached

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The infant’s mother was killed in the 7.8-magnitude disaster along with all other members of her immediate family.

A newborn baby who was found  in the rubble of a home in northern Syria following a deadly earthquake receives medical care at a clinic in Afrin on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Syrian newborn pulled alive from quake rubble, umbilical cord still attached

The infant’s mother was killed in the 7.8-magnitude disaster along with all other members of her immediate family.

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Women rodeo bull riders buck tradition in macho Nicaragua

Bull riding in Nicaragua is undergoing a massive change as females riders are now taking part, and that is part of a cultural shift with women taking part in all sorts of activities previously reserved for men.

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First close-up images of Chinese ‘spy balloon’ as US Navy pulls it from ocean

Sailors recovered the surveillance device, now a mess of plastic and fabric, in a bid to learn more about its capabilities.

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A bull rider performs in Teustepe, Nicaragua. Photo: AFP

Women rodeo bull riders buck tradition in macho Nicaragua

Bull riding in Nicaragua is undergoing a massive change as females riders are now taking part, and that is part of a cultural shift with women taking part in all sorts of activities previously reserved for men.

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US-China relations

First close-up images of Chinese ‘spy balloon’ as US Navy pulls it from ocean

Sailors recovered the surveillance device, now a mess of plastic and fabric, in a bid to learn more about its capabilities.

Sailors recovered the surveillance device, now a mess of plastic and fabric, in a bid to learn more about its capabilities.

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Science

Glacier-melt flood disasters threaten 1 million people in China

Glacial lake outburst floods – or GLOFs – threaten 15 million people around the world, including vulnerable populations in western China.

Glacial lake outburst floods – or GLOFs – threaten 15 million people around the world, including vulnerable populations in western China.

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Mega US lithium project aimed at cutting China dependence clears court hurdle

A judge’s mixed ruling allows construction to begin and rejects claims that the Lithium Americas’ Nevada project would prove detrimental to the environment.

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Mega US lithium project aimed at cutting China dependence clears court hurdle

Belgium arrests 25 in Chinese sex trafficking ring bust

The swoop on two dozen addresses in several Belgian cities discovered more than 20 alleged trafficking victims.

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Belgium arrests 25 in Chinese sex trafficking ring bust

Glacier-melt flood disasters threaten 1 million people in China

Glacial lake outburst floods – or GLOFs – threaten 15 million people around the world, including vulnerable populations in western China.

2 hours ago

Mega US lithium project aimed at cutting China dependence clears court hurdle

A judge’s mixed ruling allows construction to begin and rejects claims that the Lithium Americas’ Nevada project would prove detrimental to the environment.

1 hour ago

Belgium arrests 25 in Chinese sex trafficking ring bust

The swoop on two dozen addresses in several Belgian cities discovered more than 20 alleged trafficking victims.

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Pakistani security officials stand guard at a checkpoint following a security high-alert, a day after a suicide blast in Islamabad on December 23, in Peshawar. Photo: EPA-EFE

Opinion | Pakistan’s economic crisis is fuelling a terrorism rise in South Asia

Weakened by Covid-19 and catastrophic floods, Pakistan’s disintegrating economy is causing unrest and terrorism to spill across its borders. For the sake of regional security, India must make peace with Pakistan and combine forces to tackle terrorism.

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Opinion | China’s long-term future with Covid-19 will depend on accurate data

China needs to develop a detailed vaccination and treatment path before the next outbreak, but it must be based on reliable information.

China needs to develop a detailed vaccination and treatment path before the next outbreak, but it must be based on reliable information.

7 Feb 2023 - 2:47PM
China’s long-term future with Covid-19 will depend on accurate data

Opinion | Why zero-Covid is harder to leave behind than to enforce

The policy, while damaging, came with clear metrics that allowed local government officials to demonstrate their compliance. The new mandate to simply let people get on with their lives leaves officials with no way to show success other than by downplaying the resulting rise in infections.

The policy, while damaging, came with clear metrics that allowed local government officials to demonstrate their compliance. The new mandate to simply let people get on with their lives leaves officials with no way to show success other than by downplaying the resulting rise in infections.

7 Feb 2023 - 8:15AM
Why zero-Covid is harder to leave behind than to enforce

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