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False report on a Uygur student having gone missing in Hong Kong shows politics and ideology cannot be allowed to get in the way of truth.
Beijing is rolling out the red carpet for top overseas executives to show it is open for business again. Yet it is also expanding its ability to stop people from leaving the country – sometimes just because they work for the wrong people.
Sakshi Malik, 30, and Vinesh Phogat, 28, have been protesting since January against the actions of Wrestling Federation of India head Brij Bhushan Singh, 66, who they accuse of sexual assault.
Nikki Phillippi and her husband Dan had hoped to adopt a child from Thailand in 2018, but changed their minds after they found out that they wouldn’t be allowed to use the kid to make social media content.
Authorities hit back after UN reaction to June 4 crackdown anniversary detentions and international consulates’ commemorations of event.
Roberts-Smith, holder of the Victoria Cross and other top military honours, was seen as a national hero for his actions during six tours of Afghanistan from 2006 to 2012 and military citations.
Considered Modi’s main challenger in next year’s national elections, the 52-year-old Congress party scion has been on a three-city tour of the US.
The Illegal Migration Bill, due before the House of Lords on Wednesday, will let officials detain migrants who arrive in the UK through informal channels.
It is thought to be the first assault of its kind since the Taliban swept to power in 2021 and began to crack down on the rights of Afghan women and girls.
He said in a social media post on Sunday that he sees his prison term ‘just as an unpleasant part of my favourite job’ and thanked his supporters.
Fast-growing Dhaka is struggling to deal with the mountains of trash generated by its 23 million inhabitants. But it has big plans to start turning its garbage into energy – and even dreams of being ‘zero waste’ one day.
State media outlets among those questioning the hostility and restrictions faced by the country’s journalists.
Cafes, bars, restaurants and guest houses are among the businesses banning older people from their premises, preferring to cater to the younger generation amid an ageing society.
This year’s events take place in a contentious political climate in which legislators have sought to ban drag shows, prohibit gender-affirming care and limit how teachers can talk about sexuality and gender in the classroom.
The Special Air Services regiment member sued three newspapers after 2018 reports alleged he was involved in the murder of six unarmed Afghan prisoners.
Organisation may have lost sources in city after closing offices, insider says, adding families of missing people should be contacted before making public appeals.
The Philippines is the only place outside the Vatican where divorce is outlawed, with the Catholic Church opposing the practice as against its teachings.
In his four years as president, Nayib Bukele has shaken up El Salvador: consolidating power, making Bitcoin legal tender and building the largest prison in the Americas.
Cresenciano Bunduquin, 50, was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Calapan City. He had been considering changing his line of work to become a chicken farmer.
The draconian measures against homosexuality, under which repeat offenders could face the death penalty, have been described as among the world’s harshest.
Elaheh Mohammadi is accused of ‘colluding with hostile powers’, which could mean death penalty, after she covered funeral of 22-year-old who died in custody of morality police.
Activists blocked a section of a motorway in the centre of The Hague during the afternoon in protest against Dutch fossil fuel subsidies. Police said 40 people would be prosecuted on charges including vandalism.
Vucic has been regularly accused of corruption, as well as recently coming under increased pressure from protests over two mass shootings.
The group of 10 were detained in March and accused of having links to Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah, which Abu Dhabi classifies as a terrorist organisation. One of the prisoners died in custody on May 4.
As many as 70,000 Christians have been imprisoned in camps along with believers from other religions, according to a new report.
The suspension comes after the Philippines stopped the first-time deployment of domestic workers to Kuwait after the body of a Filipino domestic worker was found in the Kuwaiti desert.
Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 sub-postmasters were wrongly prosecuted based on information from a faulty accounting system.
The app allowed players to buy, sell and torture black virtual ‘slaves’ and strategise to prevent abolition and amass virtual riches.