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Mon, 23 May 2022 09:00:14 GMT
Australian swimmer Chalmers to 'take some time' for mental health
The 23-year-old Chalmers skipped Australia's team announcement for the world championships on Sunday as he also criticised "made-up storylines" about his personal life. Chalmers, who won 100m freestyle silver at last summer's Tokyo Olympics and gol...

Mon, 23 May 2022 08:22:20 GMT
Getting away with murder in Pakistan
Her killer's release in February, less than three years into a life sentence, has instead underlined how the country's legal system still allows for men to abuse, rape and murder women with impunity. In Pakistan, overlapping legal systems riddled w...

Mon, 23 May 2022 08:12:13 GMT
Sandstorm forces closure of Iraqi airports, public buildings
The capital Baghdad was enveloped in a giant dust cloud that left usually traffic-choked streets largely deserted, an AFP correspondent said. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi ordered all work to cease temporarily in public institutions, with the ...

Mon, 23 May 2022 08:07:02 GMT
Iran’s Raisi vows to ‘avenge’ killing of senior Revolutionary Guard
Iran will avenge the killing of a Revolutionary Guards colonel who was shot dead in Tehran, President Ebrahim Raisi warned on Monday.  

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:58:11 GMT
'King' Kohli to 'Baby AB': Hits and misses of the 2022 IPL season
Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore are all that remain standing from the 10 teams who embarked on a marathon season of 70 matches two months ago. Ahead of Tuesday's first playoff match when Gujara...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:42:35 GMT
Chernihiv residents recall dramatic downing of Russian fighter jet
In the first weeks of Russia’s Ukraine invasion, residents of Chernihiv were shaken by heavy gunfire followed by billowing black smoke. Ukrainian forces had shot down a Russian fighter jet, whose two pilots parachuted into the northern city. It w...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:28:13 GMT
Iran will 'avenge' killing of Guards colonel: president
Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed Sunday outside his home by assailants on motorcycles. Iran blamed "elements linked to the global arrogance", its term for the United States and Washington's allies including Israel. It was the most high-profile kill...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:27:38 GMT
Biden unveils Indo-Pacific framework countering China during Japan visit
US President Joe Biden on Monday announced the launch of a new Asia-Pacific trading network during a visit to Japan. The framework, which includes an initial 13 countries, including India and Japan, has been touted as a counterweight to China's agg...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:14:10 GMT
Chinese province of nearly 100 million to Covid test every two days
China has persisted with its zero-Covid policy, imposing hard lockdowns and movement restrictions on several cities even as much of the world has transitioned to living with the coronavirus. The curbs, including stay-at-home orders in economic engi...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:02:11 GMT
UN human rights chief begins contentious China visit
The tour by Michelle Bachelet marks the first by the UN's top rights official in nearly two decades and comes as Beijing stands accused of widespread abuses of Muslims in far-western Xinjiang. The ruling Communist Party is alleged to have detained ...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:00:20 GMT
Marriage proposals to 'Magician': five SEA Games moments
AFP Sport picks out five memorable moments: Rock-star treatment Efren Reyes of the Philippines was given the kind of reception usually more associated with rock stars than ageing pool players. With more than 100 professional titles to his name in a...

Mon, 23 May 2022 07:00:16 GMT
Iran will 'avenge' killing of Guards colonel: president
Colonel Sayyad Khodai was shot dead Sunday outside his home by assailants on motorcycles, in a killing Iran blamed on "elements linked to the global arrogance", its term for the United States and its allies including Israel. It was the most high pr...

Mon, 23 May 2022 06:40:11 GMT
Sri Lanka's Rajitha, Fernando rip out Bangladesh top order
Rajitha claimed 3-16 while Fernando had 2-26 as the hosts mounted a rescue mission to reach 66-5 at lunch on the opening day, with Mushfiqur Rahim 22 not out and Liton Das on 26. Bangladesh won the toss at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium but got...

Mon, 23 May 2022 06:32:12 GMT
Biden says 13 countries to join new Asia-Pacific trade framework
"The United States and Japan, together with 11 other nations will be launching" the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, or IPEF, Biden said at a press conference alongside Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. "This framework is a comm...

Mon, 23 May 2022 05:48:49 GMT
Miss.Tic, renowned pioneer of French street art, dies aged 66
Miss.Tic, a pioneer of French street art whose provocative work began to appear in Paris's Montmartre neighbourhood in the mid-1980s, died on Sunday aged 66, her family said.