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Mon, 23 May 2022 08:22:21 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 07:58:12 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 07:28:13 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 07:14:10 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 07:00:17 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 06:40:12 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 06:32:21 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 05:30:21 GMT
Rising star of African art hits on colonialism, tyranny and beauty of black
This is how Ba, a rising star in the world of contemporary African art, starts most of his works, which question the state of the world and Africa’s place in it. "On black backgrounds, I feel that the drawing will be much more readable and clear ...

Mon, 23 May 2022 05:28:23 GMT
Turkey dreams of far-fetched gas pipeline with Israel
But the plan faces Israeli scepticism over past diplomatic tensions and seems a pipe dream in the eyes of experts due to its logistical complexity and cost. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced readiness to "cooperate (with Israel) in energy a...

Mon, 23 May 2022 05:26:18 GMT
'This is an atrocity': fears grow that Russian blockade may unleash famine
The war has been hard on the 62-year-old farmer. On the first day of invasion, an airstrike hit one of his warehouses, incinerating over 400 tonnes of animal feed as Russian troops fanned out from their bases in the Crimean Peninsula and seized lar...

Mon, 23 May 2022 05:16:13 GMT
'Men' brings blood-soaked toxic masculinity to Cannes
"Men", which follows Buckley's Oscar-nominated turn in Netflix hit "The Lost Daughter", is the latest from British director Alex Garland. His back catalogue includes inventive sci-fi dramas such as "Ex Machina", "Annihilation" and "Devs", as well ...

Mon, 23 May 2022 04:58:10 GMT
UN human rights chief to begin 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 ...

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