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Queen Elizabeth II to bury her 'strength and stay' Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II to bury her 'strength and stay' Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II bids a final farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, on Saturday, at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings

More shocking bodycam footage, more fatal shootings by officers, and a murder trial nearing its conclusion -- public trust in the US police has seldom been more strained.

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.

Two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from ISS

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday on the steppe of Kazakhstan following a half-year mission on the International Space Station, footage broadcast by the Russian space agency showed

Myanmar's junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year's amnesty

Myanmar's junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year's amnesty

The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.

Global covid death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge

Global covid death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge

The global coronavirus death toll was expected to reach three million on Saturday, as the race for immunisation continues and countries like India grapple with rising infections and new lockdowns.

Prince Philip’s car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact

Prince Philip’s car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact

An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain’s late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka.

Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity govt, aim for ‘federal democracy’

Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity govt, aim for ‘federal democracy’

Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government yesterday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to end military rule and restore democracy.

India pledges big boost in vaccine output as Covid-19 cases surge

India pledges big boost in vaccine output as Covid-19 cases surge

India pledged yesterday to raise monthly production of its own Covid-19 vaccine about tenfold to nearly 100mn doses by September, as immunisations have slowed in the country despite a surge in new infections.

Pakistan temporarily shuts down social media after violent protests

Pakistan temporarily shuts down social media after violent protests

The Pakistan government imposed an hours-long shutdown of social media and instant messaging platforms yesterday, after days of violent anti-France protests.

Nine dead in shooting at FedEx facility in US

Nine dead in shooting at FedEx facility in US

A gunman killed at least eight people at a FedEx facility in the mid-western US city of Indianapolis before turning the gun on himself in the latest in a string of mass shootings in the country, authorities said yesterday.

Biden administration to invest $1.7bn to fight Covid variants

Biden administration to invest $1.7bn to fight Covid variants

The Biden administration said yesterday that it will invest $1.7bn to help states and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fight coronavirus (Covid-19) variants that are rapidly spreading across the United States.

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