Islamic State bride Shamima Begum loses legal bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship

Shamima Begum left London when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two schoolfriends where she married an IS fighter.

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China punishes those who question 'martyrs.’ A sleuth keeps track.

The person behind the list is a bit of a mystery. In an interview, he described himself as a young man surnamed Wang. Of course, if the government found out more about him, he could end up in…

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Russian diplomats leave North Korea on rail trolley

The group waved and cheered as they made the final approach towards their homeland, the culmination of an expedition that began with a 32-hour train trip from Pyongyang, followed by a two-hour bus…

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4000-kilo female elephant's one hit from trunk kills zookeeper

An investigation has been launched over the incident as it is the first in the 31-year-old zoo

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Half of the population received one dose of COVID vaccine, says Israel

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has set an aim of vaccinating all Israeli over the age of 16 by end of March when he is up for re-election

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Are you sleeping less ahead of Snow Moon? This study tells why

Sleeping patterns and the duration of sleep depend upon the location, Horacio de la Iglesia, a Biology professor from the University of Washington, said

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Several hundred girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years, kidnapping for ransom, raping and pillaging.

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Pokemon Go 'punishes' over 5 million players for cheating

The players have been sanctions across three games: Pokemon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite since 2020, Niantic in a blog post said

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Eritrean soldiers killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre, says Amnesty

Since November 2020, Ethiopia's Tigray region had been a theatre of fighting between the regions soldiers and Ethiopian forces

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Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after engine trouble

On Thursday, the US aviation oversight agency had announced it had fined Boeing $6.6 million for series of lapses in the manufacturer's regulatory and safety obligations.

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Brazil signs deal with India's Bharat Biotech for 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

The health ministry in a statement said the 1.6 billion reais ($290,000) contract will assure the country 20 million shots, with the first eight million expected to arrive in March

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Japan to partially lift state of emergency called over COVID outbreak

Japan's virus measures have been less strict than in other places, emphasising mask-wearing and ventilation over tough lockdowns

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'Greatest inheritance for our children': Two S. Korean billionaires vow donating half of wealth

The decision by both the Korean billionaires is a rarity in a country where most of the ultra-rich are descendants of the founders whose businesses flourished in the post-war era…

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Taking COVID vaccine may prevent you from entering China: Report

Travellers to China, even Chinese citizens are being denied entry if they were found to carry a specific antibody

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Hong Kong begins coronavirus vaccination with China's Sinovac

Healthcare workers along with senior citizens are among some 2.4 million people currently prioritized to receive the vaccine shots.

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