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UK has pulled together, not apart, during the pandemic, says survey

A NEW survey has revealed that society in the UK has pulled together, not apart, during the Covid pandemic. The Talk/together survey titled ‘Our Chance...

Covid, pandemic and lockdown: how 2020 changed the world

When the world celebrated the dawn of a new decade with a blaze of firework parties and revelry on January 1, few could have...

Brazil investigates rescue of maid enslaved for nearly 40 years

A Brazilian woman enslaved as a maid from the age of eight for almost four decades and forced into marriage has been rescued in...

Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050

The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could more...

Britain’s pantomime season brings cheer to COVID-19 Christmas

Like mince pies and mistletoe, pantomimes are a Christmas classic in Britain, and the stars of the cross-dressing comedy plays are determined to bring...

Indian-American Raja Chari selected as the commander of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission

INDIAN-AMERICAN US Air Force Colonel Raja Chari,43, has been selected as the commander of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station by...

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice -...

Sonu Sood crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2020

INDIAN actor Sonu Sood, who won praise for his charitable work helping migrant workers in India during the pandemic, has been named the number...

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

India on Friday (4) summoned Canada’s ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after prime minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests...

Race, ethnicity to be included in Twitter’s hate speech rules

Twitter Inc has expanded its policy barring hateful speech to include “language that dehumanises people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin,”...