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Yudh Abhyas: Indo-US combat drill to kick off in Rajasthan tomorrow

India -- A contingent of 270 American soldiers on Sunday reached Rajasthan to take part in a fortnight-long joint military exercise with the Indian Army, 'Yudh Abhyas 20', at the state's Mahajan field firing range. The contingent reached Suratgarh...

Australia won’t extradite S’pore-born murder suspect if death penalty awaits him

Singapore—A man born in Singapore wanted in relation to a murder case nearly four decades ago is in jail in Australia, but the country’s Attorney-General's Department has said he cannot be extradited if he faces the death penalty. Seventy-seven-year-old Tham...

China calls for ‘better angels’ to prevail in reset with Biden’s US

by Jing Xuan TENG China on Thursday congratulated US President Joe Biden on his inauguration and called for a reset in relations between Beijing and Washington after a corrosive period of diplomacy under Donald Trump. Beijing also welcomed news that the...

Partial lockdown in Beijing as UK virus variant detected

1.6 million residents were banned from leaving Beijing on Wednesday as two Covid-19 cases linked to a new UK virus variant were found in the Chinese capital. China has lauded its response to the pandemic, which emerged in the central...
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Where & how you’re most likely catch COVID — New study

    Singapore — As the world enters its third year into the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the benefits is that...
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China incensed by French parliament’s genocide declaration

Beijing, China By Poornima WEERASEKARA China condemned a French parliament resolution on Friday that accuses Beijing of carrying out a genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population, a...

Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash

South Korean tech giant Samsung has pulled an online advert in Singapore that featured a hijab-wearing Muslim woman hugging her drag queen son after...

Land battle awaits Indigenous communities over Indonesia capital relocation: NGO

Jakarta, Indonesia Tens of thousands of Indonesia's indigenous people are at risk of being expelled from their lands to make way for the construction of a...

‘I’m feeling much better now.’ Hayley Woo says after ‘underestimating’ Moderna booster side effects

    Singapore — After a rough ride following a Moderna Covid-19 booster jab, actress Hayley Woo says she’s doing better and thanks the people who...