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The story behind Nigeria’s Netflix sex-trafficking drama

by Camille MALPLAT Clad soberly in a chequered knee-length dress, Tobore Ovuorie hardly seems as if she once walked the streets of Lagos in a revealing outfit and high heels. A freelance reporter with a burning desire to uncover the truth about a sordid backstreet trade,...

The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

by Isabelle LE PAGE When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. For the town located on the edge of the most important...

Trump will be gone, but trauma of 2020 may haunt Biden

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by Sebastian Smith Covid and a traumatic presidential election left the US reeling in 2020, but even with Donald Trump gone and Joe Biden promising to heal the nation there'll be no quick return to normal in 2021. For many in the world's richest country, 2020...

Australian lobster sector claws back trade after China ban

Even in the scorching Australian summer sun, long queues of customers snake around Fremantle harbour -- a soothing sight for beleaguered local fishermen trying to replace lost business with China. Australia's rock lobster exports are worth half a billion US dollars a year -- and...

Singapore’s Covid-19 Christmas economics

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Kuala Lampur, Dec. 27 -- There's no snow. No real sleigh bells. And no one's roasting anything by an open fire but this weekend Singapore celebrated Christmas like never before. Instead of big parties and Christmas fairs, we had smaller events and households hosting smaller...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Leader of ‘virus-free’ Turkmenistan champions herbal defence

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by Anton Lomov / with Christopher Rickleton in Almaty Ayna Garayeva, a school teacher in the capital of authoritarian and secretive Turkmenistan, began taking extra sanitary measures in her classroom when the government issued new guidelines in August. As well as standard coronavirus precautions like temperature checks...

No stronger partner than India when UK looks east: India’s Foreign Minister

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India, Dec. 15 -- External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said it was a matter of satisfaction that there are growing recognition and acceptance of the idea of Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar was speaking at the joint conference alongside UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab. "India has...

Here’s how many cars and bikes were sold in Malaysia during this pandemic year… April’s number is a shocker!

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 11 -- The number of cars and motorcycles sold in Malaysia during the first 10 months of this year '- which covered the movement control order (MCO) '- saw an overall drastic drop of almost 20 per cent and 13 per...
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