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Posted in Legal Judicial

Singapore’s New Powerful ‘Foreign Interference’ Law Stirs Fears of Abuse

BANGKOK — Singapore’s Parliament earlier this month passed legislation giving the government sweeping new powers to fend off foreign meddling in domestic affairs but which many fear the long-ruling People’s Action Party will abuse to smother dissent at…

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Posted in Sports

Ulsan tops Jeonbuk, advances to Asian Champions League semis

Seoul, Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3-2 in an Asian Champions League quarterfinal on Sunday to stay on course for a second successive continental title. Ulsan, which also won in 2012, needed extra-time to beat its South Korean…

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Posted in Health Maintenance

Fauci Defends Coronavirus Vaccination Mandates

U.S. President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on Sunday defended vaccination mandates to combat the coronavirus, dismissing objections from conservative Republican state governors that they infringe on people’s freedom to control their health care.”Wh…

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Posted in Culture

Russian Actor and Director Making 1st Movie in Space Back on Earth

MOSCOW — A Russian actor and a film director making the first move film in space returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS).The Soyuz MS-18 space capsule carrying Russian ISS crew member Oleg Novitskiy, …

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Posted in Industry

Food Experts in Uganda Say They Want Farmers’ Opinions Before Introducing Innovations

KAMPALA, UGANDA — As climate change continues to hit farmers because of erratic weather conditions, researchers believe there is a need to not only improve agricultural innovation but seek farmers’ opinions before introducing new farming methods.Hadija…

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Posted in Government Policy

Laurent Gbagbo Launches New Political Party in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his previous party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.Gbag…

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Posted in Science & Technology

Eswatini Shuts Schools Amid New Wave of Protests

MBABANE, ESWATINI — Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, said Saturday it had shut its schools “indefinitely with immediate effect” as the country faces a wave of pro-democracy protests.Students of the tiny, landlocked nation formerly known as Sw…

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Posted in Science & Technology

Eswatini Shuts Schools Amid New Wave of Protests

MBABANE, ESWATINI — Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, said Saturday it had shut its schools “indefinitely with immediate effect” as the country faces a wave of pro-democracy protests.Students of the tiny, landlocked nation formerly known as Sw…

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Posted in Government Policy

Sudan’s Prime Minister Presents Road Map Out of Crisis

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on Friday unveiled a road map to end what he described as the country’s “worst and most dangerous” political crisis in its two-year transition.Since a coup attempt in late September, Sudan’s military and civilian …

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Posted in General

South Sudan Activists Say Phones Were Compromised Ahead of Planned Protests

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Political activists in South Sudan say mobile phone carrier Zain South Sudan illegally disrupted their telephone service, crippling their communications ahead of a planned anti-government protest.People’s Coalition on Civil Action C…

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