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Four dead as hotel siege in Somali capital enters 18th hour

The Villa Rose is frequented by members of parliament and located in a secure central part of the capital just a few blocks from the office of Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

published : 28 Nov 2022

Pakistan's Taliban end ceasefire, order nationwide attacks: Statement

Tehreek–e-Taliban Pakistan, a separate entity to the Taliban in Afghanistan but sharing a similar Islamist ideology, have been responsible for dozens of violent attacks and hundreds of deaths.

published : 28 Nov 2022

14 years on, NATO to renew a vow to Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers will gather for two days at the Palace of the Parliament in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

published : 28 Nov 2022

'Gaslighting' is Merriam-Webster's word of 2022; check out other top words

“It’s a word that has risen so quickly in the English language, and especially in the last four years, that it actually came as a surprise to me and to many of us,” said Peter Sokolowski. 

published : 28 Nov 2022

Wordplay, blank signs, music: How China is protesting zero-Covid

Here's how many Chinese have attempted to evade censorship to demonstrate their anger and show support for protests.

published : 28 Nov 2022

A timeline of Covid-related protests in China

The discontent over China's 'zero covid' policy has led to a slew of protests. Here is a timeline of key Covid-related protests since the start of the year.

published : 28 Nov 2022

China protests speak to deep political frustrations against Xi, CCP

People took to the streets across China on Sunday to call for an end to lockdowns and for greater political freedoms, in a wave of widespread protest not seen since pro-democracy rallies in 1989.

published : 28 Nov 2022

China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

The government made no comment on the protests or criticism of Xi, the most widespread display of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.

published : 28 Nov 2022

Two people rescued from plane caught in power lines in US

Both passengers were transported to local trauma centres with non-life-threatening injuries.

published : 28 Nov 2022

China Covid lockdowns shut delivery workers out of their homes

The ruling Communist Party's uncompromising zero-Covid strategy has stoked anger and resentment, with widespread and sometimes violent protests kicking off across China's major cities.

published : 28 Nov 2022

China reports rise in COVID-19 cases amid renewed protests against President, lockdown

China's National Health Commission said 39,452 new cases were reported on Monday, including 36,304 local asymptomatic cases.

published : 28 Nov 2022

EXPLAINER | Why are anti-government protests erupting in China

The protests — which began Friday and have spread to cities including the capital, Beijing, and dozens of university campuses are the most widespread show of opposition to the ruling party in decades.

published : 28 Nov 2022

Iran rapper could face death penalty: Judiciary

Salehi is charged with "corruption on earth", according to the judiciary, one of the Islamic republic's most serious offences.

published : 28 Nov 2022

Signs of Iran in China as protests spread; people chant 'Step down, Xi Jinping'

The ongoing protests had its beginning in early November following a deadly fire in Ürümqi that claimed 10 lives. 

published : 27 Nov 2022

US midterm polls: Georgia Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing

The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between the Democratic incumbent, Raphael Warnock, and Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, has grown increasingly bitter as their Dec. 6 runoff nears.

published : 27 Nov 2022