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Myanmar nun who faced down a junta

Almost a year after she knelt in the dust to beg Myanmar police not to shoot anti-coup demonstrators, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng still shakes at the memory of the day she says God saved her. A photo of the Catholic nun in a simple white…

What is a quantum computer?

Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations. This can be extremely advantageous for certain tasks where they could vastly outperform even our best supercomputers.…

A silent killer is choking India’s capital

NEW DELHI Gulpreet Singh begs for food from a dirty hemp mat spread on the sidewalk outside Delhi's South Campus metro station. Like millions of Indians who survive on handouts or daily wages, the 84-year-old says he has no choice but…

Life at 50 Degree Celsius

The climate disaster is no longer a future concern. In many components of the world, it has already begun. Millions of humans are living with excessive temperatures, dealing with a developing danger of flooding or wildfires. Here, 5…

Why climate progress is difficult

This weekend, world leaders will open the COP26 climate summit, the UN's annual climate alternate conference, in Glasgow. Some insist this event is crucial to the multinational battle to restrict the effects of climate change; others…

Australia lifts international journey ban

Australia will raise a ban on citizens traveling overseas without permission, the authorities announced Wednesday, with the country's border set to open to skilled workers and international students by the year's end. More than 18 months…

Goodbye, Columbus

Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings included in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and move at the northern tip of Canada's island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings had reached the New…

Sydney ends lockdown after 4 months

SYDNEY Sydneysiders defied grey skies and drizzle to celebrate the end of almost 4 months of lockdown on Monday, hoping to put behind them a period of "blood, sweat and no beers" in Australia's biggest city. Sydney's more than five…

How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle…

Taliban destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas

BAMIYAN Taliban gunmen now stand guard at the gaping rock cavities that once housed two ancient statues of the Buddha — desecrated with dynamite by the Islamists during their last stint in power. The monuments in Bamiyan province had…

Fumio Kishida starts work

TOKYO Fumio Kishida got to work as Japan's prime minister on Tuesday, holding talks with foreign leaders, a day after taking office and forming a Cabinet to meet challenges including reviving an economy battered by COVID-19. "I have a…

Workers flee Vietnam as long lockdown eases

HANOI Tens of hundreds of people, usually migrant workers, left Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend as the largest city in Vietnam eased a months-long Covid-19 lockdown, triggering fears of labour shortages and extra disruption to…

Thousands march for abortion rights in US

WASHINGTON Wearing pink hats and T-shirts and shouting "Hands off my body," tens of thousands of females took to the streets across the United States on Saturday in nationwide protests aimed at countering a conservative drive to restrict…

Chinese hack targets Indian media, says Report

A U.S.-based private cybersecurity company said Wednesday it's uncovered evidence that an Indian media conglomerate, also as a police department and also the agency responsible for the country’s national identification database are hacked,…

5 things Biden heads to the UN

President Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for the primary time as president as world leaders take in new York City in the week . The meeting comes as Biden faces outrage from France over a replacement…

Thousands homeless as Taliban eject Afghans

Kandahar, Afghanistan Ikramullah was at work on a car wash in Kandahar city on Saturday when he got an urgent call from his family. The 28-year-old rushed home to search out a group of armed Taliban fighters who had found his house,…

South Asia’s winter smog, threat to ozone

LAHORE, Pakistan Although the worldwide phaseout of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has helped protect the ozone layer, South Asia’s extreme smog, which is worsening each winter, is appearing to be the newest challenge to the ozone shield.…

Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

KABUL Once, Kabul’s main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the govt. On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been…

The complexities of 5G development in Asia

If robotics and cellular communications seem, strange bedfellows, it’s because the fifth generation of wireless, 5G development in Asia, is that the first to wirelessly address the necessity of such applications instead of just increasing…

South-east Asia economies on the brink

HANOI Even as they struggle with one among the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks, nations across Southeast Asia are slowly realizing that they will not afford the economy-crippling restrictions needed to squash it. On the factory…

150 Americans expected to fly out of Kabul

KABUL Two Qatari officials say they expect 100 to 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul’s airport in the coming hours. If confirmed, this would mark the first large-scale evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan since the last U.S.…

Key players in the Taliban’s new government

KABUL Taliban on Tuesday announced prominent posts for their new government after they seized control of the country and ousted the previous regime last month. Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, who is on a UN sanctions list, was named as…

Best Places for Trekking in Kashmir

Are you planning a trekking holiday in Kashmir in 2022? Well, first of all, congratulate yourself for making such a right decision. After all, nothing can compare to the experience of trekking amidst the astounding beauty of the…

Vultures At Risk; We Need to Save Them

Vultures. Animation characters in dried deserts regularly wish them to vanish, since revolving around vultures are a cliché harbinger of death. Actually, vultures in certain pieces of the world are at risk for vanishing. Also, as per late…