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Haiti's president: despite coup attempts he backs democracy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti’s president blamed powerful oligarchs on Monday for seven attempts in his four-year term to overthrow Haiti’s democratic system, most recently an attempted coup on Feb. 7, ...

BR Metals recognised as one of Singapore’s fastest growing companies for the third consecutive year

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 January 2021 - BR Metals, a leading specialist of precious metals recycling, has been recognised by The Straits Times and Statista as a leading high-growth company ...

Peterhansel leads Dakar Rally heading into last stage

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel will take a 15-minute lead into the last stage of the Dakar Rally after overcoming two punctures on Thursday to stay in front. Peterh...

ICYMI: Stories to put a smile on your face

Germany achieves its 2020 climate targets Germany's carbon emissions during last year were down by 42.3% over 1990 levels, according to analysis by Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende. A...

Taiwan’s Gogoro now has nearly 2,000 charging stations around the country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro now has nearly 2,000 charging stations located around the country. The company currently has 1,924 battery swapping stations &md...

Self-immolation persists as grim form of protest in Tunisia

KASSERINE, Tunisia (AP) — In his old life, Hosni Kalaia remembers strolling the streets of his hometown of Kasserine in central Tunisia with confidence. He flashed his heavy gold bracelets and rings, ...

PiS-friendly petrol firm buys up Poland's Polska Press

The deal was announced on Monday in Germany's Passauer Neue Presse newspaper. "For strategic reasons, we have now decided to sell our Polish activities," said Alexander Diekmann, the ma...

Dirty diapers power light bulbs in Japan

From used diapers to clean fuel for electricity in 24 hours — that was Yukihiro Kimura's vision back in 2004. Six years later, his company created the first machine to do exactly that. &quo...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty at trial over protest involvement

Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong announced on Monday (Nov. 23) that he and two other leading activists will plead guilty at the opening of a trial over their involvement in last year's pr...

Coronavirus digest: Protests in Italy as Europe locks down

Italian police deployed teargas after demonstrators rallied across the country against nationwide coronavirus resctrictions on Tuesday evening. Members of the neo-fascist political party Forza Nuova ...

Pakistan police arrest key suspect in shocking highway rape

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested the second assailant in a gang rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway at night last month, when two attackers pulled her out of the ...

Humanitarian ship takes 27 migrants from Danish tanker

MILAN (AP) — Twenty-seven migrants who have grown increasingly distressed aboard a Danish tanker since being rescued at sea more than a month ago have been transferred to a humanitarian rescue ship, a...

Offices of Mozambican opposition newspaper burned in arson

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The premises of one of Mozambique's leading opposition newspapers, the weekly Canal de Mozambique and the daily CanalMoz, were attacked with petrol bombs a...

Vietnam demands Malaysia probe fatal shooting of fisherman

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has voiced concern over the Malaysian coast guard's move to open fire on two Vietnamese fishing vessels that led to the death of one fisherman, and demanded Kuala Lumpur ...

Iran: Fuel en route to Venezuela seized by US wasn't Iranian

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The cargo of four tankers seized by the United States last week en route to Venezuela was no longer Iranian property, Iran's oil minister said Monday, insisting that the U.S. had n...