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A holiday at home

  • Not going away on holiday can be the real holiday. Following the mass holiday exodus, it can also be a positive time not to travel: Everywhere is quieter and it can be a time to think, restore balance and concentrate on your health. It can also be bonus time to spend with the family.The real...
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In Karachi, a free school under a bridge for the megacity’s poorest kids

  • KARACHI: Academic activities came to a temporary halt as a train loudly rumbled past a school built under a bridge in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi. After a few moments, when the noise dissipated, teachers resumed their lectures amid the sound of fast-moving traffic overhead. Despi...
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Salma Abu Deif teams up with UNICEF for charity drive

  • DUBAI: Egyptian actress Salma Abu Deif posted a video on her Instagram account urging her followers to donate to UNICEF’s fight against COVID-19. The organization is attempting to supply essential supplies and protective equipment to where they are needed most to prevent the spread of the cor...
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Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll

  • WUHAN, China: Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China’s Wuhan on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicenter, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States. China has come under fire for its handling of...
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Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

  • LONDON: Cindy had a comfortable lifestyle in Hong Kong: she owned several properties with her husband, they had a good business going. But last year she made up her mind to leave it all behind and move her family to Britain, and not even a global pandemic was going to sway her decision. “To up...
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Concern grows over traffickers targeting Ukrainian refugees

  • SIRET: One man was detained in Poland suspected of raping a 19-year-old refugee he’d lured with offers of shelter after she fled war-torn Ukraine. Another was overheard promising work and a room to a 16-year-old girl before authorities intervened. Another case inside a refugee camp at Poland’s...
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Displaced Gazans search for warm clothes as cold draws in

  • RAFAH, Palestinian Territories: When Khulud Jarboueh and her children fled their home in the northern Gaza Strip under Israeli bombardment in early October, the young ones were wearing just shorts and T-shirts. The heat of late summer still lingered then. But now she rummages through piles of ...
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Afghans alarmed by Iran’s possible move to expel refugees

  • KABUL: Afghans expressed concern on Sunday about the implications of a move by neighboring Iran to deport nearly 3 million Afghan refugees from its soil if Washington toughens its sanctions against Tehran.  Faced by the threat of a new wave of US sanctions, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister...
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Brooklyn shooting evoked painful memories for Zack Tahhan, a Syrian who helped catch suspect

  • NEW YORK: There is more to Zack Tahhan’s story than might initially meet the eye. The 21-year-old from Aleppo in Syria found himself in the social media spotlight on Wednesday after his tip-off to police helped lead to the arrest of Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway mass shooting ...
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What contrasting Western responses to Ukraine and Gaza crises mean for future conflicts

  • LONDON: Two years after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and six months since the Hamas-led attacks that provoked Israel’s assault on Gaza, critics say the responses to these parallel crises are indicative of a double standard at play in the international order. Follow...
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