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25 Nov
India has more women than men for the first time on record, according to government data that also showed a slowing birthrate in the world's second-most populous nation. Parents in India have historically favoured sons over daughters, who are often considered burdensome and costly due to the tradition of wedding dowries. Sex-selective abortions have been…
24 Nov
Apple on Tuesday sued the Israeli spyware maker at the center of the Pegasus surveillance scandal, seeking to block NSO Group from targeting the over one billion iPhones in circulation.
24 Nov
India's polluted capital will reopen schools on Monday, one week after it announced a partial shutdown over dangerous air pollution levels, authorities said Wednesday.
23 Nov
India's government will introduce a bill to ban private cryptocurrencies and create a framework for a central bank-backed digital money, parliament said in a shock announcement late Tuesday.
23 Nov
The son and namesake of the Philippines' former dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Tuesday he took a cocaine test after President Rodrigo Duterte accused an unnamed presidential candidate of using the illegal drug.
23 Nov
Indian tech hub Bangalore has been inundated by floodwater after torrential downpours that have killed scores of people across the country's south in the past few weeks.
23 Nov
South Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan, who brutally crushed opponents until mass demonstrations forced him out, died on Tuesday, his longtime aide announced.
23 Nov
China on Tuesday said the controversy surrounding Peng Shuai was being "maliciously" hyped up, after the Chinese tennis star made sexual assault claims against one of the nation's most powerful politicians.
22 Nov
Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought "total and complete" control over his media image, his ex-spokesman told the graft trial of the veteran leader on Monday.
22 Nov
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday condemned the latest flare-up in the disputed South China Sea after Chinese coastguard ships fired water cannon at Filipino boats.
21 Nov
An Iraqi court adjourned a hearing Sunday to allow a man to formalise his religious marriage to a 12-year-old girl, according to a lawyer
21 Nov
A militant of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement opened fire Sunday in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one person and wounding three

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Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. NEW YORK, USA, December 08, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The alert comes as new data from the region indicated that almost 36 million people are expected to…
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The German parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor on Wednesday, turning the page on 16 years with Angela Merkel at the helm as a new centre-left-led coalition takes the wheel of Europe's top economy.
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The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.
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Armed gunmen ambushed a vehicle of 21 passengers traveling from Sabon Birni Local Government Area in Sokoto State on Monday. Some of the passengers including children who were traveling from the town of Sabon Birni to the town of Isa near the Nigerian border with Niger were then burnt to death. Police spokesperson Sanusi Abubakar…