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Covid, pandemic and lockdown: how 2020 changed the world

When the world celebrated the dawn of a new decade with a blaze of firework parties and revelry on January 1, few could have...

Brazil investigates rescue of maid enslaved for nearly 40 years

A Brazilian woman enslaved as a maid from the age of eight for almost four decades and forced into marriage has been rescued in...

Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050

The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could more...

Anger grows in Sri Lanka over forced Muslim virus cremations

Outrage is mounting in Sri Lanka after at least 15 Muslim coronavirus victims, including a baby, were cremated against family wishes and in contravention...

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice -...

Sonu Sood crowned top global Asian celebrity for 2020

INDIAN actor Sonu Sood, who won praise for his charitable work helping migrant workers in India during the pandemic, has been named the number...

People rush to Sri Lankan village to have ‘Covid-19 cure syrup’

THOUSANDS of people defied public gathering restrictions to descend on a small village in central Sri Lanka for a syrup that a self-styled holy...

Race, ethnicity to be included in Twitter’s hate speech rules

Twitter Inc has expanded its policy barring hateful speech to include “language that dehumanises people on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin,”...

Preparations in full-swing as Cyclone Burevi nears Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA evacuated 75,000 people from homes on the east coast, where tropical cyclone Burevi, packing winds of 80 kph to 90 kph (50...

UK police probe mercenaries from Sri Lanka’s civil war

London police said on Monday (30) they have launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries who trained a security force accused...