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Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to weaponise the coming cold season....

Meghan Markle stopped watching Real Housewives when her life had its own ‘drama’

Meghan insisted she would never appear in a reality show in the season finale of her podcast....

Why are China’s Covid rules so strict?

Most other countries saw coronavirus restrictions as temporary until vaccines were widely available, but China has stuck steadfastly to its strategy....

Indian and US troops stage exercises close to disputed China border

The annual drills took part around Auli, a hill station in the northern state of Uttarakhand....

Students sent home and police on patrol as China curbs Covid protests

Authorities have eased some controls after demonstrations in at least eight mainland cities and Hong Kong....

Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin goes on trial over Ukraine war criticism

He is one of the few Kremlin critics to have remained in the country amid a crackdown on dissent....

Qatar says World Cup worker death toll ‘between 400 and 500’

The comment by top official Hassan al-Thawadi during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan is drastically higher than any offered by Doha....

Hancock to face MPs in Westminster this week following I’m A Celeb stint

The West Suffolk MP is facing questions over his political future in the wake of his third place finish on the ITV reality show....

UK summons Chinese ambassador over ‘unacceptable’ arrest of BBC journalist

The broadcaster said the cameraman was ‘beaten and kicked’ by police after covering protests against Covid restrictions....

Harry Potter fans listen to Audible audiobooks for one billion hours

The audio versions of the book series created by JK Rowling were first made available on the platform seven years ago....

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