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Water cannon, tear gas at protest outside Thai PM's residence

Bangkok - Police used water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok on Sunday, outside a military barracks containing the Thai prime minister's residence.

New digital platform aims to help mothers to keep fit

For years expectant mothers, and mother who have recently given birth, have been poorly served in the fitness market. A new scale-up aims to address this gap, by offering a new, curated digital presence.

Thousands protest over Argentina 'VIP vaccinations' scandal

Buenos Aires - Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the "VIP vaccinations" scandal that forced the health minister to resign.

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at opposition protesters

Dhaka - Dozens were injured Sunday as Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in a third day of protests sparked by the death of a prominent writer and government critic in jail.

Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents charged with security crime

Fpo - Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents were charged with subversion on Sunday in the largest use yet of Beijing's sweeping new national security law, as authorities seek to cripple the finance hub's democracy movement.

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Washington - When Sherif Mansour was first summoned by Egyptian security at age 17, he recalls how his father, who had plenty of firsthand experience, gave him directions on how to go to the interrogation.Mansour has now lived in the United States for 15 years.

US 'gravely concerned' over Tigray situation: Blinken

Washington - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday condemned alleged atrocities committed in Ethiopia's Tigray and called on the African Union and other international partners to help address the crisis in the conflict-hit region.

Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season

Los Angeles - Hollywood's award season kicks off Sunday at a very different Golden Globes, with a mainly virtual ceremony set to boost or dash the Oscars hopes of early frontrunners like "Nomadland" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Six shot dead on Myanmar crackdown's bloodiest day

Yangon - Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six protesters Sunday in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.

New York governor accused of sexual harassment by second woman

New York - A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail for Erdogan 'insult'

Istanbul - Mujdat Gezen's half-century career as an acclaimed Turkish writer and actor has included awards, a stint as a UN goodwill ambassador and a taste of prison after a 1980 putsch.

A look at three women in finance

New York - Women in the US finance industry applaud signs of progress at financial giants like Citigroup, which became the first big Wall Street bank to name a female chief executive.

Women fight for funding in man's world of tech startups

San Francisco - Lauren Foundos has excelled at just about everything she has put her mind to, from college sports and Wall Street trading to her Forte startup that takes workouts online.

Women making inroads on Wall Street, but still a long way to go

New York - Pin-up photos and smutty jokes have long been commonplace on trading floors, but the finance world is gradually opening up to women -- underlined by the arrival on Monday of Jane Fraser at the head of Wall Street banking flagship Citigroup.

Kosovo drama captures the rebellious work of war widows

S - After being driven out of her village in the midst of Kosovo's war two decades ago, Fahrije Hoti returned several months later to find her home destroyed and her husband gone.

Cuba approves animal rights law after activists' campaign

Havana - Cuba has adopted long-called for animal rights regulations, a groundbreaking victory for activists in the communist nation.

Hollywood, history combine in Churchill art auction

Rabat - Hollywood's Angelina Jolie and Britain's iconic wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, a keen artist who took inspiration from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, are combining for a March 1 date at Christie's auction house in London.

Review: Mike Manning of 'Days of Our Lives' charms in virtual fan event Special

On February 27, actor Mike Manning ("Days of Our Lives" and "The Bay") participated in a virtual fan event for Spectrum Celebrity Events.

Prince William warns social media 'awash' with vaccine lies

London - Prince William has warned that anti-vaccination messages are rife on social media and urged those eligible to get jabs, following a similar appeal by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Venezuelans protest femicide after three women killed

Acarigua - Hundreds of Venezuelans protested Saturday following the murders of three young women last week, in a rally against femicide in the South American nation.
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