Airlines look to tests that give instant results

VIENNA: A health worker in protective clothes holds a COVID-19 antigen test yesterday. - AFP ZURICH/MILAN: European airlines...

Filipino nurses find English tests too daunting

MANILA: Bracing for life after Brexit, British hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona, but she twice flunked a mandatory...

Xi visits Wuhan, says tide turning against epidemic

WUHAN: Chinese President Xi Jinping wears a mask as he waves to a coronavirus patient and medical staff via video link...

North Koreans survive by paying bribes

Pyongyang blames sanctions for dire humanitarian situation GENEVA: North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive...

Mass burial for scores killed in mine disaster

HPAKANT: Volunteers bury bodies of miners in a mass grave while relatives look on during a funeral ceremony near Hpakant in...

The three women hoping to upset Modi at the polls

SILIGURI: Chief minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee...

Quarantine hotel collapse, kills 10

ZAYTON: Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Quanzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province. - AFP...

S Korea coronavirus cases jump after call centre outbreak

SEOUL: A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant on the street to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, near...

‘Buddhism under threat’: Thailand election gives platform to radicals

Politics marks a new trend in traditionally tolerant Thailand BANGKOK: Royal Thai Army Commander in Chief Apirat Kongsompong...

Indonesia’s Aceh province whips 11 for sharia-banned romance

Buddhist man receives more than two dozen lashes BANDA ACEH: One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably...

Kuwait receives third of total annual rainfall in one day

  KUWAIT: Kuwait received more than a third of its total average annual rainfall overnight Monday to Tuesday as a result of torrential rains. The...

Xi warns of ‘grave’ situation as China rushes to build hospitals

WUHAN, China: Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the...

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