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WATSONS’ #HappyBeautifulYear 2020 Chinese New Year video is about the importance of respecting and keeping up with traditions besides bridging the gap between the older and younger generations while encouraging all to appreciate each other as well as stay trendy and beautiful during the celebration. The festive video that delivers an underlying messages in a
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SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) – Yemen’s warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict on Saturday – a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same state. As of midnight, the Houthi movement which controls the capital Sanaa outlawed the use and possession of crisp new Yemeni riyal
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Twenty-six years ago, Prosper saw Burundian soldiers take away his brother and nephew. Neighbours told him soldiers had also discovered his mother in a house where she had been hiding. None were ever seen again. This week, the government opened a mass grave in his neighbourhood. Families mourning long-lost loved ones were
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Thursday. The people were kidnapped on Dec. 22 by militants posing as soldiers who stopped a convoy of commercial vehicles travelling
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PHNOM PENH (Phnom Post/ANN): Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the strong growth in exports is due
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VALLETTA (Reuters) – Lawyer Robert Abela, 42, was sworn in as Malta’s prime minister on Monday, succeeding Joseph Muscat who resigned over his handling of investigations into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Abela was elected leader of the ruling Labour Party in a vote among the party members on Saturday. The son
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Kento Momota (pic), who was involved in a road accident on the MEX Highway early Monday (Jan 13), has been hospitalised and is in stable condition, says Japan’s national team coach. The 25-year-old Japanese badminton player escaped with light injuries and is currently receiving treatment at Hospital Putrajaya. The other
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EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s diplomacy was vindicated on Saturday when Iran admitted that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner as Trudeau had suggested, and his handling of the incident may increase support at home, Canadian political observers said. The crash on Wednesday killed 176 people, including 57 from Canada.
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