British MP says she was fired from ministerial post for being ‘Muslim’

British MP says she was fired from ministerial post for being ‘Muslim’

MP Nusrat Ghani speaks during a session in Parliament in London, Britain May 12, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Former British Muslim minister says her faith was a problem Party enforcer denies allegations Johnson under pressure over lockdown rallies Lawmaker to meet with police over … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a government mass cull order over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicked owners would abandon their pets. Authorities on Tuesday ordered the culling of 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities after … Read more

Hong Kong to cull hamsters after COVID-19 found in pet store

Hong Kong to cull hamsters after COVID-19 found in pet store

People stand outside a temporarily closed pet store after the government announced the euthanasia of around 2,000 hamsters in the city after finding evidence for the first time of possible animal-to-human transmission from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, China, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano off Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from social media video. Video recorded January 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Extensive damage to the west coast of the main island Airports closed, hampering international … Read more

Distress signal sparks UN concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hamper relief efforts

Australia and New Zealand send reconnaissance flights to Tonga The Red Cross says 80,000 people could have been affected Two people, including a British, missing Two drowned in Peru Ash clouds from the eruption moving towards New Zealand, Australia SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A distress signal has been detected in a group of isolated, … Read more

China’s birth rate drops to record high in 2021

China’s birth rate drops to record high in 2021

Children play on a playground inside a shopping complex in Shanghai, China June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The birth rate in mainland China fell to a record low of 7.52 per 1,000 people in 2021, National Bureau of Statistics data showed … Read more

Djokovic boards plane bound for Dubai after court upholds cancellation of his visa

Djokovic boards plane bound for Dubai after court upholds cancellation of his visa

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic walks at Melbourne airport before boarding a flight, after the Federal Court upheld the government’s decision to revoke his visa to play at the Australian Open, Melbourne , Australia, January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Tennis star Novak Djokovic boarded a plane bound for Dubai on … Read more

Kosovo bans Serbian vote on constitutional changes on its soil

Kosovo bans Serbian vote on constitutional changes on its soil

Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti gives a joint press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (not pictured) at the EEAS building in Brussels, Belgium April 29, 2021. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRISTINA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament on Saturday passed a resolution … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarusian intelligence services for cyberattack

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarusian intelligence services for cyberattack

A laptop screen shows a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish, which appeared on the official website of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry after a massive cyberattack, in this illustration taken January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Valentin Ogirenko /Drawing Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukrainian government websites were hit by a cyberattack Russia has … Read more

Netherlands announces easing of COVID lockdown amid record infections

Netherlands announces easing of COVID lockdown amid record infections

A general view of a largely deserted Dutch urban center is seen as the country enters its third day of lockdown, in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, December 21, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The Netherlands ends the containment in place since mid-December New cases are at … Read more