This day in history | 1956 US court victory for black students

The United States Supreme Court has upheld a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities. The University of North Carolina was appealing against an earlier ruling, in 1954,

Myanmar | 38 died on deadliest day yet for coup opposition: UN

Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of

The Buzz | Meghan accuses palace of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

The Duchess of Sussex has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was “perpetuating falsehoods about us,” BBC reported. In a clip of

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

China said yesterday a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station. The station’s core module,

This day in history | 1976 Guilty verdict for ‘Maguire Seven’

A 40-year-old Irish born mother has been jailed for 14 years for possessing explosives at her London home. Five other members of her family and a close friend were also found

Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and China

President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world, but one major nation has yet to see any

The Buzz | Hong Kong probes death of man who received COVID-19 vaccine

Hong Kong authorities reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the

Who is Myanmar’s UN envoy? Coup opponent or representative

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador, who strongly opposed the military coup in his country, insists he remains the permanent representative to the United Nations, but the foreign ministry has informed the U.N.

This day in history | 1966 BBC tunes in to colour

The BBC has announced plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year. Britain will be the first country in Europe to offer regular programming in colour. The announcement was

Myanmar | Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets yesterday against crowds protesting last month’s coup, but the demonstrators regrouped after each volley and tried to defend themselves with

The Buzz | Beat poet, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has

Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M

A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World

This day in history | 1970 Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic

The Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, has declared his country a republic, cutting its last link with the British Crown. The new Rhodesian Republic, came into being at 2301BST yesterday,

Covid-19 | Philippines launches vaccinations amid supply problems

The Philippine government launched a vaccination campaign yesterday to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks but faces supply problems and public resistance, which it hopes to ease by

The Buzz | Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote, BBC reported. In his first

Nomadland | Chloé Zhao is second woman to win best director prize at Globes

Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes and the first female winner of Asian descent on a night in which her film “Nomadland”

This day in history | 1954 US tests hydrogen bomb in Bikini

The US has produced the biggest ever man-made explosion so far in the Pacific archipelago of Bikini, part of the Marshall Islands. It is believed the hydrogen bomb was up to

Biden hails House passage of USD1.9T virus bill, now to Senate

The House approved a USD1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as

The Buzz | Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said, bringing focus on a practice that continues

‘Not a good idea:’ Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there, a fragile health care system and the unavoidable likelihood

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