REUTERS At a factory in Sri Lanka's Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia city, workers use staples and glue to assemble long cardboard boxes, which will be used as coffins for some of the country's coronavirus victims. The coffin is made out of recyc..
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The ferries that once shuttled tourists to and from the little islets in Iran's Lake Urmia sit rusty, unable to move, on what is rapidly becoming a salt plain. Just two decades ago, Urmia was the Middle East's biggest lake, its local economy ..
MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to be the ruling party's vice-presidential candidate, in next year’s elections, the PDP-Laban party said on Tuesday (Aug 24), laying the groundwork for the leader to stay in..
An ambulance driver, after a heroic effort of saving a patient’s life, lost his in a fatal accident here. The news of the driver Muhammad Al-Subaie’s death left the people of Taif and Rania all the more shocked as he was returning home af..
Wearing shorts in public deemed indecent attire and punishable offence Wearing shorts in public is a punishable offence in Saudi Arabia, an activist has said. “Above-knee shorts is an outfit deemed outraging public decency,” Badr Al..
Greece has completed a 40-kilometer barrier system on the border with Turkey in an effort to stop Afghan migrants from attempting to enter the country. Greece now fears that due to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the situation from 2015 where..
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MANILA - The Philippines will receive the remainder of its vaccine procurement from Sinovac and the bulk of its order from Pfizer and Moderna beginning September, an official said Monday. Sinovac has delivered 21 million out of the 25 million that..
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