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Tourists brave sub-zero temperatures for a night at Sweden’s ice hotel

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SWEDEN – High above the Arctic Circle and nestled in the snow-dusted forests of northern Sweden, gaggles of tourists gathered ...

Viral video prompts outpouring for bullied Australian boy

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SYDNEY – An Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied to the point he wanted to “die right now” has ...

DIY virus protection: Hong Kongers making own masks amid shortages

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HONG KONG – With chronic face mask shortages in the midst of a virus outbreak, Hong Kongers have started making their own ...

Ahead of Trump opening, world’s biggest cricket stadium raises eyebrows

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NEW DELHI – US President Donald Trump will open the world’s biggest cricket stadium in India next week, but critics ...

Asian markets fall on fears over spreading virus

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HONG KONG – A spike in new virus cases outside China spooked Asian markets Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record ...

BTS to release new album with 4m pre-orders

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SEOUL – K-pop superstars BTS were releasing their new album Friday, breaking records even before it came out as the ...

S. Korea confirms 52 more cases of COVID-19, 156 in total

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SEOUL – South Korea on Friday confirmed 52 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of ...

COVID-19 death toll in China reaches 2,236

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BEIJING – The number of people, who have been infected with a new coronavirus across mainland China has reached 75,465, ...

Sweden creates $1m prizes for sustainable food solutions

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STOCKHOLM – Sweden has created two $1 million prizes for solutions to feed billions of people, as climate change ...
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Japan firm lands massive Sri Lanka airport contract

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COLOMBO – A Japanese firm was chosen by Colombo Thursday to build a new $570 million terminal for Sri Lanka’s ...

Coronavirus buffets Air France as 2019 profits dive

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PARIS – French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said Thursday the coronavirus had blown a large hole in 2020 earnings while ...

Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia: watchdog

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KUALA LUMPUR – Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked across Southeast Asia in the past two decades, a ...