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UK’s Johnson insists new lockdown will end on Dec 2

A second coronavirus lockdown in England will end on December 2, UK prime minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday(4), despite suggestions it could be...

Jenifer Rajkumar becomes the first South Asian to be elected to the New York...

INDIAN-AMERICAN lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, 38, became the first South Asian woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly, the lower house of...

Bangladesh’s High Court questions ban on marital rape prosecutions

Bangladesh's High Court has questioned a ban on marital rape prosecutions after women's rights groups argued it was discriminatory to stop alleged rapists from...

UK Supreme Court seeks a minority justice to ‘boost diversity’

WITH the retirement of Lady Black of Derwent over the Christmas break, UK Supreme Court  now only has one woman and no BAME representation. To fill...

Sunak hopes four-week lockdown will be ‘sufficient’

UK finance minister Rishi Sunak on Monday(2) said that the government will seek to lift its four-week coronavirus lockdown for England in early December. There...

Bangladesh Islamist group demands country cuts ties with France

Bangladesh's biggest Islamist group on Monday(2) told the government to cut diplomatic ties with France within 24 hours, as police stopped thousands of its...

Trump, Biden focus on battleground states in campaign’s final sprint

With early voter turnout setting a record and US business districts boarding up for fear of Election Day unrest, President Donald Trump and his...

New £3m fund to support communities experiencing racism across the UK

CHARITY Comic Relief on Monday(2) launched a new fund worth nearly £3million to support communities experiencing racial inequality across the UK. Under the fund, £2,150,000...

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at France on Friday(30) and torched an effigy of president Emmanuel Macron over his recent remarks on...

Pakistan to object India’s application to the EU for GI status for basmati rice

PAKISTAN has said that it  will 'vehemently' oppose India's application to the EU for sole geographical indication (GI) status for its homegrown long-grain aromatic...