Belarus: Lukashenko hints at conditional departure
30 November 2020 | 7:03 am
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he would not remain in his post if the protest-gripped nation adopts a new constitution. Since August, he has refused to negotiate with the opposition.
13 Nov 2020
Christina Aguilera has reportedly signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation for management. The news comes after she parted ways with her manager of 20 years, Irving Azoff.
19 Nov 2020
Although India is fulfilling its climate goals, its efforts still fall short of the Paris Agreement's long-term goal of limiting global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the 2020 Climate Transparency report.
3 Jan 2021
India finds six people - now being kept in isolation - who had recently returned from Britain positive for the new and more infectious strain of Covid-19. India joins a growing list of nations to report the mutant strain, with flights to and from the UK temporarily suspended since last week.
15 Jan 2021
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
15 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with GuardianTV, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed, amongst other issues, the state of insecurity in the country and comments credited to some northern leaders, particularly Sheikh Gumi and Sen. Ahmed Lawan on insecurity in parts of the country. He also explained what he meant by “a centre that no longer exists.”
18 Mar 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa expresses his condolences to the Zulu nation for the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini, the late leader of South Africa's largest ethnic group, saying: "It is a difficult day because a huge tree has fallen. ... Our nation is indeed in mourning."
29 Mar 2021
Thailand kicks off the 'Flag of the Nation' relay run, led by the country's first Olympic gold medallist Somrak Kamsing who achieved the feat in boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The event will see more than 4,000 Olympic medal-winning athletes, amateur athletes, celebrities and volunteers take turn running with the Thai flag for 61 days, covering 4,581 kilometres and passing through 35 provinces in the country till reaching Suvarnabhumi Airport. The flag will then be flown to Tokyo alongside the Thai Olympic contingent.
22 May 2021
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he feels the pain of all Indians battling the pandemic, in a televised address following weeks of largely avoiding public comment on his country's devastating coronavirus wave. The Hindu nationalist leader's government has been stung by criticism of its handling of the virus, with his address coming as the country of 1.3 billion reported 4,000 deaths for a third straight day and 343,144 new infections.
24 May 2021
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31 May 2021
The two leaders, at odds with the West over recent political maneuvers, have enjoyed a boat trip near Sochi. Last week, a plane was forced to land in Minsk to arrest a blogger critical of the Lukashenko regime.
14 Jun 2021
Algeria's legislative election on Saturday is shaping up to be a missed opportunity for democratic change. Some observers say an "Algerian Summer" of discontent is a real possibility.
24 Jun 2021
Iran tends to dominate the news cycle, whether that's over its contentious nuclear programme, relations with the West or its domestic situation. Yet it continues to be a country misunderstood by many. Iranians often find themselves having to prove to the rest of the world that theirs is not a monolithic society. To find out more, we speak to Tara Kangarlou, author of "The Heartbeat of Iran".
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The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.
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The growing appetite for milk and meat is pushing the planet to the edge. But it doesn't need to be that way since there are many plant-based alternatives that aren't bad for the environment and still taste good.
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New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.
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Fashion today is about creating new paradigms: making beautiful and desirable clothes that also have a deep conscience.
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UNESCO World Heritage site the Château de Chambord became one of the world's most majestic concert venues this week, as British rocker Sting performed against the backdrop of its French Renaissance towers. The star also spoke about how his 1985 hit "Russians" is finding new relevance after the invasion of Ukraine.