Thailand takes step towards legalising cannabis

Thailand relaxed its cannabis laws Thursday, with users permitted to possess and grow the plant -- albeit under complicated new guidelines. The change comes after...

Thousands to demonstrate for action on US gun violence

Thousands of people were expected to demonstrate across the United States on Saturday for tighter firearms laws to curb devastating gun violence plaguing the...

11 killed in Syria landmine explosion

Eleven people were killed and dozens wounded when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine near Syria's southern city of Daraa, a war monitor...

US inflation skyrockets, prolonging pain for consumers

US inflation resurged in May, defying hopes price pressures would slow, and posting the largest increase since December 1981 as Americans continue to shell...

Venezuela’s Maduro arrives in Iran for key talks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Tehran on Friday for key talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi, state media in the Islamic republic...

US ready to deliver millions of Covid vaccines to youngest children

The White House on Thursday said it had an operational plan to deliver 10 million doses of Covid vaccine for the nation's youngest children by June 20, pending...

Five Chinese kidnapped from DR Congo gold mine freed

Five Chinese nationals working at a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-plagued east who were kidnapped in late November have been...

Disney pulls blockbuster from French cinemas in streaming row

Disney will not release blockbuster animation "Strange World" in French cinemas, it said Wednesday, in protest against the country's strict streaming rules. Under French law,...

French health workers protest over pay ahead of polls

Health workers demonstrated in cities across France on Tuesday to demand higher pay and more staff for services stretched to breaking point, just days...

Russia controls residential areas of Severodonetsk: minister

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that Moscow's troops were in full control of the residential areas of Severodonetsk, a key city in...



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