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UK issues commemorative coin celebrating rock band ‘Queen’

The coin features the band’s logo and instruments played by the ‘Queen’ members Britain’s Royal Mint has issued its first commemorative coin featuring a British rock group, in a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury and the three other band members of Queen. “This is a ‘who would’ve thought it’ moment. Here, we have a […]

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Watch | China's birth rate lowest since its inception

A video on China’s dropping birth rate resulting in an ageing society and shrinking workforce China’s birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since it was founded in 1949. Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million children in 2019, a birth rate of 10.48 babies per 1,000 people. China’s one-child policy has been blamed for […]

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5 dead as boiling water floods rooms in Russian hotel

A heating pipe burst Monday in a small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others injured in the central city of Perm, emergency officials said. The nine-room hotel was located in the basement of a residential building in the city of 1 million people near Russia’s Ural […]

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Mudflats: The world’s great coastal protectors

The rising levels of our global seas pose serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Can nature help? The rising levels of our global seas poses serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Nature itself can go some way to offering a solution. As muddy as they are flat, mudflats don’t necessarily have the draw of golden […]

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7 missing, over 150 rescued after Nepal avalanche

The incessant snowfall caused the avalanche near a popular trekking route in the Himalayan country. The area is close to the base camp for Annapurna, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. Four South Koreans and three Nepali guides remain missing following an avalanche near the Annapurna mountain range, while over 150 domestic and […]