Oxfam: World’s 10 Richest Men Doubled Wealth During COVID Pandemic

PARIS — The world’s 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, a report said on Monday. Oxfam said the men’s wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, at an average rate of $1.3 billion per day, in a briefing published before a […]

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Australia, New Zealand Step Up Efforts to Aid Tsunami-Hit Tonga

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON — Australia and New Zealand dispatched surveillance flights on Monday to assess the damage in Tonga, isolated from the rest of the world due to the eruption of an underwater volcano that triggered a tsunami and blanketed the Pacific island with ash. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to provide support for Tonga as early […]

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Huge Tonga Volcanic Eruption Caused ‘Significant Damage’

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused “significant damage” to the island nation’s capital and smothered it in dust, but the full extent was unclear with communications still hampered Monday. The eruption on Saturday was so powerful it was recorded around the world and heard […]

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Roman Villa Housing Caravaggio up for Auction Amid Legal Dispute

ROME — A Roman villa housing the only mural by Caravaggio and at the center of a legal battle between a former Playboy model and the sons of her late husband, an Italian prince, will go up for auction Tuesday. The sprawling property, valued at 471 million euros (almost $540 million), is a Baroque jewel with […]

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UN Grants $150 Million in Aid for 13 Underfunded Crises

GENEVA — The United Nations is allocating $150 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to support seriously underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Topping the list of underfunded crises are Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan. These countries will receive between $20- and […]

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Pioneering Tuskegee Airman Charles Mcgee Dies at 102

Retired Brigadier General Charles McGee, part of the pioneering all-Black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and one of its most decorated pilots, died on Sunday at the age of 102, his family said in a statement. McGee, who flew 409 combat missions spanning World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died in his sleep Sunday […]

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Singapore Sports Community Says Beijing Winter Olympics Will Be A Great Success

SINGAPORE, Representatives from Singapore sports community, expressed best wishes here yesterday, that, the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics will be a great success. Ellen Lee Geck Hoon, President of Singapore Table Tennis Association and a former Member of Parliament, said, she was very impressed with the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and she congratulated Beijing on becoming […]

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