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Steve May 16, 2022

Police in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are investigating after seven people were injured in shootings Sunday night that appeared to be related, authorities said. In a statement early Monday, the Winston-Salem Police Department said officers had responded to gunfire reported at “multiple locations” on Sunday. “Preliminary information indicates the scenes are all related,” said department public […]

Steve May 16, 2022

If confirmed, it would suggest a counteroffensive by Ukrainian soldiers is having increasing success in expelling Russian forces from the northeast. Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 Ukraine says troops defending the country’s second-largest city Kharkiv have pushed Russian forces back and advanced as far as the border with Russia. Fighting was reported near […]

Steve May 16, 2022

Since 2012, armed groups have sought to unseat the democratically elected government, which has been overthrown twice in two years by the military. Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 Mali is pulling out of a multinational military force in West Africa’s Sahel region combatting an armed rebellion, the country’s military government has said. The […]

Steve May 16, 2022

Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 The Chinese city of Shanghai has announced plans to reopen gradually after spending more than six weeks in lockdown and stamping out COVID-19 transmission in 15 of its 16 districts. The opening will be rolled out in phases, state media reported on Monday, with city authorities saying “normal […]

Steve May 16, 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 82nd day, we take a look at the main developments. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy condemned the attacks in Donetsk and said Russian troops are at ‘a dead end’ in Ukraine [File: Francisco Seco/AP] Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 Here are the key events so far on Monday, May […]

Steve May 16, 2022

A vast majority of daily wage workers, who generally work outdoors, are vulnerable to the scorching temperatures. Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life at a building site in Noida, a satellite city of the Indian capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, record high temperatures are making […]

Steve May 15, 2022

By Aaron Kirchfeld and Baiju Kalesh and Suvashree GhoshBloomberg Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 Swiss building-materials firm Holcim Ltd. agreed to sell its Indian operations to local billionaire Gautam Adani, currently the richest person in Asia, another step in Chief Executive Officer Jan Jenisch’s pivot away from traditional cement. The company will sell its 63% stake […]

Steve May 15, 2022

Government plans would allow first home buyers to dip into their retirement savings for a deposit. Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his election pitch to allow first-time buyers to use part of their retirement savings to buy homes in a bid to lure younger voters as […]

Steve May 15, 2022

One person was killed and five other people were injured in a shooting at a meeting of Asian churchgoers in Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. Members of the congregation detained a suspect who appeared to be in his 60s by hogtying him with electrical extension cords, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Undersheriff […]

Steve May 15, 2022

Krabi, Thailand – At Railay Beach, an Instagrammers’ favourite known for its wide, warm sands bookended by limestone cliffs, 23-year-old Londoner Becca sips coffee and savours the return of Thai backpacking following a recent easing of entry requirements. “We saved our money, quit work and travelled here,” she told Al Jazeera of her months-long trip with […]

Steve May 15, 2022

Lockdowns in dozens of Chinese cities drag consumption and industrial production to lowest levels since early 2020. Published On 16 May 202216 May 2022 China’s economy slowed sharply in April as Beijing’s ultra-strict “dynamic zero COVID” strategy dragged consumption and industrial production to their lowest levels since early 2020. The deteriorating economic picture comes as […]