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Airlines are laying on extra capacity to bring people back to the UK from Portugal before the country is removed from the travel green list on Tuesday.

British Airways is increasing its flights, while Tui and EasyJet are upgrading the size of their planes.

The move to the amber list means UK tourists should not visit the country and returnees must isolate for 10 days.

But travel firm Tui says 50% of passengers due to travel there in June are still planning to go.

Any travellers scrambling for return flights before the new rules come in at 04:00 BST on…


On the day of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the American non-governmental organization “Freedom House” and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy co-sponsored a webinar to discuss the state of freedom in the world, especially in Asia. The participating Hong Kong experts believe that after the implementation of the Hong Kong version of the National Security Law, the civil liberties of Hong Kong, including the rule of law, news and education, have deteriorated day by day.

A report entitled “Freedom of the World 2021” released by Freedom House a few days ago pointed out that in the past year…


I grew up under the same roof as my grandparents in a three-story house built by their four sons in eastern China.
Grandfather never spent much time talking about his past but over the years, through stories retold by my father and three uncles, I learnt that he’d had a turbulent life? — ?one that resonates in today’s pandemic-stricken world when many people feel they are prevented from realising their ambitions and chasing their dreams.

He, too, had a dream? — ?a humble one: just to stay alive. Shortly after he was born the Chinese civil war broke out. When…


Australians are buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year — to pre-coronavirus levels — as the industry remains hopeful the worst is behind it and there is a clear road ahead.

Official sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show new-car sales in October 2020 were down by just 1.5 percent compared with the same month the previous year, with 81,220 vehicles reported as sold versus 82,456 in October 2019.

Four of the Top 10 brands posted sales increases, as the industry grows optimistic about a market recovery.

Despite…


I grew up under the same roof as my grandparents in a three-story house built by their four sons in eastern China.
Grandfather never spent much time talking about his past but over the years, through stories retold by my father and three uncles, I learnt that he’d had a turbulent life? — ?one that resonates in today’s pandemic-stricken world when many people feel they are prevented from realising their ambitions and chasing their dreams.

He, too, had a dream? — ?a humble one: just to stay alive. Shortly after he was born the Chinese civil war broke out. When…


I grew up under the same roof as my grandparents in a three-story house built by their four sons in eastern China.
Grandfather never spent much time talking about his past but over the years, through stories retold by my father and three uncles, I learnt that he’d had a turbulent life? — ?one that resonates in today’s pandemic-stricken world when many people feel they are prevented from realising their ambitions and chasing their dreams.

He, too, had a dream? — ?a humble one: just to stay alive. Shortly after he was born the Chinese civil war broke out. When…


The jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis policeman accused of killing George Floyd last year, has retired to consider its verdict.

The prosecution told jurors that Mr Chauvin had murdered Mr Floyd, but the defence said their client had correctly followed police training.

The court is being protected by barbed wire, high barriers and armed soldiers from the National Guard.

Cities across the country are bracing for protests regardless of the verdict.

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On Monday, the prosecution and defence made their closing statements in a trial that lasted three weeks. …


Chile’s Health Minister Enrique Paris has been striking a gloomy note at his daily Covid news conferences in recent days.The number of daily cases reached a new record high on 9 April, going over 9,000 for the first time since the pandemic began and considerably higher than the previous peak of just under 7,000 cases in mid-June.”It’s worrying,” he said last Friday. “We’re going through a critical moment of the pandemic… I urge you to take care of yourselves, of your loved ones, of your families.”

Intensive care units are again overwhelmed, the country has for a second time closed…

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