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Call of the wild at Karimbuli

A fierce-looking black panther fixes a cold stare at you from above. The logo, below, with ‘Karimbuli Restaurant’ in large golden Malayalam letters greets you. Outside are abstract installations and round tables under yellow umbrellas. It’s a little past nightfall and a mantle of light-blue illumination envelopes the entryway done up with bamboo pole railings. […]

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'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Image copyright SANJEEV PANDEY Image caption Passengers say flight staff briefed them on emergency procedures A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, […]

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New Zealand set Pakistan 272 to chase

Babar Azam’s horror run continued in the final ODI, New Zealand v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Wellington, January 19, 2018/Getty Images WELLINGTON: New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. A century to Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps set a 272 total […]

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'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Victorian police chiefs and African-Australian community leaders hold a press conference last week Recent heated debate about crime in Melbourne has zeroed in on the city’s African-Australian youth. But as Trevor Marshallsea writes, many believe their role has been unfairly exaggerated, with allegations officials are caught up in racist mischief-making. […]

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Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of people on the streets of Lima Pope Francis has arrived in Peru on the final leg of a two-nation trip to South America. He was met at Lima airport by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who appealed to the pontiff to help resolve […]

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For Palestinian refugees, US cuts spell 'catastrophe'

A Palestinian girl looks through a plastic sheet as raindrops are seen, outside her family’s house in Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem BURJ AL-SHMALI: The UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees is the only reason Umm Mohamed could afford a C-section delivery, send her five children to school or have […]