Refugees in Malaysia worry government tracking system a ‘trap’ | News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia has made a new government tracking system for the more than 184,000 United Nations-registered refugees and asylum seekers in the country a “must”, raising concerns about the risks to people who have no legal status or protections in Malaysia. Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin announced that the federal government had approved … Read more

A year of Taliban takeover: The missing women in Afghan workforce | Taliban News

It has been a year since 43-year-old Masuda Samar, a senior official at an Afghanistan ministry, stepped into her office. On August 15 last year, she rushed home early from work to be with her family after hearing that the then Afghan president had fled the country, paving the way for the Taliban to seize … Read more

South Asian diaspora brings 1947 partition to Western pop culture | India-Pakistan Partition News

Toronto, Canada – Shirin Shamsi, a Chicago-based children’s book author distinctly remembers when the fifth episode of Ms. Marvel television series aired on Disney+, a video streaming platform. Just like in Shamsi’s forthcoming book, the episode Time and Again featured the last train journey from independent India to the newly-formed state of Pakistan. “I was … Read more

Ukraine struggles to retake Kherson before Russia annexes it Russia-Ukraine war News

As the 24th week of the Russia-Ukraine war grinds on, both parties appear stuck in a military deadlock. Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the southern Kherson region has not made any territorial advances and Russia’s offensive in the eastern Donetsk region seems to have sputtered to a halt despite daily shelling, bombings and attempts at attacks along … Read more

What happens if Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant explodes? | Russia-Ukraine war News

EXPLAINER While an explosion is not impossible, experts say the greatest concern is in the leak of radiation that could come as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has raised alarms about the shelling that is taking place at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, saying the … Read more

In Taiwan’s Kinmen, people hope for calm amid China tensions Politics News

Kinmen Islands, Taiwan – A storm is raging across the small Taiwanese island of Kinmen. On an empty beach along the island’s west coast, strong waves pound a line of rusty defensive stakes, secured in concrete foundations, that run like the spikes on a hedgehog’s back along the rocky coastal stretch. Further up the beach, … Read more

Child feared dead on Greek islet where refugees are stranded | Refugee News

Athens, Greece – A five-year-old Syrian girl, who was among a group of refugees and migrants, is understood to have died on a Greek islet on the Evros River. Her parents have submerged the girl’s body in river water in an attempt to keep it cool, as Greek authorities appear unable to locate the group. … Read more

Vanessa Bryant sobs during first day of Kobe crash photos trial

Vanessa Bryant sobbed in a Los Angeles court Wednesday as her attorney described how sheriff’s deputies and firefighters shared photos of her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna’s mangled remains after they were killed in a helicopter crash in 2020. The 40-year-old widow, who wore a fitted black suit and still had a band … Read more

The Good and Not So Good from Day 12 of 49ers Training Camp: The Trey Lance Rollercoaster Continues

SANTA CLARA — Here’s who stood out on Day 12 of 49ers training camp. Keep in mind, Charvarius Ward missed practice with a groin strain, and Emmanuel Moseley missed practice with a hamstring strain. THE GOOD 1. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk Caught three passes from Trey Lance — a five-yard check down on 1st and 10, … Read more

Miami Dolphins-Tampa Bay Bucs First Joint Practice Observations

TAMPA — It was a typical morning practice for the Miami Dolphins in a sense Wednesday in that it was really hot. But this was not just any practice because they worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first of two days at the AdventHealth Training Center. The facility, not far from Raymond James … Read more