'Too little, too late': Dethroned Italian prince criticized over apology for King's role in rubber-stamping fascist laws
A letter from a descendent of Italy's wartime King, apologizing for his ancestor's role in enabling Mussolini's fascist policies during World War II, has been criticized by historians and Jewish groups after several decades of silence from members of the disbanded royal family.
Japan PM apologises after lawmakers' night club outings
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Wednesday after lawmakers from his ruling coalition visited night clubs despite his government's call for people to avoid unnecessary outings to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Yulia Navalnaya's husband was poisoned and detained. Now she is piling pressure on Vladimir Putin
"Why are you detaining me? Have I violated any laws?" demanded Yulia Navalnaya, as four policemen surrounded her on Saturday. She was on her way to a protest in Moscow, where thousands had gathered to demand the release of her husband, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, from jail.
Watch: Clingy baby panda in South Korea hitches a lift on zookeeper's leg
Offbeat|Asia|: Seoul: Video footage of an adorable baby giant panda clinging desperately to her zookeeper's leg in South Korea has garnered more than four million hits on YouTube.Fu Bao was born last year to a pair of giant pandas presented to South Korea by Chinese President Xi Jinping In the viral clip the zookeeper weighs little Fu Bao on a scale and then places the baby panda on the floor in an enclosure at the Everland Zoo near Seoul. But it seems the six-month-old cub - whose name means "a treasure that gives happiness" - does not want to be separated from her keeper. Fu Bao wraps her front paws around his leg, clinging on even as he tries to walk away. She is carried across the room until the zookeeper bends down to untangle his leg from Fu Bao's grip. The persistent cub tries to grab him once again before she gives up and rolls over in retreat. The near two-minute long video shows the zookeeper placing the baby panda next to a pile of bamboo leaves before walking away. "I am in love with that panda. He's just so cute and furry," commented one user. Another user added: "Bruh, I couldn't have this job. They'd fire me cuz I wouldn't get anything done except cuddling pandas." Fu Bao was born last year to a pair of giant pandas presented to South Korea by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016.
Almost all Republicans vote to dismiss Trump impeachment trial, suggesting conviction is unlikely
International: Notably, Senate Minority Leader, who had in recent weeks entertained the possibility of convicting Mr. Trump, joined his Republican colleagues and voted against taking the trial forward.
Class-action suit alleges French police discriminate in identity checks
News/World: In a first for France, six nongovernmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks.
UK PM extends condolences to deceased kin in UK
As the United Kingdom on Tuesday crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths due to Covid-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended condolences to the kin of victims and said it was hard to "compute the sorrow contained in the grim statistic". Johnson during a Covid-19 briefing on Tuesday said that he and his government take "full responsibility" for the decisions taken by him and his Cabinet to curb the spread of the virus and reduce the fatalities due to the pathogen
Sourav Ganguly complains of chest pains, being rushed to hospital again
ICC|India|: Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricket captain and President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been admitted to Apollo Hospital after he complained of chest pains again. Ganguly had undergone an angioplasty on January 2 for 90 per cent blockage in one of the arteries. Details to follow...