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Philippines probes suicide of a maid at embassy shelter

The Philippine government is investigating the suicide of a maid who died Sunday after an incident at a shelter run by its embassy in Beirut for Filipino workers waiting to return home after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic.

Philippines probes suicide of a maid at embassy shelter

The Philippine government is investigating the suicide of a maid who died Sunday after an incident at a shelter run by its embassy in Beirut for Filipino workers waiting to return home after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic.

Etihad bondholders put airline on notice with debt revamp

Owners of $1.2 billion in debt issued by Etihad and other airlines it partly owned have given the struggling Abu Dhabi carrier an ultimatum to agree to a restructuring or potentially face legal action, two sources close to the situation said.

Lufthansa state rescue deal agreed in principle

Coronavirus-stricken German airline group Lufthansa has agreed in principle a nine-billion-euro rescue deal that would see the government come onboard as a shareholder, sources told AFP Monday.

Sainz and Ricciardo make their moves for 2021

Spaniard Carlos Sainz will make a dream move to Ferrari next year, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo replacing him at McLaren, as Formula One's driver carousel took another big twirlThursday with the 2020 season yet to start.

Indonesian dancers now have digital stage

Two Indonesian choreographers have given a modern twist to saweran, the traditional system for tipping artists -- posting video recordings of dancers’ work on YouTube and asking for donations to keep the dancers and their art alive

Indonesian dancers now have digital stage

Two Indonesian choreographers have given a modern twist to saweran, the traditional system for tipping artists -- posting video recordings of dancers’ work on YouTube and asking for donations to keep the dancers and their art alive

Muti to conduct classical music's return to Italian stage

Riccardo Muti will conduct a youth orchestra in an open-air concert launching the annual Ravenna Festival next month in what organizers billed Friday as Italy’s first live classical music performance since its strict lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

113-year-old Spanish woman beats COVID-19

Maria Branyas was born in San Francisco, California, in 1907, the daughter of a Spanish journalist. Her family returned to Spain during World War I, where she lived through the Spanish Flu pandemic that swept the world in 1918-19 as well as Spain’s 1936-39 civil war

UAE to launch first Arab probe to Mars

After sending its first astronaut to space last year, the United Arab Emirates is to launch a probe to Mars in July, state news agency WAM announced Tuesday.

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism

In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks, and water buses convey masked and gloved commuters to businesses preparing to reopen.

Venice Lagoon ecosystem flourishing with COVID-19

'Over the last 20-30 years jellyfish have increased in numbers generally. They come into the lagoon more and more frequently, particularly at certain times of year, perhaps carried by the current. Normally, there’s a lot of traffic so it’s likely many of them are often killed'