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Google rejigs remote working as its reopens offices

Google is changing its work-from-home policy as it looks to get more people back into its US offices. The tech firm will only allow employees to work from home for more than 14 days a year if they apply for it. Google will continue it...

Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed

Traffic has resumed in Egypt’s Suez Canal after a stranded container ship blocking it for nearly a week was finally freed by salvage crews. Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given was dislodged on Monday with the help of...

Covid-19: World leaders call for international pandemic treaty

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined more than 20 world leaders in calling for a new global settlement to help the world prepare for future pandemics. In an article for newspapers around the world, leaders including President Macron of France and German chancellor Angela Merkel...

New York Governor Cuomo faces fresh claims of sexual harassment

A second former aide has come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser to Mr Cuomo until November, told The New York Times that he had harassed her last year. Mr Cuomo has denied any inappropriate...

Indian man killed by his own bird during cockfight

A cockerel that had been fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight has killed its owner in southern India. The bird’s owner was impaled in the groin by the knife as the animal tried to escape. The man died on the way to hospital...

VALENTINE MESSAGE

How time flies! It was Valentine Day 2016 I published my very first article on Askauntygrace. It is clear that I’m not cut out to be a blogger, but I guess, I could write uplifting stories when I have the chance to! The Agony letters...

Myanmar coup: US threatens sanctions over Aung San Suu Kyi detention

US President Joe Biden has threatened to reinstate sanctions on Myanmar after the country’s military seized power. Sanctions had only recently been eased, after the country began emerging from a decades-long military dictatorship. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected officials were detained,...