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President Xi hails ‘new world’ as China marks Communist Party centenary

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday hailed a “new world” created by the country’s people as China’s Communist Party marked the centenary of its founding. In an hour-long televised address from Tiananmen Square after watching fighter jets form a

India marks centenary of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray

MUMBAI: India is celebrating the birth centenary of one of greatest director and filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Today marks the centenary of Ray, the Indian master who won an honorary Oscar in 1992, shortly before his death, and remains the country’s

Australian airline Qantas celebrates subdued 100th birthday

SYDNEY: Australia’s Qantas Airways, the world’s third-oldest airline, marked its 100th birthday during its toughest year yet due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Executive Alan Joyce said the airline is looking to the future with optimism.  “Qantas every decade has