In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 (^N225) retreated 1.06% to finish at 27,963 while the Hang Seng (^HSI) in Hong Kong climbed 1.5% to 17,585. The Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) also closed in the red, falling 0.13% to 3,083 points.
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When a deadly fire broke out in China's northwest Xinjiang region, triggering a wave of public anger over the country's zero-Covid policy, Abdulhafiz Maimaitimin initially could not believe that it claimed five of his relatives' lives.
With police cars, foot patrols, a network of surveillance cameras, and aided by the icy wind, Beijing authorities appeared Monday to have deterred fresh anti-lockdown gatherings -- at least for the time being.
Albanians caused disruption as they blocked traffic in London's Trafalgar Square while celebrating Independence Day on November 28. The celebration not only held up 999 services but also ruined the movie experience for many at the BFI as horns honked non-stop, disrupting the movies on the roadside of the building.
Heavy snow was reported in Park City on Monday, November 28, as a winter storm swept through parts of Utah.Footage captured by Instagram user @tyager208 shows the conditions in Park City on Monday afternoon.The National Weather Service warned that up to eight inches of snow could fall in the area by Tuesday afternoon. Credit: @tyager208 via Storyful
The chief executive of Barclays has been diagnosed with cancer, the bank has said. Coimbatore Sundararajan Venkatakrishnan, known as Venkat within the bank, is to undergo treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in New York. Mr Venkatakrishnan, 56, said in a letter that his condition was curable and that doctors have said his prognosis is "excellent".
Barcelona's bike bus, or "bicibus", as the scheme is known locally, allows hundreds of children to cycle safely to school in a convoy, taking over entire streets in Spain's second largest city. The citizen-led project, supported by Barcelona City Council, began in March 2021 with one route in the Sarria neighbourhood. Eight-year-old Lena Xirinacs joins the Eixemple route every Friday with her father, who is one of the volunteers ensuring that the children are safe on the road.