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Israel detects its first case of Covid variant first found in South Africa

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Jerusalem, Nov 26: The Israeli Health Ministry says it has detected the country's first case of a new coronavirus variant in a traveller who returned from Malawi. The Health Ministry said in a statement Friday that the traveller and two other

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

Siberia mine accident: Rescuer found alive

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Rescuers in Siberia have found a survivor in a coal mine where dozens of miners are presumed dead, an official announced Friday. Sergei Tsivilyov, governor of the Kemerovo region, said on the messaging app Telegram that the survivor was found in

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

Ukraine president alleges 'coup plot' in media briefing

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday said that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup, which he said was planned for December 1. Zelenskyy told reporters that authorities had "not only intelligence, but also audio recordings" in which people

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

COVID digest: South Africa decries travel bans

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Cape Town, Nov 27: Countries around the world have begun imposing travel bans on South Africa, along with several other neighboring countries, following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant called omicron in southern Africa. South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

'Omicron', not 'Nu' or 'Xi': Did WHO skip two letters of Greek alphabet to avoid 'Xi'?

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Washington, Nov 27: With the discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant, first found in South African B.1.1.529, many anticipated that the World Health Organisation would call it the 'Nu' variant. However, the WHO classified the new B.1.1.529

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

WTO postpones in-person ministerial conference in Geneva amid Omicron outbreak

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Washington, Nov 27: The World Trade Organization postponed its in-person ministerial conference in Geneva as Switzerland tightened travel restrictions over new South Africa covid variant, which poses greater risks than delta, which is the world's most prevalent variant and has fuelled

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

UK reports 2 cases of new COVID-19 variant Omicron

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London, Nov 27: The UK on Saturday reported two cases of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Sajid Javid confirmed as he added four more African countries to Britain's travel red list. The patients were detected in Chelmsford and Nottingham, as per

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

What next for China's economy?

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Beijing, Nov 27: Despite projections of 8% economic growth this year, China is struggling to bat away many economic challenges of its own making. The debt woes of the country's biggest property developers — led by China Evergrande, which owes more

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

Composer Stephen Sondheim dies, aged 91

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Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim died early Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said. Sondheim helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as "West Side Story," "Into the Woods"

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

'Will 'take back' Kalapani, Lipulekh from India, If...': KP Sharma Oli

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Kathmandu, Nov 27: Nepal's former prime minister and main opposition CPN-UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli on Friday pledged to "take back" the territories of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh from India through dialogue if his party comes back to power. {image-kp-oli-1593242474-1603601093.jpg

November 27th 2021, 3:25 pm

Somalia: Car bombing in Mogadishu leaves several dead

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Somalia, Nov 25: At least five people were killed and 23 wounded in a car bombing near a school in Somalia"s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, according to security officials. Many students were among those injured. The bomb went off early morning

November 25th 2021, 9:03 pm

COVID digest: Rising German support for full vaccine mandate

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Berlin, Nov 25: The support for a general vaccine mandate continues to grow in Germany while the number of new cases continues to climb, putting strain on the country's health care system. Incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday his coalition

November 25th 2021, 9:03 pm

Germany mourns 100,000 COVID-19 dead

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Berlin, Nov 25: Kerstin's lost her 83-year-old father to COVID-19 one year ago. He died in a hospital bed. "I'm sure he knew that we were there," Kerstin told DW. "Even if I was only able to stroke his forehead with

November 25th 2021, 9:03 pm

China lodges protest with India over Gen Bipin Rawat's reported remarks

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Beijing, Nov 25: China has protested to India over Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat's reported remarks about Beijing constituting the "biggest security threat", the Ministry of Defence here said on Thursday. "Indian officials speculate on the so-called 'Chinese

November 25th 2021, 9:03 pm

Spain: Worker dies from gas leak at nuclear plant

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Spain, Nov 25: A leak of carbon dioxide at a nuclear power plant in Spain on Wednesday killed one person and left three injured, emergency services said. The fault at the Asco plant in the region of Catalonia was

November 25th 2021, 3:16 am

New Zealand to reopen for vaccinated travelers in April

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Wellington, Nov 24: New Zealand will allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country from April 30, the government announced on Wednesday. The Pacific island nation has enforced some of the world's strictest border restrictions since the pandemic hit in March

November 24th 2021, 12:17 pm

Australia to list Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

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Canberra, Nov 24: Australia said on Wednesday it intended to list all of Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization," becoming the latest country in the world to ban the Iran-backed Shiite group. Several Western governments have designated the group as a terrorist

November 24th 2021, 12:17 pm

COVID in Germany: Incidence rate hits 400 for first time

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Berlin, Nov 24: The number of COVID-19 infections broke a new record on Wednesday with the seven-day incidence rate passing 400 for the first time since the pandemic began. There were 404.5 new infections per 100,000 people in the past week

November 24th 2021, 12:17 pm

Parliament votes in Sweden's first female prime minister

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Sweden, Nov 24: Magdalena Andersson, 54, became the first female prime minster of Sweden on Wednesday following a parliamentary vote putting her in the top job. Andersson previously served as finance minister and took over as leader of the Social Democrats

November 24th 2021, 12:17 pm

Are corporate net zero pledges a smokescreen?

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Glasgow, Nov 23: In the aftermath of the UN climate conference that ended with muted hope and loud frustration when the language to end coal power was weakened at the last minute, a post-mortem on the fossil fuel lobby's impact in

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

Turkish lira plunges to new record low

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Turkey, Nov 23: Turkey's lira crashed 5% and weakened to a new record low at 11.9990 against the US dollar and 13.4035 against the Euro on Tuesday. The Turkish lira is by far the worst performing emerging market currency this year.

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

Pakistan rejects as ‘baseless’ Indian stand of downing F-16 in Feb 2019

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Islamabad, Nov 23: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected as "baseless" the Indian stand that a Pakistani F-16 aircraft was shot down by an Indian pilot during an aerial combat in February 2019. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (now Group Captain) shot

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

German states mull tougher COVID rules

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Berlin, Nov 23: Germany on Tuesday reported a record seven-day incidence of coronavirus infections as the country battles a fourth wave of the pandemic, with its hardest-hit states set to impose stricter curbs in a bid to stem the spread of

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

Sizzling alt-meat market cools amid pandemic

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Sales of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives are declining. After a year that saw rabid demand cause widespread oat milk shortages at Starbucks, the outlook for this consumer segment is looking less bright today. This month, American producer Beyond

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

Rare cotton ball-like clouds spotted over Argentina: What are mammatus clouds?

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Buenos Aires, Nov 23: A video of mammatus clouds forming over a Argentina recently is doing the rounds on social media. The spectacular moments of the rare mammatus clouds were captured in Casa Grande, Córdoba. The clouds are shaped like cotton

November 23rd 2021, 9:47 am

Racial bias in use of medical devices: Review on in UK

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London, Nov 23: The UK government has launched a "far-reaching review" into the impact of potential bias in the design and use of medical devices, such as oximeters used to measure oxygen levels for Covid-19, to see if it disadvantages particular

November 23rd 2021, 2:47 am

Pakistan to allow India to send wheat to Afghanistan through its territory: PM Imran Khan

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Islamabad, Nov 22: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Monday that his government will allow India to send a humanitarian shipment of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to neighbouring Afghanistan through its territory after finalisation of the transit modalities.

November 22nd 2021, 1:16 pm

Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps

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Xinjiang, Nov 22: A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China's large-scale crackdown on ethnic minorities in the region. The video

November 22nd 2021, 8:19 am

North Macedonia charges smugglers for torturing migrants

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Skopje, Nov 22: A group of two Pakistanis and two underage Afghans was detained in North Macedonia over crimes they allegedly committed against other migrants, local authorities said on Sunday. The four detainees are suspected of being a part of a

November 22nd 2021, 8:19 am

German retailers brace for worst as COVID resurges

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Berlin, Nov 22: In early November, the German Retail Association (HDE) appeared confident that retail sales across Europe's economic powerhouse would increase by 2% in the November-December period, compared with the same two months last year. Revenues, the industry body predicted,

November 22nd 2021, 8:19 am

COVID pushes ICU to their limit and beyond

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Berlin, Nov 22: Every morning at six o'clock, Alexandra Heisterkamp arrives at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Medical Center in the central German city of Münster. The first thing she sees: three empty beds. So-called intensive care beds.

November 22nd 2021, 8:19 am

SUV plows into Wisconsin's Christmas parade; 'several dead', say police

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Washington, Nov 22: An SUV driver sped through a police line and into a parade of Christmas marchers on Sunday, hitting more than 20 adults and children in a horrifying scene captured by the city's livestream and the cellphones of onlookers.

November 22nd 2021, 3:17 am

Austria begins 20-day national lockdown to fight surging COVID-19 infections

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Vienna, Nov 22: Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected

November 22nd 2021, 3:17 am

Singapore to resume commercial flights from India from Nov 29

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Singapore, Nov 21: Singapore has reached an agreement with India's Ministry of Civil Aviation on the resumption of scheduled commercial passenger flights between the two countries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Sunday. Singapore's vaccinated travel

November 21st 2021, 10:47 am

China fines Alibaba, Tencent for undeclared assets

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As part of a larger anti-monopoly crackdown, China fined tech giants including Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings for not reporting 43 acquisitions over the past eight years. The State Administration for Market Regulation said the companies "failed to declare illegal implementation

November 20th 2021, 5:15 pm

Where is Peng Shuai? Missing Chinese tennis star safe, will appear in public soon: editor of Global

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Beijing, Nov 20: An editor of a state-run Chinese daily on Saturday posted photos of the missing tennis star Peng Shuai online, asserting that she was safe in her home and will soon show up in public, in a bid to

November 20th 2021, 5:15 pm

Afghanistan: Taliban to start paying public employees

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The Taliban government said on Saturday that it had begun paying government employees who had been without their salaries since the Islamist group seized power in Kabul this August. The takeover sparked a major financial crisis. "We are going to start

November 20th 2021, 5:15 pm

Belarus: Airlines threatened with sanctions

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Belarus, Nov 20: Once things started to move, they did so very quickly. On Wednesday evening, just 48 hours after the EU introduced new sanctions in response to crisis at the border between Poland and Belarus, the Lebanese Transport Ministry announced

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

Kamala Harris to become first woman with Presidential power: Here's why

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Washington, Nov 19: Joe Biden will transfer the presidential power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy. With this, Harris will become the third person, and the first woman to serve as Acting President of

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

US regulators approve COVID boosters for all adults

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Washington, Nov 20: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it had authorized to COVID booster shots for all adults, removing categories of eligibility and streamlining access to vaccines amid a spike in cases. Previously the

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes takes stand in fraud trial

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London, Nov 20: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes took the stand on Friday to defend herself against charges of defrauding investors and patients about her company. Holmes has been accused of lying about her company's diagnostic abilities, including touting technology that could

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

Glad to see farm bills in India will be repealed: US Lawmaker

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Washington, Nov 20: US Congressman Andy Levin has welcomed the repeal of the three farm laws in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

Rotterdam coronavirus protests turn violent

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Netherland, Nov 20: A demonstration with several hundred people in the Netherlands' second-largest city turned violent Friday evening with rioters setting fire to cars and clashing with riot police. Police said they fired water cannons and warning shots to disperse rioters,

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

US regulators set to approve COVID boosters for all adults

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Washington, Nov 19: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it had authorized to COVID booster shots for all adults, removing categories of eligibility and streamlining access to vaccines amid a spike in cases. Previously the booster

November 20th 2021, 6:13 am

Time to make vaccinations mandatory

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Berlin, Nov 19: We journalists tend to be a hard-nosed bunch. We try not to let feelings influence our work. In principle, that's a good approach. Our job, after all, is to observe and analyze the world around us, to compare

November 19th 2021, 11:27 am

India-China relationship going through a 'bad patch': Jaishankar

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Singapore, Nov 19: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday that India and China are going through a "particularly bad patch" in their ties because Beijing has taken a set of actions in violation of agreements for which it still

November 19th 2021, 11:27 am

How fragile is civil aviation's recovery?

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Washington, Nov 19: For many travelers, November 8 was Freedom Day. That was the day the US finally started to allow in fully vaccinated foreigners — with approved vaccines — after being closed off for more than 18 months for the

November 19th 2021, 11:27 am

COVID: Austria announces lockdown and vaccine mandate

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Vienna, Nov 19: Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced a full lockdown in Austria at a press conference Friday. In order to curb the latest rise in infections, Austria's nine federal states agreed to impose nationwide restrictions starting Monday. They

November 19th 2021, 11:27 am

COVID: Germany faces 'national emergency'

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Berlin, Nov 19: German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday said that the pandemic situation has worsened over the past week and it's now "more serious than last week," adding that the country is facing "a national emergency." When asked about

November 19th 2021, 11:27 am

COVID: Germany shatters another infection record

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Berlin, Nov 18: Germany broke its own record again on Thursday as it registered 65,000 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours. This is the first time since the pandemic began that the number has been upward of 60,000 in a single

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

Germany debates urgent COVID action

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Berlin, Nov 18: The Bundestag is convening to vote on a set of measures proposed by the parties likely to make up the next federal government. Among other things, they want to require bus and train passengers to provide

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

China coast guard blocks two Philippine supply boats in disputed sea

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Manila, Nov 18: Chinese coast guard ships blocked and used water cannons on two Philippine supply boats heading to a disputed shoal occupied by Filipino marines in the South China Sea, provoking an angry protest to China and a warning from

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

Greece: Activists who helped migrants face trial

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Two dozen humanitarian activists involved in helping migrants reach Greece go on trial on Thursday. Proceedings are set to take place at the Mytilene Misdemeanor Court on the Greek island of Lesbos. Twenty four activists are alleged to be

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

Yoga guru Ramdev set to launch TV channels in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nov 18: Yoga guru Ramdev arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday as he prepares to launch two television channels of his Patanjali Ayurved group and inspect other trade projects in Nepal. Ramadev is accompanied by close aide Acharya Bal

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

Turkey releases Israeli couple accused of spying

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Ankara, Nov 18: An Israeli couple held in Turkey on suspicion of espionage for the past week were released on Thursday, the Israeli government said. The couple, Mordi and Natalie Oknin arrived at their home in Modiin, in central Israel. "Thank

November 18th 2021, 5:14 pm

US designates Pakistan, China as countries of particular concern for religious freedom violation

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Washington, Nov 17: The United States on Wednesday designated several nations, including Pakistan, China, Iran, North Korea and Myanmar, as countries of particular concern for violation of religious freedom. "I am designating Burma (Myanmar), the People's Republic of China, Eritrea,

November 17th 2021, 1:26 pm

Are wind turbine rotor blades sustainable?

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Berlin, Nov 17: Looking at a modern wind turbine from a distance, it's hard to really imagine the dimensions of these tall spots on the landscape. The generator and rotor blades are usually too far away and too high up to

November 17th 2021, 12:42 pm

Germany hits new COVID infection high

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Berlin, Nov 17: Germany on Wednesday reported record levels of COVID-19 cases as the country faces a virulent fourth wave of the pandemic. The country's public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute, reported 52,826 new cases of coronavirus infection

November 17th 2021, 12:42 pm

Flooding triggers landslides in US and Canada

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Washington, Nov 17: Days of torrential rain have caused severe flooding and landslides across part of Canada and the northwestern United States, with thousands of people being evacuated or rescued from stranded vehicles. In Canada, a mudslide swept cars

November 17th 2021, 12:42 pm

Get vaccinated — and do it now

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Berlin, Nov 17: It was my youngest daughter's birthday the other day. Before the pandemic, that was always a joyful occasion, but now it's become a little complicated. One guest she invited to her teenager's birhday party wasn't vaccinated yet. {image-vaccinated-1637148590.jpg

November 17th 2021, 12:42 pm

Pfizer to allow other companies make its Covid pill, 95 nations to benefit

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Washington, Nov 16: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has inked an agreement with a UN-backed group to permit other manufacturers to make and supply its experimental Covid-19 pill for use in 95 countries. The pharma company said it would grant a license for

November 16th 2021, 9:59 pm

China has never taken one inch of land from other countries: Xi tells Biden

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Beijing, Nov 16: At his virtual summit with US counterpart Joe Biden on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping projected China as a peace-loving nation and said it never started a war nor claimed an inch of land of others as he

November 16th 2021, 9:59 pm

Central Europe's car concentration backfires

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Some estimates suggest that the chip shortage could cost the global auto industry around €200 billion ($229 billion) in 2021 alone. Customers face a long wait to get their hands on a new car and spiraling prices. But the fallout is

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

'Do not travel to India-Pak border'; exercise caution due to crime, terrorism: US travel advisory to

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Washington, Nov 16: The US State Department has asked its citizens travelling Pakistan to reconsider visiting the country due to terrorism and sectarian violence, while asking citizens, who are travelling to India, to avoid visiting Jammu and Kashmir due to terrorism

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

My old friend, we must work closely: President Xi tells Biden

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Washington, Nov 16: US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping opened a virtual summit on Monday. Biden appealed to President Xi for better communication between the superpowers to avoid conflict. Biden said that they must develop

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

EU court rules against Poland in judiciary row

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Poland, Nov 16: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday that the ability of the Polish government to appoint and remove judges from trials is in violation of EU law. According to reforms pushed through by Warsaw, Polish Justice

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

China-US should respect, coexist peace with each other: Xi tells Biden at virtual summit

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Beijing, Nov 16: Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Joe Biden that China and the US should respect each other, coexist in peace and pursue a win-win cooperation as the two leaders held a virtual summit on Tuesday. {image-xijinping-joebiden-1637031373.jpg

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

CDC issues 'Level One' COVID-19 travel health notice for India

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 Washington, Nov 16: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a 'Level One' COVID-19 notice for Americans travelling to India, saying the risk of contracting the infection and developing severe symptoms may be lower if one is

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

Cuba: Authorities thwart protests, arrest dissidents

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Havana, Nov 16: Cuban authorities thwarted a planned mass protest on Monday by arresting prominent dissidents or confining them to their homes. Leaders had called for a "Civic March for Change," after street protests in July this year. Opposition

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

Canada: Thousands evacuated amid torrential rain

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Ottawa, Nov 16: Torrential downpours triggered flooding and mudslides in Canada's westernmost province of British Columbia on Monday, trapping motorists on a highway overnight and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from a town. Canadian officials said up

November 16th 2021, 6:57 am

President Kovind to visit Bangladesh on December 16 to attend Victory Day celebrations: Reports

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Dhaka, Nov 15: President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Dhaka on December 16 to attend the Victory Day celebrations, the media here quoted the Bangladesh Foreign Minister as saying. President Kovind is visiting the neighbouring country on December 16 and

November 15th 2021, 1:55 am

Merkel says 'national effort' needed to break COVID wave

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Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday reiterated calls for unvaccinated people to "reconsider" their stance to help break the fourth wave of coronavirus. In her weekly address, Merkel said she was "concerned" about the number of people being infected in

November 13th 2021, 4:11 pm

Ethiopia watchdog reports abuse 'by all parties' in Tigray

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The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on Saturday said at least 184 civilians were killed in one month in the country's armed conflict. Earlier this month, the EHRC and UN Human Rights Office found that there are reasonable grounds to believe

November 13th 2021, 4:11 pm

Italian city opens art show despite Beijing pressure

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Chinese dissident artist Badiucao opened his first solo show in the northern Italian city of Brescia on Saturday, with works criticizing China's human rights record. Chinese officials tried to put pressure on the city to cancel the event — but organizers

November 13th 2021, 4:11 pm

Coronavirus digest: Germany reintroduces free COVID tests

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Berlin, Nov 13: Germany is reintroducing free COVID-19 tests from Saturday — just one month after the government stopped paying for them. The decision comes as authorities are struggling to curb soaring infection rates. Figures from Germany's Robert Koch

November 13th 2021, 5:56 am

Singapore defends death sentence for Indian origin Malaysian drug trafficker

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Singapore, Nov 13: Singapore has defended its judgement on the death sentence of a 33-year-old Indian-origin Malaysian drug trafficker at the highest level with both the prime minister and the foreign minister writing to their Malaysian counterparts, pointing out that the

November 13th 2021, 5:56 am

Biden, China's Xi Jinping to hold much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening

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Washington, Nov 12: President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China relationship since Biden took office earlier

November 12th 2021, 1:10 pm

Explosion hits Afghanistan mosque during Friday prayers, at least 12 wounded

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Kabul, Nov 11: At least 12 people including the local Imam (person who leads the prayer) after an explosion hit mosque in the Spin Ghar area of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers. The blast reportedly occurred

November 12th 2021, 6:55 am

US Congress report says Pakistan playing ‘active and disruptive’ role in Afghanistan

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Washington, Nov 12: Pakistan has long played an active and, by many accounts, disruptive and destabilising role in Afghan affairs, including through the provision of support to the Taliban, a latest Congressional report on Afghanistan has said. In the

November 12th 2021, 1:47 am

US parents split over COVID vaccines for young kids

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Washington, Nov 11: Louise*, mother of a first-grader in Washington DC, was so keen on getting her daughter vaccinated against COVID-19 that she didn't mind going a bit out of her way. Friday around lunchtime she found out that a rec

November 11th 2021, 10:29 pm

Did not intend to mislead: Meghan Markle apologises to UK court

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 London, Nov 11: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has apologised to a court in London as she declared that she had no intention to mislead the court in her account related to her privacy case against the Mail on Sunday's

November 11th 2021, 10:29 pm

US agrees to automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

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Washington, Nov 12: In yet another immigration-friendly move, the Biden administration has agreed to provide automatic work authorisation permits to spouses of H-1B visas holders, a step that would benefit thousands of Indian-American women. The settlement in this regard

November 11th 2021, 10:29 pm

Australian man fights off crocodile with pocketknife

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Canberra, Nov 11: A fishing trip for a 60-year-old man in northern Australia turned into a life-or-death experience when a crocodile suddenly attacked, local authorities said on Wednesday. The man was able to fend off the apex predator in the end

November 11th 2021, 10:29 pm

SpaceX launch: Four astronauts finally head to ISS

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Berlin, Nov 11: SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, after a delay of nearly two weeks. Three astronauts of the Crew-3 mission were from NASA, including flight commander

November 11th 2021, 3:59 am

Explainer: Why the US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

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Washington, Nov 11: Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected - and unwanted - houseguest who just won't leave. For months, many economists had sounded a reassuring message that a spike in consumer prices, something that had been missing in

November 11th 2021, 3:59 am

China warns of return to Cold War tensions

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Beijing, Nov 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Thursday against a return to Cold War-era tensions in the Asia-Pacific. He made the comments amid growing tension in the region with the United States over Taiwan as well as the South

November 11th 2021, 3:59 am

Germany reports new record-high number of coronavirus cases

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Berlin, Nov 11: Germany's public health body, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said Thursday that the country crossed 50,000 new daily coronavirus cases for the first time. The RKI said Germany reported 50,196 new cases within the past 24 hours. The

November 11th 2021, 3:59 am

After skipping India's security dialogue on Afghanistan, China to attend Pak’s Troika Plus meet

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Beijing, Nov 10: China said on Wednesday that it will attend a meeting on Afghanistan convened by its all-weather ally Pakistan, after skipping a security dialogue hosted by India on the situation in the war-torn country, citing ''scheduling reasons''.

November 10th 2021, 12:10 pm

EU regulator evaluating Moderna shot for children ages 5-11

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Amsterdam, Nov 10: The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that it has started evaluating whether to authorise Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a decision that could significantly open up COVID-19 vaccination across the continent for

November 10th 2021, 12:10 pm

Four lions at Singapore zoo test positive for COVID-19

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Singapore, Nov 10: Four Asiatic lions at a Singapore zoo have tested positive for COVID-19 after coming in contact with infected staff, according to a news report. "All the lions remain bright, alert and are eating well," the Channel

November 10th 2021, 2:10 am

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai marries Asser [Wedding Photos]

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Birmingham [UK], Nov 10: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has announced that she married her beau in a small nikkah ceremony at Birmingham home. She took Twitter to announce the news and wrote, "Today marks a precious day

November 10th 2021, 2:10 am

US Capitol riot panel subpoenas Trump allies

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Washington, Nov 09: A committee in the US House of Representatives dedicated to investigating the assault on the US Capitol on January 6 issued six new subpoenas on Monday to allies of former President Donald Trump. The attack saw Trump supporters

November 9th 2021, 7:55 am

UN peacekeepers in CAR suspected of smuggling

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Lisbon, Nov 09: Portuguese authorities carried out searches and arrests across the country on Monday after being informed that troops deployed as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic could have been used as mules to smuggle contraband goods, including diamonds,

November 9th 2021, 7:55 am

The EU countries keeping COVID-19 numbers down

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Berlin, Nov 9: For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, Germany's nationwide seven-day incidence rate has crossed the 200 threshold. On Monday, it stood at 201.1. The rate, which indicates the number of new COVID-19 infections diagnosed per 100,000 people

November 9th 2021, 7:55 am

Facebook whistleblower to EU: 'Safeguard democracy'

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen sat down with lawmakers in Brussels on Monday, encouraging them to stiffen their resolve when it comes to reigning in Big Tech. Addressing the European Parliament committee currently debating the make up of the Digital Services Act

November 9th 2021, 7:55 am

Pfizer, AstraZeneca Covid vaccines generate more antibodies than natural infection: Study

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Toronto, Nov 8: People who receive the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have antibody levels significantly higher than those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study published in Scientific Reports journal on Monday. A team led by

November 8th 2021, 9:40 am

Restrictions lifted, fully vaccinated passengers from India take to US skies

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Wshington, Nov 08: Aditya Garg headed to San Francisco in the early hours of Monday, relieved that he could finally get back to work - and home - with the US government lifting travel restrictions for international travellers who are fully

November 8th 2021, 9:40 am

Abu Dhabi issues law on divorce, inheritance for non-Muslims

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Dubai, Nov 8: The capital of the United Arab Emirates has issued new rules governing divorce, inheritance and child custody for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi, the country's state-run news agency reported. The report Sunday by the WAM news

November 8th 2021, 9:40 am

China’s CPC kicks off key 4-day conclave to authorise unprecedented 3rd term for Prez Xi Jinping

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Beijing, Nov 8: Hundreds of senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) began a key four-day conclave here on Monday to deliberate and pass a rare “historical resolution” of the 100-year-old ruling party and pave the way for an

November 8th 2021, 9:40 am

Failed assassination bid against Iraq's PM ramps up tension

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Baghdad, Nov 07: Troops and patrols deployed throughout Baghdad on Sunday following the failed assassination attempt with drones that targeted Iraq's prime minister in his residence. The attack significantly raised tensions, sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last

November 7th 2021, 1:10 pm
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