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Medics: 50 Palestinians hospitalized in Jerusalem clashes access_time2021-05-10

JERUSALEM, May 10: At least 50 Palestinians were hospitalized after being injured in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site, Palestinian medics said. Police fired tear gas and stun grenade canisters some of them landing in th...

More than 1,200 migrants reach Italian island on boats access_time2021-05-10

ROME , May 10: More than 1,200 migrants in several decrepit, overcrowded fishing boats on Sunday reached a tiny Italian island in a span of 12 hours, as human traffickers exploited calm seas and warm weather to launch multiple vessels, the mayor said...

Afghanistan: 13 civilians killed, 37 wounded in Zabul, Parwan blasts access_time2021-05-10

KABUL (AFGANISTAN), May 10: In separate roadside bomb blasts in Zabul and Parwan provinces at least 13 civilians were killed and 37 wounded on Sunday.  Citing Interior Ministry, Tolo News reported that in Zabul, 11 civilians were killed and 2...

Delhi reports 19,832 new COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths in last 24 hrs, positivity rate at 24.92 pc access_time2021-05-08

Delhi recorded 19,832 fresh COVID-19 cases and 341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin on Friday. As many as 79,593 tests including 65,663 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True NAT tests and 13,930 rapid antigen tests w...

Delhi reports 19,832 new COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths in last 24 hrs, positivity rate at 24.92 pc access_time2021-05-08

Delhi recorded 19,832 fresh COVID-19 cases and 341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin on Friday. As many as 79,593 tests including 65,663 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True NAT tests and 13,930 rapid antigen tests w...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan leaves for Saudi Arabia on three-day visit access_time2021-05-07

ISLAMAAD (PAKISTAN), May 7: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday left for Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit to discuss bilateral relations between the countries.  According to Dawn, it is expected that Khan's visit will serve to...

China's foreign trade up 28.5 pct in Jan.-April access_time2021-05-07

BEIJING, May 7: China's total imports and exports expanded 28.5 percent year on year to 11.62 trillion yuan (about 1.8 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first four months of 2021, official data showed Friday.     This marks an increase of...

At least 23 killed in Rio de Janeiro favela gun battle access_time2021-05-07

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 7: At least 23 people were killed and four others injured following an intense shootout between police and suspected drug traffickers in a favela in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, local police said.    Accord...

G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause access_time2021-05-05

LONDON, May 5: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations gathered Tuesday in London for their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years, with the issue of whether to challenge or coax a surging China high on the...

Petrol, diesel price up 2nd day in row access_time2021-05-05

NEW DELHI, May 5: Petrol and diesel prices were raised for the second day in a row on Wednesday as state-owned fuel retailers resumed daily rate revision after a more than two-week long hiatus during assembly elections in states like West Bengal. &n...

Mamata sworn-in as Bengal CM for 3rd time, vows to fight access_time2021-05-05

KOLAKATA, May 5: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after securing a massive mandate, and vowed to not "give respite" to those behind political violence swe...

Israel’s Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition, Pool, File) access_time2021-05-04

JERUSALEM, May 4: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a midnight deadline on Tuesday to put together a new coalition government — or be looking at the possibility of leading his Likud party into the opposition for the first time in ...

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage access_time2021-05-04

May 4: Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, stating "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we ...

Russia, facing lags, turns to China to produce Sputnik shots access_time2021-05-03

TAIPEI TAIWAN, May 3: Russia is turning to multiple Chinese firms to manufacture the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in an effort to speed up production as demand soars for its shot.      Russia has announced three deals totaling 260 m...

At least 44 killed in stampede at mass Jewish festival in northern Israel access_time2021-04-30

JERUSALEM, April 30: At least 44 people were killed and 103 injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday at an Israeli festival attended by tens of thousands of people, local media reported.     The tragedy happened in Mount Meron in nor...

Myanmar military extends ceasefire period for 1 more month access_time2021-04-30

YANGON, April 30: Myanmar military extended its non-operation period across the country to May 31, according to a statement released by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on Friday.     The military will continue sus...

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 18 million access_time2021-04-30

NEW DELHI, April 29: India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 18 million, reaching 18,376,524 on Thursday, as a fresh high of 379,257 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry. As many as 3,645 deaths reported ac...

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam access_time2078-01-15

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam NEW DELHI, April 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale shook large parts of lower Assam in India on Wednesday morning.  The quake struck at 7:51 am and the epicenter w...

5 policemen killed after gunmen attack Nigerian police station access_time2021-04-27

LAGOS, April 27: At least five policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a police station in southern Nigeria's Imo state on Monday, local police said.   A gun battle erupted after unidentified attackers broke into the police station and...

At least 1 in 10 women experience miscarriage: study access_time2021-04-27

PARIS, April 27: One in seven pregnancies worldwide ends in miscarriage, and eleven percent of women endure a failed pregnancy at least once in their lifetime, experts said Tuesday. Some 23 million miscarriages occur every year, according to data pi...