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COVID-19: Global caseload tops 179 million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins...

Tokyo Games: No cheering, autographs or alcohol for fans at Olympics

Alcohol, high-fives and talking loudly will be banned for the reduced numbers of Olympic ticket holders allowed into venues as organisers concede a "sense...

Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, UN committee recommends

The Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of "in danger" World Heritage Sites, a UN committee recommended on Tuesday, prompting an...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan refuses to condemn repression of Muslim Uyghurs in China

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has refused to condemn or acknowledge the repression and torture that the Muslim Uyghur community has faced in China...

Cuba says three-shot Abdala vaccine 92.28% effective against Covid-19

Cuba said on Monday its three-shot Abdala vaccine against the coronavirus had proved 92.28% effective in last-stage clinical trials. The announcement came just days after...

Imran Khan again blames women’s clothing for rapes in Pakistan

akistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has drawn intense criticism after he reiterated that a rise in sexual assault cases in the country was linked...

Bangladesh resumes COVID-19 inoculation with Chinese vaccine

Bangladesh has resumed the Covid-19 inoculation drive in parts of the country using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines. Those who already registered but have not received...

Joe Bidens’ older dog, Champ, has died; German shepherd was 13

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died “peacefully at home.” The German shepherd was 13. "He...

Lions in Chennai Zoo infected with Delta variant of COVID-19

At least four lions at a zoo in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu were found infected with Delta variant of COVID-19, officials said...

Islamic hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s election

Iran's ultraconservative cleric and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has won the presidential election, the country's foreign minister said Saturday. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement...

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