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Whack-a-mole: Experts call Hong Kongs zero-Covid policy unsustainable

HONG KONG: With thousands of people locked down in tiny apartments, government quarantine centres ......

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Experts call Hong Kongs zero-Covid policy unsustainable

HONG KONG: With thousands of people locked down in tiny apartments, government quarantine centres ......

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Living in a dark era: One year since Myanmars coup

YANGON: Hours before Myanmars new parliament was due to convene last February, troops rounded up l......

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Jacinda Ardern popularity lowest since elected New Zealand PM

WELLINGTON: Jacinda Arderns popularity has slumped to its lowest level since she became New Zealan......

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False bomb threat on diverted Ryanair jet deliberate: UN report

MONTREAL: A bomb warning aboard a Ryanair flight last May, which saw the aircraft rerouted to Bela......

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Search halted for survivors of capsized boat off Florida, leaving 34 lost at sea

MIAMI: The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday called off a three-day search for 34 people lost at sea of......

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Myanmars year of turmoil: From coup to jailing of Suu Kyi

YANGON: Myanmars military seized power on February 1 last year, ousting the civilian government an......

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At Oslo talks: West stresses on need to resolve humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Special Representatives and Special Envoys of the European Union, France, Germany, Ita......

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Covid hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

WELLINGTON: When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago ......

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Ardern popularity lowest since elected New Zealand PM

WELLINGTON: Jacinda Arderns popularity has slumped to its lowest level since she became New Zealan......

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in quarantine after exposure to COVID-19

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Thursday said that hes quarantining for five days after coming into c......

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Biden to nominate first Black woman to US Supreme Court

US President Joe Biden said he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the first ti......

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Wooden chair bought for Rs.500 from junk shop sells for Rs.12 lakh at auction in UK

A wooden chair purchased by a woman from a junk shop for just PS5 (over Rs.500) sold at an auction ......

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4 Indians including an infant who froze to death in -35degC in Canada identified

Four Indians including an infant who froze to death in -35degC near US-Canada border in Manitoba ha......

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North Korea confirms missile tests as Kim inspects important munitions factory

SEOUL: North Korea test-fired two different weapons systems this week, state media said Friday, pa......

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Morocco to end flight ban, in place since November

RABAT: Morocco said on Thursday that it would end a ban on flights to the kingdom, in place since ......

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Jerusalem blanketed in white after rare snowfall

JERUSALEM: Jerusalem was blanketed in white on Thursday after a winter storm covered much of the r......

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Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with Syria smugglers

AMMAN: The Jordanian military said Thursday that troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempt......

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No exit from zero-Covid: China struggles to find policy off-ramp

SHANGHAI: Chinas zero-Covid stance has put it at odds with the rest of the world and is exacting a......

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China slams US over reported move of permitting departure of diplomatic staff

BEIJING: China on Wednesday expressed serious concern and dissatisfaction with the US over its rep......

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Timeline: Russias growing threat to Ukraine

PARIS: Russias massing of troops along the border with Ukraine has put Washington and Moscow into ......

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Poland reports new daily record of 57,659 Covid cases

WARSAW: Poland reported a record 57,659 new daily Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the health mini......

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German daily Covid cases rise above 2,00,000 causing staff shortages

BERLIN: The number of new Covid-19 infections in Germany exceeded 2,00,000 in a day for the first ......

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Ukraine tension among other issues on table as Biden hosts German Chancellor on February 7

United States President Joe Biden will meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on February 7, with the ......

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30 years of killing: Northern Irelands Troubles

LONDONDERRY, United Kingdom: Northern Ireland was torn apart by three decades of violence between ......

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UK scientists develop lab-in-a-backpack for cheaper, accurate Covid testing

LONDON: Scientists in the UK have developed a low-cost lab-in-a-backpack that they say is as accur......

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Appetite for a UK education soars in India, decreases in China

LONDON: The number of first-year Chinese students at the undergraduate and graduate levels enrolle......

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UN chief urges major Afghan aid increase, unfreezing assets

UNITED NATIONS : The UN chief urged nations Wednesday to greatly boost humanitarian aid for millio......

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Taliban govt stops media outlets from holding conference

NEW DELHI: The Taliban government in Afghanistan prevented media outlets from holding a press conf......

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In freezing Afghanistan, aid workers rush to save millions

Pul-E-Alam (AFGHANISTAN): A flickering flame of paper, rags and random twigs is the only heat Guln......

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Nationwide protests against murder of journalist in Pakistan

LAHORE: Apart from the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Federal Union of Jou......

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Pakistan crosses 90,000 Covid-19 cases mark

ISLAMABAD: Amid the spread of the Omicron variant, Pakistans active Covid-19 case count crossed th......

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No chance of reduction in inflation for another three months: Pak finance minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Minister of Finance Shaukat Tarin has said that there will be no decli......

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No one allowed to raise funds for Jihad in Pakistan: Lahore High Court

LAHORE: Inciting public to raise funds for Jihad (holy war) is not allowed to individuals or any o......

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US President Biden calls Ukrainian President; commits to supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy to reaff......

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Pentagon chief orders reforms to reduce civilian deaths

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered Pentagon officials Thursday to undertake ref......

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3 Houston police officers wounded after chase, shootout

HOUSTON: A police chase in Houston ended with a shootout that wounded three officers Thursday, aut......

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Soon pilgrims can relish organic langar at Kartarpur Sahib

AMRITSAR: Soon the visitors to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib, will have langars prepared ......

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Michigan school shooting suspect to pursue insanity defence

SOUTHFIELD: A teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school will pursue an......

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Honduras inaugurates first female president, Harris vows closer US ties

TEGUCIGALPA: Xiomara Castro was sworn in as Honduras first woman president on Thursday, with Unite......

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North Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

SEOUL: North Korea said Friday its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful wh......

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Gunman arrested in Japan after taking doctor hostage, shooting nurse: Reports

TOKYO: A Japanese man has been arrested for the attempted murder of a doctor he took hostage overn......

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Suspect in custody after wounding 3 Houston officers: Police

HOUSTON: A suspect led Houston police on a chase on Thursday that ended with him wounding three of......

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China agrees to Xinjiang visit by UN rights chief in early 2022: Report

BEIJING: China has agreed to let the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights visit Xinji......

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US delivers written response to Russias security demands

MOSCOW/PARIS: The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping Russian securit......

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Sole candidate Tedros set to remain WHO chief

GENEVA: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is all but guaranteed a second ......

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India asks its citizens in Kyiv to register as Russia-Ukraine border tensions rise

KYIV: Amid the ongoing military buildup at the Russian-Ukrainian border, the Indian embassy in Kyi......

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Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine demands not met

MOSCOW: Russia warned on Wednesday it would quickly take “retaliatory measures” if the US and its ......

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UK PM Johnson says he wont resign as partygate report due

LONDON: Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he wont resign amidst gro......

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India-born priest becomes youngest consecrated Bishop in Church of England

LONDON: An India-born priest has been ordained as a bishop in the Church of England at a ceremony ......

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Bangladesh keen to work with India to realise shared vision of building peaceful and prosperous region: PM Hasina

DHAKA: Bangladesh is keen to work with India towards realising the shared vision of building a pea......

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Pak has reported 1,415 cases of blasphemy since 1947: Think tank

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported a total of 1,415 cases of blasphemy in the country since 1947, a thin......

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Paramedic says he wasnt told George Floyd wasnt breathing

ST PAUL: A paramedic, who treated George Floyd on the day he was killed in 2020, testified Wednesd......

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Biden eyes at least 3 women judges for SC pick to fulfill campaign pledge

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges as potential Supreme Court nominee......

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Prince Andrew seeks jury trial in New York in sexual assault case

NEW YORK: Britains Prince Andrew is seeking a jury trial to clear his name in the sexual assault c......

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Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

WASHINGTON: US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of......

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile eastward: Souths military

SEOUL: North Korea Thursday fired an unidentified projectile into the East Sea, also known as the ......

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India-born priest youngest bishop in Church of England

LONDON: An India-born priest has been ordained as a bishop in the Church of England at a ceremony ......

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Russia, Ukraine agree to keep ceasefire, new talks next month

PARIS: Envoys from Moscow and Kyiv on Wednesday committed to a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukrain......

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England lifts Covid restrictions as Omicron threat recedes

LONDON: Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks were lifted in England on Thu......

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US President Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday warned Moscow of damaging sanctions, including measures p......

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Japan panel to approve widening of Covid curbs

Japan is set to more than double the number of regions under enhanced coronavirus curbs on Tuesday......

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Singapore foreign minister gets Covid-19 health risk warning

SINGAPORE: Singapores Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said on Tuesday he has rece......

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32 dead in South Sudan interethnic violence: UN

NAIROBI: The United Nations on Tuesday said 32 people, including women and children, had been kill......

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Burkina Faso wakes to find new junta rulers, closed borders

OUAGADOUGOU: People in Burkina Faso awoke to a new military-led junta Tuesday, after mutinous sold......

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Turkeys Istanbul airport to remain closed due to heavy snow

ISTANBUL: The suspension of flight operations at Turkeys Istanbul airport was extended on Tuesday ......

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China’s Covid blame game fizzles over infection-by-mail theory

BEIJING: Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government quashed a Covid-19 outbreak in the c......

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Macron condemns military coup in Burkina Faso

SAINT-LEONARD-DE-NOBLAT, France: French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday condemned what he cal......

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Poland begins work on new EU-Belarus border wall

WARSAW: Polish contractors began work on Tuesday on a new 353-million euro ($407 million) wall alo......

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UK police to investigate lockdown parties at PM Johnsons office: Reports

LONDON: British police will investigate reports of a spate of parties held at Prime Minister Boris......

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Taliban talks in Oslo enter last day with bilateral format

OSLO: The last day of talks between the Taliban and western diplomats has began in Oslo with a bil......

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Royal crown slips as Elizabeth prepares to mark 70 years as queen

WINDSOR: Celebrations this year marking Queen Elizabeths seven-decade reign will mask a less happy......

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Peer in House of Lords calls for UK golden visas to be abolished

LONDON: The golden visa route to enter the UK that wealthy Indians use to get the right to live in......

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10 Pakistanis held in Paris for money laundering, human trafficking, using fake documents

PARIS: Ten Pakistani nationals have been arrested from the suburbs of Paris, on the suspicion of m......

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Gunmen kill Pakistani policeman guarding polio workers

PESHAWAR: Gunmen shot and killed a Pakistani policeman who was providing security for polio vaccin......

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Blow to Imran Khan govt: Pakistan drops 16 places to 140th spot in corruption index

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has dropped as many as 16 places in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for......

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Army’s gun guards shaky peace at Pakistan’s global terrorism HQ

MIR ALI, NORTH WAZIRISTAN: “Leave ASAP”—that wasn’t a warning but an advice heard from most people......

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White House to host CEOs on spending bill push

WASHINGTON: The White House plans to host the chief executive officers (CEOs) of major U.S. compan......

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RFK Jr remarks on Anne Frank deeply offensive: Jewish groups

Anti-vaccine activist Robert F Kennedy Jr made deeply offensive comments when he suggested things ......

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Afghanistans health system seriously under threat: WHO

KABUL: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said fundamental and life-saving primary health car......

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US House Speaker Pelosi to seek re-election, reversing earlier plan

WASHINGTON: US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she will run for a 19......

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Severe consequences for Russia if it were to move into Ukraine: Biden

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russia of severe consequences if it were to m......

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US puts 8,500 troops on alert for yet another foreign intervention

WASHINGTON: The US put 8,500 American troops on high alert for possible deployment in eastern Euro......

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US Coast Guard reports 39 missing from capsized boat off Florida

MIAMI: Rescue crews searched waters off Floridas Atlantic shore on Tuesday for 39 people reported ......

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Canadian diplomats families to leave Ukraine amid border crisis

Canadas Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that it is temporarily withdrawing the families of its dip......

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Vacate all illegally occupied areas in J&K and Ladakh: India to Pak at UN

During United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate on Tuesday, India called on Pakistan to immedi......

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Netherlands eases COVID-19 curbs despite surge in cases

The Netherlands eased COVID-19 restrictions despite recording high number of new cases. For the fir......

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Wed welcome Indias role in de-escalating tensions between Russia, Ukraine: US

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said US would welcome Indias role in de-escalating tensio......

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Report ranks 180 nations on the basis of corruption; says case of India is worrying

Transparency International, which is working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corrupti......

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Your own CIA jail? Lithuania to sell secret US rendition site

ANTAVILIAI: A huge steel barn outside Lithuanias capital, whose long corridor and windowless rooms......

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Burkina Faso military announces coup on state TV; presidents whereabouts unknown

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore had survived an assassination attempt, the countrys ruling part......

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India and Israel mark 30 years of ties, Bennett likely to visit

NEW DELHI: India and Israel Monday launched a commemorative logo to mark the 30th anniversary of t......

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UAE intercepts Houthi attack, Saudi Arabia reports two injured by fallen missile

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates intercepted and destroyed two Houthi ballistic missiles targeting ......

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Charming Dubai as experienced by Savi and Vid!

Savi and Vid are the quintessential traveller couple who have been touring around the world for o......

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Jihadist fighters holed up with minors in Syria prison

HASAKEH: Kurdish forces geared up Monday for an assault on a prison in northeast Syria that Islami......

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China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, ......

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Month-long pandemic lockdown lifted on Chinas Xian

BEIJING: Authorities have lifted a month-long pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi......

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Chinas former banking regulator official expelled from Communist Party: CCDI

BEIJING: Cai Esheng, a former senior official of Chinas banking regulator, has been expelled from ......

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China to hold its Central Asian meet ahead of India’s summit

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the first India-Central Asia summit, China will virtually host its own summit ......

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German student kills 1, wounds 3 before shooting himself dead at Heidelberg University

BERLIN: A lone gunman opened fire Monday during a packed lecture at Heidelberg University in south......

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Cold War hots up as US sends arms to Ukraine, mulls sending troops to region

WASHINGTON: Washingtons Cold War with Moscow that was thought to have ended 30+ years ago has heat......

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UK court to rule on Julian Assange extradition case

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn Monday whether he can appeal to Britains Supre......

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WikiLeaks Assange can take US extradition case to UKs top court

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday was given the chance to challenge a decision al......

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High schools for girls to reopen in March: Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistans Taliban-led government has announced that high schools for girls, which have r......

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Taliban hold first talks in Europe since Afghan takeover

OSLO: The Taliban and western diplomats have begun their first official talks in Europe since they......

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Positive step: Taliban on India-Pakistan effort to supply 50,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Despite their past antipathy towards India, the Taliban for now continue to respond pos......

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Russia, Pakistan in talks for Putins maiden visit to the country: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia are in talks to finalise the plan for Russian President Vladimir Pu......

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Pakistan appoints first female Supreme Court judge

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan appointed its first female Supreme Court judge on Monday, after a nomination p......

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Pakistan swears in Ayesha Malik as first woman judge of Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik as its first female supreme court judge on Monday, a lan......

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3 ex-police officers were indifferent to Floyds pleas: Jury told in opening remarks in fed trial

ST PAUL: Three former Minneapolis officers broke the law by failing to stop Derek Chauvin killing ......

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Virginia governor Youngkin faces new lawsuit as mask order kicks in

RICHMOND: Republican Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin was facing a new legal challenge over his ex......

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US puts 8,500 troops on alert amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON: At President Bidens direction, the Pentagon is putting about 8,500 US-based troops on ......

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US president Joe Biden answers inflation query by calling reporter son of a bitch

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation on Monday by calling a ......

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Burkina Faso military announces coup; presidents whereabouts unknown

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore had survived an assassination attempt, the countrys ruling part......

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Positive step: Taliban on India-Pakistan aid effort

NEW DELHI: Despite their past antipathy towards India, the Taliban for now continue to respond pos......

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Pakistan swears in Ayesha Malik as first woman judge of SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan swore in Ayesha Malik as its first female supreme court judge on Monday, a lan......

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WHO chief warns against talk of endgame in pandemic

GENEVA: The World Health Organizations director-general on Monday warned that conditions remain id......

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At least 6 reported dead in crush at African Cup soccer game

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: At least six people died in a crush outside a stadium hosting a game at Africas......

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At least 300 IS militants surrendered after prison raid: Syrian Kurds

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said that at least 300 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendere......

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UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missilles over Abu Dhabi

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monda......

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Belgian police fire water cannon, tear gas during Covid curbs protest

BRUSSELS: Tens of thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against Covid-19 restriction......

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Blind man who rescued 5 after Oklahoma City bombing dies

OKLAHOMA CITY: Raymond Washburn, a blind man who was credited with helping rescue five people from......

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Thousands march in Washington against Covid vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON: Waving signs denouncing President Joe Biden and calling for freedom, several thousand ......

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Stowaway survives in nose wheel of freight flight from South Africa to Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: A stowaway was discovered in the wheel section under the front of a freight plane that ......

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Mutinous soldiers take over Burkina Faso military barracks

OUAGADOUGOU: Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Fasos capital Sunday, ......

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US detains smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

DUBAI: The US Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertiliser used ......

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Seoul says it paid Irans delinquent UN dues to restore vote

DUBAI: Using Iranian bank funds freed from American sanctions, South Korea has paid Irans $18 mill......

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Iran rights defender sentenced to 8 years jail, flogging: husband

PARIS: An Iranian court has sentenced leading human rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi to eight ye......

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Chinas blind pursuit of absolute national security may lead to Soviet-style collapse, warns advisor

BEIJING: The blind pursuit of absolute national security coupled with excessive defence spending c......

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Covax opens new front in pandemic arms race

GENEVA: Covax aims to break the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022 by ensuring a steady supply of vaccines ......

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Omicron now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta globally: WHO

GENEVA: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Org......

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Europe could be headed for pandemic endgame: WHO

COPENHAGEN: The Omicron variant has moved the Covid-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring i......

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UK lawmaker says she was sacked from ministerial job for her Muslimness

LONDON: A British lawmaker has said she was fired from a ministerial job in Prime Minister Boris J......

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Russia faces severe sanctions if it installs puppet regime in Ukraine, UK minister says

LONDON: Russia will face severe economic sanctions if it installs a puppet regime in Ukraine, a se......

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Taliban say bombers target minivan in Afghanistan, 7 dead

ISLAMABAD: A bomb attached to a packed minivan exploded in Afghanistans western Herat province on ......

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Pakistan round-up: 2 arrested for Lahore blast, 25% crowd to be allowed for PSL games & more

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Super League to be played with 25% crowd attendance, masks made mandatory for ......

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Nine hamster samples test positive for Covid-19 in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Nine hamster samples have tested positive for the Covid-19 in Hong Kong, local media ha......

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Burkina Faso govt denies army takeover after barracks gunfire

OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Fasos government denied that the army had seized control of the country on Su......

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Covid-19 situation worsens in Pakistan as it reports over 7,500 new cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 7,586 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours as the fifth wave ......

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Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

ISTANBUL: A well-known Turkish journalist has been jailed pending a trial for insulting President ......

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Talks with Taliban begin in Norway

OSLO: A Taliban delegation led by acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started thre......

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Britain says Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government

LONDON: The British government has accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraines government with a......

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Omicron cases appear to peak in US, but toll rising

CHICAGO: New coronavirus cases have started to fall in the US, signalling that the Omicron-fuelled......

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Wildfire along Californias Big Sur forces evacuations

BIG SUR, California: Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugge......

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New Zealand adds new Covid restrictions as omicron spreads

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders are set to face new Covid-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicr......

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday informed that she has canceled her......

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Yemeni rebels say death toll from prison airstrike at 80

SAADA, YEMEN: The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemens ......

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China holds the line on ‘Zero Covid,’ but some wonder for how long

In a glitzy Shanghai shopping district, about 40 people who happened to be at a Uniqlo store were ......

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Xi himself is a risk to the Chinese economy: Report

TOKYO: Underlining the side effects of Chinese President Xi Jinpings abrupt and extreme policies, ......

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Russia sees record Covid-19 cases second day running

MOSCOW: The Russian government on Saturday reported a record number of new coronavirus cases after......

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UN urges Taliban to provide information on whereabouts of two missing women activists

KABUL: The United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the disappearance of two Afghan women......

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Taliban should respect human rights for the sake of international recognition: UN chief

NEW YORK: The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday (local time) said that the Taliban s......

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Taliban says bombers target minivan in Afghanistan, 7 dead

ISLAMABAD: A bomb attached to a packed minivan exploded in Afghanistans western Herat province on ......

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Pakistan aiding Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has never shied away from denouncing other nations for atrocities against Musl......

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Pakistani YouTuber gets one year jail term for justifying lynching of Sri Lankan citizen

LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced a 27-year-old man to one year of imprisonme......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

Biden discusses Ukraine with national security team: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden held a meeting with his national security team, including Natio......

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5.8 magnitude quake hits Chinas Qinghai Province

BEIJING: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Delingha in northwest Chinas Qinghai Provin......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

US ‘lethal’ aid starts arriving in Ukraine

US military aid to help Ukraine defend against a possible invasion by Russia has began arriving on......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

A viral photograph helps bring Syrian refugee family to Italy

SIENA, ITALY: The award-winning photograph — of a man who had lost a leg in a bomb attack in Syria......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

NZ adds new Covid restrictions as omicron spreads

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders are set to face new Covid-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicr......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

New York shootings an early test for former cop-turned-mayor

NEW YORK: Gun violence has rocked the first three weeks of Eric Adams tenure as New York mayor, pi......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday informed that she has canceled her......

world 2022-01-23 TOI

Pakistani fishermen go missing as 2 boats capsize in Arabian Sea

At least eight Pakistani fishermen went missing after two boats capsized near Sindh province in the......

world 2022-01-23 Inshorts

NZ PM Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions, says Such is life

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding as the country imposed new restrictions to ......

world 2022-01-23 Inshorts

German Navy chief says Putin deserves respect amid Ukraine crisis, resigns later

The head of Germanys Navy Kay-Achim Schoenbach has resigned following controversial remarks on the ......

world 2022-01-23 Inshorts

2 Canadians killed, 1 wounded in Mexico resort shooting

MEXICO CITY: Two Canadians were killed Friday and one more wounded in a shooting at a hotel along ......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

New Zealand reports 43 new community cases of Covid-19

WELLINGTON: New Zealand reported 43 new community cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the Ministry of h......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

US and Russia agree to keep talking after meeting on Ukraine

GENEVA: The top United States and Russian diplomats made no major breakthrough at talks on Ukraine......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Booster shots are instrumental in fighting Omicron, CDC data show

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are not just preventing infections with ......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

NORFOLK: Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to V......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Texas synagogue hostage-taker killed by multiple gun shots

COLLEYVILLE: The gunman who held four people captive at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff th......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Biden tells mayors to spend Covid aid to boost workforces, job training

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden called on United States mayors on Friday to use more of their stat......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON: A US judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal gover......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems

Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Council votes to fire 3 officers in death of 8-year-old

SHARON HILL: A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charg......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

HANOI: Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulnes......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

HONG KONG: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit 231 km SE of Sarangani, Philippines at 02:26:......

world 2022-01-22 TOI

UN chief condemns Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen prison that killed over 60

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on a Yemen de......

world 2022-01-22 Inshorts

Thich Nhat Hanh, also known as Father of mindfulness, passes away aged 95

Prominent Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who was also referred to as the Father of mindf......

world 2022-01-22 Inshorts

Kiribati no more COVID-19-free as 46 people on 1st flight in 10 months test positive

The island of Kiribati which had managed to stay COVID-19-free since the beginning of the pandemic ......

world 2022-01-22 Inshorts

At least 17 dead after explosion in Ghana mining region

ACCRA: At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion in western Ghana when a truck......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Tonga volcano eruption was like atomic bomb

SYDNEY: Tongas volcanic eruption felt like an atomic bomb that shook the whole island, an aid work......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

How Omicron highlights fading hope of herd immunity from Covid

The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is n......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

BAGHDAD: Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

More than 60 reportedly killed in air strikes in Yemen: Statement

DUBAI: Three children and more than 60 adults are reported to have been killed in air strikes in Y......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Several killed in air strike on Yemen detention centre

SAADA: An air strike hit a temporary detention centre in Yemens Saada province on Friday killing s......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

China incensed by French parliaments genocide declaration

BEIJING: China condemned a French parliament resolution on Friday that accuses Beijing of carrying......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Taiwan woman faces execution over fire that killed 46

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese woman faces the death penalty for allegedly starting the islands deadliest fir......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Russia reports record daily Covid-19 cases

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday reported a new record number of Covid-19 confirmed in the past 24 hours a......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Ireland set to rapidly drop almost all Covid-19 restrictions

DUBLIN: Ireland looked set to rapidly unwind almost all Covid-19 restrictions with ministers due t......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

EU health ministers seek common line over fourth Covid vaccine dose

BRUSSELS: European Union health ministers will try to find a common line on Friday over a potentia......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Poland could report over 40,000 Covid cases on Saturday, says minister

WARSAW: Poland could report a new record of more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday morning, h......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UK Foreign Secretary Truss says she fully supports PM Johnson

SYDNEY: UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss voiced on Friday her full support for embattled Prime......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Taliban root cause of Afghanistans troubles; people face most difficult scenario in countrys history: Expert

KABUL: As people residing in Afghanistan face the horrors of Taliban atrocities since the fall of ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes Myanmar-India border region

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck near Myanmar-India border region on Friday, European-Mediter......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Pakistan reports highest daily Covid cases since start of the pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan registered 7,678 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily figure si......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Pakistan records highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday recorded its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases since the......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Indian American tech entrepreneur Romesh Wadhwani receives his Padma Shri award in San Francisco

Indian American tech entrepreneur Dr Romesh Wadhwani, who was awarded Padma Shri by the Government......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

China warns of no mercy in corruption and monopoly crackdown

BEIJING: China has vowed to ramp up its regulatory crackdown and show no mercy against corruption ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to dictatorship

SYDNEY: Britain on Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval drill

TEHRAN: Iran, Russia and China on Friday began a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at bo......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Several killed in air strike on detention centre in Yemens Saada: Media

DUBAI: Three children and more than 60 adults are reported to have been killed in air strikes in Y......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Poland could report over 40,000 Covid cases on Saturday

WARSAW: Poland could report a new record of more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday morning, h......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UKs Prince William to visit UAE next month

LONDON: Britains Prince William will visit the United Arab Emirates next month, his office Kensing......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Indian American Romesh Wadhwani receives his Padma award in US

Indian American tech entrepreneur Dr Romesh Wadhwani, who was awarded Padma Shri by the Government......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Allies in Haiti must tackle surge in violence: Canada PM Trudeau

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Friday said that Haitis allies must tackle the spike in violence. The......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Iran, China and Russia hold their 3rd joint drills in Indian Ocean

Iran, China and Russia are holding joint naval drills as part of the 2022 Marine Security Belt exer......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Under 29% fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Bulgaria, lowest in EU

With under 29% of its population fully vaccinated, Bulgaria has the lowest vaccination rate in the ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 cases with 49,513 infections

Russia on Friday reported a record new daily COVID-19 cases with 49,513 infections. Deputy Prime Mi......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

COVID-19 restrictions widened in Japan as Omicron cases surge

Tokyo and other regions across Japan have had COVID-19 restrictions widened as cases surge due to t......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Romania sees record of nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Romania logged an all-time record of daily COVID-19 cases after it reported 19,649 new infections o......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Germany to attract 4 lakh skilled workers from abroad each year

To tackle demographic imbalance and labour shortages, Germanys new coalition government aims to att......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Over 2 bn ltr of sewage discharged in UKs Thames in 2 days: Report

A report by the Environmental Audit Committee found over two billion litres of sewage were dumped i......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Govt failures led to deaths of 23 tourists in Pak snowstorm: Report

An enquiry ordered by Pakistan PM on Thursday found delays in government moving snow ploughs and la......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Aus aid flight for Tonga returns as COVID-19 +ve case found onboard

An international aid flight from Australia headed to volcano-hit Tonga on Friday was forced to retu......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Sudan judges condemn crackdown against pro-democracy protesters

Sudanese judges condemned violence against pro-democracy protesters. We will not hesitate to take t......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

German Chancellor declined Bidens invite to discuss Ukraine: Report

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz turned down an invite at short notice from US President Joe Biden to ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

IS gunmen launch separate attacks in Syria and Iraq, kill 11 troops

Islamic State (IS) launched two deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq on Thursday and Friday respectivel......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Taliban leaders to hold humanitarian talks in Norway from Jan 23-25

Norwegian Foreign Ministry on Friday said that Taliban representatives will hold talks on the human......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Poland reports record 36,665 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Poland on Friday reported a record 36,665 daily COVID-19 cases due to a surge of the Omicron varian......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Mali military should hold elections in short time, not in 2026: UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that military government in Mali should cond......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Mortal remains of 2 Indians killed in UAE attack to reach Punjab

Indias Ambassador to UAE, Sunjay Sudhir, has said the mortal remains of the two Indians killed in a......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Australia reports highest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths at 88

Australia on Friday reported its highest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths at 88, amid a surge in cor......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

London bound flight returns to Miami after passenger refuses to wear mask

An American Airlines plane travelling from Miami to London turned around mid-flight after a woman o......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Over 200 killed & injured in Saudi airstrike on Yemeni prison: AFP

Over 200 detainees were killed and injured in an airstrike on a Yemeni prison by the Saudi-led mili......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Canada offers $100 mn loan to Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Canada will offer Ukraine a loan of up to C$120 million (nearly $100 million) as a crisis with Russ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

I am not legally Mexican drug lord El Chapos wife: Ex-beauty queen in new book

In a book titled Emma and the Other Narco Women, Former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro has said ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal at an urgent point: US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said that talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear de......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Shocked: EAM on reports of 4 Indians freezing to death in Canada

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Friday tweeted he was shocked at reports that four Ind......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

NZ ship carrying 2,50,000 litres of water arrives in tsunami-hit Tonga

A New Zealand Navy ship carrying 2,50,000 litres of water arrived in Tonga on Friday, six days afte......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

US sanctions 4 Russian-linked people working to destabilise Ukraine

The US on Thursday imposed sanctions on four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

US charges Belarus officials with aircraft piracy over flight diversion

The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

US man jailed for posting bomb-making instructions online for terrorists

A 29-year-old US man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for posting bomb-making instructions ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Nepal imposes new COVID-19 restrictions as daily cases hit record

Nepals capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, and banned reli......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

US charges second man over killing of Haiti President Moise

The US Justice Department said it has charged a second man in connection with the assassination of ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

21 beaches polluted by oil spill after Tonga volcanic eruption: Peru

Peru has declared an environmental emergency after 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminate......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Stop trying to prevent culling of 2,000 hamsters: HK to residents

Hong Kongs government warned that police will deal with people who try to stop its ongoing culling ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Lebanese private museum returns 5 ancient Roman artefacts to Syria

Lebanons Nabu Museum returned five Roman artefacts dating back to second and third century AD from ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

17 dead as explosives-laden vehicle collides with motorcycle in Ghana

At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured in a blast in western Ghana after a motorcycle collid......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Austria becomes 1st EU country to make COVID vaccination mandatory

Austrias Parliament approved making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all adults from February, b......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Pakistan records most daily COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Pakistan on Friday reported 7,678 new COVID-19 cases, its highest-ever daily tally of infections si......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Disabled Tonga man swims for 27 hrs after tsunami hit; people call him Aquaman

A 57-year-old man from Tonga swam for over 27 hours and survived after tsunami waves swept him out ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Italian couple gets Rs.8 lakh compensation after complaining of neighbours noisy flush

A couple in Italy, who complained about the loud flushing noise made by their neighbours toilet 19 ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

There are no minor incursions: Ukraine on Bidens comment amid tensions with Russia

Ukraines President Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to comments made by his US counterpart Joe Bide......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

Man gropes womans breast on US flight; tells attendant I sexually assaulted her

A woman on a US flight woke up to find the passenger next to her groping her breast, officials said......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

PM Modis approval rating highest among 13 world leaders; list released

A poll by US-based survey research firm Morning Consult has given PM Narendra Modi the highest appr......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

4 including baby found dead in Canada in -35degC; tentatively identified as Indians

Bodies of four people, including a baby, were found in Canada in -35degC near the US border in what......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

At least 11 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia, 21 rescued

At least 11 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Se......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

10-month-old conjoined twins joined at abdomen, chest separated in US

A pair of 10-month-old conjoined twins joined at the abdomen and chest were successfully separated ......

world 2022-01-21 Inshorts

China fines 7-Eleven chain for marking Taiwan as independent nation on its website

BEIJING: Beijing has fined the retail chain 7-Eleven for recognising Taiwan as an independent nati......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Reopening schools for girls our responsibility, not world pressure: Taliban

KABUL: The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

HAWAII: A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption: Peru

LIMA: Peru has declared an environmental emergency after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent Covid hamster cull

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamst......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

TOKYO: Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginni......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

5 labourers die of asphyxiation in Pakistans Lahore in a week

LAHORE: Five labourers died in separate incidents of asphyxiation in the Lahore province of Pakist......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

US airliner turns back in mid-flight due to passenger defying mask rule

WASHINGTON: An American Airlines jetliner headed from Miami to London turned around in mid-flight ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UN provides $32 million cash aid to Afghanistan

KABUL: The United Nations has provided $32 million humanitarian aid in cash to Afghanistan on Thur......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Chinas daily local confirmed Covid cases fall to nearly two-month low

BEIJING: China reported on Friday the lowest daily tally of local confirmed Covid-19 cases in near......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Four people including baby freeze to death near US-Canada border

MONTREAL: Canadian authorities found the bodies of four people including a baby who apparently fro......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

China delays US bid to sanction North Koreans at UN

UNITED NATIONS: China delayed a US bid to impose UN sanctions on five North Koreans on Thursday, d......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Russia, China and Iran to hold joint naval drill on Friday

DUBAI: China, Russia and Iran will hold their joint naval drills on Friday, a public relations off......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UAE says missiles, drones used in attack, some intercepted

DUBAI: Cruise missiles and ballistic missiles were used alongside drones in Mondays attack on the ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Chinas international flight suspensions leave travellers stranded, hurt businesses

BEIJING/SYDNEY: When Dwight Laws father died in November, the Shanghai-based US expat flew back to......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Chinese citizens running out of food, essentials amid harsh Covid-19 curbs

BEIJING: Chinas heavy-handed and draconian approach to handling Covid-19 lockdowns has left millio......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Hong Kong to shut secondary schools from Monday over Covid fears

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will suspend face-to-face teaching in secondary schools from Monday until aft......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Austria makes Covid vaccination mandatory in EU first

VIENNA: Austrias parliament on Thursday approved making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Europe considers new Covid-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

MADRID: When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UK police arrest 2 men over Texas synagogue hostage-taking

LONDON: British police say they have arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

UK PM Boris Johnsons office says unaware of any evidence in blackmail claim

LONDON: The office of Boris Johnson is not aware of any evidence to support allegations made by a ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Meta removes Iran-based fake accounts supporting Scottish independence

Facebook parent Meta Platforms removed a network of fake accounts that originated in Iran and targ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Half a million Afghanistan unemployed since Taliban takeover

KABUL: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that half a million people in Afg......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Pakistan court sentences woman to death for blasphemy

MULTAN: A Pakistani court sentenced a Muslim woman to death after finding her guilty of blasphemy ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Pakistan records 6,808 new Covid-19 cases, second-highest daily case count since pandemic started in 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 6,808 new Covid-19 cases, the second-highest daily case count since t......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

3 killed, 20 injured in bomb blast at Lahores Anarkali market

LAHORE: At least three people were killed and 20 others injured on Thursday in a powerful blast at......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

US fugitive who faked death, skipped UK court date arrested

A Rhode Island man who fled the United States and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape an......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Jury selection begins in US trial of officers involved in Floyd arrest

SAINT PAUL: Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin is serving 22 years in prison for the murde......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt and military: Report

At some of the worlds most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Russia and China block new UN sanctions on 5 North Koreans

UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council from imposing sanctions on f......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

US panel probing Capitol attack seeks interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON: The United States House of Representatives panel investigating the deadly January 6, 2......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

France to ease Covid-19 restrictions in February

PARIS: French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday evening that the government will pr......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Biden seems resigned to Russian invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON: In remarks that startled diplomatic and geo-political circles, US President Joe Biden ......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

Stampede at Liberia church gathering kills 29

MONROVIA: A stampede at a church gathering in Liberias capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

17 killed, 59 injured by explosion in western Ghana: Govt

ACCRA: At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a west......

world 2022-01-21 TOI

North Korea slams US, hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests

SEOUL: Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will c......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

SC allows January 6 committee to get Trump documents

WASHINGTON: In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the releas......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Oz visa rebates for students to plug workforce gaps

Australias government will give visa rebates to students and backpackers who want to come to the c......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

First aid flight leaves for Tonga after big volcano eruption

WELLINGTON: The first flight carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga was finally able to leave......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Omicron in China: New variant weakens Xi Jinpings Covid policies

BEIJING: More than two years into the pandemic most countries are striving to live alongside Covid......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Fury over Hong Kongs mass cull of hamsters and small pets

HONG KONG: Hong Kongs government faced outrage Wednesday over its decision to cull thousands of sm......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Beijing grapples with Delta, Omicron infections as more Covid-19 cases surface ahead of Winter Olympics

BEIJING: Chinese capital Beijing reported five new Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant on Wednesda......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

UN confirms 2021 among seven hottest years on record

GENEVA: The past seven years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations confirmed Wednesd......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Czech anti-vax singer dies after deliberate infection

PRAGUE: An anti-vax Czech folk singer has died after she deliberately contracted Covid to obtain a......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

US will continue diplomatic efforts to prevent Russian aggression in Ukraine: Blinken

KYIV: Urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to choose the peaceful path on Ukraine, United State......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

18 million global cases last week but Omicron wave slowing

GENEVA: The number of new Covid cases globally rose by 20% last week to more than 18 million, mark......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Betting Omicron has peaked, England set to lift Covid rules

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the end of most Covid-19 measures ......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Afghan acting PM calls for official recognition of Taliban administration

KABUL: Afghanistans acting prime minister, Mullah Hasan Akhund, on Wednesday called for internatio......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Taliban PM calls for Muslim nations to recognise Afghan govt

KABUL: Afghanistans acting prime minister, Mullah Hasan Akhund, on Wednesday called for internatio......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Biden warns of disaster for Russia if they invade Ukraine

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he expects Russia to move in on Ukraine but......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Pentagon releases first video of botched Kabul airstrike

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has declassified and publicly released video footage of a U.S. drone str......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

DALLAS: Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon s......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Student dies after 2 shoot into school van at dismissal time

PITTSBURGH: Two people fired into a van outside a Pittsburgh school at dismissal time Wednesday af......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

US will continue diplomatic efforts to prevent Russian aggression in Ukraine

KYIV: Urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to choose the peaceful path on Ukraine, United State......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

NY attorney general details possible fraud at Trumps family business

NEW YORK: New York states attorney general has accused former president Donald Trumps family busin......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Vladimir Putin hosts Iranian President for Kremlin talks

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart on Wednesday, hailing thei......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

To mark his first year in office, Biden to ask for patience over setbacks

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Wednesday will try to talk anxious Americans through the challe......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

People who are both vaccinated & have survived prior Covid bout are most protected: US study

NEW YORK: Concluding that getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent Covid-19, a new stu......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

Fourth California federal prison worker charged with sex abuse

WASHINGTON: A fourth worker at a federal womens prison in California has been charged with sexuall......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

On track to meet challenges from Covid & inflation, Biden says, addressing skeptics at one-year mark

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he had underestimated the extent of Republican o......

world 2022-01-20 TOI

It was deafening, we waved at our loved ones to run: Eyewitness on Tonga eruption

Talking about the volcano eruption in Tonga, an eyewitness said that the blast was so deafening tha......

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Asymptomatic animal handlers transmit Covid Delta variant to lions at zoo in South Africa: Study

JOHANNESBURG: Asymptomatic animal handlers at a private zoo in South Africa transmitted the Delta ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Tonga races to clear runway for volcano aid flights

WELLINGTON: Tongans raced Wednesday to clear a thick coat of ash from the main international runwa......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Vietnam detects first Omicron cases in the community

Vietnam has recorded its first cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the community, s......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

New Zealand navy ships taking water, other supplies to tsunami-hit Tonga

Two New Zealand navy vessels will arrive in Tonga on Friday, carrying much-needed water and other ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Fourth Covid vaccine partially effective against Omicron, Israeli study shows

JERUSALEM: A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies to higher levels than the third jab......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Deadly drone strikes on UAE raise Gulf tensions, roil oil market

DUBAI: Iran-backed Yemeni fighters launched drone strikes on the United Arab Emirates that caused ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Erdogan urges Russia against invading Ukraine

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Russia against invading Ukraine......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Israeli police under fire for Pegasus use to hack citizens

JERUSALEM: Israels parliament will seek an explanation from police over the forces reported use of......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

BEIJING: Chinas postal service has ordered workers to disinfect international deliveries and urged......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking Covid-19 rules

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their home......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Chinas Tianjin reports fewer Covid-19 cases as its outbreak shows sign of easing

BEIJING: The Chinese municipality of Tianjin reported fewer Covid-19 cases on Tuesday as its outbr......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Five dead in fire at Spanish retirement home

MADRID: Five people have died and several were injured after a fire early Wednesday morning at a r......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Germany passes 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in past 24 hours

BERLIN: Germany has registered more than 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, acc......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Body of missing British woman found in Tonga

LONDON: The body of a British woman swept away by a devastating tsunami that struck Tonga has been......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Claim that UK PM Johnson lied about lockdown party is nonsense, deputy says

LONDON: A claim by a former senior adviser to Boris Johnson that the British prime minister lied t......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Vijay Mallya loses battle to keep London home

LONDON: Indian fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya and his family are set to be evicted from the......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

UK police asked to probe Indian officials role in Kashmir

LONDON: A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arres......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Former IS-K chief who was behind Kabul gurudwara attack killed in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Days after the killing of the spokesperson of the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan, Asl......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

At least 26 killed in Afghan earthquake

HERAT: At least 26 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday, an of......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Taliban ask China for help in getting international recognition

KABUL: The Taliban is seeking China’s assistance in getting its Islamic Emirate government officia......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Pakistani police officer, two militants killed in Islamabad clash

ISLAMABAD: A police officer has been killed and two others injured in a rare shootout in Pakistans......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Justice Umar Ata Bandial to be next Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial, one of the judges who declined to retake their oaths in 2007 ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Pak poll panel wants report on PTI funding to be made public

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday directed authorities to make publi......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Pakistan Taliban claim overnight attacks on police

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Taliban targeted police in multiple attacks overnight in the capital, Isl......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

3 teens found dead in home outside of Houston

HOUSTON: Three teens were found dead Tuesday in a home northeast of Houston, and it appears one of......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

BILLINGS: The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden put the full weight of his presidency behind voting rights action ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Italy reports 228,179 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 434 deaths

MILAN: Italy reported 228,179 Covid-19 related cases on Tuesday, against 83,403 the day before, th......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

AT&T will delay some 5G deployment amid aviation standoff

WASHINGTON: AT&T said it would temporarily defer turning on some wireless towers near key airport ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Biden selects Los Angeles to host next Summit of Americas

MIAMI: The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin Amer......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

World tourism wont return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024: UN

MADRID: Tourism arrivals around the world are not expected to return to their pre-pandemic levels ......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Worlds oldest man dies 3 weeks short of 113th birthday

NEW YORK: The worlds oldest man, Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, has died at the age of 11......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Germany reports 1 lakh new Covid-19 infections in past 24 hours

BERLIN: Germany has registered more than 100,000 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, acc......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

Chinese couple trapped on lockdown date get engaged

BEIJING: A Chinese couple who were trapped on a neverending date thanks to a virus lockdown have b......

world 2022-01-19 TOI

US shouldnt supply arms to Ukraine: Russian Embassy

The Russian Embassy has asked the United States to refuse arms supply to Ukraine and stay committed......

world 2022-01-19 Inshorts

Russia could attack Ukraine at any point now, its a dangerous situation: US

Stating that Russian President Vladimir Putin has created a crisis by amassing 100,000 Russian troo......

world 2022-01-19 Inshorts

Mumbai blasts masterminds enjoyed 5-star hospitality in Pakistan: India at UN

India at the UN has said the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts was given ......

world 2022-01-19 Inshorts

We have a chance to end COVID-19 health emergency in 2022: WHO

Michael Ryan, the head of emergencies at the WHO, has said, We have a chance to end the public heal......

world 2022-01-19 Inshorts

UN body says world tourism wont return to pre-COVID levels until 2024; shares graph

Tourism arrivals around the world are not expected to return to their pre-pandemic levels until 202......

world 2022-01-19 Inshorts

Hong Kong activist on bail re-arrested for remarks endangering national security

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was re-arrested on suspicion of making remarks endan......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

US assent paves way for South Korea to compensate Iranian investor over dispute

SEOUL: South Korea is set to pay compensation to Irans Dayyani Group over a 2015 dispute after the......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Report: Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked

MEXICO CITY : Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

South Korean rescuers locate man at collapsed construction site

SEOUL: South Korean rescue workers at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangj......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

China suspends more US flights, further cutting access

BEIJING: China ordered on Wednesday the suspension of six more US flights in coming weeks after a ......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Chinese woman stuck in blind dates house after city lockdown

BEIJING: Imagine being on a first date you couldnt end? Thats what happened to a woman in China wh......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

China reports 190 new coronavirus cases in mainland

BEIJING: China reported 190 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Jan. 12, down from 221 a day earli......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Delta extends life of expiring travel vouchers from pandemic

ATLANTA: Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will extend through 2023 the window for customers to re......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

French teachers to strike over chaotic Covid-19 strategy for schools

PARIS: French teachers will walk off the job en masse on Thursday over what they say is the govern......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

French teachers to walk out over Covid confusion

PARIS: Half of French schools could close Thursday as up to three-quarters of teachers walk out, p......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

More tense Ukraine talks loom at OSCE meet in Vienna

VIENNA: The permanent council of the worlds largest security body will meet in Vienna on Thursday,......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

UK PM Boris Johnson apologizes for attending lockdown gathering

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday apologised for attending a gathering in ......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Englands Covid-19 prevalence steadies at record high: ONS

LONDON: The estimated Covid-19 prevalence in England was unchanged at a record-high 1 in 15 people......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Amid calls for him to quit, UK PM sorry for lockdown party

LONDON: British PM Boris Johnson offered his “heartfelt apologies” on Wednesday for attending a “b......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

UK launches FTA negotiations with India

LONDON: The UK government on Thursday announced the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiati......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Taliban seeking greater role in distribution of foreign aid

KABUL: The Taliban administration that seized control of Afghanistan proposed a joint body on Wedn......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Afghan universities to reopen, female students included: Taliban

KABUL: The Taliban-led government will soon reopen universities across the country for both male a......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Pakistan court sentences 4 to death in case of blast outside Hafiz Saeeds house

LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced four persons to death after convicting them guilt......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Pakistan anti-terror court hands death sentence to 4 for blast outside terror mastermind Hafiz Saeeds house

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for the bom......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Pakistan Opposition discusses to move no-confidence motion to oust Imran Khan govt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Preside......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Imran Khan govt likely to pass controversial mini-budget today amid oppositions criticism

ISLAMABAD: The Imran Khan government has finalised the preparations to get the Finance (Supplement......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Canadian truckers to stay exempt from Covid-19 vaccine requirements

Canadian truckers will remain exempted from Covid-19 vaccine requirements at the international bor......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Moderna expects Covid-19 vaccine trial data for children aged 2-5 in March

Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it expects to report data from its Covid-19 vaccine trial i......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

GOP leader McCarthy says he wont cooperate with 1/6 panel

WASHINGTON: The House panel investigating the US Capitol insurrection requested an interview and r......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Democrats switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action

WASHINGTON: Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections l......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

No surprise if Russia spreads disinformation after talks with US: State department

WASHINGTON: No one should be surprised if Russia spreads disinformation about commitments that hav......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

China steps up construction on Bhutan border, show sat data

New Delhi: China has accelerated settlement-building along its border with Bhutan with more than 2......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

US House panel seeks testimony from McCarthy about January 6 attack

WASHINGTON: The US congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Ca......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

US inflation too high, lowering it a priority: Feds Brainard

WASHINGTON: US inflation is too high and the Federal Reserve will make the issue a priority, Lael ......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

White house working with Congress to finalize more Fed nominees

WASHINGTON: White House economic adviser Brian Deese said on Wednesday the White House is working ......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Afghan women demand govt jobs, representation

KABUL: Dozens of Afghan women from all walks of live held a protest in Kabul demanding the Taliban......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

US pushing for more UN sanctions on North Korea over missiles

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pushing the United Nations Security Council to impose more sa......

world 2022-01-13 TOI

Deltacron COVID-19 infection is not really a thing: WHO

WHOs COVID-19 Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove has said that the phrase Deltacron, which suggests ......

world 2022-01-13 Inshorts

No active virus has been identified in breast milk: WHO on COVID-19

During a briefing on COVID-19, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, Mother to baby transmissi......

world 2022-01-13 Inshorts

Sri Lanka to return Indian prisoners under SAARC prisoner exchange agreement

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will hand over two Indian prisoners, who have been serving life imprisonment in......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

US govt to increase Covid-19 tests for schools by 10 million per month

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday a new set of measures to keep schools open, includ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

North Koreas Kim calls for more military muscle after watching hypersonic missile test

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for boosting the countrys strategic military forces ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Rescuers resume search at collapsed building site in South Korea

SEOUL: South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction worker......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Explainer: North Korea tests hypersonic missiles in global race for new rockets

SEOUL: North Korea began the New Year with increasingly capable missile tests, including at least ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

6.6-magnitude quake hits off west coast of Cyprus: USGS

NICOSIA: A 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the west coast of Cyprus early Tuesday, the US Geological S......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

European archaeologists back in Iraq after years of war

NASIRIYAH: After war and insurgency kept them away from Iraq for decades, European archaeologists ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Cathay Pacific says crews spent 73,000 nights in quarantine in 2021

HONG KONG: Cathay Pacific has said its crews spent a combined total of 73,000 nights in quarantine......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Hong Kong to create more national security crimes

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will outlaw a host of new national security crimes, the citys leader said Wed......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Chinas Tianjin orders more testing on 14 million residents

BEIJING: The northern Chinese city of Tianjin ordered a second round of COVID-19 testing on all 14......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Spain volcano island residents return home to battle ash

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE: For weeks they dreamt of returning to the homes they fled when a volcano er......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Russia and China block UN support for sanctions on Mali

UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China blocked the UN Security Council on Tuesday from supporting new sa......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation: WHO

GENEVA: Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of Covid-19 and becoming dominant around t......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Bulgarias daily coronavirus infections at record high

SOFIA: Daily coronavirus infections in Bulgaria reached a record high of 7,062 on Wednesday, large......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Heathrow airport recovery hopes stall on Omicron

LONDON: Heathrow on Tuesday said the number of passengers passing through Londons main airport dro......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Queens Windsor Castle gets no-fly zone protection in UK

LONDON: The airspace surrounding Queen Elizabeth IIs Windsor Castle residence in Berkshire, south-......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Bring your own booze lockdown party heaps pressure on UK PM Johnson

LONDON: Boris Johnsons leadership faced its most serious threat yet on Tuesday after it emerged hi......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Omicron surge threatens to slow down Australias economic recovery

SYDNEY: Australias most populous state, New South Wales, suffered its deadliest day of the pandemi......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

UN wants $5 billion aid for Afghanistan in 2022

GENEVA: The United Nations said Tuesday it needed $5 billion in aid for Afghanistan in 2022 to ave......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Nepal: Restrictions clamped as Covid cases surge by 69 per cent in last 24 hours

KATHMANDU: The Covid-19 infection rate in Nepal has soared by about 69 per cent in the last 24 hou......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Afghan Resistance Front proposes transitional govt to Taliban in Tehran talks

KABUL: Afghanistan Resistance Front proposed the transitional government to the Taliban when the t......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Pak PM Imran Khan says his govts relationship with military exceptional

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has reiterated that his governments relationship wit......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Pakistan economic condition better than India: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Faced with the challenge of getting a controversial legislation passed to meet the Inte......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Death toll from rain-related incidents in Pakistans Khyber Pakhtunkhwa mounts to 18

PESHAWAR: Death toll from heavy rain-related incidents in Pakistans Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) rose t......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Biden wants US agencies to mandate Covid-19 testing for unvaccinated employees by February 15

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration said on Tuesday that federal agencies should require weekly C......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Old Florida Keys bridge reopens to pedestrians, bicyclists

MARATHON: A segment of a 110-year-old Florida Keys bridge is reopening to pedestrians and bicyclis......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

A year on from Argentine abortion law, change is slow

BUENOS AIRES: A year ago Argentina joined the limited ranks of Latin American countries to have le......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimers drug

WASHINGTON: Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimers drug whose......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Biden to ask US lawmakers to protect democracy in Georgia voting rights push

ATLANTA: President Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to revive U.S. voting rights reforms and fight new ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Biden wants to mandate Covid testing for unvaccinated employees

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration said on Tuesday that federal agencies should require weekly C......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

GOP bill in Florida would ban abortions after 15 weeks

TALLAHASSEE: Most abortions would be banned in Florida after 15 weeks of pregnancy under bills fil......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

North Korea says leader Kim attended successful hypersonic missile test

SEOUL: North Korean state media said on Wednesday that the country has conducted a successful test......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US coin

The US Mint has started rolling out quarters which feature late American author and activist Maya ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

US on threshold of living with coronavirus: Fauci

WASHINGTON: Despite soaring cases and record-high Covid-19 hospitalizations, the United States is ......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

China hands out jail terms as long as 4 years for coronavirus lapses

BEIJING: China has sent three people to prison for up to four-plus years over breaches of rules th......

world 2022-01-12 TOI

Germany reports 80,430 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily spike ever

Germany on Wednesday reported 80,430 new COVID-19 cases, marking the countrys biggest-ever daily ca......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Russia may face very intense rise in Omicron cases soon: Officials

Russian officials on Tuesday warned that the country could face a very intense rise in the Omicron ......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Canadas Quebec province to impose health tax on unvaccinated people

The Canadian province of Quebec will impose a new health tax in the coming weeks on those who are n......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Return Afghan aircraft or face consequences: Taliban to Tajikistan

The Taliban warned Tajikistan and Uzbekistan of consequences if they fail to return Afghan Air Forc......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Eliminating COVID-19 unrealistic; Omicron will infect just about everybody: US expert

Stating that eliminating COVID-19 is unrealistic, top US health expert Anthony Fauci said, Omicron,......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Politician shares pic of wife clearing snow after 12-hr shift in Canada; criticised

Canadian politician Jon Reyes recently tweeted a picture of his wife clearing snow in their drivewa......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Latest rankings of worlds most powerful passports released; Japan, Singapore top list

Japan and Singapore have been ranked as the worlds most powerful passports as their citizens can tr......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

January 6 US riots last year were an attempted coup: US President Biden

US President Joe Biden has called the January 6 US Capitol riots an attempted coup. The violent mob......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

North Korea releases pic of Kim Jong-un watching hypersonic missile test

North Korea has released a picture showing leader Kim Jong-un officially attending a missile launch......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

You can get sick from touching your bearded dragon: US body on Salmonella outbreak

Amid a Salmonella outbreak, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said, 44 people sick ......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Omicron pushing COVID from pandemic to endemic: European Medicines Agency

European Medicines Agency has said that the spread of Omicron coronavirus variant across the contin......

world 2022-01-12 Inshorts

Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi: Prisoner of generals

YANGON: : After years on the front lines of Myanmars battle for democracy, 76-year-old Nobel laure......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Aung San Suu Kyi convictions politically motivated: Nobel body

OSLO: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, denounced three new convi......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Russian-led bloc will stymie any coups: Putin after Kazakh unrest

NUR-SULTAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed Kazakhstans violent unrest on destru......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Floods kill 10, leave hundreds homeless in South African city

JOHANNESBURG: Floods around South Africas eastern coastal city of East London have killed at least......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Saudi princess freed after 3 years in jail: Rights group

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been held without char......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Israel to issue young children with free Covid home tests, PM Naftali Bennett says

JERUSALEM: Israel will issue kindergartners and elementary schoolchildren with free Covid-19 home ......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Israel not bound by any nuclear deal with Iran, Naftali Bennett says

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel would not be bound by any nuc......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Chinas Tianjin tightens control over travel after Omicron cases

BEIJING: The northern Chinese city of Tianjin tightened exit controls and is requiring residents t......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Gulf ministers visit China amid energy fears

BEIJING: Foreign ministers from oil-rich Gulf states arrived in Beijing on Monday for a five-day v......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

After Covid infections, Hong Kongs first 2022 legislature meeting may be online

HONG KONG: Hong Kongs first legislature meeting of 2022 may have to be held online, its council pr......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Covid-19: Omicron inches closer to Beijing ahead of Winter Olympics

BEIJING: Omicron has flared in a port city that borders Beijing and spread inland before Chinese o......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan amid unrest

MOSCOW: The authorities in Kazakhstan said Monday that nearly 8,000 people were detained by police......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law stupid

WARSAW: A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

EU regulator could issue decision on Pfizer Covid-19 pill within weeks

LONDON: The European Unions drug regulator said on Monday it could issue within weeks a decision o......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

UK records 1,41,472 new Covid-19 cases, 97 deaths

LONDON: Britain reported 1,41,472 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, down from 1,46,390 cases on Sat......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

UK plans holiday weekend to honor queens 70 years on throne

LONDON: The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth IIs 70 years on the throne with a milita......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

UK PM Boris Johnson looking at cutting Covid-19 isolation period

LONDON: Britain is making progress against Omicron and is looking at reducing the isolation period......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Afghan baby lost in chaos during airlift found, returned to family

KABUL: An infant boy handed in desperation to a soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Sri Lanka launches luxury train service with Indias assistance

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has launched a luxury train service connecting the countrys Tamil-dominated Jaf......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Afghan envoy to China quits after six months of no pay

BEIJING: Afghanistans ambassador to China left a colourful resignation note for his post-Taliban t......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Pakistan round-up: 23 freeze to death in cars stranded by snow

NEW DELHI: Imran Khan to visit China next month, Pakistan Supreme Court to get its first woman jud......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Pakistan asks IMF to delay 6th country review meeting to January-end

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has requested the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to delay a board meeting m......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Pakistans top commerce official wants continued support for exports despite fiscal tightening

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans top commerce official is pushing the government to bet big on the export indu......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Minorities in India being targeted by extremist groups, alleges Pakistan PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday alleged that minorities in India were bein......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Pope sends condolences after devastating New York City fire

ROME: Pope Francis offered his condolences Monday to the victims of the “devastating” apartment fi......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

US, Russia meet for talks amid tensions linked to Ukraine

GENEVA: Senior US and Russian officials launched special talks on strategic stability on Monday as......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Pfizer CEO unsure on need for fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON: Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Monday he was unsure about th......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

US taking Moscows proposals very seriously: Russian negotiator

GENEVA: Washington is taking Russias proposals for security guarantees very seriously, Moscows neg......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Israel not bound by any nuclear deal with Iran: Bennett

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel would not be bound by any nuc......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

San Suu Kyi convictions politically motivated: Nobel body

OSLO: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, denounced three new convi......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Johnson looking at cutting Covid-19 isolation period

LONDON: Britain is making progress against Omicron and is looking at reducing the isolation period......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Minorities in India being targeted by extremist groups, alleges Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday alleged that minorities in India were bein......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan: Taliban

KABUL: An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine chi......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

EU regulator could issue decision on Pfizer Covid pill within weeks

LONDON: The European Unions drug regulator said on Monday it could issue within weeks a decision o......

world 2022-01-10 TOI

Schools in Uganda reopen after nearly 2-year long COVID-19 closure

Schools in Uganda reopened on Monday after nearly two years, in what has been termed worlds longest......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Sudan pro-democracy group rejects UN offer for talks with military

Sudans leading pro-democracy group, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) rejected UNs offer......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Blast killed 9 children in eastern Afghanistan: Taliban

An explosion killed nine children in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, according to the office of Tali......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

US, Russia hold talks in Switzerland amid tensions over Ukraine

US and Russia officials on Monday held special talks on strategic stability in Switzerlands Geneva,......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Emerging economies should prepare for economic turbulence: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that emerging economies should prepare for potential bou......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Iran Foreign Minister to discuss cooperation agreement with China

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, will visit Ch......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Kazakhstan govt blames Islamic radicals for unrest, detains 8,000

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry on Monday said that the country was subjected to armed aggression by ra......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Italy to get 40,000 Merck antiviral pills for COVID-19 treatment

Italy is set to receive around 40,000 doses of Mercks antiviral drug next week, which will add to n......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Sweden to tighten COVID-19 curbs amid rising infections: PM

Sweden will introduce new curbs to limit COVID-19 spread amid a historically high level of infectio......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Sri Lanka launches luxury train service with help from India

Sri Lanka on Sunday launched a luxury train service connecting Jaffna district to its capital Colom......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Festivities planned to mark UK Queens 70 years of rule this year

A military parade, neighbourhood parties and a pudding competition are among the programmes planned......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Looking forward to stabilisation of situation: India on Kazakhstan

Speaking about the recent developments in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Mon......

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UK to start Free Trade Agreement talks with India this week: Report

UKs Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan is expected to launch Free Trad......

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Ethiopias Tigrayan rebels accuse Eritrean military of attacks

A spokesperson for Tigrayan rebels on Sunday tweeted, The Eritrean military launched fresh attacks ......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Israel not bound by any nuclear deal with Iran: PM Naftali Bennett

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel isnt bound by any nuclear deal with Iran and ......

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19 dead, including 9 children, in New York Citys deadliest fire in decades

Nineteen people were killed, including nine children, and dozens were injured when a fire started b......

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Russia claims victory in defending Kazakhstan from unrest

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in defending Kazakhstan from unrest. Putin told a ......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

2 Sudanese protesters die during Sunday anti-coup protest: Reuters

Two protesters have died after both of them were hit by tear gas canisters during the anti-military......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Kazakhstan unrest was an attempted coup detat: Prez Tokayev

Kazakhstans President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday called the unrest in the country an attempted......

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Brazil health agency head asks Prez to retract vaccine criticism

Brazil health regulator Anvisa head Antonio Barra Torres has written a letter to the countrys Presi......

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Pebble-sized debris halts NASAs Perseverance Mars rovers sample collection

NASAs Mars rover Perseverances rock sample collection has been obstructed after pebble-sized debris......

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Indonesia authorises 5 COVID-19 vaccines for booster doses

Indonesias food and drug control agency head Penny Lukito announced on Monday that emergency author......

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Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for 4 years for possessing walkie-talkies, breaking COVID rules

Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to another four years in prison after a court found her gui......

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China offers Kazakhstan support to deter external forces amid riots

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday said that China is willing to support Kazakhstan maintai......

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30% of COVID-19 deaths in Singapore in 2021 were fully vaccinated: Minister

Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday said 30% of the people who died of COVID-19 in the ......

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Myanmar military govt accuses US diplomats of COVID rules violation

The military government in Myanmar has accused US diplomats of breaking coronavirus-related rules o......

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Philippines sees record high daily COVID-19 cases for 3rd straight day

The Philippines reported 33,169 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, logging a record high caseload for th......

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2021 was 5th hottest year as CO2 levels hit new high: EU scientists

European Union scientists said that 2021 was the worlds fifth hottest year as levels of carbon-diox......

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Dutch king swears-in 4th government led by PM Mark Rutte

Netherlands King Willem-Alexander swore-in the new government, a fourth one led by PM Mark Rutte at......

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Nepal imposes COVID-19 curbs amid record high daily cases

Nepal banned large public gatherings and closed schools for nearly three weeks as the country repor......

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US incited Lithuania to undermine one-China principle: China

China on Monday accused the US of inciting Lithuania to undermine the one-China principle. This com......

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Plane crashes on railway tracks in US, pilot saved seconds before train hits aircraft

A video shows police in Los Angeles, California, pulling a pilot from a crash-landed aircraft secon......

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Protestors throw seaweed, stones at French MP over COVID-19 vaccine pass

Protestors opposing a bill on COVID-19 vaccine pass, threw seaweed, dirt and stones at French MP St......

world 2022-01-10 Inshorts

Kazakhstan arrests ex-security chief as it presses crackdown on protests

ALMATY: Kazakhstans former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Booster dose gives high levels of protection against infections from Omicron in older adults: UK study

LONDON: A third top-up booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine provides high levels of protection again......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Covid-19: UK govt advisers recommended against fourth vaccine dose

LONDON: UK government advisers have recommended against giving a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine t......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Over 40 killed, many displaced as heavy rains, snowfall hit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan is currently witnessing its first spell of heavy rainfall and snow of the n......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

LOUISVILLE: Offering hugs and humor, President Joe Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebui......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Omicron explosion spurs breakdown of services in the US

WASHINGTON: Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hos......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Turkmenistan plans to close its Gateway to Hell

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN: Turkmenistans strongman leader has ordered experts to find a way to finall......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

90% health centres in Afghanistan to close down by 2022 end: Report

KABUL: Nearly 90 per cent of health centers of Afghanistan may close down by the end of 2022 due t......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Cold kills 16 stuck in cars in heavy snow at Pakistan resort

ISLAMABAD: Temperatures fell to minus 8 degrees Celsius (17.6 Fahrenheit) amid heavy snowfall at P......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

World tops two million new daily Covid cases: AFP tally

PARIS: The world recorded more than two million daily coronavirus cases on average between January......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Omicron drives global daily average of cases past 2 million

The pace of daily new Covid-19 infections of the coronavirus has nearly doubled in the past week, ......

world 2022-01-09 TOI

Massive rock formation falls on 3 boats in Brazil killing at least 7, video surfaces

At least seven people died after a massive rock formation broke from a cliff and crushed three boat......

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Saudi princess and daughter released after three years in jail

Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been detained without charge fo......

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WHO lists 3 reasons why Omicron variant is spreading easily

WHOs Maria Van Kerkhove has said that COVID-19s Omicron variant is transmitting efficiently as its ......

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Deltacron COVID-19 infections combining Delta & Omicron found in Cyprus

A strain of COVID-19 that combines Delta and Omicron was found in Cyprus, according to Leondios Kos......

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McDonalds runs out of hash browns in some Taiwan stores

TAIPEI: McDonalds Taiwan said Friday some of its stores were running out of hash browns imported f......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Dozens of Hong Kong officials, lawmakers ordered to quarantine

HONG KONG: Dozens of senior Hong Kong officials and lawmakers were ordered into quarantine on Frid......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Russian units being flown into Kazakhstan, control Almaty airport

MOSCOW: Russian military units are being flown into Kazakhstan round the clock and control the air......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Billionaires looted art still on display at Israel Museum

JERUSALEM: One of the Israel Museums biggest patrons, American billionaire Michael Steinhardt, app......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Iran displays missiles amid nuclear talks with world powers

DUBAI: Iran put three ballistic missiles on display at an outdoor prayer esplanade in central Tehr......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Three killed, 14 trapped in canteen blast in China

BEIJING: At least three people were killed and 14 others trapped in debris after a building collap......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits Chinas Qinghai province: USGS

BEIJING: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck Chinas remote northwestern Qinghai pro......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Frances Macron stands by his piss off comments on Covid non-vaccinated

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said he stood by his earlier comments saying he wanted to ......

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he is concerned about Kazakhstan situation

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was concerned about the situation in Kaz......

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NATO united against any Russian aggression, US says after meeting

BRUSSELS: The 30 allies of NATO are united against Russian military action in Ukraine, the United ......

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UK records 178,250 new Covid cases, 229 more deaths

LONDON: Britain reported 178,250 new Covid-19 cases on Friday and 229 more deaths within 28 days o......

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Sri Lanka vaccinates children as doctors warn of Covid surge

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan health authorities on Friday began vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, as the ......

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Afghans need emergency humanitarian aid without political bias: Taliban deputy PM

KABUL: The Talibans deputy prime minister on Friday urged the global community to offer support to......

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Decision on extension for Pakistan army chief General Bajwa can wait: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he has not yet thought about an extension t......

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Ahmaud Arbery case: 3 white men sentenced to life in jail for killing Black American jogger

WASHINGTON: Three white men convicted of murdering African American jogger Ahmaud Arbery after cha......

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US approves voluntary departure of some consulate staff from Kazakhstan

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Friday it had approved the voluntary departure of non-emerge......

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Hospitalisations skyrocket in US kids too young for Covid shots

Hospitalisations of the US children under 5 with Covid-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest ......

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes northern Qinghai, China: EMSC

BEIJING: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck Chinas remote northwestern Qinghai pro......

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Covid: World tops 300 milion known virus cases

It took more than a year for the world to record the first 100 million Covid-19 cases, and half th......

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President orders shoot-to-kill sans warning at Kazakh protesters

ALMATY: Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstans main city on Friday ......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Sidney Poitier, who paved way for black actors, dies

Sidney Poitier, whose portrayal of determined, dignified heroes in films like To Sir With Love, In......

world 2022-01-08 TOI

Ahmaud Arbery murder: 3 white men sentenced to life in jail

WASHINGTON: Three white men convicted of murdering African American jogger Ahmaud Arbery after cha......

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Explosion in Chinas Chongqing kills 16: State media

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: A building housing a canteen in Chongqing in Chinas southwest collapsed on Frida......

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Bomb cyclone blankets northeast US in snow

NEW YORK: A winter snowstorm known as a bomb cyclone blanketed the northeastern United States on F......

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Vaccine-sceptic French lawmaker dies after contracting COVID-19

French lawmaker Jose Evrard, whose vaccine-sceptic far-right party had opposed government measures ......

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3 white men sentenced to life in prison for murder of black US jogger

A US judge has sentenced three white men to life in prison for chasing and killing a black man as h......

world 2022-01-08 Inshorts

US auction of Nelson Mandelas prison cell key halted

The US auction of the key to the prison cell once occupied by South Africas first black President N......

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Short film shows 2 men having sex at Acropolis in Greece; govt launches investigation

Greeces Culture Ministry launched an investigation on Friday following the online release of a shor......

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Spain mother kidnapped sons to avoid Covid vaccine

MADRID: A woman accused by her ex-husband of kidnapping their two boys to prevent them from being ......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Rioters, securitymen dead in Kazakhstan; Russia sends troops

ALMATY: Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstan’s main city on Thursday after Russia rushed in paratr......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Japan set to declare Covid-19 curbs in 3 regions hosting US bases

TOKYO: Japan is set to declare quasi-emergency measures in three regions on Friday to stem a Covid......

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Taliban adding suicide bombers to army ranks

The Taliban will officially recruit suicide bombers to become part of the army as the militant gro......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Chinas Henan imposes more Covid curbs as cases spike, though numbers small

BEIJING: More cities in central China resorted to tough curbs as new coronavirus infections in Hen......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Chinese spy spoof draws rare response from MI6 chief

BEIJING: Britains spy chief on Thursday thanked Chinas state news agency for free publicity after ......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

China says its space station will be ready this year

BEIJING: China has said that its space station, stated to be a major strategic asset in space, wil......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

China warns hospitals against rejecting patients over Covid curbs as cases decline

BEIJING: China reported fewer Covid cases on Friday as several cities have curbed movements, while......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Record weekly jump in Covid-19 cases as Omicron surges: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Thursday a record 9.5 million cases of Covid-19 were ta......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

EU daily cases top 1 million for first time

Omicron has taken hold in the European Union, where daily cases of coronavirus exceeded 1 million ......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Russia sends troops to put down Kazakhstan uprising as fresh violence erupts

ALMATY: Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstans main city of Almaty on Thursday as Russia sent in pa......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Australia suffers record Covid cases, straining businesses and supply chains

SYDNEY: Fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, Australias daily coronavirus infectio......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

UK peers condemn India for ‘blocking’ FCRA licence of Mother Teresa charity and other NGOs

LONDON: Peers slammed India in the House of Lords on Thursday for not renewing the foreign funding......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Australias most populous state to reinstate some Covid-19 curbs: Report

SYDNEY: Australias New South Wales state, home to Sydney and a third of Australias 25 million popu......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

British PM Boris Johnson calls out anti-vaccine ‘mumbo jumbo

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday hit out at anti-vaccine groups who spread......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Imran Khan courting radicals to hide govts failure: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan under Imran Khans rule has slid into radicalization even as it struggles with ......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Covid-19: No plan for lockdown at this time, says Pak Minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan federal minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said on Thursday that ......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Justice Ayesha Malik to be Pakistans first woman Supreme Court judge

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday moved closer to appoint the first woman judge of the Supreme Court......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Pakistans progress at stake due to economic stagnation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans economic progress appears to be at stake due to economic stagnation with Imra......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Americans do not remember January 6 Capitol riot as one people

WASHINGTON: Side by side at ground zero on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Re......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Dont file murder charges in stillbirths: California Attorney General

SACRAMENTO: Prosecutors should not charge women with murder when a fetus dies, even if their behav......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Two Haiti journalists killed by gang

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Two journalists in Haiti were killed Thursday by a gang operating on the outskirts......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

10 bodies left in front of Mexican governors office

MEXICO CITY: Assailants left 10 beaten, murdered bodies in front of the governors office in the no......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Iran foreign minister says ready to restore relations with Saudi Arabia at any time: Media

CAIRO: Irans foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said an ongoing dialogue with Saudi Arabia w......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Three killed in Sudan as thousands protest against military

KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces shot dead three protesters on Thursday during the latest mass d......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Covid-19: Calling Omicron mild a mistake, warns WHO

GENEVA: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing people across the globe and should not be dismi......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

British PM calls out anti-vaccine ‘mumbo jumbo

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday hit out at anti-vaccine groups who spread......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Russia sends troops to put down Kazakhstan uprising

ALMATY: Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstans main city of Almaty on Thursday as Russia sent in pa......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Three Chinese nationals abducted in Nigeria, police say

MAKURDI, Nigeria: Police in Nigeria said gunmen abducted three Chinese nationals working in the co......

world 2022-01-07 TOI

Omicron appears to be less severe than Delta but shouldnt be called mild: WHO

During briefing in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while Omicron variant of ......

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10 bodies found in a car outside Mexican state Governors office; 2 held

Two people were arrested after an SUV filled with 10 bodies was left outside the Governors office i......

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US actions over Beijing Games are an insult to Olympic spirit: N Korea

North Korea blamed hostile forces and COVID-19 for not being able to attend the upcoming Winter Oly......

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Omicron is killing people; tsunami of Omicron cases is so huge and quick: WHO

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said, Omicron COVID-19 variant is hospitalising people and......

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Viral video wrongly claims to show Pakistan MP dancing to Tip Tip Barsa Paani

After a viral video wrongly claimed to show Pakistan MP Aamir Liaquat Hussain dancing to Bollywood ......

world 2022-01-07 Inshorts

Map helps Chinese man reunite with his family after decades

BEIJING: Since he was a child, Li Jingwei did not know his real name. He did not know where he was......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

Macau bans international passenger flights for two weeks

HONG KONG: Macau has announced a two-week ban on any inbound passenger flights from outside of Chi......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

CDC urges up to date shots; no fully vaccinated change

NEW ORLEANS: US health officials said Wednesday they are not changing the qualifications for being......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

US President Biden to take aim at Trump for Jan. 6 attack in anniversary speech

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will say his predecessor, Donald Trump, had singular responsibi......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

Oldest US veteran dies age 112

WASHINGTON: The United States oldest living veteran, Lawrence Brooks, died Wednesday at the age of......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

Uproar in France after Macron vows to hassle unvaccinated

PARIS: France President Emmanuel Macron drew fierce criticism on Wednesday after bluntly arguing t......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

Pak ruling party tried to conceal foreign funding from poll panel: Report

ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khans ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party grossly under-reported funds recei......

world 2022-01-06 TOI

10 dead, others missing after boat capsizes in Tanzanias Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR: An official in Tanzanias semiautonomous region of Zanzibar says 10 people have died when......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose boosts antibodies five-fold in Israeli study, PM says

JERUSALEM: A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold a week after the shot is ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Virus surge tests limits of primary health care in Europe

Like many people, Alberto Pérez of Madrid used a home test to discover that his headache and cold-......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

WHO still recommends 14-day quarantine for Covid-19 patients

GENEVA: Although most people recover from Covid-19 within five to seven days of the onset of sympt......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Pfizer/BioNTech to develop mRNA-based shingles shot

BERLIN: Germanys BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer, which together developed a Covid-19 vaccine ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

UK PM Boris Johnson hopes to ride out Omicron wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday recommended to his Cabinet that England ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Hong Kong bans inbound flights from 8 countries including India, tightens Covid curbs

HONG KONG: Hong Kong announced a two-week ban on incoming flights from eight countries and tighten......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Taliban order Afghan shop owners to behead mannequins

HERAT: The Taliban have ordered shop owners in western Afghanistan to cut the heads off mannequins......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

After Taliban took power in Kabul, terror attacks in Pakistan surged

ISLAMABAD: After the Taliban took control of Kabul and Afghanistan, terror attacks in neighbouring......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

US condemns North Korea launch, calls for dialogue

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday condemned North Koreas firing of a suspected ballistic ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Twitter creates monitoring team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary

NEW YORK: Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter Inc created......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Israel records highest daily rise in Covid infections

JERUSALEM: Israels health ministry on Wednesday announced nearly 12,000 new coronavirus cases, con......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Polish president tests positive for Covid-19: aide

WARSAW: Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating, his chief......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

10 dead, others missing after boat capsizes in Tanzania

ZANZIBAR: An official in Tanzanias semiautonomous region of Zanzibar says 10 people have died when......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

13 dead, including 7 children, in Philadelphia house fire

NEW YORK: A large house fire in Philadelphia early Wednesday killed 13 people, including seven chi......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Kazakhstan government resigns after violent protests over fuel price

ALMATY: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the governments resignation on Wednesday, ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Kazakhstan declares emergencies in cities hit by unrest

ALMATY: Kazakhstans president sacked the Central Asian countrys cabinet Wednesday in a bid to head......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Kazakh police detain over 200 people after attacks on govt buildings

NUR-SULTAN: Police in Kazakhstan have detained more than 200 people after attacks on government bu......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Philippines cancels Black Nazarene parade again on Covid-19 concerns

MANILA: Philippine authorities have cancelled an annual procession, which normally draws millions ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Iran should pay families over plane shootdown: Canada court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A court in Canada has ruled that Iran should pay about $84 million in......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Drone attack on US forces foiled west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Two explosive-laden drones were shot down on Tuesday by Iraqs air defenses as they approa......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Iraqs pro-Iran Hashed take centre stage in soft power play

BASRA: Hardened fighters of Iraqs Shiite former paramilitary Hashed al-Shaabi organisation are see......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

In Israel, Omicron drives confusing policy amid 4th jab

TEL AVIV: Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. After just a month, it......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Cries for food in Chinas quarantined city of 13 million

BEIJING: Residents of the Chinese city of Xian are enduring a strict lockdown, with business owner......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Thousands held on Hong Kong cruise ship for Covid testing

HONG KONG: Thousands of passengers were being held Wednesday on a cruise ship in Hong Kong for cor......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

China to test 12 million in Zhengzhou as Xian outbreak eases

BEIJING: The city of Zhengzhou ordered its 12 million residents to take Covid-19 tests Wednesday a......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

New Covid records in US, UK, France as Omicron runs rampant

PARIS: The US, Britain, France and Australia have all announced record numbers of daily Covid-19 c......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Herd the moos? Latvias symbolic blue cow back from the brink

KALVENE: Once a rarity, cows with light blue or dark ultramarine hides may again be glimpsed grazi......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

UK marks first anniversary of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine deployment

LONDON: The UKs health service on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the deployment of the Ox......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Amid Omicron surge, UK PM Johnson resists another lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that England could withstand a surge ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Australias health system under pressure as Covid-19 cases hit fresh records

SYDNEY: Pressure grew on Australias health system on Wednesday as new Covid-19 case numbers hit a ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Spoils of war: Taliban put victory over US on display

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: In the governors compound of Afghanistans Ghazni province, a new historical e......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Thousands of Rohingya shops demolished, Bangladesh confirms

COXS BAZAR: Bangladesh authorities have bulldozed more than 3,000 Rohingya-run shops since last mo......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Mullah Baradar calls ex-officials corrupt, says no place for them in the cabinet

KABUL: Afghanistans hardliner and Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in an intervie......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Hindu pilgrims visit Pakistan; Muslim delegation to leave for India in late January

ISLAMABAD: An international delegation of 200 Hindu pilgrims in Pakistan will depart on a four-day......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads

DENVER: A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Chicago cancels classes after union backs remote learning

CHICAGO: Classes in Chicagos public schools will be canceled Wednesday after the teachers union vo......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Biden urges concern but not alarm in US as Omicron cases rise

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden urged concern but not alarm as the United States set records for d......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

US pushes unity on Ukraine ahead of key Russia meetings

WASHINGTON: In a display of unity, the Biden administration and its European allies are beginning ......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

WHO: More evidence emerging that Omicron causes milder symptoms

GENEVA: More evidence is emerging that the Omicron variant is affecting the upper respiratory trac......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

WHO downplays threat from IHU strain found in France

The WHO said a variant found in France hasnt become much of a threat since it was first identified......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Covid-19 testing rules in UK to be relaxed to reduce staff shortages

UNITED KINGDOM: Testing rules for Covid-19 in the UK will be relaxed in a bid to shorten isolation......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

Joe Biden to speak truth on Jan 6 anniversary, Trump cancels event

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will on Thursday mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly Ja......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

China’s locked down city thrown into chaos after Covid app crash

China’s Covid-19 health code system that strictly governs people’s movements crashed in Xi’an this......

world 2022-01-05 TOI

China: 5 killed, 9 missing in landslide in Guizhou province

GUIYANG: The local authorities on Tuesday informed that five people were killed and nine others re......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

China locks down city of 1.2 million after three virus cases

BEIJING: More than one million people in a city in central China were being confined to their home......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

UN orders Niger to suspend expulsion of eight Rwandans

UNITED NATIONS: A United Nations court has ordered Niger to suspend its expulsion of eight Rwandan......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Longtime US Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois wont seek 16th term

CHICAGO: Longtime US Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, a onetime Black Panther with a dramatic rise in ......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

US judge dismisses case against Jeffrey Epsteins jail guards

NEW YORK: A US judge on Monday formally dismissed the federal governments criminal case against tw......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Bolsonaro in hospital with 2018 stabbing complications

SAO PAULO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalised on Monday with an intestinal blocka......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Russia, China, Britain, US and France say no one can win nuke war

MOSCOW: China, Russia, Britain, the US and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arm......

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Israel to let in citizens from mid-risk nations

NEW DELHI: Israel said on Monday it will admit foreigners with presumed Covid immunity from countr......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Iran vows revenge for Suleimani killing if Trump not put on trial

DUBAI: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, speaking on the second anniversary of the assassination of......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Drone attack on US base in Iraq foiled

NEW DELHI: Two armed drones were shot down on Monday as they approached an Iraqi military base hos......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Venice to replace glass on star architects slippery bridge

VENICE: As tourists wandered obliviously on the glass floor of the footbridge, locals proceeded wi......

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French lawmakers get death threats over vax pass vote

PARIS: Lawmakers from Frances ruling party said on Monday they would not be cowed by death threats......

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UK PIO woman becomes first ‘woman of colour’ to make solo trip to South Pole

LONDON: A British-born Indian Sikh woman has made history by becoming the first woman of colour to......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Epstein paid prince Prince Andrew accuser $500k in 09 settlement

LONDON: Jeffrey Epstein agreed in 2009 to pay $500,000 to a woman whos currently suing Prince Andr......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Taliban say only technical jobs at Afghanistans airports will be contracted out

KABUL: The Taliban have said that only the management of the technical operations at Afghan airpor......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Apple’s $3 trillion market value follows 5,800% gain since iPhone debut

WASHINGTON: Apple on Monday became the first publicly traded company with a stock market value of ......

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David Bowie estate sells publishing rights for $250m

NEW YORK: David Bowies estate has sold the publishing rights to his entire body of work to Warner ......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Classes reopen in parts of Europe, UK rushes tests to schools

LONDON: Schoolchildren returned to classes on Monday in parts of Europe, while the British governm......

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USFDA backs Pfizer booster shot for kids aged 12 to 15

NEW YORK: The US FDA has authorised the use of a third dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 va......

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty in fraud trial

SAN FRANCISCO: Fallen US biotech star Elizabeth Holmes was convicted on Monday of defrauding inves......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Snow storm batters US east, piling onto holiday chaos

WASHINGTON: After a bruising holiday week of flight cancellations and record surges in Covid-19 ca......

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Australias Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations hit new records

SYDNEY: New virus cases in Australia surged to record levels on Tuesday, increasing the strain on ......

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Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Some school systems around the US extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online i......

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Haitian PM says was targeted in assassination attempt

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry told AFP in an interview Monday that he was tar......

world 2022-01-04 TOI

Tokyo daily coronavirus cases hit 103, highest since October 8

TOKYO: Daily coronavirus infections in Tokyo hit the highest since Oct. 8 at 103 cases on Monday, ......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro urgently hospitalized: Reports

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was urgently hospitalized early Monday morning ......

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Five Syrian soldiers killed, 20 injured by Islamic State

DUBAI: Five Syrian soldiers were killed and 20 were injured in a rocket attack by Islamic State mi......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Militants attack bus in desert, kill 5 troops

DAMASCUS: Militants attacked a bus carrying soldiers on a desert highway in central Syria, killing......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Fifteen injured in southwest China quake

BEIJING: Fifteen people were injured when a shallow earthquake hit southwestern China on Sunday af......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

German foreign minister heads to Washington on Wednesday, Russia on agenda

BERLIN: German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock will travel to Washington on Wednesday, where sh......

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UKMTO says it received reports of vessel attacked off Yemen

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said late on Sunday it had received reports o......

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A medical scan reveals the secrets of New Zealands extinct marine reptiles, almost 150 years after the fossils discovery

New Zealands fossil record of land dinosaurs is poor, with just a few bones, but the collection of......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

New Zealand says no plan to prosecute British DJ over Covid breach

WELLINGTON: New Zealands government said Monday it would not ask for British DJ Dimension to be pr......

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Omicron milder, putting fewer people into ICU, says UK PM

LONDON: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is “plainly milder” than previous variants and is putting ......

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Iran refuses to recognize Taliban govt until it is inclusive

KABUL: Iran on Sunday said that Tehran will not recognize the current Taliban government (Islamic ......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Outsourcing to contractors made Afghanistan war a business, says report

KABUL: The money from the United States government for the Afghan war ensured billions of dollars ......

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Taliban say Russian investors expressed willingness to extract Afghanistans petroleum

KABUL: The Taliban have said that Russian investors have expressed their willingness to extract Af......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Indian High Commission in Pakistan facilitates return of Indian nationals and NORI visa holders to India

ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commission in Pakistan is facilitating the return of 47 Indian nationals, 1......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

10 terrorists arrested in Pakistans Punjab province

LAHORE: Ten terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al-Qaeda and Isla......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Russia, China, Britain, US and France say no one can win nuclear war

MOSCOW: China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of ......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

US FDA clears Pfizers Covid-19 booster shot for 12 to 15 year olds

WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized the use of a third dose of th......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

President Joe Biden pushed to speak out more as US democracy concerns grow

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has gotten the same troubling questions from worried world leaders......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Taliban: Russian investors expressed willingness to extract Afg petroleum

KABUL: The Taliban have said that Russian investors have expressed their willingness to extract Af......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

US air travel still messy, with another 2,600 flights scrapped

WASHINGTON: Americans returning home from holiday travel had to battle another day of airport chao......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Omicron-driven fifth wave has started in Pakistan: Authorities

ISLAMABAD: As coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country, Pakistani authorities have warne......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Drone attack on US base foiled, Iraqi security sources say

BAGHDAD: Two armed drones were shot down on Monday as they approached an Iraqi military base hosti......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

South Africa parliament blaze under control, suspect charged

CAPE TOWN: A fire that ravaged part of South Africas parliament, engulfing the National Assembly a......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Hong Kong news site to shut; pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

HONG KONG: A group of lawmakers loyal to Chinas Communist Party were sworn in to Hong Kongs Legisl......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Superspreader events cause 4,600% spike in Puerto Rico cases

NEW YORK: Armed with her vaccine passport and a giddy urge to celebrate the holiday season, Laura ......

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New Covid cases dip, but Australia logs rise in hospitalisations

SYDNEY: Australian Covid cases dipped on Sunday as testing slowed over a holiday weekend, but rema......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

South Korean crosses border in rare defection to North

SEOUL: A South Korean has crossed the heavily fortified border in a rare defection to North Korea,......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Omicron could lead Israel to herd immunity, health official says

JERUSALEM: A surge of Omicron infections could see Israel reaching herd immunity, the countrys top......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Daily Covid cases in Saudi Arabia above 1,000, continue to climb in UAE

Daily coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia have climbed above 1,000 for the first time since August, ......

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Daily Covid cases in Saudi above 1,000

NEW DELHI: Daily Covid cases in Saudi Arabia have climbed above 1,000 for the first time since Aug......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Israels Jerusalem Post website hacked on Soleimani assassination anniversary

JERUSALEM: Israels Jerusalem Post newspaper said on Monday its website had been hacked, in what it......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Twenty-two injured in southwest China quake

BEIJING: Twenty-two people were injured when a shallow earthquake hit southwestern China on Sunday......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG - A Hong Kong online news site said Sunday that it would cease operations in light of de......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Positive change: Cases in Xian fall to lowest in a week

BEIJING: New Covid-19 cases in the locked-down Chinese city of Xian fell to their lowest in a week......

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German hospitals hope Omicron - as milder variant - could ease burden

BERLIN: The Omicron coronavirus variant could ease pressure on the German health system if it turn......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

France removes EU flag after rightwing uproar

PARIS: French authorities took down a temporary installation of the EU flag from the Arc de Triomp......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

New Dutch govt to have record number of women

THE HAGUE: A record number of women are due to make up the next Dutch government after the incomin......

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English school children to wear masks to tackle Omicron surge

LONDON: Children in secondary schools in England will be told to wear face coverings when they ret......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Santander UK hands out £130 million in Christmas Day error

LONDON: Santanders UK bank on Thursday was seeking to recover £130 million ($175 million) it paid ......

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Miffed at missing kin’s funeral, British Indian calls +ve Covid test a ‘scam’ in FB live from Mumbai airport

LONDON: A British Indian man’s Facebook live video claiming that his positive PCR test at Mumbai i......

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Afghan agents pour 3,000 litres of liquor into Kabul canal

KABUL: A team of Afghan intelligence agents poured around 3,000 litres of liquor into a canal in K......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

3 temples desecrated in Bangladesh, police register complaints

DHAKA: Police have registered complaints over alleged desecration of three temples in Bangladesh a......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Pakistans Jamaat-e-Islami chief calls for Imran Khans resignation, says mafias present all over country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans far-right Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has called for the countrys ......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Pakistan round-up: First national security policy approved by Cabinet

NEW DELHI: Pakistan rolls out its first national security policy, minister says 5th Covid wave alr......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Twitter blocks US Republican lawmaker account over Covid misinformation

WASHINGTON: Twitter said Sunday it has permanently suspended the personal account of outspoken Rep......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

New York reports 85,000 cases, highest 1-day tally since pandemic began

NEW YORK: New York State recorded over 85,000 new coronavirus cases on the last day of 2021, the h......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

France says will ease Covid isolation rules

PARIS: France will relax Covid isolation rules from Monday, the government announced, in a bid to ......

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Joe Biden vows US to act decisively if Russia invades Ukraine

WILMINGTON: President Joe Biden conferred on Sunday with Ukraines leader over the Russian troop bu......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Pentagon chief Austin says he has tested positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and was......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Australia to push ahead with reopening amid record Covid-19 cases

SYDNEY: Australias government said the milder impact of the Omicron strain of Covid-19 meant the c......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Jerusalem Post hacked on Iran generals killing anniversary

DUBAI: Hackers targeted the website of an Israeli newspaper early Monday, replacing its content wi......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

China removes two officials in locked-down Xian

BEIJING: New coronavirus cases in Chinas locked-down city of Xian edged down Monday, official data......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

CDC mulling Covid test requirement for asymptomatic : Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON: As the Covid-19 Omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health of......

world 2022-01-03 TOI

Unidentified person enters North Korea from South in rare border breach: Seoul

SEOUL: An unidentified person entered North Korea from the South on new years day, the military in......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Five dead, 21 injured in bus accident south of Moscow

MOSCOW: Five people were killed and 21 were injured in a bus accident south of Moscow in the early......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

UAE to ban non-vaccinated citizens from traveling abroad from January 10

CAIRO: The United Arab Emirates will ban non-vaccinated citizens from traveling abroad from Jan. 1......

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UAE to ban foreign travel for non-vaccinated citizens from January 10

NEW DELHI: The UAE will ban non-vaccinated citizens from traveling abroad from January 10, the sta......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

China opens embassy in Nicaragua for 1st time since 1990 after Taiwan ties cut

MANAGUA: China opened an embassy in Nicaragua on Friday for the first time since 1990, acting just......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

China ends 2021 with worst week since taming original epidemic

BEIJING: China ended its final week of 2021 with its biggest tally of local coronavirus cases for ......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

China police tracking critics on Twitter & FB, documents show

NEW YORK: When Jennifer Chen travelled back to her hometown in China last winter for Lunar New Yea......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Pope on new year: Pandemic is hard, but focus on the good

VATICAN CITY: In his new years wishes to the world, Pope Francis encouraged people Saturday to foc......

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Violence against women insults god: Pope on New Year

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis used his New Years message on Saturday to issue a clarion call for an e......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

France becomes 6th country to top 10 million Covid-19 infections

PARIS: France became the sixth country in the world to report over 10 million Covid infections sin......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Talks on historic India-UK trade deal to begin with offer on UK visas: Report

LONDON: UK international trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan is expected to travel to New Delhi t......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Last resort: UK vows to avoid lockdown despite record cases

LONDON: UK health secretary Sajid Javid reiterated his view that the country must try to live with......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Cant sweat? Prove it: Abuse accuser to Prince Andrew on his inability claim

LONDON: Prince Andrews rape accuser is demanding to see medical proof that he could not sweat on t......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

India sends 5 lakh Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: In the second tranche of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after it fell to the Taliban, ......

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Now Taliban authorities will behead mute mannequins, citing breach of Sharia law

HERAT: After banning music in vehicles, another crackdown by Taliban will now lead to the beheadin......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude rocks parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude rocked parts of Pakistan on Saturday evening, local medi......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Nearly 1,000 structures destroyed in Colorado fire: Officials

SUPERIOR: A Colorado official says nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundred......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

New Australian Covid-19 cases dip, but hospitalisations rise

SYDNEY: New Australian Covid-19 cases dipped on Sunday as testing slowed over a holiday weekend, b......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

South Korean crosses armed border in rare defection to North

SEOUL: A South Korean has crossed the heavily fortified border in a rare defection to North Korea,......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Nearly 1,000 structures destroyed in Colorado fire: Officials

SUPERIOR: A Colorado official says nearly 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed, hundred......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

3 dead, 4 hurt in shooting at Mississippi New Years party

MISSISSIPI: Three people were killed and four others were wounded after several people at a Missis......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Capitol rioters tears, remorse dont spare them from jail

WASHINGTON: Florida business owner Robert Palmer cheered on the violence at the US Capitol on Janu......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

US airport chaos as more than 2,700 flights cancelled

WASHINGTON: Air travel continued to be severely disrupted in the United States on Saturday, with b......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

Fire at South African Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN: A major fire broke out in the South African parliament building in Cape Town on Sunday,......

world 2022-01-02 TOI

874 cars burnt on New Years Eve in France as part of tradition, pics surface

At least 874 cars were burnt this New Years Eve in France as part of a decades-old tradition. With ......

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London-based Indian origin restaurateur features in UKs New Year Honours List 2022

Amritpal Singh Maan, a philanthropist who has provided over 2 lakh meals to the needy since the pan......

world 2022-01-02 Inshorts

Will take decisive measures: China after Taiwan Prezs warning

Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson Zhu Fenglian said on Saturday that if Taiwan independence......

world 2022-01-02 Inshorts

US and Russia face deep differences ahead of Ukraine talks

WILMINGTON: After tough talk between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin over the Russian troo......

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Palestinian rockets explode off Tel Aviv coast, military says

JERUSALEM: Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets toward the Mediterranean sea on Saturda......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Japan PM pledges 2022 will be year of summit diplomacy in new year address

TOKYO: Japans Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday he would refocus his efforts on foreig......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Israel signs deal to buy $2 billion in US helicopters, tankers

JERUSALEM: Israel has signed a deal with the United States to buy 12 Lockheed Martin Corp CH-53K h......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Israel extends 4th Covid vaccine to elderly in care facilities

JERUSALEM: Israel is extending its offer of a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose to elderly people in ca......

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Israel begins administering 4th vaccine dose

JERUSALEM: Israel has begun delivering a fourth vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to coronav......

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Hong Kong says Omicron has spread despite Covid restrictions

HONG KONG: Hong Kongs health officials said on Friday the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has m......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

China punishes people trying to flee Covid controls in Xi’an

China is punishing people trying to evade its latest Covid lockdown in Xi’an as a top official urg......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

China graft agency warns Walmart and Sams Club over Xinjiang products

BEIJING: Chinas anti-graft agency on Friday accused U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc and its Sams Clu......

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2.3 lakh cases in France, Omicron dominant

PARIS: Omicron has become the main Covid strain in France with the country reporting 2,32,200 new ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Omicrons New Years cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

PARIS: Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Violence against women insults God, Pope says in New Years speech

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis used his New Years message on Saturday to issue a clarion call for an e......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Britain approves Pfizers antiviral Covid-19 pill

Britain has approved Pfizers Covid-19 pill for adults who have mild to moderate infection and are ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Omicron hospitalisation risk around one third of Delta, UK analysis shows

LONDON: The risk of hospitalisation with the Omicron variant is about one-third that of Delta, acc......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

UK records warmest New Years eve ever

LONDON: The UK on Friday experienced its warmest New Years Eve with temperatures hovering around 1......

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New Covid restrictions would be a last resort, says UK health minister

LONDON: New restrictions in England to slow the spread of Covid-19 will only be introduced as a la......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Under Taliban regime, former Afghan women soldiers fear their lives

HERAT (AFGHANISTAN): After the Talibans takeover, former Afghan women soldiers are facing the heat......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Taliban prevents border fencing with Pakistan meant to divide Pashtuns: Report

ISLAMABAD: The recent incidents on the Afghan-Pak border has brought to light the age-old issue of......

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Pakistan: One dead, 17 injured in celebratory gunfire on New Years eve

ISLAMABAD: At least one was killed and 17 people suffered bullet injuries on New Years eve during ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Pakistan saw increase in militant attacks after Taliban offensive in Afghanistan: Report

ISLAMABAD: The rise in militant attacks in Pakistan reached the highest point in August 2021, acco......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Alaska faces Icemageddon as temperatures swing wildly

LOS ANGELES: Extreme weather in Alaska that has brought record high temperatures and torrential do......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

US woman tests Covid +ve mid-flight, isolates for 3 hours in bathroom

NEW YORK: A US woman was quarantined in an aeroplane bathroom for three hours after testing positi......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Former US officials call on Biden to publish anti-Russia sanctions list

WASHINGTON: A group of former US diplomats and US national security officials called on President ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

US breaks daily record for 2nd day in row with 5,80,000 cases

WASHINGTON: 2022 is going the way of 2020 too. A third year of global pandemic is on the cards wit......

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N Koreas Kim vows to boost military, maintain virus curbs

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to further bolster his military capability, maintain ......

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Taiwan leader urges China to curb military adventurism

TAIPEI: Taiwans president on Saturday urged China to curb its military adventurism, with tensions ......

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Pakistan: 1 dead, 17 injured in celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve

ISLAMABAD: At least one was killed and 17 people suffered bullet injuries on New Years eve during ......

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If we end inequity, we end Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief

GENEVA: As the world enters its third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation......

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Pakistan sees fifth Covid-19 wave amid spike in cases

ISLAMABAD: In view of the rising cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, Pakistan is now facing the ......

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Modest requiem for a titan: South Africa set for Tutu farewell

CAPE TOWN: South Africa started bidding farewell on Saturday to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the last ......

world 2022-01-01 TOI

Evacuated Colorado resident watches wildfire burn her home via doorbell camera

A resident of US Colorado, who had been evacuated, watched wildfire engulfing her home via her door......

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Pictures show wildfires that have burnt 6,000 acres of land in US Colorado this week

Pictures of wildfires in US Colorado, which began to spread on Thursday and have scorched 6,000 acr......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

In pics: New Year celebrations around the world

New Year was celebrated across the globe despite COVID-19 restricting some events. Celebrations ar......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Philippine mayor fires cash with gold plated toy gun onto crowd, video surfaces

A video of a Philippine mayor shooting currency notes from a gold plated toy gun onto a crowd has s......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Difficult weeks ahead: Macron as France reports record daily COVID cases

French President Emmanuel Macron said the next few weeks would be difficult as the country register......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Over 3,000 kg cocaine worth $1.13 bn seized in Italy; 1 arrested

Italian police on Friday seized over 3,000 kilograms of pure cocaine worth around EUR1 billion ($1.......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

UK Queen announces knighthood for ex-British PM Tony Blair

UKs Queen Elizabeth II on Friday announced a knighthood for former British PM Tony Blair. She perso......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

China reopens embassy in Nicaragua after it cuts ties with Taiwan

China has opened its embassy in Nicaragua for the first time since 1990, weeks after President Dani......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Will pursue democracy against authoritarian China: Taiwan Prez

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in her New Year address, said, Well...show the world that democra......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

13-yr-old UK boy develops allergic reaction to Facebook VR set gifted to him

A 13-year-old boy in the UK was hospitalised after he developed an allergic reaction to the Faceboo......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Russia test-fires 10 new Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missiles

Russia test-fired 10 new Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a frigate, said Interfax ......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Indonesia bans coal exports in January over domestic supply worries

Indonesia has banned the export of coal in January due to concerns that low supplies at domestic po......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Russia will pay heavy price if it invades Ukraine: Biden warns Putin

US President Joe Biden said he has made it clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia wi......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

2 people injured in shooting at US mall; gunman at large

Two people were injured on Friday in a shooting at a mall in US Minneapolis following an apparent a......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

India sends 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan

India on Saturday sent five lakh doses of its indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, to Afghanistan.......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

US Army shares Betty Whites pic from her WWII service days, says she was true legend

After Guinness World Record holder actress Betty White passed away at 99, the US Army paid a tribut......

world 2022-01-01 Inshorts

Russias Covid toll climbs to worlds second highest

MOSCOW: Russia has overtaken Brazil to have the worlds second-highest death toll from the Covid-19......

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Sydney gears up for New Years Eve celebrations despite record Omicron surge

SYDNEY: Sydney, the Australian city worst-affected by the Omicron wave, will press ahead with New ......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Israel to offer 4th vaccine dose to most vulnerable

JERUSALENM: Israel is to go ahead with second Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for people with weake......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Iran launches rocket into space amid Vienna nuclear talks

TEHRAN: Iran launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, authorit......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Discussions underway for WHO approval for Corbevax Covid-19 vaccine, says developer

HOUSTON: Corbevax, a recombinant protein sub-unit vaccine developed by Texas-based vaccine develop......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Biden talks sanctions, Putin warns of rupture over Ukraine

WILMINGTON: President Joe Biden warned Russias Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the U.S. could impo......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Guardians killed Alaska boy after moms death

ALASKA: A 2-year-old Alaska boy has been killed by his guardians months after his father strangled......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Southern storms damage homes, buildings, power lines

WINFIELD: Homes and buildings were damaged and trees were blown down as a line of intense thunders......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Stricken boat with over 100 Rohingya allowed to dock in Indonesia

KRUENG GEUKUH, INDONESIA: More than 100 Rohingya refugees who had been adrift on a sinking boat of......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Hong Kong editors charged with sedition, US criticizes raid

HONG KONG: Two former editors from a Hong Kong online pro-democracy news outlet were charged with ......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa, where the Omicron variant was detected in November, said Thursday that......

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Tiger shot dead after biting arm of man near zoo enclosure

A sheriffs deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or pet......

world 2021-12-31 TOI

Google doodle sends out wishes on New Year’s Eve

NEW DELHI: Google, on the occasion of New Years Eve on Friday, has created a colourful doodle. The......

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Iran state TV says Tehran launched rocket into space

TEHRAN:Iran on Thursday announced it launched a satellite carrier rocket bearing three devices int......

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Two charged with sedition after raid on Hong Kong news outlet: Police

HONG KONG: Two members of a Hong Kong news outlet were charged with conspiracy to publish seditiou......

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US at risk of paying unbearable price over Taiwan: Senior Chinese diplomat

BEIJING: The United States is at risk of paying an unbearable price due to its actions over Taiwan......

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China sanctions 5 US individuals for meddling in Hong Kong affairs

BEIJING: China on Thursday imposed countermeasures on five US individuals including former US comm......

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Xian residents complain of food shortages as lockdown drags on

BEIJING: Residents in the locked-down Chinese city of Xian said they were struggling to find enoug......

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Covid-19: Masks to be mandatory outdoors in Paris

PARIS: Residents and tourists in Paris will be required to wear face masks outdoors starting Frida......

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Biden, Putin to hold call as Russia-Ukraine tension smolders

WILMINGTON: Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are set to discuss the Russian troop buildup n......

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Colin Wilson interview

A joint European-Russian mission to Mars, ExoMars, launched in 2016, made history with the discove......

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India-Bangladesh bonhomie scaled new heights as 2021 marked 50 years of ties

DHAKA: The year 2021 was a momentous one for India and Bangladesh as they jointly celebrated the 5......

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Taliban orders forces to respect publics privacy

KABUL: In a surprising decree, the Taliban-led ministry of Vice and Virtue has ordered their force......

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Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistans former president said he had no choice but to abruptly leave Kabul as the ......

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Pakistan failed its counter-terrorism obligations: Report

WASHINGTON: With the threat of terrorism becoming geographically dispersed around the world, Pakis......

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Hindu pilgrims from India, UAE, US to visit century-old shrine in Pakistan vandalised by radicals

ISLAMABAD: A group of 250 Hindu pilgrims from India, the UAE and the US is scheduled to visit this......

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90% terrorist groups operating from Afghanistan target CPEC projects: Pak counter-terrorism dept

PESHAWAR: Pakistan counter-terrorism department (CTD) on Wednesday said that 90 per cent of the te......

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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin: No love lost

PARIS: US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their latest phone c......

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Virus delays UN nuclear treaty meeting, possibly till August

NEW YORK: A coronavirus surge has upended plans to hold a major nuclear treaty conference at the U......

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UK health officials prepare for Omicron surge at hospitals

LONDON: Englands National Health Service is building temporary structures at hospitals around the ......

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Low-vaccinated Eastern Europe braces for Omicron surge

BUCHAREST: As the fast-spreading coronavirus variant omicron rages through Western Europe, officia......

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Joe Biden told Vladimir Putin US will respond decisively if further invasion of Ukraine: White House

WILMINGTON: US President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a call on Thursday......

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Hundreds of homes feared lost in Colorado wildfires

LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of homes are feared lost in fast-moving wildfires in the US state of Colorad......

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Bangladesh scraps women-only beach zone after outcry

COXS BAZAR: Authorities in Bangladeshs main tourist resort scrapped a dedicated beach section for ......

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Nicaragua seizes Taiwan embassy to give it to China; Taipei vows action

TAIPEI: Taiwan on Thursday vowed to take legal action against former ally Nicaragua for seizing it......

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Pak cabinet OKs supplementary budget to win funds from IMF

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans cabinet on Thursday approved a supplementary budget that plans to end exempti......

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New global Covid cases up 11%, govts urge caution: A world wrap

NEW DELHI: As new Covid-19 cases worldwide increased 11% last week from the week before, with Worl......

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Japan faces royal dilemma as ancient monarchy shrinks

TOKYO: Japans imperial family is facing extinction due to a shortage of eligible emperors, but som......

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Israel approves measures for Palestinians after leaders meet

JERUSALEM: Israels defence minister approved a raft of measures aimed at improving relations with ......

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Xian fights biggest Covid-19 outbreak in a Chinese city this year

BEIJING: The Chinese city of Xian reported on Thursday another 155 local Covid-19 cases, taking th......

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Greek divers discover Italian World War Two submarine wreck

ATHENS: Greek divers have discovered the wreckage of an Italian submarine 80 years after it was su......

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90% of Covid patients in ICU unboosted, says UK PM Boris Johnson

LONDON: Up to 90 per cent of people in intensive care due to Covid infection are those who have no......

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France hit by dizzying daily record of over 2 lakh new Covid cases

PARIS: France is seeing a tsunami of Covid-19 infections, with 208,000 new cases reported over the......

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Fire damages front doors of Australias Old Parliament House

CANBERRA: A fire damaged the front doors and exterior of Australias Old Parliament House in Canber......

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Pakistan: Women protest against excessive power, gas outages in Lakki

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: A large number of women clad in Burqas held a protest demonstration on Tuesday......

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ISI chief orders govt not to release his images to media

ISLAMABAD: The newly-appointed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General Nadeem A......

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Pakistan buys 25 China-made J-10C fighter jets in response to Indias Rafale aircraft acquisition

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has acquired a full squadron of 25 Chinese multirole J-10C fighter jets in res......

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New Covid-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record

CHICAGO: More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of Covid-19 in the US have s......

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6 provinces in Canada report new daily highs for coronavirus

TORONTO: Coronavirus infections set new one-day highs in six Canadian provinces Wednesday, prompti......

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Late Senate leader Harry Reid remembered as man of action

WASHINGTON: Presidents and former Senate colleagues are lauding longtime Majority Leader Harry Rei......

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World nations try to balance Omicron restrictions while keeping economies open

ROME/WASHINGTON: Global Covid-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, Reut......

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Acute phase of pandemic could end in 2022: WHO

GENEVA: The acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic could end next year but the coronavirus will not ......

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US: Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest

SEATTLE: A thaw-out is coming for frozen Seattle and Portland, Oregon, but not before another roun......

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S Africa holds colourful, musical farewell to Desmond Tutu

CAPE TOWN: A musical memorial to South Africas revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu had a rabb......

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Hong Kong media outlet closes after police raid, arrests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News said Wednesday it will close after a po......

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of sex trafficking

NEW YORK: British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday of recruiting and groo......

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Public shaming of alleged Covid rule breakers sparks backlash in China

BEIJING: Armed riot police in southern China have paraded four alleged violators of Covid rules th......

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Aleppo bathhouse boom as Syria crisis turns showers cold

ALEPPO, SYRIA: The ancient bathhouses of Syrias second city Aleppo are filling up again, not becau......

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COVID rule-breakers paraded in hazmat suits in China in public shaming exercise

Police in Chinas Jingxi have been captured on camera parading COVID-19 rule-breakers through the st......

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Sex offender Epsteins ex-girlfriend found guilty of grooming, trafficking teens for him

A US judge has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of grooming and trafficking teenage girls to be sexua......

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Fire breaks out after memorial candle lit near oxygen concentrators at Ukraine hospital

Three intensive care patients in Ukraine have been killed in a hospital fire that broke out after a......

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Mama bear, cubs spotted napping in tree in Virginia neighborhood

CHESAPEAKE: Officials in Virginia have closed a road in one neighborhood after a mother bear and t......

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Robot chef cooks up veggie burgers at Israel restaurant

HERZLIYA: An Israeli fast food restaurant is serving up a veggie steak made and cooked by a robot ......

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Despite defence buildup, Japans arms industry struggles

ENIWA: The dozens of Type 90, or Kyumaru, tanks rumbling through recent shooting drills on Japans ......

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Indonesia to turn away boat with 120 Rohingya refugees

BANDA ACEH: Indonesian authorities said Wednesday they will push a boat containing 120 Rohingya Mu......

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Tutus advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ peop......

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Fires erupt in Syrias Latakia Port following Israeli attack

CAIRO: Fires erupted in Syrias Latakia Ports container storage area following an Israeli missile a......

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UAE approves Sinopharms protein-based vaccine

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has approved emergency use of Sinopharms protein-based Covid-19 va......

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Turkish crisis turns books into vanishing luxuries

ISTANBUL: Turkish doctoral student Gulfer Ulas saw the first edition of her favourite Thomas Mann ......

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Israeli defense minister meets with Palestinian president

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that he met with Palestinian Pre......

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Chinas Xian marks first week of lockdown as Covid cases persist

BEIJING: A lockdown of 13 million people in the Chinese city of Xian entered its seventh day on We......

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Asia keeps Omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable

TAIPEI: Much of Asia has largely managed to keep Omicron at bay even as the variant rages in other......

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Chinas Xian in Covid lockdown for 7th day : Just want to go home

BEIJING: A lockdown of 13 million people in the Chinese city of Xian entered its seventh day on We......

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China warns of drastic measures if Taiwan provokes on independence

BEJING: China will take drastic measures if Taiwan makes moves towards independence, a Beijing off......

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WHO warns of Omicron overload as China, Europe impose new curbs

BERLIN: The WHO warned Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed heal......

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New Zealand records first community exposures from border-related Omicron case

WELLINGTON: New Zealand said on Wednesday that a person who tested positive for the Omicron varian......

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Crete, Greece- EMSC

GREECE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, the European Mediterran......

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British Airways plane windscreen cracked by block of ice at 35,000 feet

LONDON: A British Airways aircraft carrying around 200 holiday travellers from London survived a m......

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Coronavirus cases surge across Australia as Omicron explodes

SYDNEY: Coronavirus cases surged across Australia on Wednesday as an outbreak of the Omicron varia......

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Australia seeks to ease Covid-19 test rules as cases hit records

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE: Australia will seek to make urgent changes to Covid-19 testing rules to ease pre......

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Taliban arrests nearly 100 criminal suspects in Kabul

KABUL: The Taliban on Sunday claimed to have arrested nearly 100 criminal suspects in Kabul in the......

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Afghans desperate, Taliban face economic ruin

KABUL: The bitter cold of Afghanistans winter has small children huddled beneath blankets in makes......

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Taliban banning transport for solo woman travellers is retrogressive: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans information minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday lashed out at the Taliban regim......

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Afghan women protest against Taliban killings of ex-soldiers

KABUL: A crowd of women marched through the Afghan capital on Tuesday, accusing Taliban authoritie......

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Pakistan approves citizen-centric National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans top security panel on Monday approved its National Security Policy for 2022-2......

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Extremist elements in Afghanistan pose threat to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that ex......

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Mexico says cruise ships with coronavirus cases can dock

MEXICO CITY: The Mexican government said Tuesday it will allow cruise ships carrying people infect......

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Five slashed bodies found on roadside in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY: The slashed-up bodies of five men were found on a roadside in southern Mexico on Tues......

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Omicron risk remains very high, says WHO

GENEVA: The overall risk related to the new variant of concern Omicron remains very high, the Worl......

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Decades of DOD efforts fail to stamp out bias, extremism

In February, with the images of the violent insurrection in Washington still fresh in the minds of......

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NYC to limit classroom closures, prioritise ramped-up testing for schools

New York City will eliminate its current policy of quarantining entire classrooms exposed to the c......

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Pakistan rolls out its first national security policy

ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khan’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a security plan described by the government......

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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

PORTBLAIR: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted Southeast of Portblair in th......

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Erasing history: Russia closes top rights group, capping year of crackdowns

MOSCOW: Russias Supreme Court ordered the countrys oldest human rights group to disband on Tuesday......

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Imran Khans hybrid regime in Pakistan crumbling

ISLAMABAD: The defeat of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party in local elections o......

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Hong Kong police raid online news outlet, arrest 6

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police were raiding the office of an online news outlet on Wednesday after ar......

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Japan braces for Omicron spread as New Years travelers fan across country

TOKYO: Japan braced for a feared rebound in coronavirus cases as the highways and airports filled ......

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California becomes 1st US state to report over 50 lakh COVID-19 cases

California has become the first US state to report over 50 lakh coronavirus cases, according to the......

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MPs fight, punch each other in Jordan parliament; incident live-streamed

Several MPs were seen fighting and punching each other in Jordans parliament on Tuesday after a ver......

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Woman wins Rs.13 crore settlement after leg amputated following pedicure at US salon

A US woman has agreed to a $1.75 million (Rs.13 crore) settlement with a nail salon after her leg w......

world 2021-12-29 Inshorts

Omicron risk remains very high, could cause widespread disruption to health systems: WHO

The overall risk related to Omicron COVID-19 variant remains very high, the WHO said. A rapid growt......

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Ex-NY Governor to not face criminal charges for forcibly kissing women

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will not face any criminal charges over accusations he kissed......

world 2021-12-29 Inshorts

Trump poisoned the well on vaccines: US expert as Trump booed for endorsing vaccines

After Former US President Donald Trump advised Americans to get vaccinated, top US health expert Dr......

world 2021-12-29 Inshorts

Hong Kong police raid online news outlet, arrest 6 for sedition

More than 200 Hong Kong police officers raided the office of an online pro-democracy media outlet o......

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Japan approves Merck Covid pill for use beginning next week

TOKYO: Japan has approved the Covid-19 pill developed by United States pharmaceutical company Merc......

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Russian court fines Alphabets Google and Meta

MOSCOW : A Moscow court on Friday said it was fining Alphabets Google 7.2 billion roubles ($98 mil......

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Thousands of flight cancellations across globe upend holiday travel

Thousands of would-be travellers received the same troubling message on Thursday: a last-minute ca......

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Russia court fines Google $100m in row over content

MOSCOW: : A Moscow court on Friday slapped Google with a nearly $100 million fine and also fined F......

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Bhutan becomes ‘1st South Asian nation’ to start booster drive

Bhutan has started giving Covid booster shots to senior citizens and priority groups as the Himala......

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Imran dissolves PTI’s organisational set-up after shock defeat in KP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ruling party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Friday dissolved its or......

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Many US churches canceling in-person Christmas services

NEW YORK: Amid the surge of coronavirus cases across the United States, numerous churches have can......

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US travellers go ahead with travel despite Omicron wave, flight cancellations

NEW YORK: Millions of Americans carried on with travel plans through a second pandemic-clouded hol......

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Biden, first lady visit hospitalized kids on Christmas Eve

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hosp......

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Imran dissolves PTI’s organisational set-up after shock defeat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ruling party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Friday dissolved its or......

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‘A ray of light’ in dark Omicron times: World rings in Christmas

NEW DELHI: World is celebrating yet another pandemic-tinged Christmas, this time all the more amid......

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TSA officer saves infant who stopped breathing at airport

NEWARK: A security officer leapt over conveyor belt rollers and saved a two-month-old boy who stop......

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Covid-19 spike worsens Africas severe poverty, hunger woes

HARARE: Outside a foreign currency exchange in Zimbabwes capital, hordes of people desperate for U......

world 2021-12-24 TOI

Myanmar airstrikes displace more people along Thai-Myanmar border

BANGKOK: Myanmars military carried out more airstrikes on a rebel-controlled area near the Thai bo......

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