Agencies

  • Kabul             -       Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to start pushing Monday for a global consensus on peace talks with the Taliban, even as his spokesman slammed the militants for a spike in ...

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  • BEIJING           -          China Monday said it hoped that Indians would continue close communication through military and diplomatic channels for the de-escalation on the border. “We hope the Indian side will move towards China and through ...

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  • Colombo             -          International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the ...

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  • Zagreb             -          Croatia’s conservatives scored a re-election victory in a parliamentary vote on Sunday, official results showed, putting them in a strong position to build a ...

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  • Paris             -            France’s new Prime Minister Jean Castex was on Monday expected to unveil a reshuffled government tasked with helping the economy brave its worst crisis since World War II and injecting fresh momentum ...

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  • SERBIA             -         Greece has temporarily closed its borders to Serbian citizens on Monday morning in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described the decision as “unfortunate.” ...

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  • Tokyo              -         Driving rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan on Monday as they searched for survivors from deadly floods and ...

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  • Paris             -          One very select group of fashionistas were not crying into their cocktails when the Paris fashion shows were cancelled because of the coronavirus. The tiny group of ...

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  • LIVERPOOL-Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield after goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones handed the champions a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday which pushed Dean Smith’s side deeper into trouble. Following their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver a keynote address at a special session of International Labour Organization, to be held on request of Pakistan on Wednesday, to evolve strategy for well-being of labourers in the post-coronavirus scenario. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on ...

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  • NEW YORK - An American lawmaker Saturday promised to raise in the US Congress the plight of Kashmiri people still languishing under a military lockdown in Indian occupied Kashmir, as she spoke to members of the Pakistani community celebrating the US Independence Day in Brooklyn, a borough of New ...

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  • Zagreb             -          Croatians went to polls Sunday to choose a government to navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a general election campaign that has been dominated by the ...

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  • Tokyo             -         About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities ...

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  • Algiers             -       Algeria on Sunday buried the remains of 24 resistance fighters returned from Paris after more than a century and a half as it marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from ...

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  • Vienna           -       Austrian police have arrested a Russian from Chechnya over the fatal shooting of a Chechen dissident, officials said on Sunday. A 43-year-old was found dead with gunshot wounds near the capital ...

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  • Bunia              -         Eleven people including military, police and an administrative official were killed Saturday in an ambush attributed to a local militia in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, official sources said Sunday. Two ...

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  • Accra               -        Ghana’s president has gone into self-isolation for two weeks as a precautionary measure despite testing negative for coronavirus, the government said, after one of his contacts was confirmed to have the ...

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  • SPIELBERG-Valtteri Bottas won an action-packed Austrian Grand Prix for champions Mercedes on Sunday as Formula One started its delayed season with plenty of drama, if no spectators, in a race with only 11 finishers. Charles Leclerc finished a surprise second for Ferrari with McLaren’s Lando ...

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  • NEWCASTLE-Newcastle United twice came back from a goal down as they grabbed a 2-2 Premier League draw with West Ham United on Sunday, robbing the visitors of the chance to put some more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. Having lost their previous seven away league games, West Ham ...

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  • Paris -Although crude prices have rebounded from coronavirus crisis lows, oil execs and experts are starting to ask if the industry has crossed the Rubicon of peak demand. The plunge in the price of crude oil during the first wave of coronavirus lockdowns -- futures prices briefly turned negative ...

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  • Washington-The US notched 57,683 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, the third consecutive day with record numbers of new infections.The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed the total number of cases since the pandemic reached the US at ...

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  • London-It is raining hard but Bradley, a fitness instructor, and four of his gym rats are sweating profusely while alternating between squats and abdominal exercises in a London park.Some have yoga mats and others stretch out on the wet grass, muddying their shirts with stains. But there are few ...

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  • Athens-Greece on Saturday announced another extension of a coronavirus lockdown on its teeming migrant camps, despite criticism it was misusing the pandemic to limit the movement of migrants.The lockdown on camps began on March 21 and is now extended till July 19, the migration ministry ...

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  • LONDON-Ben Stokes is set to become England’s 81st Test captain in the absence of Joe Root, it was confirmed, as the hosts released a 13-man squad for the first Test against West Indies due to begin on 8 July. England’s regular captain Root will miss the game in order to be at the birth ...

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  • SPIELBERG-Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton completed a sweep of Austrian Grand Prix practice on Saturday, with his Mercedes team again one-two on the timesheets while Canadian rookie Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams.Hamilton, who led team mate Valtteri Bottas in both of ...

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  • LONDON-Manchester United powered into fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth, while Leicester got back on track in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side boosted their bid to qualify for next season’s Champions ...

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  • KARACHI - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing severe difficulties in getting a new sponsorship deal for the national team following the expiration of its last contract with a beverage company. According to Daily Express, only one company has come forward in the bidding process and offered ...

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  • Lahore - Microsoft Corp. has announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded access to digital skills is ...

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  • Wellington-An Australian white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s New Zealand mosque shootings will be sentenced next month after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, court documents revealed Friday.Far-right extremist Brenton Tarrant was convicted in March of ...

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  • Seoul-North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future. The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus ...

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