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COVID-19 threatens Everest climbing comeback plans

More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears that coronavirus may scupper a hoped-for bumper season...

Britain, France send ships to Jersey as fishing spat deepens

SAINT HELIER: Britain and France sent navy and coastal patrol ships to waters near the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday as tensions spiralled...

What is Facebook’s oversight board?

Facebook's oversight board on Wednesday will announce its decision on whether to uphold former US President Donald Trump's suspension from the platform. Here are some...

Taliban could reverse Afghan women’s advances, warns US intel report

WASHINGTON: A return to Taliban rule in Afghanistan would risk undoing the gains made in women's rights since the group's ousting nearly two decades...

Germany bans Islamic group Ansaar, suspected of financing terrorism

Germany is banning Islamic organisation Ansaar International, which it says has financed terrorism around the world, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. "If you want...

India records 3,780 deaths, 382,315 new infections

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the...

IPL postponed: Foreign players seek way out of India following suspension

The abrupt Indian Premier League (IPL) suspension on Tuesday had several top international cricketers scrambling to return home but it is unlikely to be a smooth...

Myanmar parcel bomb blasts kill five, including ousted lawmaker: report

Blasts from at least one parcel bomb in Myanmar have killed five people, including an ousted lawmaker and three police officers who had joined...

Tareen wants to renegotiate IMF deal, opposes hike in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen has termed the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) demand for increase in electricity tariff “unjustified”, hinting at “renegotiations” with the global...

Pakistan to start local production of CanSino vaccine

The local production of China's single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine is set to commence in Pakistan to facilitate its vaccination drive, said Special Assistant to...

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