Wednesday, 30 September 2020

AFP

US Judge blocks Trump govt’s ban on TikTok

WASHINGTON: TikTok won a last-minute reprieve as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect. District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of ...

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Pakistan assures Afghanistan of complete support for peace process

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of Pakistan’s complete support for the Afghan peace process, stating that Islamabad wanted to be “friends not masters”. The foreign minister was speaking at a conference at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad alongside the chairman of Afghanistan’s High ...

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Two million virus deaths ‘likely’ without collective action: WHO

GENEVA: Covid-19 is highly likely to kill more than two million people without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization warned. As the one million death toll looms in a pandemic that has shaken the planet, the WHO said the prospect of another million deaths was ...

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Latin American leaders push at UN for free Covid vaccine

UN: Latin American leaders have appealed at the United Nations for free access to a future Covid-19 vaccine, urging major powers to share their know-how for the sake of global well-being. Latin America has taken a heavy blow from Covid-19 with nearly nine million cases and more than 330,000 deaths, ...

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Byrom gives Somerset upper hand in Bob Willis Trophy final

LONDON: Eddie Byrom played the innings of his career by hitting 117 of Somerset s 301 to take the upper hand over Essex on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lords. Byrom came into this showpiece with a top-score of 30 in the competition and an average of ...

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65 Taliban insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan

KHOST: Afghan security forces have killed 65 Taliban militants during an intense battle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, as fighting rages between the two sides despite ongoing peace talks. The latest bloodshed came late Wednesday after the Taliban stormed a military headquarters building in the Wazi Khwa district of Paktika ...

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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones Passes Away

MUMBAI: Former Australian cricketer, commentator and Karachi Kings coach Dean Jones has passed away at the age of 59 after having a cardiac arrest in India. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a ...

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Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for ODI, T20 series

LAHORE: Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI ...

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Palestinians quit Arab League

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians have stepped down from a key Arab League role in protest at the regional bloc’s Ramallah, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinians have stepped down from a key Arab League role in protest at the regional bloc’s failure to take a stand against Israeli-Arab deals, an official said Tuesday. ...

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Boxing, mental health coach for Australia’s ‘bubble’ cricketers

SYDNEY: Australia have appointed a mental health manager and introduced boxing sessions to help players cope with life in anti-coronavirus ‘bubbles’, with some facing the prospect of months in controlled environments as international cricket resumes. The Australians, minus those at the Indian Premier League, are now in 14 days’ isolation ...

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