Thursday, 25 February 2021

AFP

Alexei Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

BERLIN: Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia. A convoy including two yellow ambulances brought Navalny from Berlin’s Tegel airport to the renowned ...

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Seven killed in South Sudan plane crash

JUBA: Four passengers and three crew were killed Saturday when a cargo plane belonging to a local operator crashed near South Sudan’s capital Juba, the transport minister said. The aircraft crashed shortly after its early morning takeoff in the Kameru neighbourhood around seven kilometres west of the city’s international airport. ...

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Azhar Mahmood joins England for Pakistan T20s

LONDON: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood and bowling coach will be a member of England s backroom staff when they face his native country during an upcoming three-match Twenty20 series. Mahmood, 45, has plenty of English county experience from his time with Surrey and Kent. Until last year he was a ...

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Riots hit downtown Chicago, stores looted

CHICAGO: Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalized stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire, police said. Looters broke into a Chicago mall and are looting the place clean tonight. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/wKJZbcvpoZ — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020 Local media ...

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Dom Sibley remains respectful of Pakistan attack

LONDON: England opening batsman Dom Sibley is still wary of Pakistan s bowlers heading into the second Test at Southampton on Thursday. The hosts lead the three-match series 1-0 after a three-wicket victory in the first Test at Old Trafford last week. It was a tough match for Sibley, however, with ...

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Lebanon government to resign over blast fallout

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab was expected to announce his government’s resignation amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests. The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, met amid widespread demands for an end to an entrenched political system widely ...

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More than a dozen killed in ‘devastating’ India plane crash

KOZHIKODE: The black box of Air India flight IX-1344 that crashed in Kerala killing at least 18 people has been recovered, the Indian aviation minister said. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather night and tore in two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special ...

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Lebanon information minister quits over deadly port blast

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of the capital. “After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,” she said in a statement carried by local ...

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