Wednesday, 3 March 2021

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Israel and Bahrain to formalise diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM: Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered normalisation deal last month. An Israeli delegation led by National Security Council chief Meir Ben Sabbat took off from Tel Aviv for a one-day ...

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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu

LONDON: The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the ...

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British Indian COVID-19 patients face higher death risk

LONDON: Male and Female belonging Indian ethnicity communities in England and Wales are roughly 50-75 per cent more likely to die with COVID-19 than white men and women, according to a latest statistical analysis released in London on Friday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which concluded a similar ethnic ...

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IPL – KKR Captain Eoin Morgan Praises MI

ABU DHABI: In his first game as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Eoin Morgan had to endure an eight-wicket defeats at the hands of defending champions Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2020 match. KKR installed the England world cup winner as the new captain after Dinesh Karthik decided to step aside following a ...

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UK, EU to discuss ‘structure’ of Brexit talks after walkout threat

LONDON: European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the “structure” of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London s threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels  approach. An EU spokesman tweeted that chief negotiator Michel Barnier held video talks with his British ...

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Mexico ex-defense minister arrested in US

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested in the United States, reportedly at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in connection with a corruption investigation. Cienfuegos, who was defense chief from 2012 to 2018, was said to have been on a trip with his ...

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Missile strikes on Azerbaijan cities after separatist capital shelled

GANJA: A missile strike levelled several homes in Azerbaijan s second city of Ganja on Saturday, with one resident telling AFP he saw seven victims pulled out of the rubble. The strike, which came hours after a shelling attack on the Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, marked a new escalation in the three-week ...

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winner Umar Gul bids farewell to all forms of cricket

LAHORE: Pakistani pacer Umar Gul played his last game as a professional cricketer, marking the end of an era which saw him spearhead Pakistan cricket team’s pace attack and bamboozle batsmen around the world with his lethal yorkers. The bowler retired after his side, Balochistan, was eliminated from the ongoing ...

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West Indies recall Bravo and Hetmyer for New Zealand tour

ST. JOHN’S: Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer were named in the West Indies squad for a proposed two-Test series in New Zealand, having turned down invitations for the tour of England earlier this year. The top-order batsmen both opted out of the Test series against England in July that marked ...

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Chinese President Asks Troops To Focus On Preparing For War

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked his troops to prepare for war state news agency Xinhua reported today. Troops should maintain a state of high alert…  Put all (your) minds and energy into preparing for war, Xinhua quoted Xi Jinping as saying. Troops should be absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, ...

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