Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Agencies

Japan on landslide alert as heavy rains lash south

TOKYO: Fears of landslides and flooding put southern Japan on high alert as heavy rains continued to lash the region, prompting authorities to order more than one million people to evacuate. Despite the orders, just 3,000 people were in shelters in the Kagoshima region on Thursday morning, an official tally ...

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Iran summons UK ambassador in tanker seizure row

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting ...

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IMF approves $6b loan package for Pakistan

NEW YORK: The International Monetary Fund Executive board approved a three-year, $6 billion loan package for Pakistan to rein in mounting debts and stave off a looming balance of payments crisis, in exchange for tough austerity measures. Board approval will allow immediate disbursement of around $1 billion, with the remainder ...

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Bangladesh want to finish the World cup on a high

LONDON: It’s a dead rubber for Bangladesh. It’s almost a dead rubber for Pakistan, too, as only a miracle of biblical proportions can help them stay alive in the World Cup. But Bangladesh warned on Thursday that they won’t approach Friday’s World Cup match against Pakistan as a dead rubber ...

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German court fines Facebook over hate speech action failings

BERLIN: A German court fined Face­book two million euros for not being transparent enough over the action it is taking to curb online hate speech. Under a new regulation that came in force on January 1st, 2018, compa­nies like Twitter and Facebook have 24 hours to remove posts that open­ly ...

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Amazon plans to create 1,800 jobs in France

PARIS:  The world’s largest online retailer Amazon will create 1,800 permanent posts this year in France as part of its plan to consolidate expansion in one of its key market in the European bloc, RTL radio reported. The report said the e-commerce giant was offering 1,800 permanent contract positions “in ...

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Pakistan beat India to lift IBSF Snooker World Team Cup

DOHA: Pakistan’s Asjad Iqbal and Bilal defeated India 3-1 to lift the IBSF Snooker World Team Cup 2019 title in Qatar. The pair of Asjad Iqbal and Muhammad Bilal outclassed Team India’s Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat 3-1 in the final. The Indian team was outplayed by Pakistan who won ...

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India eliminate Bangladesh on way to booking semi-final place

BIRMINGHAM: Bangladesh’s semifinal hopes at the Cricket World Cup have been vanquished after falling to a 28-run defeat to India in Birmingham. Set 315 to win, Bangladesh fell just short, mustering 286 all out as India secured their spot in the semifinals, and eliminated their rivals. If the Black Caps ...

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