Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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Nepal bans Indian channels

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s cable and satellite television providers have stopped airing Indian news channels, with one operator saying that the move was in response to public complaints against “objectionable” content broadcast about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The two South Asian countries have been wrangling since India opened a new road ...

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Pakistan opposition protesters give PM Imran Khan 48 hours to step down

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition leaders have renewed their demands for Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down, terming his government illegitimate and incompetent, as thousands gathered at an anti-government protest in the capital Islamabad. Opposition leaders delivered fiery speeches against the PTI government on Thursday, giving PM Imran Khan a two-day ultimatum ...

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OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire

TEHRAN: OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo visited Tehran for an oil and gas expo just hours before sanctions waivers the US granted to Iran’s biggest oil customers were set to expire. The OPEC chief visit came as China, Turkey and Iraq said that they cannot abide by the unilateral US sanctions and ...

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India election 2019: Voting begins in world’s largest election

NEW DELHI: Indians have turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of mammoth general elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term. The first phase covers an electorate of 142 million voters across 20 states and federal territories, who will decide the fate of ...

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Tripoli’s only functional airport hit by air raid as clashes rage

TRIPOLI: Forces under the command of Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar are believed to have launched an air raid against the only functioning airport in Tripoli, as heavy fighting rages for control of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed said services at the Mitiga airport in eastern Tripoli were temporarily ...

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Thai opposition demands military govt step aside

BANGKOK: Seven Thai parties said on Wednesday that they formed a “democratic front” after a disputed election, claiming the opposition won a majority in the lower house of parliament, and the right to try and form a government. However, the coalition will likely fall short of electing a prime minister, ...

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Pakistan says ‘will respond’ to Indian air raids on its territory

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it reserves the right to respond to Indian air raids on its territory early on Tuesday morning and has called a meeting of its top nuclear command authority, as tensions peak between the South Asian neighbours. Indian air attacks struck near the northern Pakistani village of Jaba, witnesses ...

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India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “strong response” to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. “We will give a befitting reply,” Modi ...

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