Friday, 26 February 2021

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FBI says thwarted plot to kidnap US state governor

NEW YORK: The FBI said on Thursday it thwarted a plot to overthrow the Michigan state government and kidnap its governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and had probable cause to charge six men with a failed operation that involved reaching out to a militia group. The operation will be announced at a ...

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Kyrgyz opposition groups make rival power grabs after toppling govt

BISHKEK: The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan slid deeper into chaos as rival opposition factions jostled for power on Wednesday, a day after they stormed government buildings, forcing the prime minister to quit and a parliamentary election to be annulled. Left isolated by the resignation of Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov s ...

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Armenia ready to talk cease-fire amid Azerbaijan clashes

YEREVAN: Officials in Armenia said Friday the country is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has continued for six straight days, killing dozens and leaving scores wounded. This week’s fighting is the biggest escalation in years in ...

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Trump COVID positive test rocks White House, campaign

WASHINGTON: The White House tried to reassure Americans on Friday that President Donald Trump was still working from isolation, after his bombshell announcement that he had caught the coronavirus threw the administration and presidential election campaign into uncertainty. Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from ...

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Tensions mount as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue fighting

LONDON: Armenian and Azerbaijani forces accused each other of attacks on their territory on Tuesday, as fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a third straight day following the resumption of violence in the decades-old conflict. The renewed fighting prompted calls from around the world for a ceasefire, before hostilities ...

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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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Eiffel Tower reopens after evacuation due to bomb threat

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there. The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff ...

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Two killed, 14 wounded in shooting at US party: police

WASHINGTON: Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said. Officers responding to reports of gunfire in the area found a “chaotic scene” with about 100 people running in various directions, interim police chief Mark Simmons ...

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PLACES OF WORSHIP URGED TO PREPARE FOR NHS COVID-19 APP 

Places of worship across England and Wales are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers and visitors who have downloaded the new NHS Covid-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS ...

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