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Afghan doctors protest over unpaid salaries amid coronavirus

HERAT: More than 200 doctors and medical staff took part in protests in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday, saying they had not been paid for three months while risking their lives to treat coronavirus patients. Herat, war-torn Afghanistan”s third largest city, has reported a high number of ...

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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

HERZLIYA: China s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said. The 57-year-old envoy, who had arrived in Israel in mid-February, was found dead in his home in Herzliya, north of the city, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told ...

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World paying ‘heavy price’ for muddled virus strategies: UN

GENEVA: The planet is paying a heavy price for countries ignoring the recommendations of the World Health Organization to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. “Different countries have followed different, sometimes contradictory strategies and we are all paying a heavy price,” the secretary-general told a virtual meeting ...

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Russia eases stay-at-home orders as cases soar

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said stay-at-home orders for most workers in Russia would be eased this week even as the country registered a record increase in new coronavirus infections. With more than 220,000 confirmed cases and a steady surge of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases every day, Russia now ...

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Kalapani row: Nepal announces to deploy more forces at India border

KATHMANDU: Nepal will increase the number of security outposts and deploy more armed personnel at the border with India, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has announced. The senior minister said Kathmandu expects India to avoid any unilateral measures in the Kalapani region and remain committed to the ‘fixed border’ principle as ...

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Britain unveils phased plan to exit lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 – as long as infection rates stay low. In a televised address, Johnson also announced plans to introduce quarantine for people arriving ...

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Iranian warship hit by a friendly fire missile, 19 dead

TEHRAN: An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of ...

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Coronavirus death toll passes 275,000 worldwide

PARIS: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 275,000 people worldwide since it began in China late last year, with more than 85 percent of fatalities in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally compiled from official figures. In total, 275,018 deaths have been reported from 3,955,631 ...

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British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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