Saturday, 8 August 2020

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UK may impose lockdown on Leicester due to rising cases

LONDON: The English Midlands city of Leicester could face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel said. “There will be support going into Leicester and in fact the health secretary (Matt Hancock) was in touch with many of us over the ...

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Indian govt rejects Pakistan’s offer to reopen Kartarpur

KARTARPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Indian government has rejected Pakistan’s offer to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on June 29 to mark the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The reaction came after Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said, “Pakistan is preparing to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for all ...

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6 injured in Glasgow stabbing, suspect killed

GLASGOW: Scottish police said officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing attack at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that left six others injured, including one of their colleagues. Police Scotland said that the incident at the Park Inn hotel in the city’s centre was not being treated ...

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India passes 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI: India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections. Authorities said a total of 15,685 people had died after another 385 fatalities were added to the toll in 24 hours. The pandemic ...

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Women at risk of secondary abuse when arrested for drugs

JOHANNESBURG: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in South Africa said women suffered sexual abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials when they were processed for drug abuse. With the world marking International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Friday, its emerged 30% more people were abusing ...

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Russians cast early votes in ballot to extend Putin’s rule

MOSCOW: Russians go to the polls Thursday to cast early votes in a nationwide ballot on constitutional reforms that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036. Election officials say they are opening polls ahead of the official July 1 vote to avoid overcrowding that could spread coronavirus ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn billions in seized drugs

KATHMANDU: More than $US839 million ($1.2 billion) worth of seized illegal drugs have been destroyed in Myanmar to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Myanmar, along with Laos and Thailand is part of South-East Asia’s Golden Triangle and has long been a hub of illicit ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens with strict virus restrictions

PARIS: Tourists and Parisians will from Thursday again be able to admire the view of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus – but only if they take the stairs. Visitors to the city’s most famous monument won’t be able to take ...

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Prince William praises the efforts of Oxford Vaccine Center

LONDON: Prince William paid a visit to some of the experts who are working hard to find a successful vaccine to battle COVID-19. The Duke of Cambridge was at the University of Oxford’s Oxford Vaccine Group where he spoke to the researchers about the clinical trials of the vaccine that ...

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