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British Indian COVID-19 patients face higher death risk

LONDON: Male and Female belonging Indian ethnicity communities in England and Wales are roughly 50-75 per cent more likely to die with COVID-19 than white men and women, according to a latest statistical analysis released in London on Friday. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which concluded a similar ethnic ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wins Landslide Victory

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election Saturday. Her re-election is believed to be the result of her success at handling the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. With 87% of the votes counted, Ardern’s center-left Labour Party has won 48.9% of the vote. The vote ...

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Mexico ex-defense minister arrested in US

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested in the United States, reportedly at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in connection with a corruption investigation. Cienfuegos, who was defense chief from 2012 to 2018, was said to have been on a trip with his ...

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Missile strikes on Azerbaijan cities after separatist capital shelled

GANJA: A missile strike levelled several homes in Azerbaijan s second city of Ganja on Saturday, with one resident telling AFP he saw seven victims pulled out of the rubble. The strike, which came hours after a shelling attack on the Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, marked a new escalation in the three-week ...

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Chinese President Asks Troops To Focus On Preparing For War

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked his troops to prepare for war state news agency Xinhua reported today. Troops should maintain a state of high alert…  Put all (your) minds and energy into preparing for war, Xinhua quoted Xi Jinping as saying. Troops should be absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, ...

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Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraged Saudi Arabia to recognize Israel, in what would be a massive boost for the Jewish state amid normalization by two other Gulf Arab kingdoms. Bahrain, which tightly coordinates its foreign policy with Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates on ...

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Floods kill 60 in India, damage crops

MUMBAI: Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 60 people since Wednesday and damaged rice, cotton and other crops worth billions of rupees, officials said. The worst affected state was Telangana, where excessive unseasonal rainfall on Wednesday ...

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France to re-impose state of ‘health emergency’

France on Wednesday decided to re-impose a state of ‘health emergency’, according to news agency AFP. The decision comes less than 24 hours after French President Emmanuel Macron met senior cabinet ministers to discuss measures to contain further spread of Covid-19. Earlier on Monday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex had ...

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‘Extremely Surprised’ by Turkey’s actions: German FM

BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was “extremely surprised” by the latest actions of Turkey after successfully bringing the contradictions between Turkey and Greece onto the path of diplomacy. Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on ...

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