Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Reuters

Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and he has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise, Downing Street said. Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night and had been undergoing tests after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for ...

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A decade of climate change: Earth’s temperature hottest on record

MADRID (Reuters) – The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain. An annual assessment of the Earth’s climate ...

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ECB’s De Guindos says Catalonia ought to stay within Spain

MADRID: European Central Bank vice president Luis de Guindos expressed support for Spanish unity on Friday, after being asked about the prospect of Catalonia’s indepentist parties allying with Spain’s minority leftwing coalition. “The best for Catalonia, Spain, and Europe would be for Catalonia to continue forming part of Spain,” De ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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Oil prices hit highest in 3 months

LONDON: Oil prices extended gains on Friday, scaling three-month highs as the United States and China moved closer to a resolution to the 18-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies that has raised big questions about global demand for crude. Brent futures climbed 43 cents, or 0.7%, to ...

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Two dead in India as protests escalate over citizenship law

GUWAHATI: Violent mobs in India’s northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the Citizenship Amendment ...

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Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

HONG KONG police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday. In a news release on Thursday morning, the police said three people – a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man – were arrested in connection with vandalizing public buses. ...

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Injured Shikhar Dhawan to miss West Indies ODIs

MUMBAI: India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan needs more time to recover from a knee injury and will miss the three-match one-day international series against West Indies, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said. The left-hander suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a domestic game and had already been ...

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Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

ALGIERS: Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election. As a helicopter flew overhead, more than 200 anti-riot police charged protesters assembled outside the capital’s central post office, injuring at least eight people, an AFP journalist said. About 30 protesters ...

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