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Afridi receives flak from Indian cricketers after remarks against Modi

KARACHI/NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s firebrand cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi is receiving a lot of flak from fellow Indian cricketers, including those who earlier rendered support to his causes, for making remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address during a charity drive, the Pakistani All-rounder called the Indian premier ...

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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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Hrithik Roshan says he fasted for 23 hours to stay fit

BOLLYWOOD actor Hrithik Roshan has revealed that he fasted for a whopping 23 hours to stay fit during quarantine amid coronavirus outbreak. The actor took to social networking website and posted a digital timer picture with caption, “23 hour fast. #healthyliving #resilience #disciplineequalsfreedom.”   View this post on Instagram . ...

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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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No crowds, no problem for James Anderson

LONDON: James Anderson has insisted he is still excited about playing for England this season, even if matches are played behind closed doors. England cricketers are set to return to limited individual training next week, with bowlers such as Anderson leading the way, amid assurances that health protocols will make ...

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Pakistan Set to Make, Export Anti-COVID Drug Remdesivir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced that it would begin “within weeks” production and export of the antiviral drug remdesivir for treating COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As of Friday afternoon EDT, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics, the pandemic had killed more than 306,000 people and infected more than ...

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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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Coronavirus lockdown a major blow for Airbnb

ATHENS: At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage. The tourist industry in Athens, as in many other European capitals, has ground to a halt, with planes grounded and restaurants, museums and archaeological monuments ...

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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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