Friday, 28 January 2022


Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions

Taj Mahal /  Sajjad Hussain/AFP AGRA – The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country s devastating recent coronavirus surge. Infections and deaths soared to record levels in April and May, overwhelming health services in some places and prompting lockdowns and ...

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Australia reshuffles cabinet amid sex scandals

SYDNEY – Australia’s leader has reassigned some key members of his Cabinet and launched a new task force as he tries to address a series of sexual misconduct scandals that have rocked his government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison removed embattled ministers Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds from their high-profile roles. ...

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Merkel, Macron urge EU to prepare for next pandemic

BRUSSELS: France, Germany and four other EU countries urged the European Union to take a greater role in preparing for any future pandemic, conceding that coronavirus responses had fallen short. There should be a “common European approach” to such challenges in future, wrote France s Emmanuel Macron and Germany s Angela Merkel ...

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Babar Azam hits 24 boundaries during unbeaten 157

PERTH: Pakistan batting mainstay Babar Azam continued his run-making form during the ongoing tour of Australia by hitting a quickfire unbeaten century in the day-night warm-up match against Australia ‘A’ on Monday. Batting first at the Perth Stadium, Pakistan were in trouble at 60-3 with their top order – including ...

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David Warner hits ton as Australia rout Sri Lanka

MELBOURNE: David Warner thumped a maiden Twenty20 international century as Australia kicked off their home summer with a ruthless 134-run thrashing of Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Warner’s unbeaten 100 off 56 balls fired Australia to a total of 233 for two on a sunny afternoon, before the ...

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