Sunday, 11 April 2021

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Rizwan guides Pakistan to victory in first T20I

AFP Photo JOHANNESBURG (Dunya News) – Pakistan pulled off a 4-wicket victory against South Africa in the first T20 International at Johannesburg stadium. They now lead the T20 series 1-0. Opener Muhammad Rizwan top scored for Pakistan with 74 runs off 50 deliveries. The Proteas were in a commanding position ...

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Diners at clandestine Paris soiree fined for lockdown breaches

(FILES) (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) PARIS – More than 110 people dining at a clandestine restaurant were fined late yesterday for violating a Covid-19 lockdown, Paris police said, days after the government denied allegations that ministers had attended similar underground soirees. The swoop in the French capital’s 19th ...

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26 killed after quake rocks Indonesia’s Java island

JAKARTA – At least 26 people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island, its disaster agency said Saturday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster in another part of the archipelago. The afternoon quake hit offshore about 45 kilometres southwest ...

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Indian troops shoot dead 4 in fresh election bloodshed

KOLKATA – Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal on Saturday, including four shot dead by paramilitary troops “in self-defence”, officials said. West Bengal in eastern India has seen thousands killed in decades of political violence, and the current state election campaign ...

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Prince Philip dead at age 99

(Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP / Files) LONDON – Britain’s Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a profound loss for the 94-year-old monarch, who once ...

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US climate envoy Kerry praises but prods coal-hungry India

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. File/AFP US climate envoy John Kerry has praised India as a “world leader” in renewable energy but said during a visit to the fossil fuel-dependent nation that the globe needs to phase out coal faster. India is the world’s third-biggest emitter of ...

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Britain slams ‘bullying’ Myanmar over London embassy standoff

Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Kyaw Zwar Minn, waits unsuccessfully for an answer on the intercom, as police officers stand on duty outside the Myanmar Embassy in London. – AFP LONDON (AFP) – Britain condemned “bullying” by the Myanmar junta after the country’s ambassador to London was ousted in ...

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Xi urges Europe to ‘make positive efforts with China’ in Merkel call

Photo by Wu Zhiyi/China Daily BEIJING – President Xi Jinping told German leader Angela Merkel during a phone call Wednesday that he hoped Europe would “make positive efforts with China”, Chinese state media reported, following an international row over the treatment of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. The call ...

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Talks to save Iran nuclear deal get off to good start

Representatives of the European Union and Iran attend nuclear talks at the Grand Hotel Vienna in Austria on Tuesday. Photo: Lars Ternes/EU delegation in Vienna via APA/DPAR VIENNA – Iran, Russia and the United States reacted positively Tuesday to the opening exchanges in a first day of talks in Vienna ...

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Source: Tolga Akmen/AFP LONDON – Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a “traffic-light” system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown. The UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch foreign travel, currently banned except for a handful of permitted reasons. This has ...

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