Monday, 17 January 2022

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Iran says IAEA access to nuclear sites images has ended, extension possible

REUTERS/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgaripour DUBAI – A three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog expired on Saturday, Iran s parliament speaker told the country s state TV on Sunday, adding that access to images of nuclear sites would cease. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ...

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Nigeria buries army chief after air crash

File Photo ABUJA – Nigeria’s top-ranking army commander Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was laid to rest in the capital Abuja on Saturday, a day after he and 10 other officers died when their plane crashed in bad weather. It was the third military air disaster this year and the army ...

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Israel and Hamas both claim victory as fragile ceasefire takes hold

Israeli security forces and Palestinian worshippers clash in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) JERUSALEM/ GAZA: Israel and Hamas both claimed victory on Friday after their forces ended 11 days of fighting, but an attack on Palestinians at Al Aqsa mosque underscored the fragility of the truce. Egypt, which mediated ...

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UN chief calls for immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

File Photo : Cristina Quicler/AFP UNITED NATIONS (Dunya News) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate end to tensions following an Israeli aggression on Gaza. “I am deeply shocked by the continued air and artillery bombardment by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza,” Guterres said of the ...

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Lightning strikes kill 16 people in Bangladesh

Bigstock DHAKA – Despite the Bangladeshi government’s bid to curtail deaths due to lightning strikes, dozens continue to die every day due to lack of awareness. The increasing sea surface temperature has also given rise to more lightning in the area, where a study has predicted a whopping 50 percent hike in deadly lightning instances by ...

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UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

LONDON – Most of the UK takes a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions are eased, despite concerns over the spread of a more transmissible variant of the disease. Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafes returns and cinemas, museums ...

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Monster cyclone heads for Covid-stricken India

Waves lash over following Cyclone Tauktae at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday. — AFP photo AHMEDABAD – A major cyclone packing ferocious winds and threatening a destructive storm surge bore down on India on Monday, disrupting the country’s response to its devastating Covid-19 outbreak. At least six ...

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Thousands rally across European cities in support of Palestine

Thousands of people protest outside Israeli embassy in central London, to express their solidarity with Palestinians (AA) Thousands of protesters have marched in support of Palestine in major European cities including London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris, as the worst violence by Israel in blockaded Gaza and occupied West Bank in ...

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