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‘Gaza hell on earth for children’: UN chief

GAZA CITY, GAZA – Palestinian families sit in an UNRWA school, after violent Israeli raids on the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza , The escalation, which erupted May 10, comes after weeks of rising Israeli -Palestinian tension in East Jerusalem, which peaked with violent clashes inside the holy ...

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Asia Cup 2021 called off due to COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka

Photo: Getty COLOMBO – In another blow to the cricket fans, the 2021 Asia Cup was called off. The mega event, which was shifted from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, was suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases in the Island nation. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva announced that it would be challenging for them to stage ...

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World Economic Forum cancels 2021 annual meeting

Getty Images ZURICH (Reuters) -The World Economic Forum has cancelled its annual meeting – the blue riband event for the global elite to discuss the world’s problems – due to be held in Singapore later this year, the organisers said on Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic meant it was not possible ...

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Jofra Archer out of New Zealand series with elbow injury

Image: Getty Images LONDON – England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of next month’s two-Test series at home to New Zealand with an elbow injury, it was announced. The 26-year-old quick returned to action for Sussex in a drawn County Championship match against Kent at Hove this ...

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Angelina Jolie on being picky about partners

Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images HOLLYWOOD actor Angelina Jolie has been single since her high-profile split with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. The two got married in 2014 and announced their separation two years later. With over four years having passed since their falling out, fans are ...

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ECB chief warns ‘we’re not out of the woods’ after £16.1m loss

© Getty LONDON – The England and Wales Cricket Board chief reported an annual loss of £16.1million ($22.8 million) on Tuesday, with chief executive Tom Harrison warning the onging effects of the coronavirus pandemic meant “we re not out of the woods yet”. English cricket’s governing body said the pandemic had ...

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Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound and fire on worshippers

Palestinians run away from Israeli border police during a demonstration in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from their homes at Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the Damascus gate in Jerusalem. EPA Israeli police arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from ...

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Bella Hadid wishes all moms on Mother’s Day

FILE – Yolanda Hadid (L) and Gigi Hadid attend The Fashion Awards drinks reception at Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) Paying rich tribute to her mother Yolanda Hadid, US supermodel Bella Hadid has extended sweet wishes to all the moms on ...

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Sadiq Khan: London’s feisty mayor wins second term

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON (AFP) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who won re-election, has risen from humble roots to spar with prime ministers and presidents since taking charge of the British capital five years ago. The 50-year-old politician from the main opposition ...

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China ‘strongly condemns’ G7 rights criticism

Image: GETTY BEIJING – China on Thursday said it “strongly condemns” a statement by the Group of Seven nations that accused Beijing of rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong. The G7 made “unfounded accusations against China and openly intervened in China’s internal affairs”, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman ...

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