Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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Over 2.26b covid vaccine shots given worldwide

LONDON – Over 2.26 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Thursday. China leads the global count with over 824.86 million jabs, followed by the US with 304.75 million. India has administered 236.86 million ...

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Meet Grace, the healthcare robot COVID-19 created

Grace – The Robot Sister of Sophia. Image credit: South China Morning Post HONG KONG – The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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At least 12 dead in Mumbai building collapse

AFP FILE MUMBA – At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed when heavy monsoon rains caused a residential building to collapse in a Mumbai slum, Indian authorities said Thursday. Mumbai city authorities confirmed that seven other residents were injured in the incident late Wednesday, as rescuers continued searching ...

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US, Pakistan hold ‘constructive discussions’ amid base speculations

Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP NEW YORK – The US has had “constructive discussions” with Pakistan through military, intelligence and diplomatic channels for the future of its capabilities to stop Afghanistan from becoming the base of any terrorist group, said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. “I am not going to get into ...

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UK allows direct flights from Qatar, UAE

Representative image) LONDON – The United Kingdom has allowed direct flights from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from June 8, But these flights must arrive at dedicated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham airports, the British government said on its website. Different requirements may apply for arrivals into Scotland, Wales ...

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Raids worldwide as police reveal vast hack of criminal encrypted phones

SYDNEY – International law enforcement agencies on Tuesday revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide. Unveiling the “world’s most sophisticated” sting, agencies from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States said they “operated” the supposedly secure ...

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Emmanuel Macron slapped by man during trip

Photo Credit: nbspANI TAIN-L HERMITAGE – A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nation-wide tour. Images on social media and broadcast on the BFM news channel showed Macron approach a barrier to greet a ...

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Sri Lanka floods death toll hits 17, Thousands homeless

Photo Credit: AFP COLOMBO – Army relief workers in aluminium dinghies handed out rice and other food to residents in submerged parts of the Sri Lankan capital as the death toll from monsoon floods across the country rose to 17 Monday. The monsoon hits the South Asian country twice a ...

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UK-Pakistan agreed to continue to work together

Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning,’ Lodhi tweeted as she put out a picture of the meeting. (Photo: Twitter) LONDON/ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked UK to revisit the decision of placing Pakistan on Red List of travel ban countries. The Prime ...

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