Monday, 10 May 2021

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Prince William welcomes new probe into 1995 Diana interview

LONDON: Prince William has “tentatively welcomed” an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a BBC interview in 1995 with his mother, Princess Diana, royal officials said. William, who is second in line to the throne, said in a statement that the probe is “a step in the right direction.” He ...

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New York closes schools as Europe virus deaths rise

NEW YORK: New York announced Wednesday it would close schools to battle a rise in coronavirus infections as the death rate in Europe surged and protests against restrictions turned violent. The toughened measures in America s most-populous city came despite Pharma giant Pfizer boosting hopes of a possible end to the ...

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New Zealand all set to introduce hijab in police uniform

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Police is all set to introduce hijab into their official uniform for the very first time, BBC News reported. The uniform has been designed in coordination with a Muslim student at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Constable in New Zealand Police, Zeena Ali, who joined the force in ...

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United States to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump vowed that he will sharply reduce the number of US forces deployed in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, but did not commit to a full withdrawal from the country’s longest war after facing fierce criticism from at home and abroad. ...

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Emergency declared in Spain; global virus cases soar

MADRID: Spain declared a national state of emergency to tackle a second coronavirus wave as the World Health Organisation reported a third straight day of record new infections across the world. The WHO has warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”, with too many witnessing an exponential increase ...

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Pakistan to remain on FATF’s till February 2021

BRUSSELS: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to maintain Pakistan’s status on its  grey list  of countries. The country has remained in the list as it has been unable to comply with six of the 27 points in the global terror financing and money laundering watchdog’s action plan. ...

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Will personally go to UK for Nawaz Sharif’s return: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said that he could talk to his British counterpart Boris Johnson for Nawaz Sharif’s return and if required, he would personally go to the UK as well. In an interview to a private TV channel, PM Imran Khan said the government had asked ...

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Iran tests home-made air defence systems

TEHRAN: Iran tested home-made air defence systems during military exercises, state media said, days after the expiry of an international arms embargo against the Islamic republic. The manoeuvres – dubbed “Defenders of the Sky” – took place in “an area covering half of the country s surface”, state television s Iribnews website ...

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