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Corona scare at G7 after Indian delegates test positive

G7 Flags LONDON – The Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in London was hit by a Covid-19 scare on Wednesday when India’s foreign minister and his entire team said they were self-isolating after two delegation members tested positive. Britain is hosting the three-day meeting – the first such G7 ...

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4 FC soldiers martyred in terrorist attack on Pak-Afghan border

AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI Four Pakistani Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred while six others were injured after terrorists ambushed them during a fencing activity at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the troops were moving for fencing activity along the border in the Manzakai ...

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Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills at least 23

PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images MEXICO CITY – An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that ...

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UK PM announces 1 billion pounds trade deals with India

PTI LONDON/NEW DELHI – Ahead of the virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 4, 2021), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced one billion pounds of trade deals that include an investment of 240 million pounds by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).  Boris Johnson said, ...

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COVID-19 vaccines are ‘no panacea’: North Korea

REUTERS/Stringer/File SEOUL – North Korea`s state media warned of the prospect of a lengthy battle against the coronavirus, saying vaccines developed by global drugmakers were proving to be “no universal panacea”. The country has not officially confirmed any infections, although South Korean officials have said an outbreak there cannot be ...

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

Afghan security officials check people on a road side as part of increased security measures – EPA KANDAHAR – Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the US military began withdrawing its remaining ...

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US, UK Reject Reports of Imminent Prisoner Deal With Iran

Ben Stansall / Pool via AP The US and the UK dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others. Iran was a key topic ...

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May 1 riots rock Berlin: Police arrest over 350 people

Anadolu Agency BERLIN police have arrested at least 354 people who took part in May Day demonstrations that devolved into full-scale riots in the German capital, according to local media reports on Sunday. Reacting to the May 1 unrest, Berlin’s Interior Senator Andreas Geisel lashed out at the mostly young ...

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German philosopher Habermas rejects money prize from UAE

AFP/Tobias Schwarz The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award said Monday it regretted prominent German philosopher Juergen Habermas’ decision not to accept its “Cultural Personality of the Year” prize.  The 91-year-old had reversed an earlier decision to accept the one-million-dirham ($272,000) prize, saying he had been unaware of its links to the ...

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