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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce birth of daughter

File Photo LOS ANGELES – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana, who was born in California after a year of turmoil in Britain’s royal family. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle ...

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Pakistan moved to enhanced follow-up list by FATF

LONDON – The Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering has retained Pakistan on “enhanced follow-up” status for outstanding requirements, and Islamabad will continue to report back to it on the country’s progress to strengthen its implementation of anti-money laundering and combating financing terror measures, according to a media report on ...

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Seven held, 6 kg uranium seized in India

File Photo NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested seven people for possessing and planning to sell ‘mineral uranium’ in the black market in district in Jharkhand. According to Indian media reports, police said that they seized 6.4 kg of ‘uranium mineral’ from two of the accused, however, they are ...

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US will boost global vaccine-sharing, Biden announces

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first ...

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Wandering elephants on edge of China city, now closing roads

A herd of wild Asian elephants stands in E’shan county in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. (AP) BEIJING – A wandering herd of elephants has reached the edge of a big Chinese city as authorities rush to close off roads and neighborhoods to protect both the animals and people. It’s not ...

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Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks

Photo: Twitter/@IndiainSL COLOMBO – Sri Lankan authorities said Thursday they are preparing for the worst-case scenario of a possible oil slick from the burnt-out cargo ship sinking off Colombo’s main harbour. The Marine Environment Protection Authority readied oil dispersants, booms and skimmers in case of a leak from the MV ...

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Buckingham Palace Unveils Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Plans

AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS LONDON – A special four-day holiday weekend, a live Platinum Party concert at Buckingham Palace with the world’s “biggest entertainment stars” and a street pageant on the Mall leading up the palace in London are among some of the celebrations planned to mark 70 years ...

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Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty

Photo – AFP GENEVA – The pandemic has pushed over 100 million more workers into poverty, the UN said Wednesday, after working hours plummeted and access to good quality jobs evaporated. In a report, the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) cautioned that the labour market crisis created by the pandemic ...

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UK reports zero daily Covid deaths for the first time

File Photo LONDON – Britain reported zero daily deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since last July, despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant. According to the latest government figures, 127,782 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test since ...

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