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6 injured in Glasgow stabbing, suspect killed

GLASGOW: Scottish police said officers shot dead a man after a suspected stabbing attack at a Glasgow hotel housing asylum seekers that left six others injured, including one of their colleagues. Police Scotland said that the incident at the Park Inn hotel in the city’s centre was not being treated ...

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India passes 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI: India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections. Authorities said a total of 15,685 people had died after another 385 fatalities were added to the toll in 24 hours. The pandemic ...

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Women at risk of secondary abuse when arrested for drugs

JOHANNESBURG: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in South Africa said women suffered sexual abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials when they were processed for drug abuse. With the world marking International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Friday, its emerged 30% more people were abusing ...

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Russians cast early votes in ballot to extend Putin’s rule

MOSCOW: Russians go to the polls Thursday to cast early votes in a nationwide ballot on constitutional reforms that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036. Election officials say they are opening polls ahead of the official July 1 vote to avoid overcrowding that could spread coronavirus ...

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Thailand, Myanmar burn billions in seized drugs

KATHMANDU: More than $US839 million ($1.2 billion) worth of seized illegal drugs have been destroyed in Myanmar to mark the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Myanmar, along with Laos and Thailand is part of South-East Asia’s Golden Triangle and has long been a hub of illicit ...

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Eiffel Tower reopens with strict virus restrictions

PARIS: Tourists and Parisians will from Thursday again be able to admire the view of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus – but only if they take the stairs. Visitors to the city’s most famous monument won’t be able to take ...

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Prince William praises the efforts of Oxford Vaccine Center

LONDON: Prince William paid a visit to some of the experts who are working hard to find a successful vaccine to battle COVID-19. The Duke of Cambridge was at the University of Oxford’s Oxford Vaccine Group where he spoke to the researchers about the clinical trials of the vaccine that ...

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7.4 magnitude quake rocks southern Mexico, 6 killed

LA CRUCECITA: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico`s Pacific coast, killing at least six people and cutting off isolated villages, as well as causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake`s centre in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known ...

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North Korea halts military action plans against South Korea

SEOUL: North Korea Kim Jong-un has decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday. Political tensions between the rival Koreas had been rising over Pyongyang’s objections to plans by defector-led groups in the South to send propaganda leaflets into the North. ...

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