Saturday, 10 April 2021


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UN’s women’s status commission to be held digitally

LONDON: The 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which will be organized at the UN headquarters in Belgium’s capital Brussels, will be held mostly online from March 15-26 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 65th session of the @UN Commission on the Status of ...

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Mass protests in Bolivia over ex-president’s arrest

LA PAZ: Tens of thousands of Bolivians answered an opposition call for protests against the arrest and detention of former president Jeanine Anez on charges of leading a coup d’etat against her socialist predecessor Evo Morales. Conservative Anez, 53, was placed in pre-trial detention Sunday after she was arrested on ...

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WHO says surveillance systems working as nations pause AstraZeneca Covid shots

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said systems meant to protect public health were working, as several countries suspended use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to investigate possible side-effects. “This does not necessarily mean these events are linked to Covid-19 vaccination, but it’s routine practice to investigate them, and ...

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British-Pakistani named Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero 2021

LONDON: In the charitable work category, Momin Saqib has been named a Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero for “One Million Meals,” the initiative he co-founded with Arif Malik, a British-Pakistani restaurateur and award-winning chef, Raja Suleman Raza, and a team of volunteers in March 2020. Backed by football legend David Beckham, ...

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UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go

: As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its “war on nature” and commits to a future free of planet-warming carbon pollution. With new reports highlighting ...

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Iran says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

TEHRAN: Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and “complex” methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him Monday in a funeral befitting a top “martyr”. As it laid Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – seen by Israel as the “father” of Iran s nuclear weapons programme ...

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Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey’s 2016 coup

ANKARA: A Turkish court sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. A total of 475 defendants, including some generals and fighter jet pilots at ...

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Barack Obama’s book included in best sellers list

WASHINGTON: Former US President Barack Obama’s new book “A Promised Land” has sold nearly 890,000 copies in America and Canada in its first 24 hours,  becoming  the best selling presidential biography in modern history. The only book by a former White House resident to come close to the first day ...

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Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

PARIS: France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world. Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but ...

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