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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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Lockdowns begin to ease, cases top three million

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide soared past three million on Monday as several European nations and a handful of US states began taking steps to reopen their shuttered economies. But as schools and shops reopened in some parts of Europe, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after ...

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Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected: UN

UN: More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported – the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, food insecurity began to increase in 2015 and reversing the trend is one of ...

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Madonna fighting for human rights at Eurovision

LOS ANGELES: Madonna will fight for human rights with her Eurovision performance. The ‘Medillín’ hitmaker has come under fire for performing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 18 but she insists she will ‘’never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda’’. She said: ‘’I’ll ...

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US sanctions on Iran ‘destroy balance’ in world: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the US sanctions against Iran, calling it “a move to destroy balance in the world.” “US sanctions on Iran are wrong. These steps aim at destroying balance in the world,” Erdogan told reporters following a parliamentary group meeting. “We don’t want ...

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Alia Bhatt’s holiday pictures will make you want to hit the beach

BOLLYWOOD’s chirpy actress Alia Bhatt is currently vacationing in Bali for New Years’ celebrations. The actress took a break from work to spend some time with her girl gang. Bhatt’s Instagram feed is serving up the ultimate outfit inspiration for the next beach vacation. Reportedly, the actress and her gang ...

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Theresa May praises Christian heritage in Christmas address

Theresa May has called on people to celebrate Christian values this Christmas, and remember people around the world who have been denied religious freedom. The Prime Minister has also praised the members of the armed forces, emergency services, and volunteers doing charity work over Christmas. In her Christmas message, May ...

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The 8 most elite special forces in the world

Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other troops fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These are the best of the best. Though it’s extremely difficult to rank ...

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Former Norwegian PM urges world to highlight Kashmir issue

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik has stressed the need of highlighting the Kashmir issue among international community. Talking to media, he said sufferings of the Kashmiri people should be emphasized at the international level in order to achieve a peaceful solution of the dispute. Terming the situation of ...

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10 most corrupt countries in the world

LONDON: The rise of populism over the past year has led to an increase in corruption, according to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index. The annual index calculates a corruption score based on a survey of experts at organisations including the World Bank, World Economic Forum and the Economist Intelligence ...

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