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US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House

<!-- -->Adult vaccination rates vary greatly by state in the United States. (File)Washington: The administration of President Joe Biden on Tuesday conceded it won't...

Taliban Capture Afghanistan’s Main Tajikistan Border Crossing: Officials

<!-- -->Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the insurgents had seized the border crossing. (File)Kunduz: The Taliban captured Afghanistan's main border crossing with Tajikistan, an...

Record-Breaking Female Climber Stranded In Nepal Amid COVID Crisis

<!-- -->Hong Kong's mountaineer Tsang Yin-Hung unable to leave Nepal due to Covid restrictions.Kathmandu, Nepal: Hong Kong resident Tsang Yin-Hung, who made the fastest...

Australia To Challenge UNESCO Downgrade Of Great Barrier Reef

<!-- -->Australian government had itself downgraded Great Barrier Reef's long-term outlook to "very poor" (File).Brisbane: Australia will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list...

South Africa To Host Covid Vaccine Tech Transfer Hub

<!-- -->WHO sees the South African hub as a way to combat the vast inequality in access to vaccines. (File)Geneva: South Africa will host...

UK Joins US, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist’s Arrest

<!-- -->UK will not tolerate those who repress human rights, the foreign office said. (Representational)London: Britain on Monday said it had joined the United...

Nigerian Police Officer Shoots Five Dead In Rampage

<!-- -->The motivation for the attack is not yet known (Representational)Lagos: A Nigerian police inspector has killed five civilians and injured four in a...

Australia Rejects $36 Billion Wind, Solar, Hydrogen Project

<!-- -->The project was reportedly bad for wetlands and migratory birds (Representational)Melbourne: The Australian government has rejected plans for a $36 billion wind, solar...

Times Square Celebrates Yoga Day With Over 3,000 Yogis

<!-- -->Yoga Day: The registration for the event is full, according to the Times Square website.New York: The seventh International Yoga Day was celebrated...

Nine Children Among 10 Dead In US’ Alabama Multi-Vehicle Crash

<!-- -->The van in the accident was one of two bringing children, none older than 17. (Representational)Miami: Nine children and an adult were killed...

US Says Preparing New Russia Sanctions Over Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Poisoning

<!-- -->US is preparing new sanctions against Russia over poisoning of critic Alexei Navalny (File)Washington: The United States is preparing new sanctions against Russia...

China Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark, Says Health Officials

<!-- -->China has now administered more than a billion doses of Covid vaccines. (Representational)Beijing, China: The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has...

Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead

<!-- -->Brazil has registered 500,800 deaths from 17,883,750 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday.Sao Paulo: Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as...

Covid Cases In Moscow Hit Record High For Second Straight Day

<!-- -->Officials are now rushing to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions in Moscow (File).Moscow: Russia's capital Moscow on Saturday reported a pandemic high for new coronavirus...

Footprints Of Last Dinosaurs To Walk On UK Soil 110 Million Years Ago Found: Report

<!-- -->The dinosaur footprints were discovered in the cliffs in Folkestone, Kent. (Representational)London: Footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur - the...

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over Enemy Propaganda

<!-- -->Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative cleric (File)Tehran: Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Saturday hailed a...

Indo-Canadians Prabhmeet Sarkariya And Parm Gill Join Cabinet In Canada’s Ontario Province

<!-- -->Prabhmeet Sarkariya is the first turban-wearing Sikh Cabinet minister in Ontario.Toronto: Two more Indo-Canadian politicians have been appointed as ministers in a Cabinet...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Tightens Ruling Party Discipline, Appoints New Politburo Members

<!-- -->North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the fourth-day sitting of the 3rd Plenary Meeting.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reinforced...

Palestinians Cancel Deal For “About To Expire” Covid Jabs From Israel

<!-- -->Palestinian Authority said they've sent the initial vaccines shipment back to Israel (Representational).Ramallah/Tel Aviv: The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled a deal on Friday...

British MP Imran Ahmad Khan Faces Trial For Alleged Sexual Assault Of 15-Year-Old Boy

<!-- -->British MP Imran Ahmad Khan (centre) faces a single count of sexual assault.London: A British MP faces trial over accusations he sexually assaulted...
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