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More than 120 Indians on Coronavirus-hit US cruise ship

More than 130 Indians are on a cruise ship that US authorities allowed to dock in California on Monday after keeping it away at sea for days off because of an outbreak of Coronavirus on board affecting both passengers and ...

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Trump has not been tested for coronavirus: White House

Washington: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Monday that testing was not necessary because President Trump is not showing symptoms and the lawmakers aren’t confirmed to be infected. “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has ...

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Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday after a blast in the capital, Khartoum, Sudanese state media said. Abdalla Hamdok’s family confirmed he was safe following the explosion, which targeted his convoy. No one immediately claimed responsibility for ...

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Qatar puts India, 13 other countries in travel ban list

New Delhi: Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. The temporary ban would also be applicable on people coming from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, ...

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10 Killed after hotel used for Coronavirus quarantine collapses in China

Beijing: At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers retrieved 48 people from the rubble, of whom 38 are still alive, the Ministry ...

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Pak doesn’t want any security role for India in Afghanistan: Report

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan does not want any security role for India in Afghanistan as he accused New Delhi of playing the role of a “spoiler” in the war-torn country, according to a media report. After ...

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Bhutan confirms first coronavirus case

The isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has reported its first case of the coronavirus after a US tourist tested positive, the prime minister said Friday. The tiny, land-locked country, famous for measuring Gross National Happiness has emerged as a popular ...

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Flash floods, landslides caused by torrential rain kill 29 in Brazil

Guaruja: Violent rain has killed scores of people and forced thousands from their homes this year in Brazil’s most populous states, a disaster experts blame on climate upheaval but also rampant urbanization. Flash floods, landslides and other havoc wrought by torrential ...

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US hits Taliban with air strike in response to attack on Afghan forces

Kabul: The US hit Taliban fighters with an air strike for the first time in 11 days in response to an insurgent attack on Afghan forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an American military spokesman said. “The US conducted an ...

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World Bank unveils USD 12 bn aid package to combat coronavirus

Washington: The World Bank unveiled a USD 12 billion aid package on Tuesday, March 3 that will provide fast-track funds to help countries combat the coronavirus outbreak. “The goal is to provide fast, effective action that responds to country needs,” ...

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Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after exit polls give lead

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s general election Monday, with exit polls putting the indicted premier in a strong position to form the next government. The election, Israel’s third in less than a year, was called after ...

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Coronavirus: India suspends visas of nationals from Italy, S Korea, Iran, Japan

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has suspended visas and e-visas granted on or before Tuesday to people travelling from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, effective immediately, following a surge in cases of COVID-19, commonly referred to as novel coronavirus, ...

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Florida man sentenced to 5 years of probation taping dog’s mouth, leaving it dehydrated, malnourished

A Florida man convicted of taping a dog’s mouth shut and leaving the animal dehydrated and malnourished was sentenced to five years of probation on Monday. Oscar Lee Thompson III, 19, was convicted last month of a felony count of ...

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Pak doctor who helped CIA track Osama Bin Laden launches hunger strike in jail

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden has launched a hunger strike from his prison cell, his lawyer and family said Monday. Shakeel Afridi has been languishing behind bars for years since his fake ...

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