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Japan to provide booster shots to elderly in 2022

Tokyo, Sep 21 | Japan will begin to inoculate the elderly with the third dose of a Covid-19 jab early next year, as the...

Non-essential services resume in Hanoi

Hanoi, Sep 21 | Non-essential services, including hair salons and restaurants, across the Vietnamese capital Hanoi have resumed on Tuesday as the city has...

Chinese census results point to socioeconomic challenges that will impact the...

By Tomas SobotkaThe Olympics has always been the worlds major sporting event and history is witness that there have been many eye-openers incidents for...

AUKUS deal is crisis of trust between allies: French FM

Paris, Sep 21 | French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the nuclear submarine deal between the US, the UK and Australia, known...

Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen’s Marib kill 35 Houthis

Sanaa, Sep 21 | At least 35 Houthi rebels were killed when Saudi-led airstrikes hit Houthi reinforcements in Yemen's central province of Marib, a...

17 Indo-Canadians elected MPs as Trudeau fails to win majority

Toronto, Sep 21 | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to seek a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even...

Gaza reconstruction process needs $3 bn: Official

Gaza, Sep 21 | A senior Palestinian government official said that the reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip has kicked off and it needs...

Germany’s SPD lead election race after final TV debate

Berlin, Sep 21 | Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) has entered the country's election week as the frontrunner, after its Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz...

9 killed, 20 injured in Pak tribal court firing

Islamabad, Sep 21 | Nine people were killed and 20 others injured in a firing between two groups while attending a session of a...

Indonesia extends public activity restrictions in Java, Bali

Jakarta, Sep 21 | Indonesia has extended the public activity restriction policy, locally known as PPKM, in Java and Bali until October 4, a...

Lives not at risk due to La Palma volcano eruption: Spanish...

Madrid, Sep 21 | Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed that human lives were not at risk due to the eruption of a volcano...

UK begins trial of multi-variant Covid booster vax

London, Sep 21 | the UK has kicked off a trial of what has been described as the world's first multi-variant vaccine booster against...

Jaishankar urges UK Foreign Secy to resolve quarantine curbs on vaccinated...

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Sep 21 | India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has raised with the UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss her country's...

Biden seeks phone call with Macron amid submarine deal row

Washington, Sep 21 | US President Joe Biden is seeking to hold a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in an effort...

Democrats to combine debt limit suspension with short-term spending bill

Washington, Sep 21 | US House Democrats will incorporate a suspension of the debt limit into a short-term government spending bill, a move unlikely...

US to ease travel curbs for fully vaccinated foreign visitors

Washington, Sep 21 | The US will no longer prohibit foreign visitors from entering the country starting from November if they are fully vaccinated...

Afghan central bank allows merchants to withdraw $25,000 monthly

Kabul, Sep 21 | Afghanistan's central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has allowed merchants and owners of private companies to withdraw $25,000 from their...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 229 mn

Washington, Sep 21 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 229 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.69 million and vaccinations...

France to maintain military presence in Mali: Defence Minister

Bamako, Sep 21 | France will maintain its military presence in Mali, visiting French Defence Minister Florence Parly said here on Monday, following a...

US Covid-19 fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates

Washington, Sep 21 | US Covid-19 deaths have surpassed 675,000, the estimated US fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic.As of 4:21 p.m. ET on...

UK PM says COP26 ‘turning point’ for world

United Nations, Sep 21 | The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that COP26 UN Climate Change Conference is "a turning point" for...

8 dead, 24 injured in Russian university shooting (2nd Ld)

Moscow, Sep 20 | At least eight people were killed and 24 others injured on Monday after a gunman opened fire at the premises...

New Zealand’s largest city to relax Covid curbs

Auckland, Sep 20 | New Zealand's largest city Auckland will relax restrictions by moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday...

TTP commander killed in Pak

Islamabad, Sep 20 | A key Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist commander was killed when security forces launched an operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's North...

Daily Covid cases in Australia’s epicentre dips

Sydney, Sep 20 | As the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) saw another drop in the single-day acquired Covid-19 cases, authorities in...

N.Korea slams US’ move to transfer nuke-powered submarine tech to Aus

Seoul, Sep 20 | The North Korean Foreign Ministry on Monday slammed the US for transferring the technology of building nuclear-powered submarines to Australia,...

Johnson unveils mission to tackle UK’s ‘North-South’ divide

London, Sep 20 | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to tackle the country's long-standing "North-South" divide, appointing former Bank of England...

France rebukes Australia, US over submarine row

Paris, Sep 20 | France has rebuked Australia and the US for "a major breach of trust and contempt" in the submarine row, following...

Women stage protest in Kabul against Taliban policies

Kabul, Sep 20 | A number of Afghan women staged a protest in Kabul against Taliban policies, demanding equal rights to education and work,...

Israel, Egypt FMs agree to boost bilateral ties

Tel Aviv, Sep 20 | Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties, according to...

‘US economic recovery would reverse into recession if debt limit not...

Washington, Sep 20 | US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that the country's economic recovery would reverse into recession if Congress fails to...

Afghanistan’s secondary, high schools reopen for boys

Kabul, Sep 20 | Secondary and high schools, as well as madrasas, for boys across Afghanistan have reopened after more than a month...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 228.4

Washington, Sep 20 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 228.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.69 million and vaccinations...

UN working to get more relief convoys into Ethiopia’s Tigray

United Nations, Sep 18 | The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said they were working not only to get more...

Floods inundate hundreds of houses in Indonesia

Jakarta, Sep 18 | Floods inundated hundreds of houses in Indonesia's Gorontalo province, affecting 929 people in three villages."The floods occurred due to heavy...

Israeli PM hails Abraham Accords on 1st anniversary

Tel Aviv, Sep 18 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett marked the first anniversary of the Abraham AccordS, hailing the US-brokered deals as "a...

2nd Dutch Minister resigns over Afghan evacuation

Copenhagen, Sep 18 | Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld has stepped down oafter a motion of disapproval against her for the chaotic handling of...

Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end

Tokyo, Sep 18 | Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.Studies...

WHO to send experts to Lebanon for health support: Tedros

Beirut, Sep 18 | Visiting World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world body will send a team of experts...

Some schools reopen in Kathmandu Valley amid pandemic

Kathmandu, Sep 18 | Some schools in the Kathmandu Valley have reopened after being shut down for more than four months amid the Covid-19...

SL extends nationwide quarantine curfew till Oct 1

Colombo, Sep 18 | Sri Lanka's Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the nationwide quarantine curfew came into effect late August, has been extended till...

3 die of dengue in Karachi

Karachi, Sep 18 | Three people died of dengue fever in Karachi over the last two days, Pakistani media reported.The disease has been detected...

Mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan extended for 6 months

United Nations, Sep 18 | The Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for...

Cambodia launches Covid inoculation for kids

Phnom Penh, Sep 18 | Cambodia has started a Covid-19 vaccination drive for children aged from six to 12 years.Children, assisted by their parents...

Lions, tigers in US zoo test presumptive positive for Covid

Washington, Sep 18 | All of the lions and tigers living in the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have tested presumptive positive for...

Mediterranean EU countries call for stronger cooperation to face shared challenges

Athens, Sep 18 | Leaders of nine Mediterranean European Union member states (EUMED 9) have held talks here, calling for closer cooperation to face...

World on catastrophic path to 2.7-degree heating: UN chief

New York, Sep 18 | The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating. This is breaking the promise made six years...

UN chief calls for solidarity on Int’l Day of Peace

United Nations, Sep 18 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for solidarity and unity on the occasion of the International Day of Peace,...

10 civilians killed in Kabul drone strike, admits US general

Washington, Sep 18 | Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command, admitted on Friday that a US drone strike in late August in Kabul...

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We have no policing authority over containers: Adani Group

New Delhi, Sep 21 | Adani Group has issued a statement on the "malicious" social media campaign against the group on the seizure of...