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World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions

World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions

AFP :Donors demanded an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday as they pledged around $12 billion in aid over four years-but tied their money to civil rights being upheld

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies

Reuters, New Delhi  :A senior leader of India's Congress party died of coronavirus related complications on Wednesday, his family said, a second veteran from the opposition group to fall

Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage

Duchess Meghan speaks about miscarriage

Reuters, London :Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.The wife of Prince

China accuses US of 'creating chaos' in Asia-Pacific

China accuses US of 'creating chaos' in Asia-Pacific

Al Jazeera News :China has accused the United States of trying to "create chaos" in the Asia-Pacific, a day after US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, on a visit to

New York City's first black mayor David Dinkins dies

New York City's first black mayor David Dinkins dies

The first and only black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, has died at the age of 93.Officers were called to his home on Monday evening, New York police

Philippines targets 60 million Citizens for vaccination

AP, Manila :Philippine officials say about 60 million Filipinos are being targeted for vaccination against the coronavirus next year at a cost of more than 73 billion pesos ($1.4 billion)

17 dead in Nicaragua truck crash

Xinhua :A passenger truck plunged off a road in Nicaragua's Montanita area about 15 km from the Waslala urban area on Monday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 25

New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

AP, Wellington:New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday became the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies

NDTV, Guwahati :Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who had been battling for his life with post-Covid complications in a hospital for weeks, died of multiple organ failure, state

Turkey's trial of Saudi suspects resume

Al Jazeera News :A Turkish court will resume the trial in absentia of 20 Saudi officials on Tuesday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington

US hits 12 million Covid-19 cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

US hits 12 million Covid-19 cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

Reuters :The United States recorded its 12th million Covid-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from

Deadly ISIL attack north of Baghdad sparks anger

Deadly ISIL attack north of Baghdad sparks anger

Al Jazeera News :Iraq's Salahuddin province declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a deadly attack blamed on the ISIL (ISIS) armed group, as some criticised the authorities

Covid-19: Hong Kong-Singapore travel corridor postponed

Covid-19: Hong Kong-Singapore travel corridor postponed

BBC Online :The launch of a travel corridor between Hong Kong and Singapore has been postponed for two weeks amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.The deal

Turkey's President Erdogan, Saudi King discuss improving ties

Turkey's President Erdogan, Saudi King discuss improving ties

Al Jazeera News :Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways of enhancing ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in a rare phone call since the killing of journalist

8 hurt in shooting at US mall

AFP :Eight people were injured in a shooting at a US mall in Wisconsin on Friday according to police, who said they were still hunting for the shooter.The FBI

Donald Trump Jr tests corona  positive

Donald Trump Jr tests corona positive

BBC Online :US President Donald Trump's oldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, according to his spokesman.Donald Trump Jr, 42, was diagnosed at the start of this week and

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libyan militia

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libyan militia

Al Jazeera News :Russia stopped a UN Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan armed group and its leader for human rights abuses because it said it wanted to

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief

G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief

Reuters, Brussels  :Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and

Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, 8 killed

Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, 8 killed

Reuters, Kabul :Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials

UN says planning for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

UN says planning for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Al Jazeera News :The United Nations's agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, a UN refugee

Terrorist tag for Yemen's Huthis raises fears of aid blocks

Terrorist tag for Yemen's Huthis raises fears of aid blocks

AFP :Indications that the US is considering declaring Yemen's Huthi rebels a "terrorist organization" have alarmed humanitarian groups who say it could cripple aid delivery and tip the country

Armenian Defence Minister tenders resignation

Armenian Defence Minister tenders resignation

Al Jazeera News :Armenian Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan has tendered his resignation, an Armenian newspaper reported on Friday.The Aravot daily reported the development; Tonoyan has held the position since

25 years after peace deal Bosnia endures division and stagnation

Reuters  :Mirsad Zahirovic is a university-educated journalist and activist who moonlights as a waiter because he is not a member of one of the ruling political parties, which is

Turkey issues detention warrants for 101 people on alleged terrorism links

Reuters, Istanbul :Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 101 people including lawyers and doctors as part of what they called terrorism-related investigations, a security source and state-owned Anadolu

Mexico passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Mexico passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths

BBC Online :Mexico has recorded more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 - the fourth country to pass the sombre milestone.According to Johns Hopkins University, the country has suffered 100,104

Prince William 'tentatively welcomes' Diana’s interview inquiry

Prince William 'tentatively welcomes' Diana’s interview inquiry

BBC Online :The Duke of Cambridge says a new investigation into how the BBC secured an interview with his mother in 1995 is "a step in the right direction".The

Bags and balloons: NGO documents plastic pollution choking sea life

AFP :A dead manatee in Florida was found to have swallowed so many plastic bags they formed a cantaloupe-sized ball in its stomach, while a baby turtle had its

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lands in Kabul on his maiden visit

Al Jazeera News :Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan embarks on a visit to the Afghan capital Kabul for delegation-level talks with President Ashraf Ghani on bilateral ties, the stuttering

Pelosi wins bid to lead Democrats in US House

AFP :US Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday chose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the party into the Joe Biden era and preside over their narrow House majority as the

Coronavirus cases in Africa cross two million mark

Coronavirus cases in Africa cross two million mark

Al Jazeera News :Total coronavirus cases in Africa have surpassed the two million mark despite a slow addition of reported infections compared with other regions around the world, the