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Two French confirmed dead in Beirut blast, France steps up probe

Two French confirmed dead in Beirut blast, France steps up probe

France has stepped up its probe into the massive Beirut port blast last week by handing it to investigating magistrates, prosecution sources said Friday, as it was confirmed two French citizens were among the 171 people killed.

Boar that stole German nudist's laptop may be culled

Boar that stole German nudist's laptop may be culled

A wild boar that went viral after stealing a nudist's laptop by a lake in German capital Berlin last week could be targeted in a local cull, an official said Friday.

Vietnam to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam to buy Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Vietnam has registered to buy a Russian Covid-19 vaccine, state television reported on Friday, as it fights a new outbreak after going several months with no local cases.

South Sudan death toll in disarmament fighting rises, UN sends peacekeepers

South Sudan death toll in disarmament fighting rises, UN sends peacekeepers

The death toll in South Sudan's Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government official said on Friday, and the UN has deployed forces to maintain..

Independence Day being marked today

Independence Day being marked today

The nation will mark Independence Day today with renewed resolve to work with the spirit of the Pakistan Movement to make the country a true Islamic welfare state.

Peshawar metro bus project inaugurated

Peshawar metro bus project inaugurated

Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the long-awaited Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project yesterday.

Thousands form human chains in Belarus amid post-vote unrest

Thousands form human chains in Belarus amid post-vote unrest

Thousands of protesters formed human chains and marched in Belarus yesterday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election and an ensuing police crackdown.

Democracy movement ‘unacceptable’ to majority of Thais, says PM Prayut

Democracy movement ‘unacceptable’ to majority of Thais, says PM Prayut

Thailand’s prime minister said yesterday the majority of the kingdom find its ongoing pro-democracy protests “unacceptable”, as the youth-led movement grows bolder in targeting Thai power.

Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Australia’s virus-hit Victoria state reported a major drop in new coronavirus cases yesterday, but officials warned against complacency amid a “worrying” spread of the disease in regional areas outside Melbourne.

Biden, Harris focus campaign on pandemic

Biden, Harris focus campaign on pandemic

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris put the coronavirus pandemic front and centre in their campaign yesterday, targeting Donald Trump’s response to the health and economic crises ahead of November’s election.

Trump blocks virus aid over postal funds

Trump blocks virus aid over postal funds

President Donald Trump said yesterday that his team is rejecting Democrats’ bid to include funds for the US Postal Service and shore up election infrastructure in a new coronavirus relief bill, as he vowed to block money to facilitate mail-in voting.

Section 144 imposed in riot-hit Bengaluru

Section 144 imposed in riot-hit Bengaluru

The total number of arrests in connection with the Bengaluru riots on Tuesday night has risen to 145. Section 144 has been extended in affected localities in the east of the city, an official said yesterday.

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