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Wed, 23 Jun 2021
Indian states opened mass vaccination sites on Monday at school grounds, auditoriums and other facilities, as the government’s free Covid-19 inoculation drive expanded to anyone over the age of 18.
Kashmiri politicians will urge Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy when they meet him on Thursday for the first talks since he took away the region’s special status two years ago, party officials said.
President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday backed talks between Iran and six world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal but flatly rejected meeting U.S. President Joe Biden, even if Washington removed all sanctions.
Tens of thousands took to the streets across Brazil, protesting the rule of President Jair Bolsonaro as the country hit the half-a-million Covid-19 deaths mark, blamed on the sloppy government handling of the coronavirus crisis.
One person died and another was injured after a pickup truck ran into a crowd of spectators at a Pride parade in south Florida on Saturday, local authorities said.
A first coronavirus case among arriving athletes has been registered in Tokyo, a month before the start of the Olympic Games.
Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election in which ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, is seen as all but certain to coast to victory after all serious rivals were barred from contesting.
Israel will send at least 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority (PA) under a deal to share shots, officials said on Friday, in a boost for the Palestinians’ vaccination campaign in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide last year than ever before.
US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands in Geneva on Wednesday at the start of their first summit, with both men striking an upbeat tone.
The UN improperly collected and shared data from more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, passing it on to Myanmar, the country they fled, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, urging an investigation.
China does not tolerate foreign forces intervening in Taiwan issues and has to make strong responses to such acts of “collusion”, the government said on Wednesday after the island reported the largest incursion to date of Chinese aircraft.
NATO leaders warned on Monday that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged.
When Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden meet in Geneva on Wednesday for their summit, they will discuss a wide range of topics, including Coronavirus, the war in Donbass (Ukraine), and the fight against cybercrime.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says the Philippines won’t cooperate with a planned International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the thousands of deaths that took place during Duterte’s war on drugs.
A French nuclear firm said Monday it was working to resolve a “performance issue” at a plant it part-owns in China’s southern Guangdong province following a US media report of a potential leak there.
A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in north
east India, the chief minister of his home state said.
The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear its first testimony Monday, more than four months after a military coup ousted her government.
A gas blast at a market in central China has killed at least 12 and seriously injured another 37, China Central Television reported
Indian villagers have erected a shrine to “goddess corona” and are offering her prayers in the hope that divine intervention can banish the deadly virus.
Syrian regime shelling on the opposition-held Idlib enclave killed 12 people Thursday, one of the deadliest violations of a 15-month-old ceasefire, a war monitor said.
Leaders of the Group of Major Industrialized Nations (G7) are meeting on Friday for a summit that is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Indonesia is preparing to receive thousands of deportees from Malaysia, a government official said on Friday, amid a crackdown there on undocumented workers and as the country suffers its most severe coronavirus outbreak so far.
A firebrand Pakistani scholar has been detained for making death threats against Nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai over her comments on marriage, officials said Friday.
A bystander slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on Tuesday on the second stop of a nation-wide tour.
Four members of a Canadian Muslim family who were killed on Sunday when a pickup truck which jumped the curb deliberately ran them over. Canadian police said on Monday it was a targeted anti-Islamic hate crime, .
At least 15 people have died after a blaze swept through a sanitiser factory in the western Indian city of Pune on Monday, police said.
A train in Pakistan smashed into the derailed carriages of another train on Monday, killing at least 36 people, government officials said. It was the latest accident highlighting the perilous state of a more-than-165 year old railway system.
People who worked for foreign forces in Afghanistan will be safe and should not leave the country as the foreign forces withdraw, Taliban forces assured in a statement on Monday.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday he will fly into space next month on the first human flight launched by his Blue Origin rocket firm.
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