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4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro: Four soccer players from Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash while traveling separately from the team after testing positive for the coronavirus, the club said. The club's president also died in the crash after the...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Los Angeles: Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora...

Argentina’s abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

Buenos Aires: Argentina's groundbreaking abortion law goes into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women's groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Argentina became the largest nation...

Pakistan ready to work with new US administration: Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday that his country was ready to work with the new US administration and asserted that the world has changed a lot in the last four years and any engagement...

Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programmes

Washington: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programmes in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and...

One county, worlds apart: Bridging the political divide

Frederick (US): She fired up her laptop to scour the internet for bits from right-wing websites and conspiratorial YouTube channels. The inauguration of Joe Biden was just days away, and Natalie Abbas was feverishly searching for 11th-hour interventions that could...

UN envoy: Central African Republic risks setback from rebels

United Nations: The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic warned Thursday that the country risks a setback in efforts to restore peace because of rebel attacks and called for a substantial increase of UN peacekeepers...

Brazil announces incoming vaccine cargo amid supply concerns

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's health ministry announced Thursday that a shipment of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine is coming from India, a report coming as public health experts sound the alarm over insufficient supply in South America's biggest...

Indonesian plane with 62 passengers on board feared crashed

Jakarta: A Sriwijaya Air plane with 62 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight Saturday and rescuers said suspected debris had been found in the sea off the city, the...

Brexit: New era for UK as it completes separation from European Union

London: Britain’s long and sometimes acrimonious divorce from the European Union ended on Thursday with an economic split that leaves the EU smaller and the UK freer but more isolated in a turbulent world. Britain left the European blocs vast single...
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Farmers’ rally in Mumbai only for ‘publicity’: Athawale

Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said there was no need of a farmers' march in Mumbai in...
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