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Officials suggest Johnson ‘authorised’ Afghanistan evacuation of animal charity

Ministerial officials said that the British prime minister “authorised” for a charity and its animals to be evacuated from Afghanistan despite Boris Johnson calling...

WHO: Record weekly Covid cases last week but deaths stable

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of Covid-19 cases...

Death toll rises after blaze at major Kuwait oil refinery

The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died...

China can impose 645 million dollars retaliatory tariffs on US imports, says WTO

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) arbitrator has decided that China can impose retaliatory tariffs on imports from the United States totalling up to 645...

Mass testing begins as Beijing prepares to host Winter Olympics

The Chinese capital reported 14 new Covid-19 cases as it began a third round of mass testing of millions of people in the run-up...

IMF calls on El Salvador to drop Bitcoin as legal tender

The International Monetary Fund wants El Salvador to drop the highly volatile cryptocurrency Bitcoin as legal tender and strictly regulate the electronic wallet the...

First woman judge appointed to Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Pakistan has a woman on its highest court for the first time. Ayesha Malik’s swearing-in as a justice on Pakistan’s Supreme Court was a landmark...

Partial lockdown imposed in Hong Kong following Covid outbreak

Hong Kong expanded a partial lockdown and tightened pandemic restrictions after more than 200 cases of Covid-19 were discovered at a public housing estate. Hong...

People trapped in vehicles as snow storm hits Istanbul

Rescue crews were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul that were clogged by a massive snow storm that...

Pakistan launches polio vaccination drive amid coronavirus surge

Pakistani authorities launched this year’s first nationwide anti-polio campaign even as coronavirus infections surge. About 150,000 health workers are taking part in the five-day, anti-polio...

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