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Don't let Imran Khan come to power again: Maryam Nawaz urges people

Don't let Imran Khan come to power again: Maryam Nawaz urges people

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz further said that the electricity in Pakistan is expensive because "those financing Imran Khan's expenses deliberately imported expensive LNG". "They took loans of

Feb 16, 2021, 06:52 AM IST
At least 60 people killed, several others missing as boat capsizes in Congo river

At least 60 people killed, several others missing as boat capsizes in Congo river

Steve Mbikayi, minister for humanitarian action, said that on Monday 700 people were on board the vessel that sunk near the village of Longola Ekoti, in Mai-Ndombe province, the previous night. "So

Feb 16, 2021, 06:22 AM IST
WHO gives AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine emergency approval

WHO gives AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine emergency approval

The World Health Organization(WHO) has given emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine on Monday (February15) and allowed distribution to the world's poorest countries. WHO in its

Feb 15, 2021, 23:19 PM IST
British PM Boris Johnson faces mounting pressure to lift all Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

British PM Boris Johnson faces mounting pressure to lift all Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

The British Prime Minister hailed a ‘significant milestone’ on Sunday as data showed 15 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations had been delivered, fuelling calls for the government to start

Feb 15, 2021, 11:15 AM IST
Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja sworn in as UAE envoy to Israel

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja sworn in as UAE envoy to Israel

The ambassador vowed to respect the United Arab Emirates' constitution and laws, work sincerely to prioritize its interests and keep the State secrets while performing his diplomatic tasks. H.H.

Feb 15, 2021, 07:33 AM IST
Israel to allow 2000 foreign air travelers to enter the country every day

Israel to allow 2000 foreign air travelers to enter the country every day

The defense ministry of the country has been tasked with contracting hotels where arrivals will be quarantined. Israel largely closed Ben Gurion Airport, the Jewish state's main gateway on January 25

Feb 15, 2021, 07:09 AM IST
Fired little tear gas on government employees to test it, says Pakistan Minister; faces backlash

Fired little tear gas on government employees to test it, says Pakistan Minister; faces backlash

The Pakistan police on February 10 fired tear gas at the government employees, who were protesting to demand an increase in their salaries and pensions. Later, people across social media erupted in

Feb 15, 2021, 06:45 AM IST
Myanmar coup: Thousands march in Tokyo to protest, biggest Japan demonstration so far

Myanmar coup: Thousands march in Tokyo to protest, biggest Japan demonstration so far

More than 4,000 took part in the protest, organisers said, streaming through the downtown shopping areas of Shibuya and Omotesando with posters saying "Help us save Myanmar" and "Stop Crimes Against

Feb 14, 2021, 23:31 PM IST
COVID-19: New Zealand locks down Auckland after three new confirmed cases

COVID-19: New Zealand locks down Auckland after three new confirmed cases

Level 3 restrictions will require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, Ardern said, repeating the strict approach the country has taken over the past year in

Feb 14, 2021, 23:17 PM IST
Earthquake hits Earth thrice in 3 days; check its impact and what experts have to say

Earthquake hits Earth thrice in 3 days; check its impact and what experts have to say

Accessing the situation, senior geologists stress upon having a proper disaster management plan to deal with any emergency, as it is not possible to predict quakes. Delhi and several states in India

Feb 14, 2021, 21:55 PM IST
After COVID-19, Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak, reports fresh cases since 2016

After COVID-19, Guinea declares new Ebola outbreak, reports fresh cases since 2016

The 2013-2016 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa started in Nzerekore, whose proximity to busy borders hampered efforts to contain the virus. It went on to kill at least 11,300 people with the vast

Feb 14, 2021, 21:04 PM IST
Valentine's Day: Couples in Thailand tie the knot on elephants - See pics

Valentine's Day: Couples in Thailand tie the knot on elephants - See pics

Fifty-nine couples in Thailand got married while riding elephants on Sunday, in an annual Valentine`s Day mass wedding ceremony at a botanical garden in a province east of Bangkok. Dancers and a band

Feb 14, 2021, 18:56 PM IST
Three strong quakes in 3 days jolt earth, here's what experts have to say

Three strong quakes in 3 days jolt earth, here's what experts have to say

As 3 major earthquakes shake the world in the span of 72 hours, many apprehend some big temblor is due. On Friday (February 13), Delhi and its adjoining areas were hit by a 6.3 massive jolt, which

Feb 14, 2021, 14:09 PM IST
From Amy Adams to Vivian Richards, celebs raise awareness about Freedom for Tibet movement

From Amy Adams to Vivian Richards, celebs raise awareness about Freedom for Tibet movement

In 1959, after years of Chinese oppression, there was a Tibetan uprising where residents of the region demanded their autonomy and freedom from their oppressors. It was followed by bloody clashes

Feb 14, 2021, 13:58 PM IST
Japan earthquake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami, first-hand account of people

Japan earthquake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami, first-hand account of people

The 7.3 magnitude quake struck shortly before midnight on Saturday (February 13) and cracked walls, shattered windows and set off a landslide in Fukushima, Japan the area closest to the epicentre.

Feb 14, 2021, 13:11 PM IST
Myanmar coup: Thousands protest after night of fear, security patrols

Myanmar coup: Thousands protest after night of fear, security patrols

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Myanmar’s major cities for a ninth straight day of anti-coup demonstrations on Sunday (February 14), after a fearful night as residents formed patrols

Feb 14, 2021, 10:56 AM IST
Texas braces for impact due to Arctic blast, US registers record breaking cold

Texas braces for impact due to Arctic blast, US registers record breaking cold

Texas is bracing for a historic Arctic blast expected to dump inches of snow, cripple life, glaze roadways in ice and send temperatures plummeting to near-record lows. A Winter Storm Warning has been

Feb 14, 2021, 09:35 AM IST
US Senate acquits Donald Trump as Republicans save him in second impeachment trial

US Senate acquits Donald Trump as Republicans save him in second impeachment trial

The Senate vote of 57-43 fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection after a five-day trial in the same building ransacked by his

Feb 14, 2021, 06:09 AM IST
UK records 13,308 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, 621 deaths

UK records 13,308 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, 621 deaths

Britain has so far reported a total of 4,027,106 COVID-19 cases. The country has also witnessed 116,908 coronavirus-related deaths. Britain is stepping up efforts to speed up COVID-19 vaccine roll-

Feb 14, 2021, 00:47 AM IST
'Snow apocalypse' blankets frozen Moscow, delays flights

'Snow apocalypse' blankets frozen Moscow, delays flights

The snowfall started late on Thursday and was expected to end on Sunday. Russia`s emergency service advised people to stay away from trees, warning of winds gusts of 18 metres per second (40 mph). By

Feb 14, 2021, 00:40 AM IST