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Virus death toll in Europe tops 120,000: AFP tally

Virus death toll in Europe tops 120,000: AFP tally

Paris: The new coronavirus has killed more than 120,00 people in Europe with more than three quarters of those fatalities in Italy, France, Spain and Britain, according to an AFP tally on Saturday 1100 GMT using official figures. With 120,140 deaths and 1,344,172 cases, Europe is the continent hardest hit by the pandemic that emerged […]

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Coronavirus death toll passes 190,000 worldwide: AFP tally

Coronavirus death toll passes 190,000 worldwide: AFP tally

Paris: The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic crossed 190,000 on Friday, with nearly two-thirds of the fatalities in Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources at 0740 GMT. A total of 190,089 people have died and 2,698,733 been infected since the virus emerged in China in December. The hardest hit […]

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Global coronavirus deaths top 170,000: AFP tally

Global coronavirus deaths top 170,000: AFP tally

Paris:  The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170,000 people globally, close to two thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally Tuesday at 0935 GMT. In total, 170,226 people have died from the virus around the world, including 106,737 in Europe. With 42,364 deaths, the United States has the highest mortality […]

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Google launches ‘journalism relief fund,’ following Facebook

Google launches ‘journalism relief fund,’ following Facebook

Washington: Google said Wednesday it will launch an emergency fund to help local news outlets struggling to maintain operations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The internet giant gave no specific figure for its fund, but said it would offer grants ranging from the “low thousands of dollars” for the smallest operations to “low […]

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Ronaldo sets scoring record but Juventus fall in Verona

Ronaldo sets scoring record but Juventus fall in Verona

Milan, Feb 9:  Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday became the first Juventus player to score in 10 successive Serie A games but the champions fell 2-1 at Hellas Verona to leave an opening to their title rivals. Ronaldo — who turned 35 this week — broke through after 65 minutes, to hit his 15th goal in […]

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US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

Washington, Nov 10:  The United States voiced concern Saturday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. President Maithripala Sirisena, who two weeks ago sparked a crisis by sacking the prime minister and installing former authoritarian leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place, signed a decree for elections […]

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12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

Thousand Oaks (US), Nov 8 :  Twelve people, including a police sergeant, were shot dead in a shooting at a nighttclub close to Los Angeles, police said Thursday. All the victims were killed inside the bar in the suburb of Thousand Oaks late on Wednesday, including the officer who had been called to the scene, […]

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58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

Aden, Nov 8 : Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said. Medics at hospitals inside the city reported 47 rebels had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air raids by a Saudi-led coalition supporting […]

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Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia’s problem after Sessions sacked

Moscow, Nov 8:  The Kremlin said on Thursday that the Washington investigation into alleged interference by Moscow in the 2016 US election was not Russia’s problem, after President Donald Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “This investigation is a headache for our American colleagues, it has nothing to do with us,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

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Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

Sylhet (Bangladesh), Nov 6 : Brandon Mavuta and Sikandar Raza shared seven wickets between them as Zimbabwe recorded their first Test win in five years with a thumping 151-run victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday. Debutant leg-spinner Mavuta claimed 4-21 and off-spinner Raza’s 3-41 as hosts Bangladesh were left chasing 321 runs on the fourth day in […]

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