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Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

Nasiriyah (Iraq): The death toll from a fire that swept through a hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq climbed to 92 on Tuesday as anguished relatives buried their loved ones and lashed out at the government over the country’s second such disaster in less than three months. Health officials said scores of others were injured in […]

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Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

London: Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time. Gianluigi Donnarumma dived […]

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Djokovic wins Wimbledon to tie Federer, Nadal with 20 Slams

Djokovic wins Wimbledon to tie Federer, Nadal with 20 Slams

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title Sunday, coming back to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. The No. 1 -ranked Djokovic earned a third consecutive championship at the All England Club and sixth overall. He adds that to nine titles […]

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US adds to blacklist in China’s abuses of Muslim minorities

US adds to blacklist in China’s abuses of Muslim minorities

Washington: The Biden administration added 14 Chinese companies to a trade blacklist on Friday over their alleged role in that country’s abuses of its Uyghur civilians and other Muslim ethnic minorities. The Commerce Department said in a statement that the electronics and technology firms and other businesses helped enable Beijing’s campaign of repression, mass detention and […]

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Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end August 31

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end August 31

Washington: President Joe Biden on Thursday said the US military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31, saying speed is safety as the United States seeks to end the nearly 20-year war. We did not go to Afghanistan to nation build, Biden said in a speech to update his administration’s ongoing efforts to wind down […]

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Reports: Taliban seize key Afghan border crossing with Iran

Reports: Taliban seize key Afghan border crossing with Iran

Herat (Afghanistan): The Taliban on Thursday seized another key Afghan border crossings, this time with Iran, according to an Afghan official and Iranian media. The seizure is part of a Taliban surge as American troops complete their pullout from Afghanistan. It was the third border crossing the insurgents have taken in the past week, after previously […]

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Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 4 million amid rush to vaccinate

Washington: The global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 4 million Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant. The tally of lives lost over the past year and a half, as compiled from official sources by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the number of […]

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Key party in Malaysia ruling alliance pulls support for PM

Key party in Malaysia ruling alliance pulls support for PM

Kuala Lumpur: The largest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance said Thursday that it will withdraw support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin immediately and urged him to make way for a new leader. The announcement is a political bombshell that could spark a general election and potentially trigger the collapse of Muhyiddin’s government if he refuses […]

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Djokovic wins at Wimbledon for 50th major quarterfinal berth

Djokovic wins at Wimbledon for 50th major quarterfinal berth

Wimbledon: Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held every service game Monday and reached his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating No. 17-seeded Cristian Gar n at Wimbledon, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Djokovic earned his 12th quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon, which ties him with Arthur Gore for third place on the men’s all-time list, behind Roger Federer’s 18 […]

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Taliban take districts in NE Afghanistan from fleeing troops

Taliban take districts in NE Afghanistan from fleeing troops

Kabul: The Taliban’s march through northern Afghanistan gained momentum overnight with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces, several hundred of whom fled across the border into Tajikistan, officials said on Sunday. More than 300 Afghan military personnel crossed from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province as Taliban fighters advanced toward the border, Tajikistan’s State Committee for […]