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Pakistan ease to innings win over hosts Zimbabwe in first Test

Pakistan ease to innings win over hosts Zimbabwe in first Test

Harare: Hasan Ali bagged a total of nine wickets while middle-order batsman Fawad Alam hit a century as Pakistan trounced host Zimbabwe inside three days by an innings and 116 runs in the first Test match on Saturday. The 26-year-old Ali produced an admirable spell of fast bowling at Harare Sports Club, varying his pace […]

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Indonesia navy declares lost sub sank after finding debris

Indonesia navy declares lost sub sank after finding debris

Banyuwangi (Indonesia): Indonesia’s navy on Saturday said items were found from a missing submarine, indicating the vessel with 53 crew members had sunk and cracked open, and that there was no hope of finding survivors. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as the discovery of debris near the […]

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Pressure mounts on Biden admin to ship AstraZeneca vaccine, other medical supplies to India

Pressure mounts on Biden admin to ship AstraZeneca vaccine, other medical supplies to India

Washington:  A The Biden administration has came under intense pressure from various quarters, including the powerful US Chambers of Commerce, lawmakers and eminent Indian-Americans, to ship AstraZeneca and other COVID-19 vaccines along with several life-saving medical supplies to India, which is witnessing a deadly surge in coronavirus cases. “As the Covid pandemic inflicts a heavy […]

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Mayors ask Biden to be included in climate migration study

Mayors ask Biden to be included in climate migration study

San Diego: The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as the administration studies how to identify and resettle people displaced directly or indirectly by drought, rising seas and other effects of climate change. The request was made […]

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EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses

EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses

London: European Union officials unveiled proposals Wednesday for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could threaten people’s safety or rights. The draft regulations from the EU’s executive commission include rules on the use of the rapidly expanding technology in activities such as choosing school, job or loan applicants. […]

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China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

China’s Xi to participate in Biden’s climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week, the government announced Wednesday. Xi will participate in the online event by video link from Beijing and “deliver an important speech,” the official Xinhua News Agency said. China and the United States are the biggest emitters of climate-changing carbon […]

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US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk

US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk

Kabul:Turkey announced early Wednesday that a conference Washington had hoped would move Afghanistan”s warring sides to a final peace agreement was postponed, as fresh violence rattled the Afghan capital. The postponement of the conference, which was to have begun Saturday in Istanbul, underscored the difficulties the Biden administration is facing in orchestrating an orderly exit […]

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France urges rebuke for Syria over chemical weapons use

France urges rebuke for Syria over chemical weapons use

The Hague:  A group of 46 nations called Tuesday on member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog to diplomatically rebuke Syria for using toxic gas and nerve agents in the country’s decade-long civil war. French Ambassador Luis Vassy proposed stripping Syria of its voting rights at the annual meeting of members of the Organisation […]

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Watchdog: Media freedom has deteriorated during pandemic

Watchdog: Media freedom has deteriorated during pandemic

Paris: There’s been a “dramatic deterioration” of press freedom since the pandemic tore across the world, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report published Tuesday. The group”s new World Press Freedom Index, which evaluated the press situations in 180 countries, painted a stark picture and concluded that 73 per cent of the world”s nations […]

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Biden making new moves on guns, including naming ATF boss

Biden making new moves on guns, including naming ATF boss

Washington: President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.” Biden also is nominating David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of […]