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Decommissioned aircraft carrier sails into oblivion

Decommissioned aircraft carrier sails into oblivion

The Indian Navy’s once majestic and imposing aircraft carrier INS Viraat – now decommissioned – started on its swansong voyage to Alang port in Gujarat, the country’s biggest graveyard for condemned ships, officials said yesterday.

UK risks new lockdown as Covid-19 cases spike

UK risks new lockdown as Covid-19 cases spike

Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist said yesterday, as new cases rose to their highest level since early May.

Police detain hundreds of women at Belarus protest

Police detain hundreds of women at Belarus protest

Riot police in Belarus bundled hundreds of women, including a great-grandmother who has become an icon of the protest movement, yesterday into vans as opposition marchers rallied in Minsk seeking an end to President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule.

Civilians killed in airstrikes on Taliban base

Civilians killed in airstrikes on Taliban base

At least 12 civilians were killed and more than 10 others injured on Saturday in twin airstrikes on a Taliban base in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial official said.

Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking

Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed yesterday, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently.

Rains bring relief to fire-hit Oregon

Rains bring relief to fire-hit Oregon

Intermittently heavy showers brought some relief to flame-stricken western Oregon on Friday, helping firefighters to further subdue deadly blazes that have ravaged much of the state and choked its air with smoke for the better part of two weeks.

Second Covid-19 wave ‘unlikely’

Second Covid-19 wave ‘unlikely’

A cross-sectional study conducted from May to July at the National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD) in Karachi reveals that there is a slim chance of a second wave of the novel coronavirus.

Alvi discusses issues of mutual interest with Turkmenistan’s President Berdimuhamedov

Alvi discusses issues of mutual interest with Turkmenistan’s President Berdimuhamedov

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that important bilateral issues came under discussion during his telephone conversation with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Nigerians elect governor in pandemic’s first poll

Nigerians elect governor in pandemic’s first poll

Nigerians in the southern state of Edo braved the coronavirus and voted yesterday to elect a new governor in the country’s first poll since the start of the pandemic.

Karwa adds 14 more bus routes Sunday

Karwa adds 14 more bus routes Sunday

Mowasalat (Karwa) has announced that 14 routes will be added to its network of city buses from Sunday. These routes are Nos. 10, 22, 31, 34, 40, 41, 76, 129, 156, 156A, 300, 301, 304 and 747

Biggest Thailand protest in years cheers calls for reform

Biggest Thailand protest in years cheers calls for reform

Tens of thousands of people joined the biggest protest in years in Thailand yesterday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s monarchy as well as for the removal of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy

Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy

Tens of thousands of people joined Thailand's biggest protest in years on Saturday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's monarchy and for the removal of former coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister.

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