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France ex-president Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption

France ex-president Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday for attempted bribery of a judge, a potentially humiliating postscript to a career tainted by legal woes.

Two dead, several injured in late night stabbing at San Jose church

Two dead, several injured in late night stabbing at San Jose church

Two people were killed and several injured in stabbing at a church in San Jose, California late on Sunday, local authorities said.

Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan forces of destroying Axum airport

Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan forces of destroying Axum airport

Forces of Ethiopia's Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have destroyed an airport in the ancient town of Axum, state-affiliated media said on Monday, as advancing federal troops gave them a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender.

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

Britain’s AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, giving the world another important tool to halt the Covid-19 pandemic.

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

The United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive

With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens

With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens

Australia's two biggest states reunited in emotional scenes on Monday as the border - shut for only the second time in 101 years due to the coronavirus pandemic - reopened and the first flights since July landed in Sydney from Melbourne.

No more quarantine for Covid-19 contacts in UK , Korea to tighten curbs

No more quarantine for Covid-19 contacts in UK , Korea to tighten curbs

The UK government will announce on Monday that self-isolation will no longer be required for those who have come into contact with people who have tested positive for Covid-19, the Telegraph reported.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for illegal assembly

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for illegal assembly

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests.

Biden to start naming cabinet picks Tuesday as Trump resists

Biden to start naming cabinet picks Tuesday as Trump resists

US President-elect Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks on Tuesday, his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party.

Bilawal calls time on PTI stint

Bilawal calls time on PTI stint

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari yesterday claimed January next year to be the last month in power for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Centre-ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Minister deletes tweet containing Macron jibe

Minister deletes tweet containing Macron jibe

A Pakistani minister yesterday withdrew comments she made earlier that President Emmanuel Macron was treating Muslims like Nazis had treated Jews in World War Two.

Comedian, husband sent to judicial custody till Dec 4

Comedian, husband sent to judicial custody till Dec 4

A Mumbai court yesterday remanded popular female comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya in judicial custody till December 4.

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