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72 killed in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria

ABUJA — At least 72 fatal cases of Lassa fever have been reported in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, since the beginning of this year, public health authorities said on Thursday. The 72 deaths were among a total of 411 cases confirme...

23 Feb 2024

US makes first lunar landing in over 50 years

LOS ANGELES — US company Intuitive Machines’ first lunar lander has touched down on the moon, marking the first American spacecraft to land on the lunar surface in more than 50 years. The uncrewed lander, named Odysseus, landed at the lunar S...

23 Feb 2024

China one of the costliest places in the world to raise a child

HONG KONG — China is one of the most expensive places in the world to raise a child in relative terms, a new report said, with the disproportionate impact on women driving the country’s precipitously low fertility rate as it grapples with a demog...

22 Feb 2024

Imran wants IMF aid to Pakistan stalled over ‘rigged’ elections

RAWALPINDI — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan will write to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), demanding to stop its support for Pakistan due to the “rigged elections”, party leader Ali Zafar said on Thursday, media...

22 Feb 2024

15 killed as mine collapses in Venezuela

CARACAS — Fifteen people were killed and 11 others injured after a mine collapsed in La Paragua in Venezuela’s Bolivar state. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said search and rescue teams are on the spot to find trapped miners, Xinhua news...

22 Feb 2024

Trump faces warning signs that his fundraising prowess may have limits in 2024 campaign

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s legendary ability to raise massive sums of political cash may be on a collision course with a new and unpleasant reality. Campaign finance reports released this week flashed bright warning lights, showing two key c...

22 Feb 2024

King Charles IIIsays he’s ‘reduced to tears’ by good wishes from public since his cancer diagnosis

LONDON — King Charles III said he had been reduced to tears by the messages he has received from people since his cancer diagnosis, as he held his weekly audience with the prime minister for the first time since stepping away from public duties to ...

22 Feb 2024

Food insecurity in Gaza reaches ‘extremely critical state’ — UNRWA

GAZA — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned that food insecurity in the northern Gaza Strip had reached an “extremely critical state” because of the restrictions imposed o...

22 Feb 2024

Verdict on Assange US extradition appeal to be announced at later date

LONDON — The UK High Court on Wednesday concluded its two-day hearing on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against his extradition to the US on espionage charges, but the judges said they would give their decision at a later date. Ass...

22 Feb 2024

12 killed in Mexico gang clash — President

MEXICO CITY — At least 12 people were killed in a confrontation between rival criminal gangs in Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. Investigation into the incident began on Tuesday and is ongoing, ...

22 Feb 2024

Widespread protests against poll rigging bring Balochistan to standstill

QUETTA — Widespread protests persisted against alleged poll rigging in Quetta and other regions of Balochistan, marking a significant escalation in unrest, a media report said. The four-party alliance comprising Baloch, Pashtun and Hazara nationali...

21 Feb 2024

Calls grow in Nepal for restoration of Hindu state

KATHMANDU — Nepal is witnessing a growing call for the restoration of the Hindu state. The erstwhile Hindu state, adopted federal, secular, and democratic identity in 2008. The changes took place after the CPN (Maoist) decided to join the political...

21 Feb 2024

Trump says long VP shortlist includes Vivek Ramaswamy, Tim Scott & Ron DeSantis

WASHINGTON — Indian-American biotech entrepreneur-turned-politician Vivek Ramaswamy is amongst the names that former president and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is considering as his running mate for the 2024 presidential polls. During a Fox ...

21 Feb 2024

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for 2026 Senate run?

NEW YORK — Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is planning to run for the US Senate in 2026, according to a top US magazine that has placed the representative in the list of 50 most powerful in Chicago, a city in Illinois state. Born in...

21 Feb 2024

Assange in final UK appeal against extradition to US

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began his final legal challenge in the UK on Tuesday against his extradition to the US on espionage charges. The UK approved his extradition to the US in 2022 under then Home Secretary Priti Patel after a j...

21 Feb 2024

Palestine rejects Netanyahu’s remarks over Israeli security control in West Bank, Gaza

RAMALLAH — Palestine has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks about Israel’s security control over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, considering it a challenge to international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initi...

21 Feb 2024

7-year ban on Indian restaurant owner for hiring illegal workers in UK

LONDON — The owner of an Indian restaurant and takeaway in the UK has been banned as a company director until 2031 for hiring three illegal workers from Bangladesh without conducting right-to-work checks. Ikbal Hussain, 51, hired the workers, all i...

21 Feb 2024

UK university slammed for confusing Sikhs with Muslims in social media post

LONDON — Members of the Sikh community in the UK have slammed the University of Birmingham for confusing them with Muslims in a social media post, saying that “these mistakes should not happen in 2024”. The University deleted and apolog...

20 Feb 2024

Iran’s FM urges UN to prevent Israel’s military offensive on Rafah

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has called on the United Nations to prevent a possible major Israeli offensive on the city of Rafah in southern Gaza. Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a letter addressed to UN Secretary...

20 Feb 2024

Heavy rain hits California with millions under flood alerts

Los Angeles — New rounds of heavy rain soaked large portions of Southern California, and up to 37 million people are under flood alerts. A low-pressure system in the Pacific is directing moisture onshore in California, resulting in widespread heavy...

20 Feb 2024

Palestinian death toll in Gaza nears 29,000 — Ministry

GAZA — The Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 28,985, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said. In a press statement sent to Xinhua news agency, the Ministry said on Sunday that 68,883 Palestinians have been wounded in the coastal encl...

19 Feb 2024

Iran’s supreme leader urges Iranians to vote in crucial elections

TEHRAN — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has called for a high turnout in the elections for parliament and a clerical body scheduled on March 1. Khamenei made the appeal in a meeting with people from the northwestern province of East Azarb...

19 Feb 2024

Jaishankar discusses Gaza situation with Palestinian counterpart al-Maliki

MUNICH — External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday met his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki during which they exchanged views on the current situation in war-torn Gaza. Jaishankar is in Germany to attend the prestigious Munich Securit...

18 Feb 2024

Trump launches sneaker line after court fined him $355 mn penalty in civil fraud case

WASHINGTON —  Former US President Donald Trump has launched a sneaker line, a day after a New York judge fined him and his companies nearly $355 million in the civil fraud case. The former president unveiled “Trump Sneakers” at Sneaker...

18 Feb 2024

Israel won’t capitulate to pressure against army entering Rafah: Netanyahu

TEL AVIV — Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his country wont capitulate to any pressure against the army entering Rafah area in Gaza to smoke out Hamas militants. Netanyahu has said that to prevent Israel from a ground ope...

18 Feb 2024
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