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Covid emergency phase closer to end but Omicron transmission remains: WHO

Covid emergency phase closer to end but Omicron transmission remains: WHO

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Geneva, Dec 3 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the world is "much closer" to end the emergency phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, it warned that Omic....
Pakistan's head of mission in Kabul survives assassination bid

Pakistan's head of mission in Kabul survives assassination bid

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Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Head of Mission to Kabul, Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani has survived an assassination bid, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed.
Nearly 1.5 mn tourists visit Maldives this yr

Nearly 1.5 mn tourists visit Maldives this yr

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Male, Dec 3 (IANS) The Maldives received nearly 1.5 million tourists so far this year, with travellers from India topping the list, according to data from the country's Minist....
EU plans to criminalise violation of sanctions against Russia

EU plans to criminalise violation of sanctions against Russia

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Brussels, Dec 3 (IANS) The European Commission has proposed making the circumvention of the European Union's (EU) sanctions against Russia a criminal offence.
More delays to relaunch of damaged Swedish nuke reactor

More delays to relaunch of damaged Swedish nuke reactor

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Stockholm, Dec 3 (IANS) A Swedish nuclear reactor that was taken off-grid in August will not restart until next year, utility company Vattenfall said.
Germany eases residency rules for skilled workers

Germany eases residency rules for skilled workers

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Berlin, Dec 3 (IANS) The German Bundestag, or lower house of Parliament, has adopted a new law that will enable foreigners with a short-term "tolerated stay" permit to obtain ....
20,000 families in Denmark ask for Christmas Aid: Red Cross

20,000 families in Denmark ask for Christmas Aid: Red Cross

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Copenhagen, Dec 3 (IANS) Due to soaring energy prices and the highest inflation in 40 years in Denmark, nearly 20,000 Danish families with children have asked the Red Cross fo....
Blinken designates Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia as religious freedom violators

Blinken designates Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia as religious freedom violators

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New York, Dec 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has designated Pakistan, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia as religious freedom violators labelling them as "Countries....
Popular Indo-Canadian TikToker dies 'unexpectedly' at 21

Popular Indo-Canadian TikToker dies 'unexpectedly' at 21

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Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Indo-Canadian TikToker Megha Thakur, known for spreading messages of body positivity and self-confidence, passed away "suddenly" and "unexpectedly" last ....
Harvey Weinstein's 'abnormal' genitals are focus of final arguments

Harvey Weinstein's 'abnormal' genitals are focus of final arguments

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Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Harvey Weinstein's genitalia has frequently been addressed in open court throughout his trial. But in the final hours of the case, the former movie p....
UK Covid cases again rise above 1 million in a week

UK Covid cases again rise above 1 million in a week

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London, Dec 3 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in the UK has again increased above one million, in a worrying sign of a new winter wave, according to the Office for Nationa....
US adds 263,000 jobs in November

US adds 263,000 jobs in November

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) US continued to see a growth in the number of jobs in November despite the most aggressive interest rate hikes in decades.
Indian startup winner of 1 million-pound Earthshot Prize

Indian startup winner of 1 million-pound Earthshot Prize

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian startup Kheyti, a pioneering solution for local smallholder farmers to reduce costs, increase yields, and protect livelihoods on the frontlines ....
US rail labour union angered by 'one-two punch' from politicians

US rail labour union angered by 'one-two punch' from politicians

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The Railroad Workers United (RWU) in the US has expressed anger at both the Democratic and Republican Parties.
Peru President resolved on serving full term

Peru President resolved on serving full term

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Lima, Dec 3 (IANS) Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said "nothing will prevent" him from serving his full term in office, a day after Peru's Congress voted to start impeachme....
US designates N.Korea as state violator of religious freedom for 21st year

US designates N.Korea as state violator of religious freedom for 21st year

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) For the 21st year in a row, the US has designated North Korea as a state violator of religious freedom.
Europe would be in trouble without US: Finnish PM

Europe would be in trouble without US: Finnish PM

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Sydney, Dec 3 (IANS) Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that Europe is not "strong enough right now" and that it "would be in trouble without the US".
Spouses of open work permit holders now eligible to work in Canada

Spouses of open work permit holders now eligible to work in Canada

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Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) In a bid to keep families of open work permit holders together, which include many Indians, Canada has announced that starting 2023 their spouses will be....
Attempt to steal Banksy mural from damaged Ukraine building foiled

Attempt to steal Banksy mural from damaged Ukraine building foiled

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Kiev, Dec 3 (IANS) Police in Ukraine have foiled an attempt by a group to steal one of the murals created by Banksy, the anonymous British street artist, on the walls of damag....
G7, allies approve price cap on Russian oil

G7, allies approve price cap on Russian oil

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid Moscow's ongoing war against Ukraine, G7 group of nations and its allied have officially approved a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian oil price....
Ukraine gets $1.5 bn in grant aid from US

Ukraine gets $1.5 bn in grant aid from US

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Kiev, Dec 3 (IANS) Ukraine received $1.5 billion in grant aid from the US mobilised by the World Bank, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry has said on Facebook.
GEF funds to support next generation of conservation scientists

GEF funds to support next generation of conservation scientists

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Meeting just before a high stakes UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, the Global Environment Facility's governing body approved new biodiversity fu....
US Prez Joe Biden's approval rating hits record high

US Prez Joe Biden's approval rating hits record high

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief and Donald Trump's inflation propaganda, US President Joe Biden has seen his approval rating hit a record high soon after t....
US and France to form united front to ask Putin to end Ukraine war

US and France to form united front to ask Putin to end Ukraine war

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US and France appear to be forming a united front seeking end of the war in Ukraine as leaders of both countries are taking a common approach to t....
Indian, Sri Lankan envoys met crew of M/T Heroic IDUN detained in Nigeria

Indian, Sri Lankan envoys met crew of M/T Heroic IDUN detained in Nigeria

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Colombo, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian and Sri Lankan envoys have met the crew from the two countries who were detained along with the vessel M/T Heroic IDUN in Nigeria.
B'desh sheltered 1.1 mn Rohingyas like India sheltered 10 mn refugees during 1971 war: B'desh Foreign Minister

B'desh sheltered 1.1 mn Rohingyas like India sheltered 10 mn refugees during 1971 war: B'desh Foreign Minister

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Silchar, Dec 2 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen said on Friday that just like India had sheltered 10 million citizens of his country during the 1971 liberat....
Biden will support 'dear friend' Modi during India's G-20 Presidency

Biden will support 'dear friend' Modi during India's G-20 Presidency

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Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is looking forward to "supporting my dear friend" Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Indias G-20 Presidency.
Imran Khan asks Pak govt to decide elections date

Imran Khan asks Pak govt to decide elections date

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Lahore, Dec 2 (IANS) PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday invited the coalition government to hold negotiations with his party on the date of the election, warning them of dissol....
Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs at his home and soiled himself, claims report

Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs at his home and soiled himself, claims report

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London, Dec 2 (IANS) Vladimir Putin has fallen down the stairs at his official residence and soiled himself while continuing to suffer from cancer, a Telegram
Imran Khan may get arrested before next general elections: Asif Ali Zardari

Imran Khan may get arrested before next general elections: Asif Ali Zardari

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Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan may get arrested before the next general elections in the Toshakhana case, former president Asif Ali....
Pakistan's inflation climbs to 23.8% in Nov

Pakistan's inflation climbs to 23.8% in Nov

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Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 23.8 per cent year on year in November as compared to the same month a year ago when it was recorded at 11.5....
World Bank approves $250mn for better environmental management in B'desh

World Bank approves $250mn for better environmental management in B'desh

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Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) The World Bank has approved $250 million in financing to help Bangladesh strengthen environmental management and promote private sector participation in gr....
Afghans marrying off young daughters to avoid forced marriages with Taliban

Afghans marrying off young daughters to avoid forced marriages with Taliban

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Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Since Kabul fell to the Taliban in August 2021, there has been a dramatic increase in early marriages of Afghan girls -- a trend activists and human rights....
New Zealand's rising import prices drive increase in trade deficit

New Zealand's rising import prices drive increase in trade deficit

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Wellington, Dec 2 (IANS) New Zealand's total trade deficit increased in the September 2022 quarter to NZ$7.5 billion ($4 billion), driven by increases in import prices, the co....
Police remand for PIO accused of murder in Singapore

Police remand for PIO accused of murder in Singapore

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Singapore, Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian-origin man charged with the murder of his business partner will be remanded at Singapore's Central Police Division for a week after his disch....
2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

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Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ended with 14 named storms in total.
Australia not on track to meet emissions target: Report

Australia not on track to meet emissions target: Report

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Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) Australia is not on track to meet its 2030 emissions reduction target, a government report has revealed.
Canadian party calls for boycott of G20 activities in India

Canadian party calls for boycott of G20 activities in India

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Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) An opposition party in Canada has called on the government to boycott G20 activities in India over its alleged treatment of religious minorities and huma....
Tunisia's spicy harissa sauce added to Unesco cultural heritage list

Tunisia's spicy harissa sauce added to Unesco cultural heritage list

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Tunis, Dec 2 (IANS) Tunisia's spicy harissa sauce has been added to the Unesco's intangible cultural heritage list .
US designates AQIS, TTP leaders as global terrorists

US designates AQIS, TTP leaders as global terrorists

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Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The US Department of State has designated four leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as Specia....