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  2. International

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Imran directs PTI leaders not to criticise new COAS, army

Imran directs PTI leaders not to criticise new COAS, army

2 days ago
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed his PTI leaders and social media team to ensure that there is no criticism of the army and the n....
Seoul announces additional sanctions on Pyongyang

Seoul announces additional sanctions on Pyongyang

3 days ago
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea on Friday announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to growing security threats from Pyongyang, highlighted by its long-range m....
Peru enters 5th Covid wave

Peru enters 5th Covid wave

3 days ago
Lima, Dec 2 (IANS) Peru has entered into its fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after an increase of confirmed cases in the past three weeks, Health Minister Kelly Portalatin....
Meet Flemingson Lazarus, lone Indian who successfully finished IRONMAN 70.3 Egypt

Meet Flemingson Lazarus, lone Indian who successfully finished IRONMAN 70.3 Egypt

3 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Meet 51-year-old dentist Flemingson Lazarus, a fitness freak who terms himself "crazy" as it's his passion that has led him earn the distincti....
Seoul police chief quizzed over Halloween crowd crush

Seoul police chief quizzed over Halloween crowd crush

3 days ago
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief of the Seoul police was summoned for questioning on Friday as part of an investigation into the bungled response to the deadly crowd crush in the Sou....
Moldova extends state of emergency for 5th time

Moldova extends state of emergency for 5th time

3 days ago
Chisinau, Dec 2 (IANS) For a fifth time, Moldova's Parliament has decided to extend a state of emergency by another 60 days starting from December 6.
Toronto driver arrested for death of Indian student

Toronto driver arrested for death of Indian student

3 days ago
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Toronto Police have arrested a 60-year-old driver in connection with the death of an Indian student from Karnal on November 23.
Gen Munir's surprise pick to lead Pak army's media wing

Gen Munir's surprise pick to lead Pak army's media wing

3 days ago
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Just two days after taking command, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir made his first major reshuffle, with a surprise pick from ....
$51.5 bn aid campaign hopes to help 222 mn hungry people: UN

$51.5 bn aid campaign hopes to help 222 mn hungry people: UN

3 days ago
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that 222 million hungry people top the target list of the $51.5-billion aid....
There can be no hard border on Ireland: Von der Leyen

There can be no hard border on Ireland: Von der Leyen

3 days ago
Dublin, Dec 2 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that there can be no hard border on the island of Ireland, and any solution must ensure that the s....
British-Indian cop found guilty of threatening woman driver

British-Indian cop found guilty of threatening woman driver

3 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian-origin Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of displaying "rude and aggressive" behaviour towards a woman driver in a road rage i....
Military escalation in Syria as last straw for millions: UN

Military escalation in Syria as last straw for millions: UN

3 days ago
Damascus, Dec 2 (IANS) The military escalation in northern Syria will be "the last straw for millions of people grappling with dire humanitarian conditions" in the war-torn Ar....
State Bank of Pakistan's forex reserves fall by $327mn

State Bank of Pakistan's forex reserves fall by $327mn

3 days ago
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced that its foreign exchange reserves have decreased by $327 million.
Lebanese PM calls on UN to help secure safe return of Syrian refugees

Lebanese PM calls on UN to help secure safe return of Syrian refugees

3 days ago
Beirut, Dec 2 (IANS) Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the UN should help authorities in his country to secure a safe return for Syrian refugees to their ho....
Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began: Official

Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began: Official

3 days ago
Kiev, Dec 2 (IANS) A top government official in Kiev has revealed that up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia waged its ongoing war on February 24.
Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began: Official

Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began: Official

3 days ago
Kiev, Dec 2 (IANS) A top government official in Kiev has revealed that up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia waged its ongoing war on February 24.
As largest democracy with 2,500-year legacy, no one preaches to India: Kamboj

As largest democracy with 2,500-year legacy, no one preaches to India: Kamboj

3 days ago
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) As the world's largest democracy with a legacy going back millenniums, nobody needs to preach to India, New Delhi's Permanent Representative to th....
Indian-American model calls Varanasi 'scariest city'; slammed

Indian-American model calls Varanasi 'scariest city'; slammed

3 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian-American model and social media influencer, whose family hails from Lucknow, has apologised after being slammed for calling Varanasi 'scariest....
French govt calls on high-risk groups to get 2nd Covid booster shot

French govt calls on high-risk groups to get 2nd Covid booster shot

3 days ago
Paris, Dec 2 (IANS) French government spokesperson Olivier Veran has called on high-risk groups to get another booster shot against Covid-19 ahead of the holiday season.
Scientists decry exploitation of peatlands

Scientists decry exploitation of peatlands

3 days ago
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) Fourty peatland researchers from 13 countries pressed for an increase in protections for peatlands as economic development continues to threaten the int....
US Senate rejects measure to grant rail workers 7 days of paid sick leave

US Senate rejects measure to grant rail workers 7 days of paid sick leave

3 days ago
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The US Senate has rejected a measure to grant rail workers seven days of paid sick leave.
'Early flu season, Covid, RSV causes for concern in Europe'

'Early flu season, Covid, RSV causes for concern in Europe'

3 days ago
Copenhagen, Dec 2 (IANS) European health leaders have voiced their concern over a potential surge in respiratory virus infections across the region this winter, and called for....
EU assists Lebanon's armed forces with 6 mn euros

EU assists Lebanon's armed forces with 6 mn euros

3 days ago
Beirut, Dec 2 (IANS) The council of the European Union (EU) adopted an assistance measure worth 6 million euros ($6.3 million) to benefit the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
In day showing New Delhi's rising global profile, India becomes UNSC president (Ld)

In day showing New Delhi's rising global profile, India becomes UNSC president (Ld)

3 days ago
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) In a day marking India's rising global profile, it assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council -- hours after taking over the leadership of ....
India assumes UNSC presidency vowing to be 'bridge builder'

India assumes UNSC presidency vowing to be 'bridge builder'

3 days ago
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) India took over the presidency of the UN Security Council on Thursday promising to be a "voice of reason and a bridge builder" in a time of global....
Democrats fire first salvo at Trump even as House scrutinises his tax returns

Democrats fire first salvo at Trump even as House scrutinises his tax returns

3 days ago
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The Democrats have fired their first salvo at ex-President Donald Trump as the Jan 6 panel probing the Capitol Hills insurrection of 2021 said that it....
Spate of letter bombs could be linked to Spain's support for Ukraine

Spate of letter bombs could be linked to Spain's support for Ukraine

3 days ago
Madrid, Dec 1 (IANS) Spain has stepped up security after revealing that a number of letter bombs have been sent to high-profile targets, including the Prime Minister, accordin....
Wagner Group mercenary videos top 1 billion views on TikTok

Wagner Group mercenary videos top 1 billion views on TikTok

3 days ago
London, Dec 1 (IANS) TikTok is hosting dozens of videos that glorify violence by Russia's Wagner Group of mercenaries and they have been viewed more than a billion times, acco....
British-Indian teen talks about climate change in House of Commons

British-Indian teen talks about climate change in House of Commons

3 days ago
London, Dec 1 (IANS) A 17 year-old British-Indian activist addressed the House of Commons, calling for swift action on climate change to prevent its adverse impacts on health.
TTP terror activities should be concerning for Afghan Taliban, says Pakistan

TTP terror activities should be concerning for Afghan Taliban, says Pakistan

3 days ago
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday that the involvement of TTP militants in terror activities inside Pakistan should be a matte....
Chinese crowds hold up blank sheets to hit out at censorship

Chinese crowds hold up blank sheets to hit out at censorship

3 days ago
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) They have become a symbol of China's recent wave of protests: Blank, white sheets of paper held aloft by demonstrators to signify their opposition to ....
Spain police investigate four more devices after Ukraine embassy blast

Spain police investigate four more devices after Ukraine embassy blast

3 days ago
Madrid, Dec 1 (IANS) The police in Spain are investigating four more incendiary devices and letter bombs, a day after one exploded at Ukraine's embassy in Madrid, according to....
Canadian Sikhs reach out to drivers stranded in snowstorm

Canadian Sikhs reach out to drivers stranded in snowstorm

3 days ago
Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Volunteers with a Sikh gurdwara in Canada stepped in with food, hot tea and shelter when heavy snow led to blocked bridges and highways around Vancouver ....
Japan begins power saving scheme amid supply concerns

Japan begins power saving scheme amid supply concerns

3 days ago
Tokyo, Dec 1 (IANS) Japan on Thursday began a power saving scheme in a bid to ensure a stable electricity supply throughout the winter months amid concerns over a possible pow....
99% of HIV patients in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM

99% of HIV patients in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM

3 days ago
Phnom Penh, Dec 1 (IANS) Ninety-nine per cent of the registered HIV-positive patients in Cambodia have received free antiretroviral drugs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a mes....
Pak govt join heads to tackle resurgence of TTP, IS

Pak govt join heads to tackle resurgence of TTP, IS

3 days ago
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) After the announcement by the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) of ending the ceasefire agreement with the Pakistan establishment and the ....
New Covid variant drives virus surge in France

New Covid variant drives virus surge in France

3 days ago
Paris, Dec 1 (IANS) The BQ.1.1 subvariant of Covid-19 is currently taking precedence over the BA.5 strain in France, a top health expert told the local media.
WFP cuts food aid to Sudan due to funding gap

WFP cuts food aid to Sudan due to funding gap

3 days ago
Khartoum, Dec 1 (IANS) The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) announced the reduction of its food aid to Sudan due to lack of funding.
Iran summons French envoy over Minister's 'unacceptable' remarks

Iran summons French envoy over Minister's 'unacceptable' remarks

3 days ago
Tehran, Dec 1 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Nicolas Roche, the French envoy to Tehran, over the French Foreign Minister's "unacceptable" remarks.
US CDC plans wastewater testing for polio

US CDC plans wastewater testing for polio

3 days ago
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in select areas across the country.