COVID lockdown empties Delhi streets amid surge

NEW DELHI: New Delhi led major cities across India into a weekend lockdown yesterday as the country confronts a fierce new coronavirus wave, with...

Myanmar junta leader set to join ASEAN summit

YANGON: Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special ASEAN summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said yesterday, his first official...

US, Japan show united front on China in Biden’s first summit

WASHINGTON: The United States and Japan vowed Friday to stand firm together against an assertive China and to step up cooperation on climate change...

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings

MINNEAPOLIS, US: More shocking bodycam footage, more fatal shootings by officers, and a murder trial nearing its conclusion — public trust in the US...

In Brazil, graveyard shift reveals rising cost of pandemic

SAO PAULO: In almost three decades of working in Sao Paulo’s largest cemetery, the oldest gravediggers can’t remember performing more than 10 night burials....

Eritrea admits troops in Tigray, vows pullout

ADDIS ABABA:  Eritrea has acknowledged its troops are participating in the war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region but has vowed to pull them out...

Eight dead in Indianapolis mass shooting

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at...

Drone blast hits Iraq airport

ARBIL, Iraq: An explosives-packed drone slammed into Iraq's Arbil airport in the first reported use of such a weapon against a base used by...

Enrichment and sabotage cast shadow over Iran nuke talks

VIENNA: Talks to save the Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna yesterday amid new tensions, with Tehran preparing to ramp up uranium enrichment in...

Panel votes to bring slavery reparations bill to US House

WASHINGTON: A US congressional committee voted Wednesday to advance to the whole House of Representatives a bill on federal slavery reparation payments to African...

UK Muslims urged to get COVID jab during Ramadan

LONDON: As the afternoon call to prayer reverberated through the East London Mosque, local residents of all beliefs flocked in to put their faith...

Anniversary highlights Aboriginal deaths in Australian custody crisis

BRISBANE: Thirty years after sweeping reforms were recommended to end the injustice of Indigenous deaths in Australian custody, a spate of recent fatalities and...

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