14 Afghan security men killed in two attacks

KABUL: Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks on Thurs­day in the first deadly ass­aults officials have blamed on the Taliban since the end of a three-day ceasefire. The temporary truce ended on Tuesday but an overall lull in the country’s grinding violence has largely held despite the latest […]

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Trump warns of military action as protests against George Floyd’s killing continue in Minnesota

United States President Donald Trump on Friday warned that he would “send in the National Guard and get the job done right” if protests in Minnesota were not curbed. He was referring to ongoing demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after Minneapolis police arrested him on Monday on […]

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China faces mounting pressure over Hong Kong security law

China faced growing international pressure on Friday over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy, with the United States and Britain placing the issue before the UN Security Council. The US, Britain, Canada and Australia led criticism of the planned law, which would punish […]

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10pc of diabetics die within days of coronavirus hospitalisation, study suggests

One in 10 diabetics with coronavirus dies within seven days of hospital admission, according to a study of more than 1,300 patients published on Friday in the journal Diabetologia. Two-thirds of the patients were men, and the average age across both sexes was 70, the study found. “The presence of diabetic complications and increased age increase the […]

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Twitter conceals Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter concealed one of Donald Trump’s tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence”, ramping up a dispute with the US president who says social media companies censor conservative voices like his. In a move bound to infuriate one of the platform’s most followed users, Twitter said it was placing a “public interest notice” on a Trump […]

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Twitter labels Trump tweets as ‘unsubstantiated’ for first time

Twitter labelled two of Donald Trump’s tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims on Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the United States President over truth-defying posts. Trump’s tweets contended without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election.” Under the […]

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6 killed in Saudi Arabia shootout dispute between families: police

A shootout in a southwestern province in Saudi Arabia that local reports say was sparked by a dispute between two families has killed six people, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. According to the spokesman, Lt Col Zayed Al Dabbash, three others were wounded in the violence in Asir province on Tuesday. The spokesman was […]

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China can’t remain oblivious to India’s illegal constructions in Ladakh: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that the recent conflict between China and India was triggered by the latter’s “illegal constructions” in Ladakh, Radio Pakistan reported. Qureshi said that while China wished to resolve issues through dialogue, it “cannot remain oblivious to India’s illegal constructions” as he urged the world community to take notice of […]

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South Korea reports highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in 49 days

South Korea reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in 49 days on Wednesday, as one of the country’s largest e-commerce companies battled an outbreak linked to a now-shuttered logistics facility. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 40 new cases as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the country’s total number […]

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France bans use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The announcement comes two days after the World Health Organisation said it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. […]

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