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Thailand reports 1,767 new COVID-19 cases

Thailand reports 1,767 new COVID-19 cases

Bangkok [Thailand], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand on Sunday reported a new daily record of 1,767 COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as the government's fresh round of restrictions came into effect amid the third wave of infections.The latest outbreak, reportedly spreading from entertainment ...

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5.9-magnitude quake hits southern Iran

5.9-magnitude quake hits southern Iran

Tehran [Iran], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): A 5.9-magnitude quake shook the Iranian coast of the Gulf near the city of Bandar Genaveh, at 0641 GMT on Sunday, according to the Iranian Seismological Center.The epicenter was monitored at 29.76 degrees north latitude and 50.72 degrees east longitude, with a d...

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Spurt in suicide rate in Pakistani desert region linked to poverty driven by climate change

Spurt in suicide rate in Pakistani desert region linked to poverty driven by climate change

Sindh [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): At least 143 people have taken their own lives in Thar desert's Tharparkar and Umerkot districts between 2016 to 2020. Extreme weather patterns are a frequent threat and it is a major cause of poverty pushing people to suicide in the Pakistani desert region.Accordin...

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China's actions in Hong Kong rise to new levels of 'viciousness': Report

China's actions in Hong Kong rise to new levels of 'viciousness': Report

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): As China continues to suppress the will of the people in Hong Kong under the draconian National Security Law, media outlets worldwide have called Beijing's actions in the city "a new level of viciousness".In a piece written by the editorial board of The Washington Po...

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South Korea: Minority right activist who was earlier attacked, fears deportation to Pakistan

South Korea: Minority right activist who was earlier attacked, fears deportation to Pakistan

Seoul [South Korea], April 18 (ANI): Rohat Austin, a well-known rights activist who has been highlighting the Pakistani establishment's persecution of religious minorities, has said that he is on the verge of being "handed over" to the Islamic State of Pakistan. Rahat John Austin, a Christian born i...

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Violence erupts in Pakistan: 3 killed after police launches operation against TLP

Violence erupts in Pakistan: 3 killed after police launches operation against TLP

Lahore [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): At least three people were killed and several others were injured on Sunday in Lahore after police launched an operation against Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers, who have been protesting across Pakistan after the arrest of their chief. According to Dawn, i...

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Nepal: Home Minister Thapa relieved from Upper House, to continue as Minister for 6 months

Nepal: Home Minister Thapa relieved from Upper House, to continue as Minister for 6 months

Kathmandu [Nepal], April 18 (ANI): Nepal's Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has lost his seat at National Assembly or Upper House after his party CPN-Moist Centre decided to remove him. Despite the action taken by the party against Thapa, he can continue his ministership for six months.Issuing a noti...

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Philippines logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 936,000

Philippines logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 936,000

Manila [Philippines], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 10,098 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 936,133.The death toll climbed to 15,960 after 150 more patients died from the vi...

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China, US to cooperate on climate

China, US to cooperate on climate

Beijing/Washington, April 18 (IANS) Following talks between US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, the world's two largest producers of greenhouse gases issued a joint statement saying they would cooperate on mitigating climate change.The talks were took place from Thur...

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France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries

France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries

Paris, April 18 (IANS) The French government on Sunday announced the tightening of entry restrictions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa because of concerns about new variants of the coronavirus.A 10-day compulsory quarantine will apply to people entering the country from these countries...

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