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Court overturns death sentence in Daniel Pearl murder

Court overturns death sentence in Daniel Pearl murder

A Pakistani court has commuted the death sentence of the main person accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and acquitted three other co-accused in the matter.

Global cases near 1mn as Spain sees record deaths

Global cases near 1mn as Spain sees record deaths

Confirmed coronavirus cases approached 1mn around the world yesterday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work.

No lockdown: Japan PM Abe riles critics

No lockdown: Japan PM Abe riles critics

Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was derided on social media yesterday for instead offering people cloth masks, pointing to growing frustration with his handling of the crisis.

Philippines orders masks to be worn outside amid lockdown

Philippines orders masks to be worn outside amid lockdown

People heading out on the Philippines’ main island while it is under a month-long lockdown must wear face masks to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the government announced yesterday as the death toll from Covid-19 topped 100.

Govt  pledges 100,000 daily coronavirus tests

Govt pledges 100,000 daily coronavirus tests

The health minister yesterday promised a tenfold increase in the number of daily tests for coronavirus by the end of the month after the government faced criticism for failing to roll out mass checks for health workers and the public.

PM plans staggered exit from vast virus lockdown

PM plans staggered exit from vast virus lockdown

India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday, as officials battle to contain the country’s biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the capital, New Delhi.

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people.

Global virus cases near a million as Spain sees record deaths

Global virus cases near a million as Spain sees record deaths

Confirmed coronavirus cases approached one million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of people out of work.

India sends medical gear to Serbia despite shortages

India sends medical gear to Serbia despite shortages

Despite an acute shortfall in protective gear for its medical personnel to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak, India has exported 90 tonnes of medical equipment and safety gear to Serbia, prompting criticism.

Kerala actor, crew stranded in Jordan

Kerala actor, crew stranded in Jordan

Leading Malayalam actor Prithviraj, award-winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of a movie was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis.

Army of volunteers to deliver Covid-19 aid

Army of volunteers to deliver Covid-19 aid

Pakistan yesterday began signing up young volunteers to deliver aid to millions of day labourers who have lost livelihoods due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Testing capacity in KP increased to 300 per day

Testing capacity in KP increased to 300 per day

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has increased its Covid-19 testing capacity from 100 to 300 per day and it will be further increased to 500 tests per day during the coming days.

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