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Beaver families win legal right to stay

Beaver families win legal right to stay

The first beavers to live naturally in the wild in England for over 400 years have been given the green light to stay after a five-year trial showed their dam-building activities were good for wildlife and people.

Eight patients die in Gujarat hospital fire

Eight patients die in Gujarat hospital fire

Eight Covid-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in Ahmedabad early yesterday, officials said as they launched a probe into the incident.

Gehlot govt gets a breather from Rajasthan high court

Gehlot govt gets a breather from Rajasthan high court

Amid the ongoing political crisis in the state, the Rajasthan High Court yesterday gave some relief to the Ashok Gehlot government in the case challenging the merger of six BSP legislators with the ruling Congress and seeking a stay on it.

Melbourne enters Australia’s toughest Covid-19 lockdown

Melbourne enters Australia’s toughest Covid-19 lockdown

Australia’s second-largest city yesterday entered the country’s toughest lockdown yet, sparking a fresh wave of anxiety and confusion over ever-tougher regulations.

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

The Philippines on Thursday recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in East Asia.

Mauritania PM and government resign amid corruption probe

Mauritania PM and government resign amid corruption probe

Mauritania's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday, a day after parliamentary investigators probing alleged graft under the previous administration ...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims.

Uganda’s approach curbs virus, even as Africa nears 1mn cases

Uganda’s approach curbs virus, even as Africa nears 1mn cases

Uganda’s crumbling public hospitals, doctors’ strikes and corruption scandals make its success in the fight against the new coronavirus all the more unlikely.

Sri Lankans vote for new parliament

Sri Lankans vote for new parliament

Sri Lankans shrugged off fears of the novel coronavirus and streamed into polling centres yesterday to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.

Argentines battle rising poverty and hunger, with or without debt deal

Argentines battle rising poverty and hunger, with or without debt deal

Silvia Puntano, a mother of seven from the poor Buenos Aires suburb of Villa Azul, these days has only one thing on her mind: where to find her next meal.

Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

US astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as Nasa’s first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth’s atmosphere before a safe landing at sea.

At least five dead in US as storm reaches Canada

At least five dead in US as storm reaches Canada

Tropical storm Isaias left at least five people dead as it pounded the US eastern seaboard with driving winds and heavy rain, leaving millions without power, before moving across Canada yesterday.

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