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Yediyurappa, daughter test positive for Covid-19

Yediyurappa, daughter test positive for Covid-19

Allaying fears about his health after testing Covid positive, an upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa yesterday assured people that there was “nothing to worry about” and he would be discharged from the hospital soon.

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Italy inaugurated a sleek new bridge in Genoa yesterday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed said the pomp and ceremony risked overshadowing the tragedy.

Former king Juan Carlos to leave Spain

Former king Juan Carlos to leave Spain

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said yesterday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced.

Masks on as German children start new school year

Masks on as German children start new school year

Lunchbox, books, pencil case – masks? Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year yesterday after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tributes paid after death of N Irish Nobel winner Hume

Tributes paid after death of N Irish Nobel winner Hume

Tributes poured in yesterday from across the political spectrum following the death of John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending decades of deadly sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

Briton jailed for husband’s killing in Malaysia

Briton jailed for husband’s killing in Malaysia

A British woman was jailed for three and a half years yesterday after tearfully admitting she stabbed her husband to death during a fight on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi.

Melbourne locks down in frantic race to curb virus

Melbourne locks down in frantic race to curb virus

Australia’s second-biggest city, Melbourne, already under night curfew, announced fresh restrictions on industries including retail and construction yesterday in a bid to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation’s fractious politics in an election tomorrow that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.

Russia aims to produce 'millions' of vaccine doses by 2021

Russia aims to produce 'millions' of vaccine doses by 2021

Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out ‘several million’ doses per month by next year.

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.

Arrivals to Singapore face electronic tracking due to pandemic

Arrivals to Singapore face electronic tracking due to pandemic

Travellers arriving in Singapore from abroad are to wear an electronic monitoring device if they are not self-isolating in a government-designated facility, the government announced on Monday.

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.

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