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Sonia demands Shah’s ‘immediate’ resignation

Sonia demands Shah’s ‘immediate’ resignation

The Congress party yesterday demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah following his “colossal failure” in controlling violence in north-east Delhi.

24 dead as wedding bus falls off bridge

24 dead as wedding bus falls off bridge

A bus carrying a wedding party crashed into a river yesterday in Rajasthan killing 24 passengers, including 10 women, police said.

Europe scrambles to contain coronavirus

Europe scrambles to contain coronavirus

Coronavirus cases spread yesterday in Europe and beyond, with Latin America confirming its first patient as the world scrambled to contain the deadly epidemic that has killed thousands worldwide.

Pakistan confirms two cases of  virus

Pakistan confirms two cases of virus

Pakistan has detected its first two cases of novel coronavirus, a public health adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted yesterday, days after Islamabad closed its land border with Iran, where 19 people have died from the virus.

Abbasi, Iqbal released from Adiala Jail

Abbasi, Iqbal released from Adiala Jail

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal walked out of Adiala Jail yesterday evening hours after the Islamabad High Court issued their release orders.

Dozens hurt as Greeks protest migrant camps

Dozens hurt as Greeks protest migrant camps

Hundreds of protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday threw stones at police who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, an AFP photographer said, on a second day of demonstrations against the construction of new migrant camps.

Evacuations as Severn breaches flood defences

Evacuations as Severn breaches flood defences

Flood defences have been breached along the banks of the River Severn, forcing householders and businesspeople to flee their properties as water rose toward record levels.

South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus sect members

South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus sect members

More than 200,000 members of a religious sect were being checked for coronavirus symptoms by South Korean authorities yesterday, as US commanders reported the first case among American forces in the country.

Sanders roughed up, hits back in feisty Democratic debate

Sanders roughed up, hits back in feisty Democratic debate

Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate on Tuesday, attacking him as too extreme for American voters and a flawed challenger to President Donald Trump.

Govt imposes ban on travel to South Korea

Govt imposes ban on travel to South Korea

The Philippine government has barred Filipinos from travelling to South Korea, where cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have risen. The country also barred the entry of travellers coming from the North Gyeongsang province of South Korea.

Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Goodbye, tennis: Sharapova announces retirement

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable and highest-paid sportswomen, on Wednesday announced her retirement at the age of 32.

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.

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