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Protests after late night cremation of rape victim

Protests after late night cremation of rape victim

Protests erupted in several parts of India yesterday after the authorities had the body of a gang rape victim cremated at a ceremony her family said took place without their permission.

Schools and cinemas to reopen despite spike in cases

Schools and cinemas to reopen despite spike in cases

Schools, cinemas and swimming pools will be allowed to reopen in India after a months-long coronavirus lockdown, the Home Ministry said yesterday, even as experts warn that the nation is on track to becoming the world’s most-infected.

Strict virus checks ordered as primary schools reopen

Strict virus checks ordered as primary schools reopen

Primary schools opened in the twin cities yesterday in the third phase of educational institutions reopening, following months of shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Premier demands speedy Sharif repatriation from UK

Premier demands speedy Sharif repatriation from UK

Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued directions to use all legal means to bring back PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif from the UK, with the Foreign Office and the Federal Investigation Agency assigned the task to take necessary actions in this regard.

Coronavirus is out of control, warn experts

Coronavirus is out of control, warn experts

Health experts yesterday admitted that the coronavirus was out of control as case numbers and hospital admissions rise despite a slew of new restrictions on social gatherings.

Armenia and Azerbaijan vow to keep fighting as deaths mount

Armenia and Azerbaijan vow to keep fighting as deaths mount

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces are engaged in the heaviest fighting in years over Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian province that broke away from Azerbaijan in the 1990s during the collapse of the Soviet Union

Trump delivers another nod to right-wing extremists

Trump delivers another nod to right-wing extremists

With a shout-out to the Proud Boys militia, President Donald Trump has once again shown a readiness to court right-wing extremists as he battles for re-election.

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow.

European police bust cross-Channel migrant smuggling ring

European police bust cross-Channel migrant smuggling ring

European police have busted a human smuggling ring said to be part of a network transporting thousands of migrants in life-threatening conditions across the Channel to Britain.

Sonic boom from fighter jet rattles Paris

Sonic boom from fighter jet rattles Paris

A thunderous noise that panicked residents of Paris on Wednesday was caused by the sonic boom of a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier, police in the French capital said.

France urges parts review after Airbus A380 engine blowout

France urges parts review after Airbus A380 engine blowout

French investigators have called for a review of the design and maintenance of titanium alloy engine parts to ensure they guard against the risks of metal fatigue following an engine blowout on an Airbus A380 exactly three years ago.

Oxford will study top-selling prescription drug for potential Covid-19 treatment

Oxford will study top-selling prescription drug for potential Covid-19 treatment

Britain's Oxford University said today it would study whether the world's best-selling prescription medicine, adalimumab, was an effective treatment for Covid-19 patients, the latest effort to repurpose existing drugs as potential coronavirus therapies.

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