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Covid-positive journalist jumps to death from hospital

Covid-positive journalist jumps to death from hospital

A 37-year-old journalist, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, jumped to death from the fourth floor of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences yesterday, officials said. He died at 3.35pm, nearly one-and-a-half hour after jumping from the hospital’s trauma centre .

Paris Louvre reopens after lengthy virus shutdown

Paris Louvre reopens after lengthy virus shutdown

The world’s most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, reopened yesterday after nearly four months of coronavirus closure, with a restricted number of masked visitors enjoying a rare chance to view the ‘Mona Lisa’ and other treasures without the usual throngs.

Croatia’s conservatives score stunning victory

Croatia’s conservatives score stunning victory

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic’s conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) scored a stunning victory in Sunday’s parliamentary election and will be able to govern without a heavyweight coalition partner.

Fashion must enforce inclusion: Naomi Campbell

Fashion must enforce inclusion: Naomi Campbell

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said yesterday that the fashion industry must start “enforcing inclusion” on the catwalk and beyond.

India and China agree on ‘complete disengagement’

India and China agree on ‘complete disengagement’

Chinese troops were seen removing structures from a Himalayan valley where they fought a deadly battle with Indian soldiers last month, Indian army sources said yesterday, after high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

PM opens production facility for ventilators

PM opens production facility for ventilators

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC) in northwest city of Haripur yesterday to inaugurate the production facility of first ever indigenously developed ventilators in Pakistan.

Health minister tests positive for Covid-19

Health minister tests positive for Covid-19

Pakistan’s health minister yesterday said he had tested positive for Covid-19, the latest senior figure to contract the novel coronavirus in a country where rising cases are putting pressure on the health system.

Government unveils £1.5bn assistance to culture sector

Government unveils £1.5bn assistance to culture sector

The government yesterday announced a £1.57bn package to help theatres, museums, heritage sites and live music venues survive the coronavirus crisis, but faced accusations of acting too late.

Chakwera vows to fight graft at subdued inauguration

Chakwera vows to fight graft at subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera yesterday pledged to clamp down on corruption as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened by a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Luis Abinader claims victory in Dominican Republic polls

Luis Abinader claims victory in Dominican Republic polls

Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic’s presidential race after voters on Sunday braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new leader and legislature.

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut, emptied

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut, emptied

A US District Court yesterday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line’s route across a crucial water supply.

Govt raises alarm over infection spike after lockdown easing

Govt raises alarm over infection spike after lockdown easing

Philippine authorities yesterday expressed alarm over a spike in the number of coronavirus infections in the country and urged the public to strictly follow preventive protocols.

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