Monday, October 25, 2021

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At least 15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Provincial police spokesman Farid Khan said most of the victims were Afghan security force members but several civilians were also among the dead.

Germany marks low-key 30th anniversary of reunification

Germany was reunited on October 3, 1990, after four decades of Cold War division.

Russia confirms nearly 9,900 COVID-19 cases in 24-hour period

The largest increase was identified in Moscow, where 2,884 new positive tests were registered (up from 2,704 yesterday).

EU to update Industrial Strategy in 2021: Ursula von der Leyen

On Friday, the second day of the meeting, the leaders discussed the EU's single market, industrial policy and digital transformation.

Palestinian President extends state of emergency over Covid-19

On Friday, Health Minister Mai al-Kaileh confirmed 545 new cases, three deaths and 435 recoveries.

Andrew Cuomo urges NYC to step up mask wearing, social distancing

New York: New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged officials in New York City to step up with the enforcement of wearing masks and...

770 students test Covid-19 positive at UK university

There have been more than 200 cases at the University of Sheffield and 177 at University of Liverpool.

UK charter plane leaves with only 1 migrant on-board

The flight failure came as it emerged the number of migrants living in budget hotels has gone up to more than 9,500.

Queen cancels all events at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle

The diplomatic reception attended by around 1,000 guests every autumn is expected to be cancelled, but one-off events that were planned are likely to be staged in 2021, if government guidelines allow.

UK’s Covid-19 ‘R’ transmission rate spikes again

As of Saturday, the overall tally of coronavirus cases in the UK increased to 469,764, while the death toll stood at 42,358.

US panel to grill Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs on Oct 28

The CEOs will testify on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech companies from liability over the content posted by users on their online services, reports CNBC.

Canada eases Covid-19 border restrictions

The process of entering will be published online in the coming days, while those who have the needed documentation can start arriving in the country from October 8 onwards.

Trump hospitalised for Covid treatment, campaign grounded

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump was receiving the anti-viral drug remdesivir following consultation with specialists.

Trump’s diagnosis is a reminder to take coronavirus seriously: Biden

The Democratic presidential candidate emphasised on the importance of wearing masks, saying they are the most important, powerful public health tool.

Global Covid-19 cases top 34.4 million: Johns Hopkins

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 7,331,241 and 208,693, respectively, according to the CSSE.
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