Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Tower of London ravens re-adapt to life after lockdown

The pandemic posed a greater challenge for the workers - to keep the ravens entertained

Italy approves new anti-coronavirus curbs

The Prime Minister also detailed the new measures, which include giving city mayors the option of shutting down busy streets and squares after 9 p.m.

EU welcomes new Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire, deplores violence

The EU official said he spoke to the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan "to impress upon them that the ceasefire should be unconditional and strictly respected".

UK says door remains ‘ajar’ for post-Brexit trade deal

Britain wants to reassert sovereignty over its waters and have no EU legal oversight over the deal.

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

"The tweet violated a Twitter policy that prohibits sharing false or misleading misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to harm."

North Korean justice system treats people as ‘less than animals’: HRW

"The regulations say there shouldn't be any beatings, but we need confessions during the investigation and early stages of the preliminary examination."

Thousands take to Chile streets to mark protest movement anniversary

The demonstration comes just a week before Chileans vote in a referendum on whether to replace the dictatorship-era constitution -- one of the key demands when the protest movement began on October 18, 2019.

Trump lashes out at ‘stupid’ Republican critics

Polls show that most voters disapprove of his erratic handling of the pandemic, and Biden has made it a core theme, promising a more sober leadership.

Imran Khan incapable and clueless, has betrayed people of Pakistan: PDM

The Islamabad High Court through newspaper advertisements has asked Sharif to appear before it by November 24 to avoid being declared a "proclaimed offender".

UN Chief regrets Armenia, Azerbaijan regularly ignoring calls for ceasefire

The fighting on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh have been ongoing since September 27, with Yerevan and Baku accusing each other of starting the firing.

Trump and Biden hit the trail in a charged election week

Trump, scrambling to make up lost ground, is on a furious multi-state barnstorming tour.

UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

"Compared to the average of the last five years, acute food insecurity has increased by a staggering 514% in Burkina Faso, 130% in Mali and 144% in Niger."

Global Covid-19 cases top 39.8 mn: Johns Hopkins

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,494,551, while the country's death toll soared to 114,031.

Thai democracy protesters defy ban for fourth day

The youth-led movement has suffered several blows this week, with scores arrested after demonstrators surrounded a royal motorcade and flashed a pro-democracy salute to Queen Suthida during a Wednesday protest.

11 soldiers dead, 11 missing in Vietnam after second big landslide in days

Rocks rained down on the barracks of a military station in Quang Tri province, with 22 soldiers believed to have been buried underneath thick mud, an official government website said.
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