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Lawsuit against Netflix over ’13 Reasons Why’ suicide scene dismissed

US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Netflix cannot be sued over recommending the show to viewers.

N. Korea says it has succeeded in final test-firing of hypersonic missile

The superior maneuverability of the hypersonic glide vehicle was more strikingly verified through the final test-fire," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

World Bank downgrades 2022 global growth forecast to 4.1%

Washington: The global economy is on track to grow by 4.1 per cent in 2022, down 0.2 percentage point from a previous projection, the...

Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection...

In-ground traffic lights installed for ‘smartphone zombies’

Seoul: A growing number of crosswalk traffic signals have been installed across Seoul as a way to enhance the safety of pedestrians glued to...

57-year-old US man gets pig heart in world-first transplant

New York: In a rare medical feat, the US doctors have successfully transplanted a genetically-modified pig heart to a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart...

USA may witness record 142,000 COVID-19 hospitalisations in next 24 hours

Washington: United States on Monday recorded 141,385 COVID-19 cases in hospitals with medical staff struggled to treat the infected patients amid an unprecedented surge...

Meta employees will need Covid booster jabs to return to office

San Francisco: Meta (formerly Facebook) has said that employees who have received Covid booster jabs will only be allowed to enter office premises when...

Covid-19 deaths top 90,000 in Spain

Madrid: Spain has passed the benchmark of 90,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to the latest data published by the country's Ministry of Health. The ministry confirmed...

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown

Kampala: Uganda's schools reopened to students on Monday, ending the world's longest school disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening caused traffic congestion in...

Novak Djokovic released from detention center

Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia quashed the cancellation of Djokovic's visa and confirmed the twenty-time Grand Slam winner Serbian will be permitted to stay in Australia.

164 killed, more than 5,000 detained amid Kazakhstan protests

The death toll, which was 44 on Friday has increased significantly, published by state-run TV station Khabar 24 on Sunday, citing the Kazakhstan Ministry of Health, reported CNN.

US-Russia security talks to begin in Geneva amid tensions

The talks are expected to focus on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rising tensions in Ukraine, as well as arms control, cybersecurity and climate change.

At least 19 people killed in New York City major fire

"We've lost 19 of our neighbors today. It's a tragedy beyond measure. Join me in praying for those we lost, especially the 9 innocent young lives that were cut short," Xinhua news agency quoted Adams' tweet as saying.

Global Covid caseload tops 306.9 million: Johns Hopkins University

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 60,072,321 and 837,594, according to the CSSE.
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