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Taiwan transport minister resigns over train crash

TAIPEI: Taiwan's government on Thursday said it had accepted the resignation of its transport minister following a train crash earlier...

South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa has joined the US in suspending its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, following reports...

UK Muslims urged to get Covid jab during Ramzan

LONDON: As the afternoon call to prayer reverberated through the East London Mosque, local residents of all beliefs flocked in to...

Use Covid lessons to battle deadly superbugs: WHO

GENEVA: Lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic should be used to fight the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens...

Russia sentences Navalny ally over threat to alleged agent

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Thursday sentenced an ally of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny to one year of community service...

French embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country,...

Thousands flee after Nigeria jihadist attack kills 8 people:...

ABUJA: At least eight people were killed when jihadists attacked a northeast Nigerian town, prompting 8,000 to flee across the border...

Beijing official in Hong Kong warns against foreign meddling

HONG KONG: Beijing's top official in Hong Kong on Thursday warned foreign forces not to interfere with the "bottom line" of national...

French lawmakers OK security bill increasing police powers

PARIS: France's parliament passed a security bill Thursday to extend police powers despite criticism from civil rights activists who...

Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket

CANBERRA: Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he'd just brought home from a Sydney...

Biden faces tangle of sanctions in talks with Iran

WASHINGTON: Reviving the Iran nuclear deal would seem like a simple task for US President Joe Biden. Iran wants him to lift sanctions...

India, Pak have stake in stable future of Afghan: US

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has said India, Pakistan, Russia, China, and Turkey have a significant stake in the stable future...

French high court clears cardinal of abuse cover-up claims

LYON: France's highest court confirmed on Wednesday that the former archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, did not cover...

German 'inventors' panned over pink period gloves

BERLIN: Two German men who came up with a pink glove to help women dispose of tampons have sparked a backlash on social media, with...

Pak working on single-dose Covid-19 vaccine with China

ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani official has said that the country was working to develop its own single-dose coronavirus vaccine with...

Hospital: Niger elementary school fire kills 20 children

NIAMEY: A fire fueled by high winds swept through an elementary school on the outskirts of Niger's capital, killing 20 children, hospital...