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11 killed in Russia school shooting: At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested. The incident took place at the school No....
Canada’s unemployment rate reaches 8.1%:The Canadian unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage point to 8.1 percent in April from March 2021 as public health measures against the Covid-19 pandemic were tightened. In a statement on Friday, Statistics Canada on Friday said that employment decreased by 207,000, down 1.1 per...
Pakistan logs 119 new Covid deaths: Pakistan on Wednesday reported 119 new Covid fatalities, taking the toll to 18,590, according to the official data provided by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). Meanwhile, the country has recorded 4,113 new Covid cases, pushing the tally to 8,41,636, the news...
Israel bans travel to 7 countries including India: The Israeli government on Friday decided to ban travel of Israeli citizens to seven countries over high Covid-19 morbidity and fear of the spread of variants of the virus, according to a joint statement issued by Prime Minister's Office...
Oscars 2021: Nomadland, Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand win top honours: The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will go down in history as one that celebrated inclusivity as never before. From an all-black producing team being nominated for Best Picture, to Asian origin actors taking home the trophy, to deaf...
Outdoor mask restriction lifted in Israel: Starting from Sunday onwards, Israeli residents will no longer be required to wear a facial mask in public, in another sign that the country might be putting the worst of the coronavirus pandemic behind it. However, the facial coverings are still required...
5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan’s Miyagi prefecture: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, according to the authorities. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the temblor occurred at 9.29 a.m., with its epicentre at a latitude of 38.3 degrees north and...
Ontario schools suspend in-person learning as Covid-19 cases soar: Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced that all schools will stay closed indefinitely to in-person learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the province. Ontario, with a population of 14 million, is currently operating under a provincewide stay-at-home...
Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, says Pak FM: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are powered by nuclear weapons. Pakistan Foreign Minister's comments came after questions were raised over...
7.2-magnitude quake jolts Japan, tsunami advisory issued: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Saturday, authorities said, adding a tsunami advisory has been issued. The temblor occurred at 6.09 p.m. (local time), with its epicentre located at a latitude of 38.4 degrees...