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Covid-19 Indian variant spreads to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh overnight detected six people, who had recently visited India, infected with the Indian variant of the Covid-19, directorate general of health services (DGHS) spokesman professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said on Saturday.
Chinese rocket to tumble back to Earth in uncontrolled re-entry
A large segment of a Chinese rocket is expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere over the weekend, but Beijing has downplayed fears of damage on the ground and said the risk is very low.
'Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif stopped from flying abroad'
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, Shahbaz was not allowed to leave the country after the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) allegedly placed his name on a 'person-not-in-list'.
Pak imposes Eid holiday shutdown as virus cases soar
"These measures have been necessitated by the extremely dangerous situation which has been created in the region with the spread of virulent mutations of the virus," tweeted planning minister Asad Umar, who has been leading the government response to the outbreak.
Burkina Faso's army chaplains tested by extremist conflict
In the more than 15 years Salomon Tibiri has been offering spiritual succor as a military pastor in Burkina Faso, he's never fielded so many calls from anxious soldiers and their relatives as in recent years, when the army found itself under attack by Islamic extremist fighters.
Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays
Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of them have become global powerhouses with almost unlimited reach?
Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate
Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came a new debate over women's and girls sports.
Biden's move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence
It won't speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden's decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration's commitment to global leadership.
Deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse in Brazil
A bloody, hour-long gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum echoed into Friday, with authorities saying the police killed two dozen criminals while residents and activists claimed human rights abuses and a Supreme Court justice hinted at an investigation. It was just after sunrise Thursday when dozens of officers from Rio de Janeiro state's civil police stormed Jacarezinho, a favela in the city's northern zone.