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U.S. television host Larry King dies

U.S. television host Larry King dies

Reuters, Washington :Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died

President Biden apologises over troops sleeping in car park

BBC Online :US President Joe Biden has apologised after some members of the National Guard stationed at the Capitol were pictured sleeping in a car park.More than 25,000 troops

Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as pandemic rages worldwide

Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as pandemic rages worldwide

Al Jazeera :China's city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown on Saturday while the pandemic continued to rage elsewhere, with President

Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One

Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One

Khaleej Times :While US President Joe Biden is expected to bring in a raft of changes in his tenure, one of the most recognisable planes in the world that's

Russia detains Navalny aides as protests go viral

Russia detains Navalny aides as protests go viral

BBC Online :Russian police have detained close aides of the jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose fans have flooded social media with calls to rally in support of

Children of Incan nobles found entombed in Peru after 500 years

Children of Incan nobles found entombed in Peru after 500 years

Reuters :Tombs containing the remains of two children thought to have belonged to the Incan societal elite have been discovered by a group of experts in northern Peru in

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

AFP :The number of people taking their own lives in Japan rose for the first time in over a decade last year, as the pandemic reversed years of progress

Distraught families of Sriwijaya Air victims visit Java Sea crash site

Distraught families of Sriwijaya Air victims visit Java Sea crash site

Reuters :Relatives of those killed in the Sriwijaya Air plane crash on Jan. 9 wept and threw red and white petals into the ocean on Friday after an Indonesian

Israeli strikes kill 4 civilians in Syria

AFP :Four civilians, including two children, were killed by Israeli strikes on the Syrian province of Hama at dawn on Friday, the Syrian state news agency Sana reported.Sana cited

8 killed in Karnataka quarry blast

8 killed in Karnataka quarry blast

The Indian Express :At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a stone mining quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, the police control room said.The possibility of

Ukraine nursing home fire leaves 15 dead

Ukraine nursing home fire leaves 15 dead

Xinhua :At least 15 people were killed and five others injured in a fire at a private nursing home in Kharkiv, Ukraine, authorities said.According to the press service of

Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

AFP :However, authorities in Japan have been known to turn a blind eye to dual nationals in some circumstances. A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday,

UN warns Central African rebels trying to blockade capital

AFP :The UN peacekeeping mission on Wednesday warned that Central African Republic's armed groups were attempting to blockade the capital Bangui as part of their attempt to overthrow re-elected

US virus deaths top World War II fatalities

US virus deaths top World War II fatalities

AFP :New US President Joe Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number of American coronavirus deaths surpassed the country's troop fatalities in

Muslim Brothers say, New Egypt uprising 'inevitable'

AFP :Hounded by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after briefly rising to power following the Arab Spring uprising, the Muslim Brotherhood sees a new revolution sweeping aside the current

3 killed in New York helicopter crash

Reuters :Three New York National Guard members were killed on Wednesday evening when a military helicopter they were in crashed in the town of Mendon, New York, while on

Mongolian Prime Minister submits resignation after Covid-19 protests

Mongolian Prime Minister submits resignation after Covid-19 protests

Reuters :Mongolia's Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa submitted his resignation to parliament on Thursday after protests in the capital Ulaanbaatar over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state

BJP more dangerous than Maoists: Mamata

BJP more dangerous than Maoists: Mamata

Times of India :West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the BJP more dangerous than the Maoists and accused the saffron party of making false promises to

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

AFP, Geneva :The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago.With the global death

North Korea cracks down on foreign media

Reuters :North Korea is imposing stiff fines or prison for anyone caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way South Koreans speak as leader Kim Jong Un steps

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

AP, Washington :US President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term

Thai woman awarded 43-year jail

Thai woman awarded 43-year jail

AFP :A Thai woman accused of insulting the royal family was jailed Tuesday for more than 43 years, a legal rights group said, the harshest punishment ever handed out

A convoy of Sudanese security forces deploy during a rally in al-Geneina, the capital of the West Darfur state.

A convoy of Sudanese security forces deploy during a rally in al-Geneina, the capital of the West Darfur state.

15 sleeping workers crushed under truck in India

15 sleeping workers crushed under truck in India

Al Jazeera :At least 15 labourers have been crushed to death by a truck in India while they were sleeping by a road, police said.The accident took place early on

2 UN troops killed in Central Africa

AFP :Rebels killed two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic on Monday, the UN mission Minusca said, hours after the top court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election in a

Uneasy calm in Sudan's Darfur after clashes kill 155

AFP :A tense calm fell on Tuesday on Sudan's Darfur region after days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 lives, left scores wounded and displaced tens of thousands, a

Turkey hits Twitter with ad ban under new media law

AFP :Turkey on Tuesday hit Twitter, Pinterest, and Periscope with advertising bans after they failed to follow Facebook and appoint a local envoy to take down contentious posts under a

Swiss govt urges voters to reject burqa ban in March referendum

Reuters :The Swiss government recommended on Tuesday that voters reject a proposal in a planned March 7 referendum to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs worn by

In farewell video, Melania Trump says be passionate but not violent

AFP :First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message on Monday as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer," weeks after the president's

India's BJP conducted 2019 air raid to win polls: Pakistani PM

India's BJP conducted 2019 air raid to win polls: Pakistani PM

Al Jazeera :Pakistan says a 2019 air raid by India was a "false flag" operation conducted by India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for electoral gains and urged the