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Dozens arrested for fraud ahead of Brazil presidential poll

dpa Rio de Janeiro Dozens of people have been arrested for electoral fraud ahead of Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday.A total of 34 arrests were made for attempted election manipulation, the Justice Ministry said on Saturday.They were part...

Oct 02, 2022
Brazil’s Amazon region sees worst fires in 12 years

dpa Rio de JanerioBrazil’s Amazon region is experiencing its worst fires in 12 years, the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said on Saturday.In September, 41,282 fires were registered in the region, according to INPE.The last...

Oct 02, 2022
Hurricane Ian’s death toll may have surpassed 50: Officials

dpa Miami Florida officials estimate there may be more than 50 deaths across eight counties linked to Hurricane Ian.At least 18 of the people who died drowned. Three died when their oxygen machines stopped working due to power outages.The youngest...

Oct 02, 2022
A Ukrainian national flag is displayed in front of a destroyed house near Izyum, eastern Ukraine on Saturday. (AFP)

Russian forces give up strategically important Ukrainian town Lyman

dpa MoscowRussian forces have pulled out of the strategically important eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, Russia’s military confirmed on Saturday, after dangers grew that a force of about 5,000 Russian troops could get trapped behind Ukrainian lines.After intense fighting, Ukrainian forces gained control of the city on Saturday. Ukrainian units...

Oct 02, 2022
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Nord Stream pipeline blasts to be probed as some leaks appear to stop

dpa Stockholm/BrusselsGas has stopped leaking from the underwater Nord Stream 2 pipeline days after it came under an apparent attack, according to Danish officials on Saturday, who said they were alerted by the pipeline’s operators.According to the statement, the operators say pressure in the pipeline has stabilized, meaning no more gas is...

Oct 02, 2022
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North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

Agencies North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals.In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea’s weapons programs, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said North Korea’s “obsession” with...

Oct 02, 2022
Only dialogue can settle differences: India on Russia’s Ukrainian annexation after abstaining at UNSC

Agencies Maintaining that only dialogue can settle differences, India abstained on a draft resolution condemning Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian territories that was tabled in the UN Security Council and called for an immediate cessation of violence.In an explanation of the vote, Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, said, “We urge that all efforts are...

Oct 02, 2022
US, India coordinate to retrieve lost ground to China in the Pacific

Agencies Papua New Guinea and its foreign minister Justin Tkatchenko do not immediately jump out of foreign policy line-up of concerns in New Delhi or in Washington. But in course of his ten-day visit to the US, India’s external affairs minister S.Jaishankar met Tkatchenko in the US capital on Wednesday to discuss “our ongoing cooperation with the Pacific Islands” and “next steps for...

Sep 30, 2022
Fourth leak detected on Nord Stream gas pipelines

Copenhagen A fourth leak has been detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany, with still no firm indications of what or who might have caused the damage.Two of the leaks are located in Sweden’s Exclusive Economic Zone and two in Denmark’s, the Swedish coastguard’s command centre told dpa on Thursday.Powerful blasts were recorded in the Baltic Sea on Monday, the...

Sep 30, 2022
Turkey plans to supply more weapons to Northern Cyprus

Istanbul Turkey is planning to supply more weapons to occupied Northern Cyprus in response to the lifting of a US arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus.Ankara issued strong criticism of the move. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu said the aim is to “protect the Turkish Cypriots” and supply whatever they needed.Cyprus has been a divided island since the 1970s, following a Greek-led...

Sep 30, 2022
Myanmar court issues new sentences for Suu Kyi, Australian economist

dpaBangkokMilitary-ruled Myanmar on Thursday sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her Australian economics advisor Sean Turnell to three years in prison each for violating the official secrets act, judicial sources said.It is the latest in a string of convictions Suu Kyi has faced since being ousted in a military coup in February 2021.Before Thursday’s court ruling, the 77-year-old Nobel...

Sep 30, 2022
Russia to annex four more Ukraine regions on Friday

dpaMoscowThe four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine which held referendums derided internationally as a sham will be annexed by Russia on Friday, the Kremlin announced.Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin would sign the annexation treaties in a ceremony in St George’s Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace at 3 pm (1200 GMT) on Friday.Putin will also deliver a...

Sep 30, 2022
Three Russian cosmonauts return safely to Earth from space station

Moscow Three Russian cosmonauts have safely landed back on Earth after spending around 200 days at the International Space Station (ISS).Oleg Artemyev, Sergey Korsakov and Denis Matveev travelled with the Soyuz capsule from the ISS on Thursday and landed a few hours later in the steppes of central Kazakhstan, as seen in live pictures from US space agency NASA.On Wednesday, Artemyev handed over...

Sep 30, 2022
Hurricane Ian rapidly weakens to Category 2 after massive flooding

dpaMiami, FloridaHurricane Ian is quickly weakening as it treks up toward Central Florida, downgrading to a Category 2 - marking the beginning of the end for the historic storm that crashed into the US coast with winds of 150 miles per hour (240 kilometres per hour) just hours earlier.However, southwest Florida is still being pounded with “catastrophic” flooding, winds and a dozen feet of...

Sep 30, 2022
North Korea fires further missile as US VP departs

dpa SeoulNorth Korea carried out another missile test on Thursday hours after a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to South Korea.Pyongyang’s rocket was the third within the space of a week. It came shortly after Harris and President Yoon Suk Yeol condemned an earlier launch by the North.Pyongyang’s latest missile was fired towards the Sea of Japan - known in Korean as the East Sea -...

Sep 30, 2022
Israel extends detention of Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh

Agencies An Israeli court has extended the detention of Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh, who ended a 172-day hunger strike in August, days before his expected release.Awawdeh, 40, was due to be released on October 2, but Israel’s magistrate court in Rishon LeZion, near Tel Aviv, ruled on Wednesday that he would be held until at least October 9, his wife told Al Jazeera.According to...

Sep 30, 2022
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Qatari national team begins local camp

The Qatari national football team on Saturday started its local camp, which will continue until next Wednesday, as part of the preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Qatar national team participated in a first training session at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Al Sadd Club. The training will...

Qatar is a regional political and economic hub, says Italy envoy

Ashraf SiddiquiDohaAmbassador of Italy to Qatar HE Allessandro Prunas has praised the way Qatar, within a short period under the leadership of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has gained prestigious status as a regional political and economic hub.In an exclusive interview with...

Brazil, France and Argentina among favourites to win Qatar 2022

IKOLI VICTORDohaBrazil are the bookmakers’ favourite to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022; the longest odds on a Seleçao victory in Qatar were 9/2 on Friday, according to Oddschecker. Obviously, no discussion of the main contenders is complete without mentioning the five-time champions - but, to...

Qatar’s GDP rises 6.3% to QR171.97 bn in Q2

Tribune News NetworkDoha Qatar’s real gross domestic product GDP increased 6.3 percent to QR171.97 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the estimate of QR 161.71 billion in the same quarter of the previous year, The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has said. According to the...

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