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Roads flooded as heavy rain and thunderstorms lash parts of UK

London Roads in parts of the UK have flooded as heavy rain and thunderstorms sweep across the country for the second day running.The Meteorological Office issued a yellow thunderstorm alert for England and Wales on Tuesday, warning of more flash...

Aug 17, 2022
Gunmen kill police officers guarding polio vaccine medics in Pakistan

Islamabad Gunmen shot and killed two police officers deployed to guard medics administering the polio vaccine in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday.The policemen were killed in the Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during a door-to-door...

Aug 17, 2022
Taipei slams Chinese curbs on Taiwan politicians after US visits

DPATaipeiChina on Tuesday said it is imposing sanctions on seven Taiwanese political figures who it described as “independence diehards,” further pressing the self-ruled democracy amid increased tensions following a US official visit to...

Aug 17, 2022
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Fatal road accident involving autonomous vehicle in Germany

Ulm, Germany German police are investigating a fatal road accident involving an autonomous vehicle that left one person dead and nine injured.It is not clear whether the autonomous vehicle, which was carrying five people including the 43-year-old driver, was being steered by computer or the driver at the time of the accident.The electric test...

Aug 17, 2022
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EU is ‘studying’ Iran’s answers to a bid to revive nuclear deal

DPABrusselsThe European Union and other countries involved in the international nuclear deal with Iran are currently assessing Iran’s response to a compromise proposal, Nabila Massrali, a spokesperson for the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.“For the moment we are studying it and we are consulting with the other [Joint Comprehensive...

Aug 17, 2022
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Death toll from Armenia shopping centre blast reaches 16

Yerevan The number of people who have died after a blast at a shopping mall outside Yerevan has risen to 16. Rescue workers pulled more bodies out of the rubble of the collapsed buildings, Armenia’s civil defence agency said on Tuesday. A pregnant woman and a small child were among the dead, officials said. Emergency crews are still looking for...

Aug 17, 2022
Evacuation after blast at Crimea arms depot; sabotage says Russia

DPAMoscowAn ammunition depot exploded in Crimea on Tuesday morning, triggering an evacuation, according to an official, in further blasts to rock the Russian-occupied peninsula.Videos posted on social media showed a large fire and a cloud of smoke rising from the site of the blast in the northern part of Crimea. Two people in the Dzhankoi area were injured, according to Crimea’s Russia-appointed...

Aug 17, 2022
Indian PM’s 5 pledges for people to fulfil in next 25 years

New Delhi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on the people of India to take “panch pran” (five pledges) for a developed nation and aim to fulfil the dreams of the freedom fighters by the year 2047- the 100th year of India’s Independence. The Prime Minister while addressing the nation on the 76th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort talked about the five...

Aug 16, 2022
Putin reaffirms goal of capturing all of Ukraine’sDonbass region

DPAMoscowRussian President Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed the goal of completely capturing the Donbass region, nearly six months after launching his unprovoked war on Ukraine.The Kremlin leader told international guests at an annual military forum near Moscow on Monday that the Russian army is fulfilling its tasks in the so-called “People’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.” While Ukraine...

Aug 16, 2022
Suu Kyi handed another six more years in prison for corruption

DPABangkokA court controlled by the military junta in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to six more years in prison over alleged corruption, according to sources familiar with the proceedings.She is facing 11 corruption charges and 18 indictments in all. In April, she was sentenced to five years in jail in the first corruption case, where she was accused of accepting a...

Aug 16, 2022
Britain approves Moderna’s Covid booster jab that targets two strains

London A “next generation: Covid-19 booster jab which is the first to target two strains of the virus has been approved for use in adults in Britain. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorized Moderna’s refreshed vaccine, which targets both the original Covid strain and the Omicron variant. Known as mRNA-1273.214, the dose is an updated version of the Moderna...

Aug 16, 2022
Iran set to deliver answers in N-dispute

DPATehranIran’s foreign minister Hussein Amirabdollahian was set to provide answers to mediators in negotiations to revive the international nuclear deal. He was expected to give the response by midnight (1930 GMT).There are still three points that need to be clarified in the negotiations, Amirabdollahian said, according to a report Monday by the Iranian state news agency Irna. But he did not...

Aug 16, 2022
Palestinian man shot dead in East Jerusalem after stabbing incident

Tel Aviv/Ramallah A Palestinian man was shot dead during an Israeli raid in East Jerusalem after he tried to stab border officers, police said on Monday. The Israeli security forces were searching for illegal weapons in the Arab neighbourhood of Kafr Akab, the statement said. The 21-year-old was shot in the head at close range, according to Palestinian sources. The incident comes a day after at...

Aug 16, 2022
Spain continues to battle forest fires

DPAMadridFirefighting teams in Spain continued to battle a number of forest fires on Monday. A fire about 60 kilometres north-east of Alicante has destroyed about 3,500 hectares of forest since Saturday, according to the state TV station RTVE.Around 1000 people in the area of the town of Pego had to leave their homes as a precaution. In the autonomous community of Valencia there were two more...

Aug 16, 2022
Flash floods kill at least 32 people in northern Afghanistan province

Islamabad At least 32 people have died and 25 more were injured during flash floods in Afghanistan’s northern province of Parwan, a local official told DPA on Monday. Furthermore, more than a hundred houses were partially or completely destroyed, while thousands of acres of land, livestock and roads have been affected, officials said. More than a hundred people are missing after floodwaters...

Aug 16, 2022
Angry China holds new drill as Taiwan leader meets US lawmakers

DPATaipeiFive US lawmakers visiting Taiwan met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and other lawmakers in a show of support for Taiwan, amid escalated tensions across the Taiwan Strait, with Beijing holding a further military drill on Monday. Tsai told the delegation that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown that authoritarian states threaten world order. She also said China’s long-term military...

Aug 16, 2022
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Obscene, offensive marketing literature to draw QR1 mn fine

QNA Doha Shopping malls and merchants face a fine of QR1 million or a potential ban on doing business in Qatar if they promote obscene or offensive marketing literature or products, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has said.Display of goods or materials containing images, visuals or audios...

Assistant FM meets French president’s envoy to Libya

QNA ParisAssistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs HE Dr Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met with Special Envoy of the French President to Libya, Paul Soler, in Paris on Tuesday.During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest...

Msakni puts Al Arabi back atop standings

Tribune News Network Doha Al Arabi were back as the QNB Stars League new season leaders with a 2-0 win over Al Markhiya in their Week 3 match played at the Education City Stadium on Tuesday.The star of the match for Al Arabi, who moved to the top of the standings with nine points, was their...

Qatari Diar to be platinum sponsor of ‘Qatar Economic and Commercial Activity Guide’

Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Chamber and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company recently signed a sponsorship agreement, through which the Qatari Diar will be the platinum sponsor of the ‘Qatar Economic and Commercial Activity Guide’.The agreement was signed by the Qatar Chamber Public...

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