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More than 400 civilians murdered in Kherson: Ukrainian prosecutors

KIEV: The bodies of more than 400 civilians murdered during the Russian occupation have been recovered in the southern Kherson region, Ukrainian state prosecutor Andriy Kostin says.“The bodies of 432 civilians who were murdered have been found,”...

Nov 25, 2022
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2021 saw five women killed per hour by family or partners: UN

DPA NEW YORK Each hour in 2021 saw an average of five women or girls killed by a partner or family member in their own homes, according to a new UN report.Around 56 percent of all murders of women and girls, 45,000 out of 81,000, were committed by...

Nov 25, 2022
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EU reports 238,000 premature deaths in 2020 due to air pollution

DPA COPENHAGEN At least 238,000 people in the European Union died prematurely in 2020 due to exposure to airborne pollutants despite an improvement in air quality, according to new data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on...

Nov 25, 2022
US singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room after winning six awards at the 50th Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on November 20.

US Senate to hold hearing in aftermath of Taylor Swift Ticketmaster chaos

DPA LOS ANGELES A US Senate special committee will hold a hearing to examine the lack of competition in the ticketing industry, after thousands of Taylor Swift fans were left disappointed by online vendors.It comes after reports of significant service failures and delays on the Ticketmaster website that left fans unable to purchase tickets for the...

Nov 25, 2022
Security guards in personal protective equipments (PPE) are seen at a residential compound under lockdown due to COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions in Beijing on Thursday.

Rising COVID-19 infections are largely paralysing cities in China

DPA BEIJING A record wave of COVID-19 infections has sparked further restrictions for the population in China, with the health commission in Beijing reporting more than 31,000 new cases nationwide on Thursday.While the number is not exceptionally high in comparison to the international landscape, it is the largest increase in cases in China since...

Nov 25, 2022
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Brazil court rejects challenge to election result by Bolsonaro party

BUENOS AIRES: Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court has rejected a request by the party of outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro to review the results of last month’s elections. Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party (PL) had not presented any evidence to support its claim of alleged electoral fraud, said court president Alexandre de Moraes on Wednesday. He also...

Nov 25, 2022
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (R) is shown meeting with the nomination of the next Pakistan's army Chief General Syed Asim Munir (L) at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad in this handout photograph released on Thursday.
Pakistan picks General Asim Munir as new army chief amid political turmoil

DPA ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s prime minister on Thursday appointed a new chief for the nation’s powerful army amid a period of political turmoil that has worsened the country’s ailing economy devastated by this year’s historic floods.General Asim Munir, who had previously led the country’s intelligence services, would replace outgoing army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa next week after formal...

Nov 25, 2022
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Turkey shells Kurdish posts in Syria for 6th consecutive day

BEIRUT: Turkish artillery shelling continued on Thursday for the sixth consecutive day targeting posts of Kurdish militias in north-east Syria, a monitoring group reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that 13 attacks were mounted by heavy artillery on areas manned by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the north-eastern province of al-Hassakeh. “So far no...

Nov 25, 2022
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Climate activists briefly shut down Berlin’s main airport: Official

DPA BERLIN Last Generation climate activists briefly shut down Berlin’s main airport on Thursday after gaining access to the runways, an airport spokesman said.Berlin’s airport briefly halted take-offs and landings after climate protesters broke through the airfield’s security perimetre. The activists livestreamed their protest on Twitter, showing some gluing themselves to the ground and...

Nov 25, 2022
Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) pose after a swap, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine on Thursday.
Ukraine, Russia swap 50 POWs

AGENCIES Russia and Ukraine carried out the latest in a series of prisoner of war exchanges on Thursday, with both sides handing over 50 people, officials in Kyiv and Moscow said.Russia’s defence ministry said Ukraine had released 50 Russian soldiers who had been captured.Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, said on Telegram that Ukraine received 48 soldiers and two...

Nov 25, 2022
Local residents queue in line for access to a water pump in a park to fill plastic bottles in Kyiv, on Thursday, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Water and power largely restored in Kiev, other areas see progress

DPA KIEV Just a day after nationwide Russian missile attacks, Ukraine restored the water supply in its capital Kiev on Thursday while the municipal services seemed to struggle to completely restore crucial electricity supplies.After the major attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure the day before, the water supply in the capital city of 3 million people had completely collapsed due to power...

Nov 25, 2022
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At least 80 injured after magnitude-5.9 quake strikes western Turkey

ANKARA:At least 80 people were injured when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled western Turkey early on Wednesday, state news channel TRT reported. One person was seriously injured after jumping out of a window in panic, broadcaster CNN Türk reported. The epicentre was located in the Black Sea province of Düzce, disaster control authority AFAD said, but tremors could be felt as far away as...

Nov 24, 2022
Rescuers clear debris of the destroyed two-storey maternity building in the town of Vilnyansk, southern Zaporizhzhia region, on Wednesday, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Deaths, blackouts as cities are pounded in Ukraine

AGENCIES Russian attacks in Kyiv have killed at least four people and cut water and power supplies in the capital, according to Ukrainian authorities.Raids across the nation have also knocked out the power in several other cities, and caused blackouts in Moldova.The European Parliament labels Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.An overnight Russian rocket attack struck a hospital maternity ward in...

Nov 24, 2022
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Turkey says it has attacked 471 targets in offensive against Kurds

ISTANBUL:Turkey’s armed forces have attacked 471 targets since the beginning of the latest military offensive in northern Iraq and Syria. A total of “254 terrorists have been neutralised,” Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday. “The operation will continue with attacks from the air and with land-based guns,” Akar added. He gave no details about possible civilian...

Nov 24, 2022
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Bomb attack by Dutch army in Afghanistan was unlawful, court rules

DPA THE HAGUE A bomb attack by the Dutch army on a residential building in Afghanistan in 2007 that killed 20 people was unlawful, a court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday.The court ordered the state to pay damages to the families of the victims. The court upheld a complaint by four relatives.In 2007, Dutch units bombed a housing complex in Uruzgan province in the fight against the Taliban,...

Nov 24, 2022
Picture taken on Wednesday shows a broken window at the Celtic and Roman museum in Manching, southern Germany, from where a hoard of Celtic coins was stolen.
Thieves steal gold treasure worth millions from Bavarian museum

DPA AUGSBURG Burglars that broke into a museum in the Upper Bavarian town of Manching made off with gold treasure from the Celtic period worth several million euros.The thieves broke into the Celts and Romans Museum during the night between Monday and Tuesday and stole the gold, Bavarian police reported.The cache of 450 gold coins was discovered in Manching, a town near Ingolstadt, in 1999. The...

Nov 24, 2022
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Record-breaking Ronaldo fires Portugal to 3-2 win over Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo stated his club future “does not matter” after a “beautiful moment” which saw him etched his name into the history books as the first man to score in five World Cups during Portugal’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday.The 37-year-old’s thumping penalty put...

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Sidra Medicine welcomes Ecuador’s V-P

Sidra Medicine welcomed Vice-President of Ecuador Alfredo Borrero, his wife Lucía Pazmiño Salvador and their accompanying delegation on Thursday. Borrero, who is also a neurosurgeon, toured several parts of the hospital, including the neurosurgery ward and epilepsy monitoring unit. He was...

TOPSHOT - South Korea's goalkeeper #01 Kim Seung-gyu makes a save during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 24, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)
Uruguay denied twice by woodwork

DPADoha Former champions Uruguay were denied by the post twice as they were held 0-0 by South Korea in the teams’ World Cup opener on Thursday.Diego Godin’s header shortly before the interval and Federico Valverde’s 89th-minute blast hit the left upright.South Korea will meanwhile rue missing...

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Qatar’s CEOs upbeat about positive growth in 2022: KPMG Qatar survey

Satyendra PathakDohaQatar’s strategic investments and planning have enabled it to withstand external economic shocks while maintaining a resilient economy with sustainable growth that has averaged more than 5 percent of GDP growth since 2009, Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) CEO...

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