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WHO tries to bolster fragile funding with new foundation CEO

AGENCY PARIS: Hoping to strengthen its funding, the World Health Organisation is appointing a CEO to a foundation intended to bring in more private donations,...

Pope: Christmas a sign of hope amid difficulties of pandemic

AGENCY VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis says the Christmas season provides reason for hope amid the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.During his Sunday blessing, Francis noted...

Oli skips crucial Standing Committee meeting of ruling party

AGENCY KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, one of the chairmen of the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP), on Sunday skipped a crucial...

Scotland Yard makes arrest from protest in London against farm laws in India

AGENCY LONDON: Scotland Yard has reportedly made a number of arrests after it warned of enforcement action ahead of thousands of protesters from different parts...

UK prepares for historic moment of vaccination against COVID-19

AGENCY LONDON: The first 50 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals are gearing up for what the UK government has described as the biggest immunisation programme...

China coal mine accident toll climbs to 23

Beijing: The death toll due to a carbon monoxide leak inside a coal mine in southwest China has gone up to 23, while one...

COVID-19 could push number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030: UN

United Nations: An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030 due to the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus...

Pakistan’s anti-terror court sentences Hafiz Saeed to 10 yrs jail

Agency Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court...

Biden calls for an end to ‘grim era of demonisation’

Agency Washington: Pledging to be the president of all Americans, Joe Biden has sought an immediate end to the "grim era of demonisation" in the...

JOE BIDEN IN, TRUMP OUT

AGENCY Washington: Democrat Joe Biden on Saturday defeated incumbent Republican US President Donald Trump in the closely-fought presidential election, according to American media projections.The 77-year-old...

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