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  • Hundreds Protest Against Denmark's Virus Law, 'Corona Passports'
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    Hundreds Protest Against Denmark’s Coronavirus Law, Corona Passports

    The Scandinavian country has been under a partial lockdown since late December. (Representational) Copenhagen: Hundreds gathered in central Copenhagen on Saturday to protest against a controversial virus law and Denmark’s plan to create so called “corona passports”. Marching through the streets, the crowd of mostly younger people, lit fireworks during a march which an AFP correspondent at the scene described as mostly peaceful. Police told the Ekstrabladet newspaper that some 600 people had gathered and one person was arrested for throwing firecrackers towards police officers. Organised by Danish anti-restriction group “Men in Black,” the main issue for the protesters was […] More

  • Multiple Wounded In Stabbing Incident At Vancover-Area Library: Police
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    Multiple Wounded In Stabbing Incident At Vancover-Area Library: Police

    Multiple people were wounded in a stabbing incident at the North Vancouver Library (Representational) Ottawa: Multiple people were wounded in a stabbing at a public library in a Vancouver suburb on Saturday, and one suspect, who apparently acted alone, was taken into custody, Canadian police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said “multiple victims” were stabbed inside and outside the North Vancouver Library and that one suspect had been taken in custody. It “appears this was a lone suspect,” the RCMP said on Twitter, adding that it was still looking for “potential additional victims”. Amy Robertson of B.C. Emergency […] More

  • 32 Killed, 66 Injured As Two Trains Collide In Egypt
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    Death Count Of Egypt Train Collision Revised Down To 19 From 32

    The first victims were laid to rest early on Saturday. (File) Tahta: Egypt buried the dead Saturday from a train collision that killed at least 19 people and injured 185, according to a revised count, as investigators probed the country’s latest deadly rail crash. Health Minister Hala Zayed told reporters that an initial tcount of 32 killed in Friday’s crash was revised down, while the number of injured rose from 165. “After we honed in on the details of those killed and injured… at this moment there are 185 injured and 19 corpses and three bags of body parts,” Zayed […] More

  • China Is Acting Aggressively And Repressively In Asia: Antony Blinken
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    Horrified By Myanmar Military’s Reign Of Terror: US

    The courageous people of Burma reject the military’s reign of terror: Antony Blinken (File) Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that Washington was “horrified” by the killings carried out by Myanmar’s security forces, blasting “the military’s reign of terror.” “We are horrified by the bloodshed perpetrated by Burmese security forces, showing that the junta will sacrifice the lives of the people to serve the few,” Blinken said in a tweet. “The courageous people of Burma reject the military’s reign of terror.” (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published […] More

  • US Military Offers To Help In Blocked Suez Canal
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    Ship Blocking Suez Canal Moves Slightly, Unclear When It Will Refloat

    400 metre long ship became wedged diagonally across a southern section of canal (File) Suez, Egypt: Efforts to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have allowed its stern and rudder to move, but it remains unclear when it can be refloated, the head of the canal authority said on Saturday. The 400 metre (430 yard) long Ever Given became wedged diagonally across a southern section of the canal amid high winds early on Tuesday, blocking one of the world’s busiest waterways. About 15% of world shipping traffic transits the canal and hundreds of vessels are waiting to […] More

  • Days After $500 Million Cleared By IMF, World Bank Loans Over $1 Billion To Pakistan
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    Days After $500 Million Cleared By IMF, World Bank Loans Over $1 Billion To Pakistan: Report

    World Bank signed agreements with Pakistan to provide a loan of USD 1.336 billion for economic assistance Islamabad: The World Bank has signed agreements with Pakistan to provide a loan of USD 1.336 billion for assistance to boost the cash-strapped country’s foreign exchange reserves and help support social sector programmes. A total of six project agreements, worth USD 1.336 billion in loans, including a USD 128-million grant, were signed on Friday to support the government’s initiatives in social protection, disaster and climate risk management, improving infrastructure for resilience, agriculture, food security, human capital development and governance sectors, Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper […] More

  • 4 Syrians Found Frozen To Death In Eastern Lebanon
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    4 Syrians Found Frozen To Death In Eastern Lebanon

    Lebanon has more than a million Syrian refugees who have fled their homes. (Representational) Beirut: Four Syrians, two women and two children, were found dead on Friday in eastern Lebanon after having gone missing, the governor of Lebanon’s Baalbek and Hermel region tweeted. The four were found, frozen to death, after a search operation by the Lebanese civil defence, army and security forces, Bachir Khodr said “An investigation will be launched into the Lebanese individual who was with them previously to see if this was human smuggling or not,” he said. Lebanon has more than a million Syrian refugees who […] More

  • Satellite Pics Show 120 Anchored Ships Waiting For Suez Canal To Clear
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    Satellite Pics Show 120 Anchored Ships Waiting For Suez Canal To Clear

    Ships waiting at Suez Canal. High-res here New Delhi: The giant MV Ever Given cargo ship that has been wedged diagonally across Egypt’s Suez Canal – one of the world’s most vital waterways – since Tuesday, has blocked over 120 ships at the southern entrance to the trade route, a high-resolution satellite image has revealed. The photograph shows nearly 2,500 square kilometers of sea area near the canal, which is peppered with scores of anchored ships waiting for the unblocking of the waterway. Other photographs clicked by Maxar’s WorldView satellites provide a detailed look of the ongoing operation to unblock […] More

  • Lights Out As Cities Across The World Mark Earth Hour
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    Lights Out As Cities Across The World Mark Earth Hour

    India Gate war memorial after the lights were switched off during the Earth Hour in Delhi. Singapore: Cities around the world were turning off their lights Saturday for Earth Hour, with this year’s event highlighting the link between the destruction of nature and increasing outbreaks of diseases like Covid-19. Starting off the event, at 8:30 pm the skylines of Asian metropolises from Singapore to Hong Kong went dark, as did landmarks including Sydney Opera House. The annual event calls for action on climate change and the environment, and this year, organisers said they want to highlight the link between the […] More

  • Chinese Delegation Arrives In Nepal Amid Political Crisis: Report
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    China Announces Sanctions On 3 People From US, Canada Over Xinjiang

    It is in response to sanctions imposed earlier this week by US and Canada on China. (File) Beijing: China announced tit-for-tat sanctions against two Americans, a Canadian and a rights advocacy body late Saturday, in response to sanctions imposed earlier this week by the two countries over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs. Two members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, as well as Canadian MP Michael Chong and a Canadian parliamentary committee on human rights are prohibited from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, the Chinese foreign ministry said. At least one million […] More

  • 'Technical Or Human Errors' Likely Behind Suez Canal Blockage: Official
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    Technical Or Human Errors Likely Behind Suez Canal Blockage By Ship: Official

    The MV Ever Given has been wedged diagonally across the span of the Suez canal since Tuesday. Suez: Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority chief said Saturday that strong wind was not the main reason for the grounding of the MV Ever Given cargo ship in the waterway. “Strong winds and weather factors were not the main reasons for the ship’s grounding, there may have been technical or human errors,” Osama Rabie said at a press conference in Suez. “All of these factors will become apparent in the investigation,” he added. Asked when the ship could be afloat again, he suggested it […] More

  • Ultra Violet-Emitting LED Lights Can Kill Novel Coronavirus, Say Scientists
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    Vaccines May Need Regular Updates As Coronavirus Evolves, Say Scientists

    In the long term, SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely to show immune evasion capability, scientists say Berlin: Scientists have assessed the course of evolution of the novel coronavirus and predicted that COVID-19 vaccines currently in use across the world may need regular updates to counter new variants of the virus which are capable of escaping the body’s protective antibodies. The study, published in the journal Virus Evolution, assessed whether, over the long term, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely to demonstrate an immune evasion capability on par with that of influenza viruses. In the research, virologists from Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin in […] More

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