December 2, 2022
International

New Zealand’s borders are fully reopened following a protracted pandemic closure

WELLINGTON: For the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic closed them in March 2020, New Zealand’s borders fully reopened to tourists from around the world on Monday. For citizens of New Zealand, borders started to reopen in February, and restrictions have progressively been relaxed. Last night, the process of reopening the borders came to a […]

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India’s Savitri Jindal is now the richest lady in Asia

Yang Huiyan is no longer Asia’s richest lady as China’s real estate crisis has taken a toll on the nation’s developers, including her Country Garden Holdings Co.Savitri Jindal of India has surpassed Yang. She is the creator of the diversified multinational Jindal Group and is worth $11.3 billion. The only other Chinese tycoon ahead of […]

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Sri Lanka’s bankruptcy is refused further finance by the World Bank

COLOMBO: On Friday, the World Bank announced that it would not provide Sri Lanka with new funds unless the island nation implemented “deep structural reforms” to stabilize its collapsing economy. With its 22 million residents experiencing months of food and fuel shortages, rolling blackouts, and escalating prices, Sri Lanka has experienced a historic collapse. Large-scale […]

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By 2025, India will stop using MiG-21 fighter planes

Following the death of two officers in a crash, the most recent in a string of fatalities related to the single-engine jet’s failure, India will ground all of its Soviet-era Russian fighter jets, the MiG-21, by 2025. The MiG-21 need to be replaced before being grounded even though they are well past their retirement age. […]

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Dozens of deaths in the destruction of the Donetsk prison are attributed to Russia and Ukraine

ODESA, Ukraine/KYIV: A jail structure looked to have been demolished by a missile strike or explosion, killing dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war, and Moscow and Kyiv each claimed blame for the incident on Friday.In their first phone conversation since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of its neighbour on February 24, the senior officials of […]

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US House passes assault weapon ban; Senate will probably kill it

WASHINGTON: Following a string of tragic mass shootings, the US House of Representatives on Friday advanced a bill that would outlaw assault weapons for the first time in decades.The Democratic-majority House passed the bill 217 to 213; it will now go before the Senate, where it is almost certainly bound to fail. Despite the terrible […]

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As a Soviet-era fighter plane crashes in India, two pilots perish

The crash of a Soviet-era fighter plane in India that was on a training mission has claimed the lives of two pilots, raising new safety worries following a run of mishaps involving the aircraft. According to the defence ministry, the MiG-21 crashed on Thursday night in the western Rajasthani state’s desert close to the city […]

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Philippines airlifts aid to earthquake-hit regions that are cut off

Residents asked for food and temporary shelter as Philippine officials on Friday airlifted supplies to regions that have been shut off since a strong earthquake rocked the main island of Luzon this week.The military claimed to have sent people and helicopters to the Abra province’s seven remote communities to provide aid supplies. According to Romel […]

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Bridges above the Eastbay Expressway save Gwadar from sinking

Three bridges of the Eastbay Expressway, one of CPEC’s modern roadways, have prevented the eastern section of the coastal city from completely sinking in the middle of flash floods that threaten tragedy in many areas of Gwadar. They have avoided many casualties and the destruction of residential and commercial structures. The opening of the three bridges served as […]

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1,700 people died in Spain and Portugal from the heatwave

COPENHAGEN: The European branch of the World Health Organization announced on Friday that the heatwave engulfing Europe has resulted in over 1,700 fatalities just on the Iberian peninsula, and it is urging cooperation to combat climate change. Heat is fatal. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, stated that thousands of people had died in recent […]

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