Canada : Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records

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Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records. Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more...

Fmr US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap appointed next Chargé D’affaires in India

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The White House is yet to send to the U.S. Senate the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose name has been doing...

UN urges ‘full adherence to ceasefire’ as life resumes in Gaza

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The 11-day Israeli bombardment of Gaza killed at least 248 people, including 66 children, with more than 1,900 people wounded. The United Nations Security Council...

Bosnia’s peace envoy imposes ban on genocide denial

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Valentin Inzko has set jail terms for anyone who ‘publicly condones, denies, grossly trivialises or tries to justify’ the genocide in Srebrenica or war...

Dozens killed in COVID hospital fire in Iraq

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At least 52 people have been killed in a fire at the coronavirus isolation ward of a hospital in Iraq, the second such deadly...

Grant full approval for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines – Scientists

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Now that the Delta coronavirus variant is posing a serious risk to unvaccinated people, some experts are calling for the Food and Drug Administration...

A drop in China’s unemployment rate hides a lack of jobs

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While urban jobless rate fell to 5 percent, unemployment for those between the age of 16-24 was more than double that. China’s unemployment rate has...

Israeli bombardment severely weakened Gaza economy: Report

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The UN, EU, and World Bank report estimates the cost of damage to the Gaza Strip after the 11-day May offensive between $290m and...

G7 summit amid tight COVID restrictions

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A giant Mount Rushmore-style sculpture made out of electronic waste depicting G7 leaders has been erected in Cornwall. The imposing artwork, placed on the...

Violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’: UN

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UN says COVID pandemic increasing vulnerability of children in conflict zones to grave violations. Grave violations against children in conflict remain “alarmingly high”, with the...