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    Pakistan fails to nab 19 most wanted LeT terrorists even 12 years after 26/11 attack

    PTI, Twelve years after the 26/11 attack, Pakistan has placed 19 members of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in a list of the "Most Wanted Terrorists" for their role in the heinous assault, but it has not initiated any serious efforts to nab them and also punish seven others who are facing trial here. The security agencies here are clueless about the...

    • 30 min ago
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    60 km queues as Covid turns Kenyan border crossing into lorry park

    Reuters, The queue of lorries snakes down the narrow tarmac road, stretching back as far as the eye can see on both sides of a sign that reads: "Welcome to Busia, the gateway to east and central Africa". Before Covid-19, Kenyan driver Joseph Kimani used to reckon with a five-hour wait to cross from there into Uganda with his cargo of diesel. Now the queue on the Kenyan...

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    Death by shark is at a high in Australia - what's going on?

    International New York Times, The shark attacked Sunday, when Charles Cernobori, 59 and a father of three, was bodysurfing off Cable Beach in Western Australia. A couple found him, dragged him to the beach and called emergency services. By the time they arrived, it was too late to save Cernobori. His death was the eighth linked to a shark in Australia this year, the most in nearly a...

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    We can get there but not at any cost: UK on Brexit deal

    Reuters, Britain and the European Union can clinch a Brexit trade deal and the shape of one is clear but London will not sign up to an accord at any cost, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's finance minister said on Thursday. With just five weeks left until the United Kingdom finally exits the EU's orbit, both sides are trying to reach a trade deal that would avoid a tumultuous finale to the...

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    When and which Covid-19 vaccines are likely to be available in Asia

    Reuters, Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc have released trial data this month showing their experimental vaccines are effective in preventing the disease. If regulators approve any of the vaccines in coming weeks, the companies have said distribution could begin almost immediately with governments around the world. But many Asian countries do...

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    AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

    International New York Times, The announcement this week that a cheap, easy-to-make coronavirus vaccine appeared to be up to 90% effective was greeted with jubilation. 'Get yourself a vaccaccino,' a British tabloid celebrated, noting that the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, costs less than a cup of coffee. But since unveiling the preliminary results,...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Pope prays for Diego Maradona, fondly recalls meeting him

    AP, Pope Francis has remembered Diego Maradona in his prayers after learning of the soccer legend's death on Wednesday, the Vatican said. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said that the pope, after being informed of Maradona's death, 'thinks back fondly to the times they met in these years and remembers him in prayer.' He said that Francis had also prayed for Maradona in recent days when he...

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    'An immense sadness': Argentina declares 3-day national mourning for Diego Maradona

    Reuters, Heartbroken fans of Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to mourn on Wednesday, following the news of his death. President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after Maradona, 60, died at home of a heart attack after battling a series of health problems. In Buenos Aires, fans laid bouquets of...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    In Brazil, Pfizer begins process to register Covid-19 vaccine

    AFP, Pfizer gave the office of Brazil's health regulators results of the tests of their Covid-19 vaccine, a necessary step to approve and register the vaccine, the US-based pharmaceutical said Wednesday. "This is an important step so that the vaccine can be available in Brazil," Pfizer said in a statement in Portuguese. Brazil, with a population of 212 million, has the...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Germany extends Covid-19 curbs to early January

    AFP, Germany will extend its current coronavirus restrictions through to early January unless there is a dramatic drop in infections -- something that is not expected, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. Merkel said the measures introduced in early November, including limits on private gatherings and the closure of restaurants, leisure and cultural facilities, cannot be lifted given current...

    • 9 hrs ago