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    France urges its nationals in Pakistan to leave country after violent protests by radical religious group

    Islamabad: The French embassy here on Thursday advised all French nationals in Pakistan to temporarily leave the country after violent protests by a radical religious group that has now been banned by the government.The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) took to streets on Monday to launch violent protests to force the government to expel the...

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    Here's all you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine passport

    Washington: "Vaccine passports," or vaccine certificates, are documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus. They could help you get into places such as stadiums or even countries that are looking to reopen safely. The certificates are still being developed, and how and whether they'll be used could vary widely...

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    Meet Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox: Two Indian-Americans nominated to key admin positions by President Biden

    US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate a top attorney and an executive, both Indian-American women, to key administration positions. The nominations are being seen as a promotion for Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox who joined the administration on the very first day of the Biden presidency on January 20. Joshi has...

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    COVID-19: Denmark becomes country first to junk AstraZeneca due to rare blood clot cases

    Copenhagen: Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of a blood clot.The decision will push back the scheduled conclusion of Denmark's vaccination scheme to early August from July 25, health authorities said.

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    Pakistan: At least four policemen killed as violence erupts after TLP chief's arrest

    Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious group with a massive following across Pakistan has chocked major cities including the capital Islamabad, as its supporters took to the streets, protesting against the arrest of their chief Saad Hussain Rizvi, who was taken into custody after he threatened to storm the capital Islamabad in the coming days if...

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    New insect species from Kosovo named after coronavirus

    London: A team of scientists have named a small caddisfly -- native to a national park in Kosovo -- after the Coronavirus pandemic. The Potamophylax coronavirus was collected near a stream in the Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park in Kosovo by the team led by Professor Halil Ibrahimi of the University of Prishtina.

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    Joe Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan on Sept 11

    US President Joe Biden plans to present on Wednesday the details of his plans to have all American troops out of war-torn Afghanistan by September 11 this year, the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York. Ahead of a formal announcement, a senior official said Biden has decided to draw down the remaining US troops from Afghanistan and finally end the...

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    NATO pledges to support Ukraine, warns Russia on troop buildup

    Raf CasertBrusselsNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed the Western military alliance's "unwavering" support for Ukraine and warned Moscow on Tuesday not to push its troop buildup along Russia's border with the neighbouring country."NATO stands with Ukraine," Stoltenberg said during a news conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro...

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    COVID-19: US to pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to fear of blood clotting

    New York: US health authorities called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports surfaced of extremely rare blood clotting.All six cases were in young women aged between 18 and 48, with symptoms showing six to 13 days after vaccination. One of them died and another is in hospital, the New York Times reports.

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    'Pandemic far from over': WHO Chief strikes cautionary note as COVID-19 caseload, death rate show sharp rise

    There have been now seven consecutive weeks of increasing Covid-19 cases and four weeks of increasing deaths globally, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said on Monday adding that the coronavirus pandemic is 'long from over'. "In January and February, the world saw six...

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