5 killed in clashes in Beirut: Report

Beirut |Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST

Five people were killed and over 10 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed clash between supporters of Hezbollah and a rival faction in Khaldeh at the southern entrance of Beirut, al-Jadeed local T

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Israeli cabinet discusses state budget after 3-yr deadlock

Tel Aviv |Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

The Israeli cabinet has kicked off discussions on the state budget, after more than three years amid a political deadlock.

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Turkey reports 20,890 daily COVID-19 cases

Europe | August 2, 2021 3:15:10 AM IST

Ankara [Turkey] August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday registered 20,890 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,747,935, according to its Health Ministry.

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India takes over UNSC presidency with pledge to work for humanity, focus on terror

United Nations |Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

India took over the presidency of the Security Council on Sunday with a pledge to work for entire humanity while bringing a focus to the challenges of terrorism.

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Samsung holds 18pc of smartphones market share in Q2, ranks world's No.1 in shipments

Asia | August 2, 2021 12:45:24 PM IST

Seoul [South Korea], August 2 (ANI/Global Economic): Samsung Electronics' smartphone shipments ranked first in the world in the second quarter of this year, following the first quarter.

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Pyongyang urges cancellation US-S.Korea military drills

Seoul |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the US, saying that a Pyongyang-Seoul leader-level summit remains unlikely in the short term, state media reported

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Thailand's COVID-19 tally tops 600,000

Asia | August 2, 2021 6:45:12 AM IST

Bangkok [Thailand], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other regions possibly till the end of August to contain

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No decision yet over annual military drills with US: Seoul

Seoul |Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST

South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Monday that no decision had been made yet over the joint annual military exercise with the US this year.

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Japan imposes state of emergency in 4 more areas

Tokyo |Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST

A state of emergency was on Monday imposed in Japan's Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Osaka prefectures, joining Tokyo and Okinawa, due to a resurgence in new Covid-19 cases.

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Another Aus state plunges into lockdown

Brisbane |Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

The government of Australia's Queensland state on Monday announced that the current three-day snap lockdown on 11 areas, including the capital city of Brisbane and Gold Coast, will be extended until A

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US Senate introduces bipartisan infrastructure bill

Washington |Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

The US Senate has introduced a long-awaited and hotly debated infrastructure bill after hours of efforts to finalise the legislative text.

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Zambian Prez deploys army to curb violence before polls

Lusaka |Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has allowed the deployment of the army and other forces in an effort to help the police in containing violence that has marred the run-up to the general elections.

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