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Italy welcomes tourists from US, Canada, Japan

Tourists must be vaccinated, have a certification that they have recovered from the illness or have a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of entering Italy.

published : 23 hours ago

Car bomb blast outside Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's house kills 3 in Lahore

The Punjab police chief Inam Ghani said there could have been a 'major loss' had there been no police picket outside the house of the high-profile personality, referring to Saeed.

published : 23 Jun 2021

PM K P Sharma Oli claims Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India

Later on, Maharshi Patanjali developed the philosophy of Yoga in a more refined and systematic manner, he said. 'Yoga doesn't belong to any particular religion or religious sect,' Oli said.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Can pandemic recovery plan end Italy's years of stagnation?

The challenge is formidable: Italy has failed to show robust growth in the more than two decades since it joined the euro currency union in 1999.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Pakistan receives another 2 million doses of China-made Covid vaccine

The fresh doses will be sent to various vaccine centres across the country for which arrangements are already in place.

published : 23 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Over 150 hospital workers in US' Houston fired, resign over refusal to get jabbed

The Houston Methodist employees who filed the lawsuit likened their situation to medical experiments performed on unwilling victims in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda, rights group claims 

Facebook said its teams “continue to closely monitor the situation in Myanmar in real-time and take action on any posts, Pages or Groups that break our rules.”

published : 23 Jun 2021

Five years after Brexit vote, divided UK still feels shockwaves

Five years after a fractious referendum campaign that sparked family arguments and neighbourhood disputes, Britain is still as split over Europe as ever.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Xi Jinping speaks to Chinese astronauts in space station; says mission an 'important milestone'

The three astronauts, who will build the station, are expected to set a new record for China's manned space mission duration, exceeding the 33 days kept by the Shenzhou-11 crew in 2016.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Turkmenistan's Ashgabat tops Hong Kong as world's costliest city: Survey

Ashgabat rose from second in the previous survey to the first spot due to "high local inflation", Mercer France global mobility practice leader Jean-Philippe Sarra told AFP.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Self-radicalised actors remain main domestic terrorism threat to Singapore: Report

The Internal Security Department assessed that there is currently no specific nor credible intelligence of an imminent terrorist attack against Singapore, but the threat level remains high.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Egyptian student sentenced to four years in prison over 'false news'

Ahmed Samir, a master's student at the Central European University in Vienna studying women's reproductive rights, was arrested in February after returning to Egypt on a family visit.

published : 23 Jun 2021

After COVID-19, could heatwaves be the next big killer?

The chilling report by the UN's climate science advisory panel paints a grim -- and deadly -- picture for a warming planet.

published : 23 Jun 2021

Germany's Angela Merkel gets Moderna as second jab after AstraZeneca first dose

The 66-year-old took her first dose of AstraZeneca's vaccine in April, more than two weeks after German authorities recommended use of the jab only for people aged 60 and over.

published : 23 Jun 2021

No jury as Hong Kong's first trial under new national security law begins

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was arrested the day after the sweeping new law came into effect when he allegedly drove his motorcycle into a group of police officers during protests on July 1 last year.

published : 23 Jun 2021