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In a pickle: Pakistan cops detain 19 eatery staffers after being denied free burgers

Workers at the trendy chain Johnny & Jugnu in the eastern city of Lahore were rounded up and held for seven hours overnight on Saturday, leaving behind unattended kitchens and hungry customers.

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US journalist detained in Myanmar released: Lawyer 

Nathan Maung, who founded local outlet Kamayut Media, had faced charges under a colonial-era law that criminalises encouraging dissent against the military.

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UK eases curbs on blood donations for gay and bisexual men

Those who have had the same sexual partner for the last three months will now be eligible to donate, NHS Blood and Transplant said.

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Novavax says its Covid vaccine nearly 90% effective

These results assume significance for India as Centre had earlier indicated that about 20 crore doses of the vaccine may be available in the country between August-December. 

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Jaishankar, senior Kenyan ministers hold ministerial roundtable

Jaishankar, who arrived in Kenya on Saturday on a three-day visit to strengthen India's relations with the major East African country, earlier interacted with Indian business representatives here.

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Heavy rains, windstorm leave nine people dead, 17 injured in Pakistan

The disaster management authority directed the respective district administrations to step up relief activities in the rain affected areas.

published : 14 Jun 2021

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's escape

Prosecutors read out a statement accusing Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and Peter Taylor of arranging to hide Ghosn in box for musical equipment.

published : 14 Jun 2021

EXPLAINER: Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel's new leader?

The 49-year-old father of four shares Netanyahu's hawkish approach to the Middle East conflict, but the two have had tense relations over the years.

published : 14 Jun 2021

Israel's new government gets to work after Netanyahu ouster

Under a coalition agreement, Bennett will hold office of the premier for the first two years of the term, and then Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the architect of the coalition, will become prime minist

published : 14 Jun 2021

Law school lecturer in China suspended for advocating polygamy

Bao Yinan's comments on polygamy in the private channel were leaked to public platforms, prompting a backlash.

published : 14 Jun 2021

New Zealand apologises for 1970s raids on Pacific people

It's when Pacific Island people were targeted for deportation in the mid-1970s during aggressive home raids by authorities to find, convict and deport overstayers.

published : 14 Jun 2021

Boris Johnson expected to announce delay in next England unlocking

British scientists and doctors urged the prime minister to err on the side of caution and postpone implementing the fourth stage of his government's four-step unlocking plan for England. 

published : 14 Jun 2021

Indian-origin husband of ex-Amazon employee jailed in US for insider trading in stock

Bohra was sentenced on June 10 in US District Court in Seattle to 26 months in prison for securities fraud due to his insider trading activity, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.

published : 14 Jun 2021

Some US allies near Russia are wary of Biden-Putin summit

Some in the countries that once were part of the Soviet Union or the Moscow-led Warsaw Pact during the Cold War worry that Washington could scale down support for its allies there to lure Russia.

published : 14 Jun 2021

COVID-19: European Medicines Agency official suggests ditching AstraZeneca jab

Marco Cavaleri, the EMA's head of vaccine strategy, also told Italy's La Stampa newspaper that the Johnson & Johnson jab should be preferentially used for the over 60s.

published : 14 Jun 2021