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Abu Dhabi slashes business registration costs by 90 per cent

In recent weeks authorities have ramped up efforts to woo new business to Abu Dhabi, one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. 

published : 26 Jul 2021

6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawes, no tsunami warning issued

The strong quake hit offshore at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), about 100 kilometres west of the town of Luwuk.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Russia blocks 49 websites linked to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny: Aide

Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic, was arrested in January after he returned to Russia following months of treatment in Germany for a nerve agent poisoning.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Italy wildfires: 900 evacuated in Sardinia; Greece, France send aid

France and Greece dispatched aircraft to help put out wildfires, which have consumed around 20,000 hectares (nearly 50,000 acres) in the province of Oristano.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Woman wearing 'Charlie Hebdo' T-shirt stabbed in London park

The woman's T-shirt has the Charlie Hebdo logo and a cartoon showing a Muslim man kissing a cartoonist with the slogan "L'amour plus fort que la haine" (love is stronger than hate). 

published : 26 Jul 2021

Beijing urges Washington to stop 'demonising' China as US official visits

The US State Department said Sherman had raised various concerns about China's violations of human rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Japan grants health benefits to 84 Hiroshima 'black rain' victims

Suga said the government will begin issuing certificates recognising the plaintiffs as "hibakusha", or atomic bomb victims.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Typhoon In-Fa brings life in China's Shanghai to standstill

In-Fa made the second landfall in east China's Zhejiang province at around 9:50 am on Monday, packing winds of up to 28 metres per second at its centre.

published : 26 Jul 2021

46 Afghan soldiers cross over to seek refuge after losing border post to Taliban: Pakistan Army

The incident occurred late on Sunday night in Arundu sector in the country's Chitral district when an Afghan National Army local Commander requested the Pakistan Army for refuge.

published : 26 Jul 2021

'Get serious': President Arif Alvi tells Pakistanis as country battles fourth wave of COVID pandemic

The death toll due to the viral infection rose to 23,048 with 32 more deaths reported overnight, health officials said.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Scottish climber dies in avalanche on K2, confirms Pakistani official

Rick Allen, 68, died in the avalanche three days ago while trying to reach the summit along a route that had not been attempted previously on the mountain's southeast face.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Joe Biden, PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq

The US troop presence has stood at about 2,500 since late last year when former President Donald Trump ordered a reduction from 3,000.

published : 26 Jul 2021

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell in central London on Sunday afternoon.

published : 26 Jul 2021

COVID-19: UAE extends ban on passenger flights from India till August 2

The date could be extended, depending on directions by the UAE authorities, a media report stated citing Etihad Airways Guest Relations.

published : 26 Jul 2021

Pollution effect? Lagoon in Argentina turns bright pink

The color is caused by sodium sulfite, an anti-bacterial product used in fish factories, whose waste is blamed for contaminating the Chubut river that feeds the Corfo lagoon and other water sources.

published : 26 Jul 2021