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Young and infected: Covid-19's new patients as India battles huge surge

Young and infected: Covid-19's new patients as India battles huge surge

Ajay Singh Yadav only managed a final video call with Raj Karan before his close friend became the latest of an alarming number of young Indians, including children, falling victim to the new coronavirus wave sweeping the country.

Germany to mourn its 80,000 Covid dead at memorial

Germany to mourn its 80,000 Covid dead at memorial

Germany will hold a national memorial service on Sunday for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic, sharing the pain of grieving families and those who died alone because of Covid curbs.

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days ahead of a key summit hosted by President Joe Biden.

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

President Joe Biden must show he is serious and committed about US re-engagement on climate change, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview with AFP ahead of a virtual climate summit opening this week.

Canada records second case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca shot

Canada records second case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca shot

Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use.

Five killed as police fire at protesting workers in Bangladesh

Five killed as police fire at protesting workers in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh yesterday after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said.

Giant clam shells worth nearly $25mn seized in Philippine raid

Giant clam shells worth nearly $25mn seized in Philippine raid

Philippine authorities said yesterday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25mn in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.

Myanmar junta leader set to join Asean summit next week

Myanmar junta leader set to join Asean summit next week

Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing will join a special Asean summit next week, the Thai foreign ministry said yesterday, his first official trip since masterminding a coup which deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Delhi warns of ‘grim’ Covid-19 battle as surge hits new record

Delhi warns of ‘grim’ Covid-19 battle as surge hits new record

New Delhi reported a record 24,000 coronavirus cases in one day and its leader warned of a “grim” battle ahead yesterday as major cities across India went into a weekend lockdown in a bid to curtail a nationwide pandemic surge.

Flowers and sunshine as public turn out to honour Philip

Flowers and sunshine as public turn out to honour Philip

Early risers flocked to support Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her husband Prince Philip’s funeral yesterday, taking advantage of cloudless skies to honour him with flowers and tributes.

Prince Philip is laid to rest

Prince Philip is laid to rest

Queen Elizabeth II bid farewell yesterday to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, restricted by coronavirus (Covid-19) rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.

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