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  • UK to slap fines of up to $13,000 on Covid curb violators

    Labour leader Keir Starmer, who is beginning the party’s annual conference virtually, said he would support another national lockdown.

    Sep 20, 2020 19:07
  • Why Thai protesters are challenging the monarchy

    Protesters say they do not seek to end the monarchy, only reform it, but conservatives are horrified by such attacks on an institution the constitution says is “enthroned in a position of revered worship”.

    Sep 20, 2020 22:29
  • Pak army a state above the state, says Nawaz Sharif as Oppn unites against military leaders

    From being a state within a state, it was now a state above the state, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

    Sep 20, 2020 19:36
  • International flights: Who are eligible to fly to these 13 countries?

    The civil aviation ministry has released a detailed guideline on who can travel to these countries from India along with the criteria for travelling to India from these countries.

    Sep 20, 2020 16:13
  • Facebook neutral, non-partisan, its India chief says defending handling of hate speeches

    Facebook India Head Ajit Mohan has defended the handling of alleged hate speeches by members of the ruling BJP, saying the platform has remained true to its design of being neutral and non-partisan and acted based on inputs from various teams.

    Sep 20, 2020 16:38
  • Thai protesters challenge monarchy as huge protests escalate

    Openly challenging the monarchy of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters marched in Bangkok on Sunday to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers.

    Sep 20, 2020 15:37
  • Italians vote in 7 regional contests shaped by pandemic

    For the first time, voters over 65 will have preferential access and will be guided to the front of any line by volunteers from Italy’s civil protection agency.

    Sep 20, 2020 15:29
  • TikTok owner seeking $60 billion valuation in US deal

    Oracle and Walmart have rights to buy 12.5% and 7.5% respectively of a newly established TikTok Global under an agreement that won the approval of Trump.

    Sep 20, 2020 14:40
  • Covid-19 is putting Britain’s next industrial revolution on ice

    The global shift toward robotics and artificial intelligence across advanced economies is currently in a go-slow phase in the UK -- where both Covid-19 and Brexit have hampered progress.

    Sep 20, 2020 14:23
  • Banksy’s Show Me the Monet to go on sale next month

    Auction house Sotheby’s on Friday announced it would offer British street artist Banksy’s well-known tribute to Claude Monet for an estimated £3-5 million at a live-stream auction next month.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:40
  • Sweden spared surge of coronavirus cases but many questions remain

    Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much of the world — Swedes go about their lives without them.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:30
  • Threat of lethal autumn looms in Europe after Covid-19 reprieve

    Coronavirus has started spreading in older populations again, according to data from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK In France, its prevalence among those aged 75 or over more than doubled in the past three weeks.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:28
  • Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan’s new PM

    Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China’s government in Beijing, not Taiwan’s.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:22
  • Russia’s new Covid-19 cases above 6,000 for second day in a row

    The country’s coronavirus crisis centre said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the Russian death toll to 19,418.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:16
  • France, UK, Germany reject US call to return Iran sanctions

    Since quitting the nuclear accord in May 2018, the Trump administration has intensified efforts to pressure the Islamic Republic, ratcheting up sanctions.

    Sep 20, 2020 13:14