US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera February 22 as she arrived at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, the Justice Department said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces charges of conspiracy to traffick cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States, it said.(AFP)
US authorities arrested the wife of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera February 22 as she arrived at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, the Justice Department said. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, faces charges of conspiracy to traffick cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for importation into the United States, it said.(AFP)

The glamorous life of El Chapo's wife

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:12 AM IST
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Manhattan district attorneys face a “constant balancing act,” said George Arzt, a longtime New York political consultant. “(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Manhattan district attorneys face a “constant balancing act,” said George Arzt, a longtime New York political consultant. “(AFP file photo. Representative image)

As crime rises, New York prosecutor candidates vow to rein in office

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Whoever wins the June 22 Democratic primary is likely to shake up the office, to which only three White men have been elected in the past 79 years. The person will also take over the investigation that could turn into the office’s most historic prosecution -- that of Donald Trump.
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Year 11 students, wearing face coverings, take part in a GCSE science class at Park Lane Academy in Halifax, northwest England on March 8, 2021. (AFP)
Year 11 students, wearing face coverings, take part in a GCSE science class at Park Lane Academy in Halifax, northwest England on March 8, 2021. (AFP)

Covid-19 in UK: Students back to school after 2 months of closure

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:51 PM IST
As part of the plan, millions of high school and college students coming back to UK classrooms will be tested for the first few weeks. Authorities want to quickly detect and isolate asymptomatic cases in order to avoid sending entire schools home.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma (Syrian Presidency Facebook page / AFP)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma (Syrian Presidency Facebook page / AFP)

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad and his wife test positive for Covid-19

AP
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Syria has recorded nearly 16,000 virus cases in government-held parts of the country, as well as 1,063 deaths, but the numbers are believed to be much higher with limited amounts of PCR tests being done.
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Germany’s vaccine campaign has lagged behind Britain and the United States.(AP)
Germany’s vaccine campaign has lagged behind Britain and the United States.(AP)

Germany ramps up use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Hundreds of thousands of doses have been gathering dust in recent weeks due to the restrictions on who could get the vaccine and misgivings among some who were eligible.
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Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (2nd-R) greeting Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (L) upon arrival in Qatar.(AFP)
Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (2nd-R) greeting Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud (L) upon arrival in Qatar.(AFP)

Saudi foreign minister meets Qatar's emir Hamad al-Thani in Doha: Report

Reuters, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:14 PM IST
QNA said the prince delivered a verbal message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on enhancing bilateral ties as well as on regional and international developments.
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Harry and Meghan interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.(Reuters)
Harry and Meghan interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.(Reuters)

Meghan, Harry call out British media in Oprah interview. Tabloids react

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • During the two-hour conversation, Meghan opened up about her life as a member of the British royal family, concerns raised by its members with respect to the colour of their baby’s skin and the intense media scrutiny they faced.
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A Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) store in Germany is seen in this file picture. H&M was extremely concerned about the situation in the country and that it was in dialogue with UN agencies, diplomatic representatives, human rights experts, trade unions and other multinational companies.(REUTERS)
A Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) store in Germany is seen in this file picture. H&M was extremely concerned about the situation in the country and that it was in dialogue with UN agencies, diplomatic representatives, human rights experts, trade unions and other multinational companies.(REUTERS)

Fashion giant H&M pauses placing orders in Myanmar, says extremely concerned

Reuters, Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:06 PM IST
H&M has around 45 direct suppliers in Myanmar, it said on its website, and has sourced in the country for seven years.
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This TVGE made from video shows smoke rising over the blast site at a military barracks in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday.(AP)
This TVGE made from video shows smoke rising over the blast site at a military barracks in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday.(AP)

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4pm local time was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata.
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In this image from a video, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen adjusts her face mask while delivering a speech to the servicemembers of the 131st Flotilla in the northern port of Keelung, Taiwan.(AP)
In this image from a video, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen adjusts her face mask while delivering a speech to the servicemembers of the 131st Flotilla in the northern port of Keelung, Taiwan.(AP)

Taiwan President Tsai visits naval base amid Chinese threats

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:03 PM IST
  • In remarks during her visit to the 131st Flotilla in the northern port of Keelung, Tsai said the bravery of servicemembers “demonstrated the determination of Taiwan’s national armed forces to defend the sovereignty of our country.”
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A health worker fills a syringe with a diluent for with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Senja-Cashew Community Centre Vaccination Centre, operated by Thomson Medical, in Singapore, on Monday(Bloomberg)
A health worker fills a syringe with a diluent for with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Senja-Cashew Community Centre Vaccination Centre, operated by Thomson Medical, in Singapore, on Monday(Bloomberg)

Migrant workers brought under the ambit of vaccination drive in Singapore

PTI, Singapore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • The migrant workers, which include a huge number of Indians, make up about 90 per cent of Singapore's Covid-19 tally, which stands at 60,046. The death toll is 29.
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In picture - People attend the funeral of Angel a 19-year-old protester also known as Kyal Sin who was shot in the head as Myanmar forces opened fire to disperse an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay on March 4.(Reuters)
In picture - People attend the funeral of Angel a 19-year-old protester also known as Kyal Sin who was shot in the head as Myanmar forces opened fire to disperse an anti-coup demonstration in Mandalay on March 4.(Reuters)

Myanmar protestors begin national strike, vows to defeat military

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets in Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar’s biggest cities, as well as other cities to keep up momentum for the pro-democracy movement.
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Mathawee Sithijirawattanakul, sister of anti-government protester Panusaya "Roong" Sithijirawattanakul, reacts after her sister was denied bail and transferred to prison after being charged with insulting the monarchy, at the Criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Mathawee Sithijirawattanakul, sister of anti-government protester Panusaya "Roong" Sithijirawattanakul, reacts after her sister was denied bail and transferred to prison after being charged with insulting the monarchy, at the Criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)

Thailand charges more activists with sedition, royal insults

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:17 PM IST
  • The sedition charges, which carry a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison, stem from an antigovernment rally in September, though details on the alleged offenses were not immediately clear.
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First lady Dr Jill Biden. (AP)
First lady Dr Jill Biden. (AP)

Jill Biden helps honor women from 15 countries for courage

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:16 PM IST
The 21 women being recognized Monday with the department's International Women of Courage Award include seven from Afghanistan who are receiving posthumous honors.
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A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone.(Reuters)
A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone.(Reuters)

Russia slams Facebook over blocking media content

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Communications watchdog Roskomnadzor at the weekend threatened Facebook with a minimum 1 million rouble ($13,433) fine and demanded it restore access to content posted by TASS news agency, RBC business daily and Vzglyad newspaper.
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In a statement issued late Sunday, the EBA confirmed the attack on its email systems which it had decided to take offline "as a precautionary measure."(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In a statement issued late Sunday, the EBA confirmed the attack on its email systems which it had decided to take offline "as a precautionary measure."(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

EU's financial regulator hit by Microsoft email hack, takes down email system

AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Microsoft said last week that a state-sponsored group operating out of China was exploiting previously unknown security flaws in its Exchange email services to steal data from business and government users, believed to number in tens of thousands so far.
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