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EU chief mulls mandatory Covid jabs

Brussels: Europe’s top official said on Wednesday it was time to “think about mandatory vaccination” as the fast-spreading Omicron variant darkened forecasts and deepened...

BD mayor held for refusing mural of Mujib

Dhaka: A Bangladesh mayor who refused to permit a mural depicting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s father on religious grounds was arrested on Wednesday, police...

Google to halt election ads

MANILA: Google will stop carrying election ads in the Philippines ahead of the May 2022 presidential vote, the internet giant said on Wednesday, similar...

Ukraine leader calls for talks with Russia

KIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday called for direct talks with Moscow as tensions mounted over claims that Russia is laying the groundwork...

Nigeria boat disaster kills 29

KANO, Nigeria: An overloaded boat carrying dozens of passengers, mostly children aged eight to 15, capsized late on Tuesday in northwest Nigeria’s Kano state,...

Ethiopia govt retakes town

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia said on Wednesday that pro-government forces had recaptured of Shewa Robit, around 220-km kilometres from the capital Addis Ababa by road,...

Four injured as WWII bomb explodes in Munich

BERLIN: Four people were injured, one of them seriously, when a World War II bomb exploded at a building site near Munich’s main train...

Napoleon’s sword up for auction in US

NEW YORK: The dress sword carried by Napoleon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 will go under the hammer at the weekend...

30 percent of UK birds endangered, report warns

Almost 30 percent of the UK’s bird species including greenfinches and swifts are facing serious threat to survival due to factors including climate change,...

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