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CIA officer reported 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms on India trip

21 Sep 2021

CIA officer reported 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms on India trip

A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer suffered symptoms consistent with the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" during their recent trip to India with agency chief William J Burns, reports said.

Justin Trudeau wins a third term, but without a majority

21 Sep 2021

Justin Trudeau wins a third term, but without a majority

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats appeared to have failed.

PM Modi to meet US President Biden on September 24

21 Sep 2021

PM Modi to meet US President Biden on September 24

US President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their first in-person bilateral meeting at the White House on September 24 to further cement the close relationship between the two countries, a senior US official said on Monday.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

20 Sep 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found safe for children between five to 11 years of age and generates a "robust" immune response, the companies said on Monday.

Pakistan: Hindu family tortured for fetching drinking water from mosque

20 Sep 2021

Pakistan: Hindu family tortured for fetching drinking water from mosque

A poor Hindu family reportedly faced torture in Pakistan's Punjab province for fetching water from a mosque.

8 killed as gunman opens fire at Russian university

20 Sep 2021

8 killed as gunman opens fire at Russian university

At least eight people have reportedly been killed as a shooter opened fire at the Perm State University (PSU) in Russia's Perm Krai region on Monday morning.

Possible link between COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual cycle changes: Study

20 Sep 2021

Possible link between COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual cycle changes: Study

Thousands of women around the world have reported suffering various period problems, including changes to their menstrual cycle, after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Volcano erupts on Spain's Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma

20 Sep 2021

Volcano erupts on Spain's Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma

A volcano on Spain's Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted on Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for 1,000 people as lava flows crept toward isolated mountain homes.

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

19 Sep 2021

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

The Taliban has asked many female employees in Kabul city to stay home, interim city mayor Hamdullah Namony said.

Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

19 Sep 2021

Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

Seconds before the United States carried out a drone strike on a suspected terror target in Kabul on August 29, the Central Intelligence Agency had warned of the presence of civilians, including children, around the target.

'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

18 Sep 2021

'Tragic': US admits its Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed when it launched a drone strike against suspected ISIS terrorists in Kabul last month.

PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

17 Sep 2021

PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to fight radicalization, saying it is a challenge to peace, security, and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan.

China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

17 Sep 2021

China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to the Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet.

'That fella Down Under': Joe Biden forgets Australian PM's name

16 Sep 2021

'That fella Down Under': Joe Biden forgets Australian PM's name

Joe Biden is at it again.

Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

15 Sep 2021

Taliban infighting: Deputy PM, top minister involved in 'major row'

Days after the formation of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, infighting has reportedly broken out within the extremist group, the BBC reported.

Afghan female footballers evade Taliban, reach Pakistan

15 Sep 2021

Afghan female footballers evade Taliban, reach Pakistan

Thirty-two women football players from Afghanistan, who were facing threats from the Taliban, have reached Pakistan along with their families after the government issued emergency humanitarian visas to evacuate them.

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

14 Sep 2021

Evictions trigger anti-Taliban protests by thousands in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Thousands of Afghans on Tuesday protested against the Taliban in Kandahar after residents were asked to vacate a residential army colony.

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

14 Sep 2021

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

School children aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK government has announced after the country's Chief Medical Officers gave their go-ahead for the jabs for younger age groups.

Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

14 Sep 2021

Pakistan harbors Taliban members, says US; to reassess relationship

The United States will be reassessing its relationship with Pakistan in the coming days, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Monday, noting that some of Pakistan's interests "are in conflict with ours."

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

14 Sep 2021

Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

Once, Kabul's main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the government. On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been imprisoned.

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

13 Sep 2021

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

The United Nations human rights chief says that her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as well as instances in which officials in the previous government and their relatives were arbitrarily detained and later turned up dead.

Indian-origin neurosurgeon helps save Israeli twins conjoined at the head

13 Sep 2021

Indian-origin neurosurgeon helps save Israeli twins conjoined at the head

A world-renowned Indian-origin pediatric neurosurgeon in the UK has helped a group of Israeli doctors to successfully operate on a pair of twins conjoined at the head, with the babies now likely to lead normal lives, a media report said.

COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids could be available from October

13 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids could be available from October

Amid surging Delta variant cases in the USA, COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 12 years could be available by the end of next month, a media report has said.

Shanghai curtails transport as Typhoon Chanthu closes in

13 Sep 2021

Shanghai curtails transport as Typhoon Chanthu closes in

Flights and train service are being canceled in Shanghai, China's largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu approached the mainland on Monday after bringing heavy rain and winds to Taiwan.

Undated video shows Taliban celebrating after beheading Afghan soldier

12 Sep 2021

Undated video shows Taliban celebrating after beheading Afghan soldier

An undated video has emerged which shows the Taliban's fighters celebrating after reportedly beheading an Afghan soldier while yelling "God is Great."

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

12 Sep 2021

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

About 300 Afghan women wearing full-face veils staged a pro-Taliban protest at a university lecture theatre in Kabul Saturday.

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

11 Sep 2021

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

India and Australia on Saturday began a high-level foreign and defense ministerial dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defense and strategic cooperation including in the Indo-Pacific amid China's increasing military assertiveness in the region.

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

11 Sep 2021

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

The World Health Organization has sought some more data from Russia's Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, developer of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for according Emergency Use Listing status to the jab.

Classified documents from Afghanistan transferred to Pakistan in three aircraft

11 Sep 2021

Classified documents from Afghanistan transferred to Pakistan in three aircraft

Pakistan now has access to crucial, classified data from Afghanistan as three of its planes—which had actually come with humanitarian aid for the neighboring country—returned with "bags full of documents" on Thursday, reported CNN-News18.

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

11 Sep 2021

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

The United States today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the deadliest terror attack on American soil and one of the most brutal around the world.

Pakistan rejects allegations it backed Taliban in Panjshir Valley

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan rejects allegations it backed Taliban in Panjshir Valley

Pakistan has rejected reports that it aided the Taliban's takeover in the Panjshir province.

Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

10 Sep 2021

Taliban tortures, kills ex-VP Amrullah Saleh's brother in Panjshir: Report

Afghanistan's former Vice President Amrullah Saleh's elder brother Rohullah Saleh was reportedly killed while he was leaving Panjshir for Kabul.

Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

10 Sep 2021

Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

Days after forming an all-male Cabinet in Afghanistan, the Taliban's misogyny was exposed once again when its spokesperson claimed that women shouldn't be ministers and they should only give birth.

Pakistan rejects reports of aiding Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan rejects reports of aiding Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley

Pakistan has rejected reports that it was aiding the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, terming these as a "mischievous propaganda campaign."

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

10 Sep 2021

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

Afghanistan is at the risk of a "total breakdown" of the economy if the international community does not immediately step in and infuse money into the country, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

10 Sep 2021

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered new COVID-19 vaccine requirements affecting 100 million Americans.

Pakistan will use own currency for trade with Taliban: Report

10 Sep 2021

Pakistan will use own currency for trade with Taliban: Report

Pakistan is planning to carry out bilateral trade with the Taliban using its own currency, the Pakistani rupee.

After Taliban announces Cabinet, Afghan embassy in Delhi says 'illegitimate'

09 Sep 2021

After Taliban announces Cabinet, Afghan embassy in Delhi says 'illegitimate'

A day after the Taliban announced its Cabinet, Afghanistan's embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday dismissed the "so-called Cabinet" as "illegitimate and unjustifiable."

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

09 Sep 2021

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.