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Philippines logs 6,637 new COVID-19 cases, total surges to 1,080,172

Asia | May 6, 2021 4:44:28 PM IST

Manila [Philippines], May 6 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday 6,637 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian coun

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SK Corp. to invest tens of billions of shares in US hydrogen company Monolith

Asia | May 6, 2021 10:44:15 AM IST

Seoul [South Korea], May 6 (ANI/Global Economic): SK Corp., the holding company of SK Group, has decided to invest tens of billions of won worth of shares in Monolith, an American hydrogen company, an

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Renault Samsung Motors' union strike closes the company's workplace

Asia | May 6, 2021 10:14:14 AM IST

Seoul [South Korea], May 6 (ANI/Global Economic): In 2020, when the union of Renault Samsung Motors, which was negotiating wages and collective agreements, went on a strike, the company closed down.

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Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Trump's accounts

San Francisco |Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST

Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said on Wednesday that it has voted against reinstating former US President Donald Trump's Facebook account.

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Over 30 people killed within week of Colombian protests

Others | May 6, 2021 8:14:13 AM IST

Bogota [Colombia] May 6 (ANI/Sputnik): At least 31 people have died, 1,220 more have been injured and 87 have gone missing within a week of protests in Colombia, the Institute for Development and Peac

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Russian opposition criticizes planned 'anti-Navalny' law

Moscow |Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST

Russian opposition figures have criticized a planned law on restrictions for candidates in the Duma election as a targeted attack on supporters of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.

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Two Neo-JMB members arrested in Dhaka

Dhaka |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested two suspected militants of the banned extremist outfit ‘Neo-JMB from the Matuail area in Dh

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Attacks against Asians rise in US: Panel

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

Attacks against people of Asian descent aren't new in the history of the US, but recent spike in anti-Asian incidents post-Covid, panelists at a recent online seminar organised by top American think t

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Palestine to set new poll date if Israel approves voting in E.Jerusalem

Ramallah |Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

Palestine will set a new date for holding the general elections if Israel approves voting in East Jerusalem, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye.

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Germany ramps up climate protection targets after ruling

Berlin |Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

The German government has ramped up its climate protection targets after the country's Federal Constitutional Court ruled last week that the current climate law was insufficient, Vice Chancellor Olaf

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Netanyahu's main rival tasked with forming govt

Tel Aviv |Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Yair Lapid, with the formation of a new coalition government, a day after the premier failed to do so.

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Erdogan, Putin discuss delivery of Russia's Sputnik V vax

Ankara |Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines during a phone call, the Ankara government announced.

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