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About 150 death-row inmates in Sri Lanka began a hunger strike to demand their sentences be commuted, prison officials said, after the nation's president pardoned a former lawmaker who had been condemned for an election-related killing. The lawmaker's surprise release Thursday after he was pardoned by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has drawn widespread criticism, including from the U.N. human rights office and the U.S. ambassador in Sri Lanka.
The nerves and anticipation are building as England prepare for their huge European Championship last-16 showdown against Germany. The Three Lions insist previous tournaments heartbreaks against their old rivals will count for nothing ahead of Tuesday's key clash at Wembley, while Jordan Henderson has urged Gareth Southgate's players to be fearless as they plot a potential route into the quarter-finals. England secured top spot in Group D earlier this week courtesy of their 1-0 win over the Czech Republic on home soil, while Germany were just minutes from exiting the tournament early before Leon Goretzka struck to earn a thrilling 2-2 draw with Hungary and runner-up spot in Group F.
SP Singh Oberoi, a golden visa holder, was flying from Amristar to Dubai, and had paid 750 dhiram for his ticket.
Rescuers search for survivors with 99 unaccounted for after the collapse of the 12-storey complex.
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A Rio Tinto Ltd forerunner failed to protect 18,000-year-old artefacts showing how people lived during the last Ice Age, part of destruction that the mining giant kept secret for decades, an Australian Aboriginal group alleged on Friday. The group said that Rio, despite pledges to improve how it protects Indigenous heritage after its destruction of sacred sites last year, did not come clean about the 1990s destruction of heritage at an iron ore mine that local Aboriginal people still do not have access to. Australian mining "is an industry that hasn’t behaved responsibly and an industry that needs far greater oversight in heritage protection and agreement making," the Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) said in a statement.
Openreach has announced hundreds of locations where work will start later this year.
The Government has added 14 new countries and territories to its list of destinations from which travellers do not have to quarantine on their return.
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Steelmakers HBIS Group of China and South Korea's POSCO have agreed to invest $600 million to set up a joint venture for the production and sale of automotive steel plates in China, POSCO said on Friday. With this, POSCO seeks to establish a stable supply chain for automotive steel plates in China, the world's No. 1 auto-producing nation, the Korean steelmaker said.
"The best part of that clip is Matt Gaetz's face. He looks like he just tried to fit his square head into a round hole."
(Bloomberg) -- Toshiba Corp. shareholders voted to oust Chairman of the Board Osamu Nagayama in a rare triumph for activist investors seeking fundamental reform after years of scandal and allegations of mismanagement.The surprise decision on Nagayama, the 74-year-old outside director some investors opposed publicly, came after a contentious meeting with shareholders that extended for nearly three hours. His departure marks a high point in the months-long campaign by largest shareholder Effissimo
Africa is facing a major coronavirus resurgence, with unprecedented hospital admissions and fatalities pushing health facilities to the brink as the continent falls far behind in the global vaccination drive. With just under 5.3 million reported cases and around 139,000 deaths among its nearly 1.3 billion people, Africa is still the world's least-affected continent after Oceania.The coronavirus pandemic is resurging at an alarming rate in at least 12 African countries, with continental cases exp
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed before special NIA court in Jammu against seven terrorists of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) in Poonch conspiracy case of Jammu and Kashmir.
‘For me to speak about what I’ve learnt to be such a controversial issue will inevitably bring my bandmates more trouble,’ musician says
HONG KONG (AP) — China on Friday promoted Hong Kong’s top security official to the territory’s No. 2 spot as Beijing looks to the administration of the Asian financial hub to clamp down on free speech and political opposition. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Secretary for Security John Lee would replace Matthew Cheung as the city’s chief secretary, while police chief Chris Tang would take over Lee’s role. Raymond Siu Chak-yee, Tang's deputy, will take over as head of the police force. Hong Kong'
U.S. President Joe Biden is urging Americans to get their COVID-19 shots, as the Delta variant grows but vaccination slows across the country.Biden spoke in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday.Just over half of adults there have had at least one shot, according to the state's health department, despite a slew of incentives - including a million-dollar lottery."Over 150 million Americans have gotten fully vaccinated and they're safe and protected now, including against the Delta variant. They're getting back to living their lives and spending time with their loved ones. But we need more people to get fully vaccinated to finish the job. That's why I'm here."First Lady Jill Biden and top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci took to Florida Thursday as part of the administration's nationwide vaccination push.The White House acknowledged this week that it would not meet its goal of getting 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4.They added that young adults aged 18 to 26 have been especially reluctant to get the shots.Sixteen states and DC have already hit Biden's goal, but the country as a whole and several other states continue to lag behind.
“I’m not lying. I want to feel heard,” Britney Spears said in her emotional 23 minute call while addressing the court on Wednesday. Since 2008, when her father James P. Spears was granted control of her conservatorship, Spears has suffered in silence in a situation she has deemed “abusive.” Britney’s June 23 hearing marked the first time the public heard what the performer straight from Britney herself. In her address to Judge Brenda Penny, Britney detailed how powerless her conservatorship left
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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants ambushed security forces patrolling a remote district in southwestern Pakistan, killing five of them before fleeing the scene, the military said Friday. In a statement, it said troops also returned fire and a search operation was underway for the assailants near the scene in Sibi, a district in the insurgency-wracked Baluchistan province. No one claimed responsibility. But militants and separatists often attack security workers in Baluchistan, which has for yea