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Bangladesh refuse to quarantine cricketers for Test series in Sri Lanka. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said his team will not travel to Sri Lanka for the three-match Test series if the 14-day quarantine rule proposed by Sri Lanka's health and security agencies was instated.
Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation decision. Bahrain on Friday became the second Gulf country to normalise ties with Israel after the United Arab Emirates said they would do so a month ago, moves forged partly through shared fears of Iran.
UAE reports 1,007 new Covid-19 cases, highest since outbreak. The United Arab Emirates has reported 1,007 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest daily number since the pandemic broke out.
Until last month, there had been a generally falling trend after the UAE's new daily cases peaked at 994 in May, but numbers have surged from 164 cases on August 3.
Tel Aviv is poised to declare the whole country a “red zone” due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, limiting people’s movements to a 500-meter radius from home and closing all non-essential businesses that serve customers in person.
Brazilian state to test Russia's vaccine, eyes buying 50 million doses. The Brazilian state of Bahia has signed an agreement to conduct Phase III clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and plans to buy 50 million doses to market in Brazil, officials have said.
12 suspects arrested in Lahore motorway gang rape: Punjab govt. Two "robbers" allegedly raped the woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car developed a fault.
Mali Coup: West African envoys want restoration of constitutional order. Mali’s neighbours have called for Keita to be reinstated, saying the purpose of the delegation’s visit was to help “ensure the immediate return of constitutional order”.
Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist. Pakistan issued sweeping financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of U.S.-led peace process in the neighboring country.
The orders, which were made public late on Friday, identified dozens of individuals, including the Taliban’s chief peace negotiator Abdul Ghani Baradar and several members of the Haqqani family, including Sirajuddin, the current head of the Haqqani network and deputy head of the Taliban
Why is hydroxychloroquine controversial? Several studies have shown that the drug has no effect on Covid-19 patients, could be harmful and has the potential to cause heart problems
Rafale: India gets new jets amid border tension with China. India's air force has received five new Rafale fighter jets amid ongoing border tensions with China. The aircraft are part of India's deal with France in 2016 to buy 36 warplanes.China’s ambassador to India said on Friday that Chinese and Indian frontline troops are disengaging in accordance with an agreement reached by military commanders, AP reports
Criticism of ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling’s views on the transgender movement has spilled over into “death and rape threats,” but she has responded to it with even greater vehemence, sparking fresh outrage on social media.
The Pakistani film is based on the Bengali novel 'Padma Nadir Majhi' but reinvents the story for its medium and altered geopolitical situation
New Zealand returns to normal after eliminating Covid. New Zealand will remove social distancing requirements after reporting zero active cases of Covid-19, indicating it has achieved its aim of eliminating the virus. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that all remaining restrictions on people and businesses, other than strict border controls to keep the virus out, will be lifted at midnight tonight, paving the way for a resumption of normal life.
Actor Uzma Khan files complaint against group of women for instigating violence, FIR registered. Uzma's statement came hours after a video circulating on social media showed the distraught looking actor and her sister being yelled at by a group of women.
Pakistani bid to form group of OIC envoys at UN foiled. The United Arab Emirates and the Maldives together thwarted a Pakistani attempt to set up an informal group of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at the United Nations on Islamophobia.
Los Angeles declares CURFEW as George Floyd protest descends into CHAOS. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has imposed a curfew from 8pm to ensure the safety of “all citizens,” after massive anti-police brutality protests erupted in clashes and rioting.
US imposes Covid-19 travel ban on Brazil visitors, excluding Americans. The White House has banned foreign nationals who visited Brazil in the last two weeks from seeking entry to the United States, after the number of coronavirus cases there soared to world’s second, after the US.
Pakistan to back plan for the T20 World Cup. This year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Australia is likely to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And if that happens, it would be grave news for all stakeholders, considering that the 16-nation tournament is seen as the biggest cricketing spectacle of the year.Pakistan girls murdered over phone video footage
A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher has been indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization after authorities say he told paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S.
Jammu and Kashmir: A colonel, major killed in Indian Kashmir. An Indian colonel and major were among security personnel killed in a gun battle following a hostage crisis in Handwara, Kashmir. The colonel was the highest-ranking army official to die in an operation of this type in five years.
India should speak with Taliban militants if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, after a series of attacks in Afghanistan raised questions about whether the U.S. peace effort may collapse.
Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers, officials said.
Lockdown restrictions in Sindh to remain until end of Ramazan: spokesperson. A lockdown imposed with certain exemptions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Sindh will remain in place until the end of Ramazan, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab clarified
Shocking fresh statistics show the devastating impact Covid-19 is having on the UK, revealing that it has recorded its highest weekly death toll since comparable records began in 1993.
NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days. Introducing VITAL, a prototype ventilator designed expressly for quick and easy mass production. Developed by NASA engineers, the device could alleviate ongoing supply shortages in the U.S. and around the world as the covid-19 pandemic rages on.
Attacks across Afghanistan kill dozens of security force members, civilians. Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban militants killed dozens nationwide in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday, even as the United States tries to broker peace talks between the warring sides.
Australian continent has winter season when we have summer season in Pakistan. The earth on its axis is not at a vertical angle to its orbit. It is inclined at an angle of about. In this way when the northern hemisphere of the earth is inclined to the sun and getting direct sun rays, southern hemisphere is inclined away from the sun and getting less direct rays.
Why water boils quicker on mountains? On Mountains the pressure of the air is low due to height, as the air pressure decreases with altitude.
People are taller in the morning. Why? People are taller in morning then in evening. In the day weight of the body compresses spine as we walk around, then when we are asleep, it expands again, so people are taller in the morning
IMF approves $1.4 billion in coronavirus aid to Pakistan. Pakistan has recorded over 100 deaths and experts have voiced fear that the country of 215 million people could see a rapid and devastating increase due to its shortage of medical infrastructure and crowded cities.
India charges Tableeghi Jamaat leader with culpable homicide for coronavirus surge. The headquarters of the Tableeghi Jamaat group in a cramped corner of Delhi were sealed and thousands of followers, including some from Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, were taken into quarantine after it emerged they had attended meetings there in mid-March.
Explainer: What the US funds freeze could mean for WHO and its work. Here’s what we do and don’t know about what this might mean for the WHO and its programmes around the world
The US was named the best equipped country to deal with a pandemic not a year ago — what happened there?. Just last year, the US topped a list of the countries best equipped to deal with a pandemic. But the experts have egg on their face as America spirals into Covid-19 catastrophe. What went wrong?
Immune system booster. Every thing you need to know about Zinc. Zinc is a nutrient that plays many vital roles in your body. Because body doesn’t naturally produce zinc, you must obtain it through food or supplements .Zinc is required for numerous processes in your body.
Pakistan’s ranking among happiest nations improves. Pakistan has jumped up a spot from last year to become the 66th happiest country in the world, according to the latest edition of the United Nations World Happiness Index for the year 2020.
Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member. The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer according to BBC.
Upcoming Pakistani Movies 2020. A list of movies to be released in the coming months
Top 10 Influential Pakistanis after Jinnah. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan has been listed as Pakistan's most influential persons after Jinnah - reads cover story of monthly Herald.
Trump’s threat akin to ‘sound of a dog barking’ – N. Korea US President Donald Trump’s fiery threat to “totally destroy” North Korea amounted to “the sound of a dog barking,” Pyongyang said, adding that Trump’s warnings are just a nonsensical “dog dream.”
Maduro Claims Election Win Maduro had insisted that a new constituent assembly would help restore peace in the oil-rich nation. But analysts warned that the vote was likely to further heighten tensions within the country – and further isolate it on the diplomatic stage.
State of Israel May Not Last for Another 10 Years, Report Irrational fear of Israel’s destruction is deeper than just the bleak view of Jewish history and interpretations of Biblical message. Subscribe to Current Affairs Digest to read special report on existence of the State of Israel.
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