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Pak PM Imran Khan dials Sri Lanka’s Pres

Pak PM Imran Khan dials Sri Lanka’s Pres

"A mob of over 800 men gathered at the factory at 10 am Friday on reports that Kumara had torn a sticker/poster (inscribed with Islamic verses) and committed blasphemy. They looked out for him and found him (from the rooftop). They dragged him, beat him severely and by 11.28 am he was dead and the body was set on fire by the violent mob

Covid negative report must in US

Covid negative report must in US

Amid rising concern for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the United States on Sunday mandated all passengers, including those from India, to carry a negative Covid-19 report. Proof of recovery from the Covid infection is also acceptable. The new protocol comes into effect from December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

WHO says no deaths from Omicron yet

WHO says no deaths from Omicron yet

The World Health Organization has warned it could take weeks to determine how infectious the variant is, whether it causes more severe illness and how effective current treatments and vaccines are against it. "We're going to get the answers that everybody out there needs," WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said. The WHO said on Friday it had still not seen any

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday

Moscow, Dec 4: President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening. "The presidents will decide themselves" how long the conversation will last, he said. The White House did not immediately comment on the announcement. The leaders have not spoken since July, when Biden demanded that Putin rein in Russia-based criminal hacking gangs launching ransomware attacks against the United States.

Biden said the US would take any necessary steps to protect critical infrastructure from any such attacks. Russia is more adamant than ever that the US guarantees that Ukraine will not be admitted to the NATO military alliance. But NATO's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, made clear this past week that Russia has no say in expansion plans by other countries or the alliance.