84 injured as protests turn violent in Lebanon's Beirut

Beirut, Aug 5 (UNI/Xinhua) The Lebanese Red Cross announced on Wednesday that 84 people were injured in clashes between the riot police and protesters during demonstrations in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Beirut port blasts, Elnashra news website reported.

UK media ask Johnson to launch special visa program for their Afghan staff

Moscow, Aug 5 (UNI/Sputnik) A group of prominent UK media asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday to launch a special visa program for Afghans who helped them cover the situation on the ground and are now at risk of persecution by the Ta

Ten people confirmed dead after van transporting migrants crashes in Texas - Reports

Washington, Aug 5 (UNI/Sputnik) Ten people are dead after a van transporting migrants crashed in south Texas, local newspaper The Monitor reported citing the Brooks County Sheriff.

The report said on Wednesday that ten people died and about 25 others were injured w

Taliban claims responsibility for bomb attack on Afghan Defence Minister's house

Kabul, Aug 4 (UNI) The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on the house of Afghan acting Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi in downtown Kabul on Tuesday night, terming it a “martyrdom operation.”

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Lockdown extended again in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley with increased vigilance

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (UNI/Xinhua) The authorities in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by seven more days as the South Asian country is facing rising COVID-19 cases in recent days.
As decided jointly by the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and

Nicaragua's ruling party approves President Ortega as election candidate

San Salvador, Aug 3 (UNI/Sputnik) Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front has approved President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, as a pair of candidates for the presidential elections in Nicaragua on November 7.

The p

Blinken to discuss China, COVID vaccine access with ASEAN states - State Dept

Washington, Aug 3 (UNI/Sputnik) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will discuss issues ranging from China, to COVID vaccine access, to people-to-people ties with member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) later this week, a senior State Department offic

Brazil records 389 new COVID-19 deaths in one day

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 2 (UNI/Xinhua) Brazil recorded 389 more COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 557,223, the health ministry said on Monday.
Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 19,953,501 after 15,143 new cases were detected.
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12th round of India-China talks were candid on disengagement along LAC

New Delhi, Aug 2 (UNI) The 12th round of India-China talks in the Ladakh sector on Saturday saw both sides hold “candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the LAC in the Western Sector of the border areas”, a

5.4-magnitude quake hits 126 km SSE of Kuril'sk, Russia - USGS

Beijing, Aug 2 (UNI/Xinhua) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted 126 km south-southeast of Kuril'sk, Russia at 03:28 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 35.0 km, was initially determined to be at 44.1322 degrees north