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WORLD

Indian national arrested for USD2.3 million fraud scheme

Washington : Law enforcement agencies have arrested an Indian national in New Jersey on charges of fraudulently obtaining at least USD2.3 million from elderly victims by impersonating fraud prevention representatives from the US. Charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Ashish Bajaj, 28, appeared Tuesday afternoon before US Magistrate Judge ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo welcomes a new baby Harris Hawk

AL AIN :  Al Ain Zoo has welcomed its first Harris Hawk hatchling. Harris Hawks are birds of prey that belong to the falcon family which originally populated North and South America.  Jawaher Salem Al Shamisi Supervisor Bird Trainer at Al Ain Zoo Said “ the baby Harris Hawk is ... Read More »

Hindus push for “multi-beneficial” yoga in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging that all Wales (UK) schools should urgently adopt yoga as a part of their curriculum, providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, exhorted all state, independent/private, religious, special, free and ... Read More »

PoK legislative elections to witness tough triangular competition

Islamabad : A tough triangular competition is expected among major political parties during the 11th general elections for the legislative assembly in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to be held on Sunday. There are over 3.2 million eligible voters who can elect 45 members of the assembly for a five-year term. India has ... Read More »

Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Sydney : An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the outbreak began in mid June. ... Read More »

2 airplanes collide at Dubai”s main airport; no injuries

Dubai : Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. FlyDubai said one of its Boeing 737-800s heading to Kyrgyzstan found itself affected by ”a ... Read More »

4 journalists at shut Hong Kong paper charged with collusion

Hong Kong : Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city”s largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. Executive Editor-in-Chief Lam Man-chung was the eighth executive or journalist at the shuttered newspaper ... Read More »

How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk?

Melbourne : A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers, journalists identified more than 1,000 people in 50 countries reportedly under surveillance using the Pegasus spyware. ... Read More »

Haiti arrests 3 cops, installs new PM, while mourning Moïse

Port-Au-Prince : Haitians held official ceremonies to honour assassinated President Jovenel Moïse while installing a new interim leader and arresting at least three police officers implicated in the killing. Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was sworn in on Tuesday to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who assumed leadership of ... Read More »