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Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the US Capitol, encircled by ...

US congresswomen pay their respects to the late associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as her casket lies in state during a memorial service in her honor at the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, US, 25 September, 2020.

Jaya Ahsan joins Commonwealth campaign against domestic and sexual violence

Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan has joined leaders and celebrities from across the Commonwealth for the first-of-its-kind 'Commonwealth Says NO MORE' campaign against domestic and sexual violence

Jaya Ahsan

Huge blaze at Beirut port alarms residents a month after massive blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut port on Thursday, sending a huge column of smoke over the Lebanese capital just weeks after a massive blast devastated the port and surrounding residential area.

A view shows the site of a fire that broke out at Beirut's port area, Lebanon 10 September, 2020.

Irene Khan made UN special rapporteur

Former secretary general of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, has been appointed as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to ...

Irene Khan made UN special rapporteur

Death toll jumps to 156 in Ethiopian protests after killing of singer

The number of people killed in protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer has jumped to 156 from the initial tally of 80, a senior regional security official told Reuters on ...

Protest against the treatment of Ethiopia's ethnic Oromo group, in London

US sends carriers to S China Sea during Chinese drills

Two US aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the US navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticised by the Pentagon ...

US sends carriers to S China Sea during Chinese drills

World Bank says coronavirus to leave 'lasting scars' on developing world

The World Bank said on Tuesday that it expects the coronavirus and resulting recessions to leave "lasting scars" on developing and emerging market countries, with the worst damage on oil exporters ...

The World Bank said on Tuesday that it expects the coronavirus and resulting recessions to leave "lasting scars" on developing and emerging market countries, with the worst damage on oil exporters and those suffering financial crises.

COVID-19 vaccine not certain: Global alliance Gavi

The race is on to produce a vaccine against COVID-19 but it is not certain that one can be found, the head of the global vaccines alliance said Friday.

COVID-19 vaccine not certain: Global alliance Gavi

Ninety-one crew tests COVID-19 positive on Italian liner in Nagasaki

As many as 91 crew of an Italian cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Nagasaki are infected with coronavirus, officials said on Friday, as questions persist over how they might return to their ...

Ninety-one crew tests COVID-19 positive on Italian liner in Nagasaki

Coronavirus claims over 134,000 lives worldwide

Global death toll from COVID-19 has jumped to 134,610 around the world as of Thursday. Besides, the coronavirus cases have reached 2,083,237, according to Worldometer.

Coronavirus claims over 134,000 lives worldwide
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