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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

Boeing Co said it recommended suspending the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 […]

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First passengers from ‘red list’ countries arrive at Heathrow’s quarantine hotel

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First passengers from ‘red list’ countries arrive at Heathrow’s quarantine hotel

The first passengers have started to arrive at Government-approved hotels as the travel quarantine scheme begins in England. From today, UK and Irish residents arriving in the country after visiting or passing through ‘red list’ countries must quarantine in a designated hotel room for 10 days. Heathrow’s first passengers arrived at The Radisson as the […]

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ICJ rejects Kenya’s request to postpone maritime case

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ICJ rejects Kenya’s request to postpone maritime case

In Summary • The Court on Saturday informed the two parties that the hearings of the case would proceed as scheduled starting March 15 in a hybrid format. • Kenya last month petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to postpone the public hearings as it protested at a missing map crucial to its case. […]

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Trump’s historic 2nd impeachment trial starts

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Trump’s historic 2nd impeachment trial starts

 In a historic move, the U.S. Senate will begin the process of former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial on Tuesday. His defense slams the case calling it a ‘brazen political act’ of retribution while Democrats argue that Trump deliberately instigated the insurrection on the Capitol on Jan. 6 U.S. President Donald Trump gives a […]

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Myanmar’s protests will be broadcast, despite junta blackout

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Myanmar’s protests will be broadcast, despite junta blackout

Myanmar’s web-savvy protest movement has overcome social media blocks and even a nationwide internet blackout to transmit real-time information out of the country, as the new military regime struggles to tamp down opposition to last week’s coup.After spending most of the last 60 years under the yoke of army rule, Myanmar is no stranger to […]

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8 Soldiers Dead in Somalia Bombing Claimed by Al Shabaab The explosion tore through a military vehicle in central Somalia some 250 miles north of the capital.

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8 Soldiers Dead in Somalia Bombing Claimed by Al Shabaab The explosion tore through a military vehicle in central Somalia some 250 miles north of the capital.

At least eight soldiers, including a senior intelligence commander, were killed Sunday in a roadside bombing in Somalia claimed by the Al Shabaab extremist group, military officials and witnesses told AFP.The explosion tore through a military vehicle just outside Dhusamareb, a district in central Somalia some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu.  A […]

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Myanmar coup: Junta extends social media ban to Twitter and Instagram as protests spread

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Myanmar coup: Junta extends social media ban to Twitter and Instagram as protests spread

The military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week’s coup, shutting access to Twitter and Instagram, while street protests continued to expand Saturday as people gathered again to show their opposition to the army takeover.Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in the streets of Yangon, the country’s biggest […]

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COVID-19 vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V jab has efficacy of 91.6% against coronavirus, say experts

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COVID-19 vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V jab has efficacy of 91.6% against coronavirus, say experts

A Russian medical worker, right, administers a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to a patient in a vaccination center in Moscow   –   Copyright  Credit: AP Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has an efficacy of 91.6% against COVID-19, according to a study published in The Lancet. Scientists had previously been critical of the speed that the Russian jab was […]

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USA and Iran are not in a rush to get the deal

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USA and Iran  are not in a rush to get the deal

TEHRAN – The Biden administration has now made it clear that it expects Iran to make the first move to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. On the other hand, Iran has also said that it expects Washington to break from the failed policies of the Trump administration and return to the nuclear deal. Both […]

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Ankara discussed aircraft carrier purchase with UK, report claims

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Ankara discussed aircraft carrier purchase with UK, report claims

 Ankara held consultations with the British government to purchase a new or second-hand aircraft carrier last year, a report citing sources familiar with the matter claimed Tuesday. The negotiations yielded no results, however, it said.The report by the Middle East Eye (MEE) said that the talks were on the procuring of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft […]

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