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UK government ashamed at poor rape conviction rates

London: Britains government has apologised to rape victims for declining conviction levels, with senior Cabinet ministers saying theyre "deeply ashamed" by the downward trend in bringing sexual offenders to justice. The governments Rape Review, published Thursday, said the situation was "totally unacceptable" and that authorities are determined to change...

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Jerusalem: Israel has launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last months 11-day war. The strikes came late Thursday after activists mobilized by Gazas militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes, which c...

S Africa expels diplomats as investigation into massive alcohol fraud continues

Johannesburg: The governments of Malawi and Lesotho have expressed shock and dismay after South Africa expelled their diplomats in the country who were involved in a massive alcohol fraud issue. The diplomats were given 72 hours to leave South Africa after an investigation revealed that they had bought huge amounts of liquor at duty-free rates and resold these ...

2 journalists killed in Mexico, 3 dead so far this year

Mexicocity: Prosecutors in southern Mexico said reporter Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death, and another journalist was killed just west of Mexico City, bring to three the number killed so far this year in the country. Two other reporters have disappeared. The prosecutors office in the southern state of Oaxaca said Sánchez Cabrera was riding a motorc...

Tropical storm warning issued for northern Gulf Coast

Miami: tropical storm warning was issued for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a potential tropical cyclone advanced toward the northern Gulf Coast. The warning extends from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Heavy rainfall and flooding will likely be the most si...

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Maha: Thane districts COVID-19 tally up by 503, death toll by 37

Thane: Thane district of Maharashtra added 503 coronavirus positive cases, which took its infection count to 5,26,476, an official said on Thursday. These cases were reported on Wednesday, he said. As the virus claimed the lives of 37 persons, the districts fatality count mounted to 10,390. Its current COVID-19 mortality rate stood...

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London: By Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad,Lecturer in Optometry, University of Bradford London, Jun 17 (The Conversation) Myopia is on the rise. In the UK, the number of children with myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. Globally, its projected that by 2050 half of the worlds population will be myopic. Although myopia also known as near-sightedness or shor...

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

Rockton: Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor mask mandate for those within a 3-mile radius of the Chemtool plant. Winnebago County Health Department Administrator Sandra Martell said the carbon monoxide and the hydrogen sulfide in the air remain...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on Fed hints at rate hikes

Dusseldorf: Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it might ease off economic stimulus earlier than previously thought. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul fell while Shanghai gained after Fed policymakers, who previously forecast no interest rate hikes before 2024, estimated their benchmark rate would be raised twi...

Constable booked for seeking bribe from gutka seller

Thane: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered an offence against a police constable in Maharashtras Thane city for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1.20 lakh from a person in exchange of not taking any action against him for selling gutka, which is banned in the state, an official said. The case against the constable, who is attached to...

Biden trip takeaways: Respect, optimism, some skepticism

Washington: President Joe Bidens first overseas trip put his diplomatic and negotiating philosophy on display, as he rallied traditional US democratic allies to confront new and old challenges and offered an often rosy take on the possibilities of cooperation with Russian President Vladimir Putin after a one-on-one summit. Here are some key takeaways: A RESET...

Power outage hits 330K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

Sanjuan: A sudden power failure left more than 330,000 clients in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the US territory just days ago. Luma Energy, a private company that took over the islands power transmission and distribution system on June 1, said three units were knocked offline f...

UN chief criticises Central African Republic forces actions

Unitednations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticised the Central African Republics security and allied forces in a new report for an unprecedented increase in hostile threats and incidents targeting UN peacekeepers and alleged human rights abuses. His 37-page report to the UN Security Council obtained on Wednesday by The Associated Press sai...

China successfully launches first crewed mission for space station construction

Beijing: China on Thursday successfully launched its crewed spacecraft, sending three astronauts to its space stations core module Tianhe for a three-month mission. The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest Chinas Gobi Desert. The launch was telecast live by the stat...

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

Columbus: Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted 75-21 on Wednesday to remove Householder, of Perry County, approving a resolution that stated he was not suited f...

China launches first three-man crew to new space station

Jiuquan: China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years on Thursday. The astronauts are travelling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket that blasted off shortly after the target time of 9:22 am (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwestern China. The la...

Schumer, White House back repeal of Iraq War authorisation

Washington: The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorisation of military force against Iraq, a step that supporters say is necessary to constrain presidential war powers even though it is unlikely to affect US military operations around the world. Schumer announced Wednesday that he intends to ...

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

Phoenix: An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the US West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decadeslong drought. Phoenix, which is seeing some of the highest temperatures this week, tied a record for the second day in a row when it re...

Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security law

Hongkong: Hong Kong police on Thursday morning arrested the chief editor and four other senior executives of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper under the national security law and were searching its offices, media reported. Apple Daily is known for its strong pro-democracy stance and often criticises and condemns the Chinese and Hong Kong governments f...

US Senate confirms Indian-American Radhika Fox to lead EPAs water office

Washington: The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American water issues expert Radhika Fox as head of the Environmental Protection Agencys Office of Water. The Senate, bitterly divided on party lines, confirmed Foxs nomination on Wednesday by 55 to 43 votes after seven Republican Senators supported her candidature. Two Democratic Senators did not cast their vot...

Man arrested in San Francisco stabbing of Asian woman

Culvercity: San Francisco police arrested a man hours after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian woman Wednesday in an unprovoked attack, officials said. Officers responded to a report about a stabbing and found the woman with several stab wounds and rendered medical aid while medics arrived at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where s...

5 Apple Daily executives arrested under Hong Kong security law

Hongkong: Hong Kong police on Thursday morning arrested the chief editor and four other senior executives of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper under the national security law on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country to endanger national security, according to media reports. Local media, including the South China Morning Post and Apple Daily, r...

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Washington: The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Bidens desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they ...
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