Manchester City striker Aguero tests positive for COVID-19

LONDON: Manchester City forward Kun Aguero has tested positive for COVID-19, revealed the Argentine on Thursday. Aguero, 32, has made only five appearances this season so far after coming back from a left knee injury sustained in June last year,

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UN chief condemns suicide bombings in Iraq

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Thursday’s deadly twin suicide bombings targeting civilians at a market in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, reported Xinhua news agency. Guterres expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims and

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.31 mln

ADDIS ABABA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,310,394 as of Wednesday, reported Xinhua news agency. According to the dashboard of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the death toll related to

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Biden reverses US withdrawal from WHO

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday reversed the US process of withdrawing from the World Health Organisation (WHO), reported Xinhua news agency. Hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Biden signed an executive order ceasing

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Japan wants to boost alliance with US under Biden’s presidency

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that he wanted to further boost the alliance with the United States under new President Joe Biden, reported Sputnik news agency. On Wednesday, Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president

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Italy’s PM Conte survives confidence vote with weak majority

ROME: Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a key vote of confidence in the Senate Tuesday with a thin majority, a further blow to his weakened leadership that leaves his government hanging in the balance, Anadolu Agency reported. After addressing

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Trump orders US cloud services to require identification of foreign users

WASHINGTON: US cloud services will soon be required to verify the identity of any foreign users due to national security concerns, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting President Donald Trump in an executive order. “Within 180 days of the date of

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Nigeria expects to receive 100,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines soon

ABUJA, Jan. 20 — Nigeria is to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by early February to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Xinhua news agency, quoting an official on Tuesday. The authorities will ensure that the vaccines get to rural areas

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Japan’s Suga vows to bring COVID-19 under control in diet speech

TOKYO, Jan 19  — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday pledged to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control in Japan “as soon as possible” and continue preparations to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer. In a policy speech

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Rwanda closes schools in Capital to curb COVID-19 spread

KIGALI: Rwanda has decided to close schools operating in the capital city of Kigali from Monday to further contain the spread of COVID-19, especially in the city, reported Xinhua news agency. The measure, which will be reviewed in two weeks

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