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Quetta: Pakistan's Quetta city witnessed protests recently after the Eagle Squad of Balochistan Police allegedly opened fire on the car being driven by a 22-year-old youth, killing him on Wednesday night in Quetta, media reports said. more
Derek Chauvin, three other former cops indicted by federal grand jury in George Floyd's death

Saint Paul: Four former Minneapolis police officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the death of George Floyd.

USA: Idaho schoolgirl opens fire, injures three

Boise: A sixth-grade girl injured three- two students and a staff- after she opened fire at her middle school in the USA's Idaho state on Thursday.

UN chief pledges to keep ‘memories alive’ of those who died in service during 2020

New York: The United Nations paused on Thursday to honour 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020: the highest number ever in a single year.

UN launches key initiative to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crisis

New York: Around 200,000 cargo ship crew members are stranded at sea, beyond the length of their contracts due to COVID-19 restrictions, placing a major strain on their physical and menta ...

Sri Lankan prime minister elected to head ADB board of governors

Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected to the chair of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), reported Colombopage. Rajapaksa, who also ...

US lawmaker lauds Indian decision to keep Chinese telecom firms away from 5G trials

Washignton: A top US Lawmaker has welcomed India's decision to not allow Chinese telecom companies to conduct 5G trials in the nation, a move seen as a strong message sent to Beijing ...

Joshua Wong sentenced to 10-month jail for participating in unauthorised Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong: Hong Kong pro democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 10 months in prison on Thursday for participating in a banned vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown, r ...

Pakistan-France Conflict: Pak Minister says his govt won't take any dictation from West on homegrown Islamists

Islamabad: Amid its worsening ties with France over Islam, Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said the government would not take any dictation (from the West) t ...

UN forum examines how to make science and technology work better for all

New York: Harnessing the full potential of science and technology for the benefit of all people, everywhere, is the focus of a two-day virtual meeting convened by the UN Economic and Soci ...