Saturday , June 22 2024


Heat kills dozens in India as temperatures near 53C

01-06-2024 Bureau Report + Agencies NEW DELHI/ MUNGESHPUR: Several people have died due to heat-related ailments over the past 24 hours as temperatures continue to soar in northern and central India. Ten fatalities were recorded at the government hospital in Odisha’s Rourkela region on Thursday, authorities told media. Heat-stroke related …

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Israel ends three-week offensive in north Gaza town

01-06-2024 JERUSALEM/ GAZA CITY: Israeli forces have pulled out of Jabalia in northern Gaza, after a three-week offensive there which saw tens of thousands of civilians flee the area. The military said “hundreds of terrorists (had been) eliminated” and 10km (6 miles) of tunnels destroyed during the operation. Pictures from …

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ANC loses ground in South Africa elections

01-06-2024 PRETORIA: South African political parties geared up for coalition talks on Friday as the governing African National Congress (ANC) looked set to fall well short of a majority in this week’s election for the first time in 30 years of democracy. With results in from 57.3 per cent of …

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Pakistan launches 2nd communication satellite into space

31-05-2024 Bureau Report ISLAMABAD/ BEIJING: Pakistan launched its latest modern communication satellite, the PAKSAT MM1, into space on Thursday, weeks after its ICUBE-Qamar (ICUBE-Q) entered lunar orbit. ICUBE-Q was launched into space on May 3 aboard China’s Chang’e-6 lunar mission from Hainan, China. A major milestone in Pakistan’s space exploration …

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