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New Zealand MP cycles to hospital to give birth

28-11-2021 WELLINGTON: A New Zealand MP cycled to hospital while in labour on Sunday only to give birth barely an hour later. “I genuinely wasn’t planning to cycle in labour, but it did end up happening,” Julie Anne Genter said on Facebook afterwards. The Green party’s spokesperson for transport was …

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‘No help for Arif Naqvi from Pakistan’

28-11-2021 By SJA Jafri + Bureau Report LONDON/ KARACHI/ ISLAMABAD/ DUBAI: Arif Naqvi, Pakistani citizen, former Abraaj boss and a friend to top Pakistani ruling and business elite across the political divide, faces extradition to the US from London and nearly 300 years in prison on charges levelled by US …

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Protesters hit Amazon buildings in America & Europe

28-11-2021 LONDON/ WASHINGTON/ BERLIN: Protests are being staged at Amazon buildings in the UK, US, and Europe on Black Friday. The shopping sales day is among Amazon’s busiest all year. An international coalition of unions, equality and environmental groups called “Make Amazon Pay” is staging a day of action. The …

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Fear of new COVID variant Omicron spread worldwide

28-11-2021 GENEVA/ JOHANNESBURG: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday categorized a newly found coronavirus variant in South Africa as a “variant of concern.” On November 9, WHO released a report stating that the initial infection was detected in a sample and named it Omicron, a letter in Greek alphabet. …

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Pilot accused of murdering Australian campers

27-11-2021 Bureau Report MELBOURNE: A commercial airline pilot has been accused of murdering two elderly campers who went missing in Australia 20 months ago. Greg Lynn, 55, was arrested on Monday night after police helicopters descended on his campsite in Victoria. He was charged with murdering Russell Hill, 74, and …

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