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For the first time, Saudi women stand guard in Mecca during Haj

Inspired by her late father's career, Mona decided to join the military and the first group of Saudi women soldiers to work in Islam's holiest sites, where they help secure the haj annual pilgrimage.

UK health minister Javid tests positive for COVID-19

British health minister Sajid Javid on Saturday (July 17) said he had tested positive for COVID-19, but added that his symptoms were mild and he was thankful to have had had two doses of vaccine against the...

At least 30 killed as passenger bus and trick collide in Pakistan

Thirty people were killed and 74 injured when a passenger bus and truck collided in Punjab province early on Monday (July 19) morning, rescue and hospital officials said. Rescue officials said the accident occurred...

UK PM Johnson waves flag for England soccer team

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held up an England flag on Friday (July 9) in a show of support to the national soccer team ahead of their Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday (July 11).

‘Get us out!’, resident describes the scene of a train collision in Pakistan that killed 56

Train services resumed in Pakistan's Singh district on Tuesday (June 8), a day after a train smashed into derailed carriages of another, killing 56 people. A local teacher, Ali Nawaz, who lives close to...

UK police officer pleads guilty to woman’s rape and kidnap

A serving British police officer has admitted the rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women, the BBC reported...

Rescue operation underway at site of train crash which killed at least 40

Rescue operation began after a Pakistani train smashed into derailed carriages from another train on Monday (June 7), killing at least 40 people, government officials said, in the latest accident to highlight the perilous state of a...

Indian rickshaw drivers help fight COVID-19 with makeshift “three-wheeler ambulances”

A group of rickshaw taxi drivers in the Indian capital of New Delhi are doing their part to help contain the country's raging coronavirus outbreak, converting their vehicles into makeshift ambulances to provide COVID-19 patients with first...

At least 10 dead in Sri Lanka floods and landslildes

 At least 10 people were dead in Sri Lanka due to heavy rain and the landslides triggered by them, local reports said on Sunday (June 6), with more than 15,000 seeking refuge in relief centres on higher...

India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 27,894,800 as daily cases see steep decline

India's COVID-19 tally reached specifically to 27,894,800 on Sunday, with 165,553 new cases added during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry. Hopefully, a steep decline in daily pandemic cases has been...

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Double gold joy for American men in pool, Croatia and New Zealand triumph in rowing

Caeleb Dressel of the United States won the men's 100m freestyle gold and compatriot Bobby Finke clinched...

QB Ryan Tennehill says NFL taking tough stand on vaccinations

Quarterback Ryan Tannnehill told reporters on Thursday (July 29) that strict NFL protocols had forced his decision to finally get the Covid-19...

Spanish judge seeks tax fraud trial for pop singer Shakira

A Spanish judge has seen "sufficient evidence" for Colombian singer Shakira to face trial for tax fraud, a court document released on...

Robinhood ‘has to continue to show very strong growth,’ says analyst as stock slides in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Robinhood Markets fell more than 10% after opening flat in their Nasdaq debut on Thursday (July 29), valuing the online...

S&P 500, Dow rise as economic growth picks up pace

The S&P 500 and the Dow indexes rose on Thursday (July 29) as a slate of strong corporate earnings reports and data...