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India reports record 152,879 new Covid-19 infections

India reports record 152,879 new Covid-19 infections

India reported a record 152,879 new Covid-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Sunday, as a second-wave of infections continued to surge and overwhelm hospitals in parts of the country.

Seven killed after earthquake rocks Indonesia’s island

Seven killed after earthquake rocks Indonesia’s island

At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island yesterday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster in another part of the archipelago.

Prince Philip’s ceremonial funeral on April 17

Prince Philip’s ceremonial funeral on April 17

Britain’s Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband who died on Friday aged 99, will have a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, April 17 without any public access or public procession, Buckingham Palace said.

Libya launches Covid-19 vaccine drive after delays

Libya launches Covid-19 vaccine drive after delays

Libya’s new unity government launched a long-delayed Covid-19 vaccination programme yesterday after receiving some 160,000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.

Charles hails ‘dear papa’ for devoted service

Charles hails ‘dear papa’ for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute yesterday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.

Hazara women strike back with martial arts

Hazara women strike back with martial arts

Hundreds of Pakistani Hazara women are learning how to deliver side kicks and elbow blows as martial arts booms within the marginalised community.

Prince Philip's ceremonial funeral on Apr 17

Prince Philip's ceremonial funeral on Apr 17

Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband who died on Friday aged 99, will have a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, April 17 without any public access or public procession, Buckingham Palace said.

India's daily Covid-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this week

India's daily Covid-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this week

India's daily coronavirus cases on Saturday rose by a record for the fifth time this week and deaths surged to the highest in more than five months, with hospitals and crematoriums overflowing in parts of the country.

‘What a life!’ Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

‘What a life!’ Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

Gun salutes will be fired across Britain on Saturday to mark the passing of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her 69-year reign.

Western Australia braces for 'worst case scenario' as cyclone Seroja nears

Western Australia braces for 'worst case scenario' as cyclone Seroja nears

Authorities in Western Australia were urging residents of its Mid West coast to find safe shelter or leave on Saturday as cyclone Seroja barrelled towards a coastal region that is usually too far south to fall in the path of cyclones.

Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking evacuation 'frenzy'

Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking evacuation 'frenzy'

La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate.

Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as Covid-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects.

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