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    54 dead, 8,970 new cases recorded in Nepal

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:21am on May 07, 2021

    The Covid-19 caseload reached 3,68,580 as Nepal surpassed its previous intraday case record, registering over 8,000 infections yet again, reports The Himalayan. Nepal set a...

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    Pandemic drove 230m Indians into poverty: study

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:18am on May 07, 2021

    Around 230 million Indians fell into poverty due to the pandemic last year with young people and women the hardest hit, and the current second...

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    Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 11:44pm on May 06, 2021

    A high-profile Afghan television journalist was shot dead in southern Kandahar city on Thursday, officials said, a day after the Taliban warned against ‘biased reporting’...

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    Former Maldives president injured in bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Malé | Updated at 11:33pm on May 06, 2021

    A suspected bomb blast injured former Maldives president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday and he has been rushed to hospital, officials and...

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    US for vaccine patent waiver,  India sees record deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:02am on May 06, 2021

    The United States threw its weight behind a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as India Thursday posted record deaths and infections from a...

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    Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:59pm on May 05, 2021

    Mountaineers and authorities at Everest base camp in Nepal have told the BBC they are seeing rising numbers of climbers with Covid-19 symptoms and rising...

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    US warplanes helping Afghan forces fend off Taliban

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 11:06pm on May 05, 2021

    American warplanes were backing Afghan forces against a major Taliban offensive in the south of the country even as the US military pressed on with...

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    Mamata takes oath as West Bengal CM for third consecutive term

    Online Desk | Updated at 12:15pm on May 05, 2021

    Mamata Banerjee was sworn in today as Bengal chief minister for the third time in the shadow of Covid and post-poll violence in parts of...

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    Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:55am on May 05, 2021

    Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the...

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    Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over ‘fake news’

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:51am on May 05, 2021

    The Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a ‘fake news’ law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow to press freedom since...