Wheelchair athlete’s battle to fulfil a sporting dream

Wheelchair athlete’s battle to fulfil a sporting dream

Thu, 2021-02-25 20:11 KARACHI: Amjad Ali has been a fighter all his life. Regardless of shedding the usage of his legs after childhood polio, he was capable of fulfil his dream of turning into a profitable wheelchair athlete. However one dream retains eluding him. For the previous six years, he has been unable to look at his favourite cricket crew play in a stadium. With “house” matches performed overseas for years attributable to safety dangers and,…

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Philippines to obtain first COVID-19 vaccines, begin inoculations subsequent week

Philippines to obtain first COVID-19 vaccines, begin inoculations subsequent week

Writer: ReutersID: 1614234597629153400Thu, 2021-02-25 05:53 MANILA: The Philippines will take supply of its first COVID-19 vaccines on the weekend, permitting it to kick off its inoculation program from subsequent week, a senior official stated on Thursday.Regardless of having among the many highest variety of coronavirus circumstances and deaths in Asia, the Philippines would be the final Southeast Asian nation to obtain its preliminary set of vaccines.The supply of 600,000 doses Sinovac Biotech’s vaccines, donated by China, will…

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India begin COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals over 60s from March 1

India begin COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals over 60s from March 1

Creator: AFPID: 1614170962881985800Wed, 2021-02-24 12:46 NEW DELHI: India plans to broaden its huge however faltering coronavirus vaccination program from March 1 by providing jabs to the over 60s, the federal government stated Wednesday.The nation started vaccinating its 1.3-billion inhabitants final month and plans to inoculate 300 million individuals by July, however to this point the rollout has been restricted to well being care staff and different frontline employees.Nevertheless, from Monday individuals over 60 and people over 45…

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UN World Meals Programme warns may droop work in North Korea

UN World Meals Programme warns may droop work in North Korea

Writer: AFPID: 1614070455902933500Tue, 2021-02-23 08:52 SEOUL: Strict coronavirus restrictions imposed by North Korea may power the World Meals Programme to droop operations within the nation, the place persistent malnutrition is rife, a report on the UN group’s web site stated Tuesday. The impoverished nation – which is below worldwide sanctions over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile applications – has lengthy struggled to feed itself, struggling persistent meals shortages. The World Meals Programme (WFP) has by far…

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G7 nations ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar navy assaults on protesters

G7 nations ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar navy assaults on protesters

Creator: AFPID: 1614067512132831800Tue, 2021-02-23 08:01 LONDON: The overseas ministers of the G7 nations stated on Tuesday they “firmly condemn” violence dedicated by Myanmar’s safety forces in opposition to protesters and urged them to “train utmost restraint and respect human rights and worldwide regulation.” “Use of dwell ammunition in opposition to unarmed folks is unacceptable. Anybody responding to peaceable protests with violence have to be held to account,” the group — comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain…

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Italian ambassador killed in assault in jap DR Congo

Italian ambassador killed in assault in jap DR Congo

Mon, 2021-02-22 14:02 KINSHASA, Congo: The Italian ambassador to Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer have been killed Monday throughout an assault on a UN convoy in an space that’s residence to myriad insurgent teams, the Overseas Ministry and native individuals stated. The ambush on the World Meals Program convoy that killed Ambassador Luca Attanasio and the officer occurred close to Goma, Congo’s jap regional capital within the territory of Nyrangongo, in North Kivu,…

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UK’s prime counter-terror officer backs key technique amid evaluate row

UK’s prime counter-terror officer backs key technique amid evaluate row

Creator: Zaynab KhojjiID: 1613938390699582800Solar, 2021-02-21 23:15 LONDON: The UK’s biggest probability of decreasing terrorist violence dangers being undermined amid a backlash to the official the federal government has chosen to guide a evaluate of counter-terrorism technique Forestall, the nation’s prime counter-terrorism officer advised The Guardian newspaper. The purpose of Forestall is to scale back the menace to the UK from terrorism by stopping individuals from changing into terrorists or supporting terrorism. The appointment of William Shawcross by…

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World Financial institution pushing for traditional vaccine contracts, extra disclosure from makers

World Financial institution pushing for traditional vaccine contracts, extra disclosure from makers

Creator: ReutersID: 1613867332275351000Solar, 2021-02-21 04:54 WASHINGTON : The World Financial institution is working to standardize COVID-19 vaccine contracts that international locations are signing with drug makers, and is pushing producers to be extra open about the place doses are headed, because it races to get extra vaccines to poor international locations, the financial institution’s president mentioned on Friday. World Financial institution President David Malpass instructed Reuters he anticipated the financial institution’s board to have accepted $1.6 billion…

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Thai PM survives no-confidence vote as protests deliberate

Thai PM survives no-confidence vote as protests deliberate

Creator: ReutersID: 1613807476188674200Sat, 2021-02-20 05:41 BANGKOK: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and 9 ministers survived a no-confidence movement in parliament on Saturday after a four-day censure debate, with protests calling for his ouster set to renew. “The vote reveals that there’s confidence,” mentioned Chuan Leekpai, president of the Nationwide Meeting, asserting the outcome, which had been broadly anticipated. Opposition lawmakers have taken intention at what they are saying is a sluggish authorities rollout of the coronavirus vaccine…

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After lengthy hiatus, India’s largest literary competition welcomes Pakistani writers

After lengthy hiatus, India’s largest literary competition welcomes Pakistani writers

Creator: Fri, 2021-02-19 21:34 NEW DELHI: For the primary time in six years, the worldwide Jaipur Literature Competition (JLF) welcomed Pakistani writers because it opened on Friday in a digital format launched within the wake of the pandemic. The competition, held yearly for the previous 14 years within the northern Indian metropolis of Jaipur and referred to as the “biggest literary present on Earth,” has not featured Pakistani individuals recently. Relations between the 2 South Asian…

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