The Taliban made the three-day truce offer that started Sunday to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday – a move swiftly welcomed by the government, which reciprocated by announcing plans to free insurgent prisoners.
The Imperial Palace, in the centre of Tokyo, is among Japan’s most popular tourist destinations.
US unemployment is likely to remain in double digits as Americans go to the polls in November, a top White House economic adviser said Sunday.
The United States is on a chaotic path with no federal plan against the coronavirus pandemic as it reduces public health funding and ignores the advances of climate change, according to activist scholar Noam Chomsky, considered the founder of modern linguistics.
From smart police helmets to research labs, the novel coronavirus has given Dubai an opportunity to test its technological and scientific clout as it shapes its approach to the pandemic.
Muslims and Christians around the world were set to gather Sunday to celebrate their faith as Eid al-Fitr begins and churches reopen from lockdowns, presenting fresh challenges for authorities trying to curb the coronavirus.

World US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: report

The report, citing one senior administration official and two former officials, all who spoke anonymously, said the discussion had taken place at a meeting on May 15.

World 97 dead, two survivors in Pakistan plane crash

The Pakistan International Airlines plane had made multiple approaches to land at Karachi airport on Friday when it came down among houses, sparking a rescue operation that lasted into the night.

World Amityville horror: New Yorker fatally stabs dad during Zoom chat

After his arrest, Scully-Powers told police he stabbed his father approximately 15 times in the back, neck and torso, switching knives because the blades were bending.

World Bodies from the sky: horror as plane crashes among homes in Pakistan

‘He was alive. He was speaking. He asked me to save him. I forcefully tried to pull him out, but his legs were badly stuck in the emergency door,’ Raja Amjad said.

World UK to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals

Britain has recorded the highest number of deaths in Europe from coronavirus, with more than 36,000 people who have tested positive having died so far.

World South America ‘a new epicentre’ of Covid-19: WHO

The novel coronavirus death toll in Brazil surpassed 20,000 on Thursday, after a record number of fatalities in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said.

World VIDEO: 40 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

At least two passengers survived the crash, according to Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, the information minister in Sindh province where Karachi is located.

World Hydroxychloroquine shows no coronavirus benefit, raises death risk – study

The authors estimated that the drugs put patients at up to 45 percent higher risk of dying from Covid-19 compared with underlying health issues.

World Outrage in Hong Kong as China pushes security law

The Communist Party made clear on Friday that the planned law was aimed at quashing the democracy movement.

World South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100

At least 106 people died in the fiercest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India since 1999, officials said Friday as aerial footage revealed immense flooding in coastal areas.

World VIDEO: Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

A Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the country’s aviation authority said.

World Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

Images aired on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area, with clouds of thick black smoke billowing from the site.

Covid-19 As pandemic rages, Trump eager to vaccinate America first

Leaders of China, France, Germany, and the World Health Organization want any coronavirus vaccine to be deemed a ‘global public good’, but President Donald Trump has another idea: vaccinate America first.

Eish! ‘Pope Francis’ begs in Milan street, his cassock in tatters

On a street in Milan, the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis begs for alms, his cassock in tatters.

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