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Sri Lanka says it ‘requires time’ to consider proposed burqa ban | Islamophobia News

Amid the outrage, a government spokesman says the ban is a serious decision that requires consultation and consensus. Sri Lanka’s…

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COVID forces India-England T20 cricket matches in empty stadium | Coronavirus pandemic News

Three remaining Twenty20 games to be played behind closed doors because of the rise in cases, BCCI says. England’s remaining…

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US special envoy to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow | Asia News

Taliban and government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have agreed to attend meeting in Russian capital on Thursday. The United…

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‘A can of worms’: Experts weigh in on the vaccine passport debate | Coronavirus pandemic News

London, United Kingdom – From Israel to Iceland, several governments around the world are adopting so-called coronavirus vaccine passports as they…

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Taliban expresses scepticism over interim Afghan gov’t proposal | Taliban News

Taliban spokesman tells Al Jazeera an interim government, suggested by the US, will not solve Afghanistan’s problems. A Taliban spokesman…

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Kazakhstan: Four killed as military transport plane crashes | Kazakhstan News

An-26 aircraft flying from the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, crashed while landing in Almaty. Four people died and two more were…

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Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, says minister | Sri Lanka News

Minister for public security says decision has been taken on ‘national security’ grounds. Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of…

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What to watch as Indo-Pacific ‘Quad’ leaders meet for first time | Asia Pacific News

United States President Joe Biden on Friday will take part, virtually, in the first-ever meeting of leaders of the so-called…

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Pakistani court orders TikTok banned over ‘obscene content’ | Social Media News

The ruling says some videos uploaded on the popular platform are ‘unacceptable for Pakistani society’. Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani…

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Developing nations demand equal access to coronavirus vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News

South Africa, India, and more than 100 other nations have called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily waive…

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