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Japan’s state of emergency may last months as critics say steps too narrow – world news

Restrictions set to be imposed under Japan’s state of emergency could last months, with both government advisers and critics of its strategy calling for broader steps than current proposals. Japan is set to declare an emergency as early as Thursday in Tokyo and three surrounding areas, with relatively narrow restrictions focused on reducing infections at bars and restaurants. But as ...

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Japan weighs state of emergency in Tokyo area as Covid-19 cases surge – world news

Japan will decide this week whether to impose a state of emergency in the Tokyo area, a top official said on Tuesday as daily Covid-19 infections hit a record, a move some derided as too little, too late in a nation set to host the Olympics. The government’s top spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said a decision would likely ...

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Eliminate State and social interference in matters of conscience – analysis

Uttar Pradesh (UP)’s Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion law — colloquially called the “love jihad law” — has attracted controversy ever since it was initially enacted as an ordinance two months ago. On the surface, the law proclaims itself to be against “unlawful conversions”, which, in turn, are defined broadly as conversions secured through coercion or other forms of ...

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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite minority that killed 11 – world news

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shi’ite Hazaras in Baluchistan province. The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta, killing the miners who were in a shared residential room near the coal mine where they ...

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China amends defence law to strengthen military powers over state council – world news

In a move to expand the power of its Central Military Commission (CMC), China has amended its National Defence Law from January 1 to mobilise military and civilian resources in defence of the ‘national interest’ at home and abroad. These revisions weaken the role of the State Council in formulating military policy and hands decision making power to the CMC. ...

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7 more Covid-19 patients die in Uttarakhand, state reports 263 new cases – india news

Uttarakhand on Saturday reported 263 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 91,544. Seven more Covid-19 patients also died in the state, taking the death toll to 1522. Out of 91,544 people who have tested positive so far, a total of 84,461 have recovered successfully, taking the recovery rate in the state to 92.26%. The positivity rate in the ...

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California becomes the third state in US to pass 25,000 coronavirus deaths – world news

Health officials say California has surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic. The grim milestone recorded on Friday comes as the nation’s most populated state faces a surge of COVID-19 infections that has hospitals stretched to capacity and forced nurses and doctors to treat more patients than usual. The state Department of Public Health says hospitals in ...

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US state department approves potential sale of 3,000 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia – world news

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 million, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The sale comes in the final days of US President Donald Trump’s term. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the ...

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Syrian state media says 28 killed in a bus ambush in Deir al-Zor – world news

Twenty-eight people were killed in an attack on a bus along a main highway in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province that borders Iraq, Syrian state media said on Wednesday, an incident that residents and defectors say was an ambush on an army vehicle. There were no more details of the incident in an area where mostly Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias ...

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Pope formally strips Vatican secretariat of state of assets – world news

Pope Francis has formally stripped the Vatican secretariat of state of its financial assets and real estate holdings following its bungled management of hundreds of millions of euros in donations and investments that are now the subject of a corruption investigation. Francis signed a new law over the weekend ordering the secretariat of state to complete the transfer of all ...

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