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Sri Lanka grinds to a halt as fuel reserves shrink

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister said on Sunday, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepened. Petrol and diesel queues snaked through the capital for kilometres, though most pumping stations have been without fuel for …

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Palestinians hand bullet that killed journalist to US for examination

RAMALLAH/ WEST BANK: The Palestinian Authority has handed the bullet that killed prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US authorities for forensic examination, a Palestinian official said on Saturday. Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 while covering an Israeli military raid in the Palestinian city of …

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US mother found guilty of starving 18-month-old son to death

A Florida mother has been found guilty of starving her 18-month-old son to death after feeding him only vegetables, fruits and breast-milk. Sheila O’Leary, a vegan woman, was convicted by a local court last week and faces life behind bars, with the sentencing scheduled for July 25. The toddler, Ezra, …

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No respite in sight for Afghanistan

By Shahabullah Yusufzai | Design: Mohsin Alam PUBLISHED July 03, 2022 PESHAWAR: Nine-year-old Abdullah Jan sits on the debris of his house, the sole survivor of his family of 12 in Gayan district of Paktika province. Another elderly woman Bibi Khawa of Pakitika province, while lying in the hospital herself, …

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Rising from the ashes

By Abdur Razzaq | PUBLISHED July 03, 2022 PESHAWAR: Qari Hakeem Ullah, a 36-year-old resident of Shehr Gyan area, Gyan district of Paktika province of Afghanistan, is among the survivors of the powerful earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan earlier last week. Many were still sleeping when the earthquake jolted the …

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