Day: December 21, 2020

Leicester City rise to no. 2 spot through Tottenham win

December 21, 2020

Leicester City won against Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in a Sunday English Premier League match to reach number two in the standings.   The visitors Leicester City led the match near the end of the first half as English forward Jamie Vardy scored from a penalty in London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.   In the 59th minute, […]

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India denies attack on UN officials at Kashmir border

December 21, 2020

India on Sunday denied claims by Pakistan that Indian forces specifically targeted a UN vehicle along the Line of Control (LoC) dividing the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region.   “Allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces deliberately targeting a UN vehicle on 18 December 2020 have been investigated in detail and found to be factually incorrect […]

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Turkish president’s nephew dies from COVID-19

December 21, 2020

Ahmet Erdogan, the nephew of Turkey’s president, died late Sunday from the novel coronavirus. He was 73.   Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Twitter expressed his condolences to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying: “I wish Allah’s mercy on Ahmet Erdogan, who passed away at a hospital where he was being treated for coronavirus. I wish […]

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South Africa records 9,445 new COVID-19 cases

December 21, 2020

South Africa has reported 9,445 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 921,922, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Sunday.   “Regrettably, 152 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank healthcare […]

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Baghdad’s Green Zone hit by rocket attack

December 21, 2020

A Katyusha rocket attack targeted the US embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi security source said Sunday   Police officer Hatem al-Jaberi told Anadolu Agency that three rockets landed in the zone, with one hitting a residential area near the embassy.   Al-Jaberi said the embassy’s air defense system intercepted and destroyed […]

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UPDATE – Turkey bans flights from UK amid new virus strain

December 21, 2020

Turkey late Sunday joined other European countries in banning flights from the UK and other countries due to concerns over a new fast-moving coronavirus strain.   “It has been reported that the rate of transmission has increased in the UK with the mutation of the coronavirus,” Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.   […]

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Greece sees drop in daily COVID-19 cases

December 21, 2020

Greece recorded a significant drop in its daily coronavirus cases, registering 588 infections Sunday, according to health authorities.   Yesterday, health authorities reported 901 cases, while the day before, officials announced 916 infections.   The total number of confirmed cases in the country since the start of the pandemic is now 131,070, of which 5,211 […]

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Canada expresses ‘significant’ concern over China

December 21, 2020

Canada’s defense minister expressed “significant” concerns over China amid growing alarm over its increasingly assertive foreign policy, local media reported Sunday.   In an interview with The Canadian Press, Harjit Sajjan cited “China’s unpredictability, refusal to play by the rules and expanding footprint around the world.”   But Sajjan declined to describe “China as an […]

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