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8 COVID Patients Die in India Hospital Fire

NEW DELHI – Eight COVID-19 patients died in India when a fire engulfed the critical care unit of a hospital in Ahmedabad city in the western Gujarat state early Thursday. The victims included five men and three women. About 35...
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Pakistan: Militants Target Outposts from Across Afghan Border

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Thursday that suspected militants operating out of Afghanistan have attacked several border outposts, killing a paramilitary soldier and “critically” injuring two others. A Pakistani foreign ministry statement accused Afghan...
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Pakistan’s Media Crackdown Expands to Cyberspace

Critics say the space for free speech is shrinking in Pakistan, where officials are accused of expanding restrictions on the free flow of information to social-media sites. Pakistan’s independent media has been gagged in recent years by bans, shutdowns, and....
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The President of Turkmenistan finishes his 53rd book

The state information agency TDH reports that on 5 August, 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov finalized his new book. The new writing by the head of state entitled “The spiritual world of Turkmen” is devoted to national traditions. According to the...
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