- NZ extends border exception for mosque attack sentencing(15:56)
Wellington, July 10 (IANS) Overseas-based victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings will get special border passes to fly into New Zealand along with financial help to witness the gunman's sentencing next month, the government announced on Friday.
- Notre Dame spire will be restored to original design(15:42)
Paris, July 10 (IANS) The spire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design, the Elysee Palace announced on Friday.
- US sanctions Chinese officials over Xinjiang 'abuse'(15:32)
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The US has announced sanctions against Chinese politicians who it says are responsible for human rights violations against Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, a media report said on Friday.
- Biden lays out economic plan(15:14)
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent, the media reported on Friday.
- Seoul Mayor found dead, city to hold 5-day funeral (Ld)(14:22)
Seoul, July 10 (IANS) The Seoul city government announced on Friday that it has planned to hold a five-day funeral for Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead earlier in the day just hours after he was reported missing.
- B'desh's shortest-ever budget session prorogued(14:06)
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The budget and eighth session of Bangladesh's incumbent 11th Parliament was prorogued after only nine working days, becoming the shortest in the country's recent history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Imran appeals for caution during Eid celebrations(13:30)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the nation to celebrate Eidul Azha later this month while strictly observing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the COVID019 pandemic in order to prevent any resurgence of the contagious disease.
- Major locust swarms may reach Pak later this month(13:16)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan officials have warned that the next few weeks could be crucial in the fight against desert locust infestation with major swarms expected to reach the country later this month from the Horn of Africa.
- Tropical storm to bring heavy rain, winds to US East Coast(12:50)
New York, July 10 (IANS) Newly-formed Tropical storm Fay, located about 113 km northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is expected to bring "heavy rainfall and gusty winds" to the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
- Annual IMF, World Bank meetings to be held virtually(12:46)
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The 2020 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group will likely be held in a primarily virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of the two institutions announced.
- US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights(12:06)
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) The US has revoked the permission granted to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate a number of special direct flights to America, a spokesperson for the flag carrier said here, as the fallout from the revelation of Pakistani pilots' alleged dubious licences continues.