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    Landslides, flooding kill six Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

    Thousands of refugees relocated after monsoon rains trigger landslides and flash floods in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. At least six Rohingya died on Tuesday and thousands have been relocated in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s southeast after monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in the hilly settlements, officials said. Five Rohingya, including three children, were buried and killed…

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    IMF warns of growing poverty, unrest and geopolitical tensions

    The global economic recovery continues, but with a widening gap between advanced economies and many emerging market and developing economies thanks to vaccine inequity and a lack of fiscal support, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Tuesday While the latest update to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook sees the global economy still growing 6 percent this year – unchanged…

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    India’s Assam to deploy 4,000 commandos after border killings

    At least 6 Assam policemen were killed and more than 60 others were injured during clashes at Assam’s border with Mizoram. India’s Assam state said on Tuesday it will deploy 4,000 commandos to guard its border with a rival state after six police officers were killed in a gun battle between the feuding neighbours. More than 60 others were injured…

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    Bhutan vaccinates 90 percent of adults against COVID in a week

    The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90 percent of its eligible adult population within just seven days, after receiving vaccines via foreign donations, its health ministry has said. The tiny country, wedged between India and China and home to nearly 800,000 people, began giving out second doses on July 20 in a mass drive that has been hailed…

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    Saudi-Pakistan in ‘clear alignment’ on bilateral, regional issues

    Economy, regional security and Pakistani diaspora in Saudi Arabia were on agenda in talks between the two foreign ministers. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are in “clear alignment” on bilateral issues as well as on regional security, the latter’s foreign minister has said, as he completes a one-day visit to the Pakistani capital. Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud…

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    Bermuda becomes smallest country to win Olympic gold after Flora Duffy’s emotional triathlon triumph | CNN

    CNN —   A quick glance at the Olympic medal table and you’ll see the usual heavyweight countries dominating: China, the United States, Japan. But in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a small Atlantic island added its name to the list of medal winners, as Bermuda punched above its weight to become the smallest country to win gold. Bermuda’s…

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    India says it will meet July target for domestic vaccine supply

    India will meet its target of supplying more than half a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to states by the end of the month, the health ministry says. India will meet its target of supplying more than half a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to states by the end of this month, the health ministry says but added that not all doses…

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    Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border: Pakistan army

    Army statement says 46 members of Afghan forces, including five officers, cross border near Pakistani town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Dozens of Afghan soldiers have slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban, the Pakistani army says. A statement by the Pakistani army on Monday said 46 members of…

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    Bangladesh logs single-day records for COVID cases, deaths

    Officials say 15,192 new infections and 247 deaths reported as the country battles a surge after Eid al-Adha festival. Bangladesh has registered the highest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths within a single day amid a strict lockdown imposed to contain the surge in infections. The government’s Directorate General of Health Services on Monday said 15,192 infections and 247…

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    ‘I was a proud father – and now I have become a beggar’

    As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav was put on a ventilator. The sight of the tube running into Saurav’s throat is…

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