27 die in Channel’s deadliest migrant boat tragedy – Times of India

[ad_1] CALAIS, FRANCE: At least 27 migrants trying to reach England from France died on Wednesday when their boat sank off the northern French coast, the deadliest disaster since the Channel became a hub for clandestine crossings. President Emmanuel Macron vowed France would not allow the Channel to become a “cemetery” and also spoke to … Read more

Iran accused of stalling redress for downed Ukraine flight – Times of India

[ad_1] OTTAWA: Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine on Wednesday accused Iran of stalling redress for the families of victims of a downed Ukraine flight, saying Tehran has yet to agree to talks. The Islamic republic shot down Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 shortly after take-off from its capital Tehran on January 8, 2020, killing all … Read more

pakistan: Rights group raises alarm over threat to freedom of expression in Pakistan – Times of India

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday expressed concern over attempts to smother freedom of expression and opinion in the country. The remarks were made in the context of the recently concluded Asma Jahangir Conference 2021. “HRCP is increasingly alarmed by attempts to smother freedom of expression and opinion in the … Read more

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead – Times of India

[ad_1] CALAIS: At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the dangerous crossing to date. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 34 people were believed to have been on the boat. Authorities found 31 bodies _ … Read more

cannabis: Taliban govt signs deal with Australian firm for cannabis centre – Times of India

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: The Afghan government has signed a deal with an Australian company, Cpharm, that wants to set up a cannabis processing centre in Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesperson said on Wednesday. “All the stages of the contract with Cpharm have been completed and in a few days the project will be officially launched which will … Read more

Georgia: Trio guilty of killing Ahmaud Arbery. What now? – Times of India

[ad_1] ATLANTA: The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun. Soon after Travis McMichael shot Arbery on February 23, 2020, his father Greg told police how the pair had armed … Read more

scott: Families of 2 friends killed at Travis Scott concert file lawsuits – Times of India

[ad_1] NAPERVILLE: The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company and others. The lawsuits filed by the Naperville families of Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, 20, and Franco Patino, 21, are … Read more

Foreign Minister To Represent India At SCO Meet On Thursday

[ad_1] The meeting will be attended by heads of government of the SCO member states. (File) New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will represent India at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Thursday. The meeting is expected to deliberate on a range of pressing … Read more

South Korea sets pandemic high with 4,000 new virus cases – Times of India

[ad_1] SEOUL: New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 4,000 in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic as a delta-driven spread continues to rattle the country after it eased social distancing in recent weeks to improve its economy. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said most of the … Read more

merkel: German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era – Times of India

[ad_1] BERLIN: German center-left leader Olaf Scholz says three parties have reached a deal to form a new government that will end the era of longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel. Scholz said Wednesday he expects that members of the parties will give their blessing to the deal in the next 10 days. THIS IS A BREAKING … Read more