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Australia pushes for booster shots

Sydney, Dec 19 (UNI/Xinhua) As daily Covid-19 case numbers in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) continue to surge, authorities have pushed booster shots as the way forward instead of restrictions.

NSW Health minister Brad Hazzard on Sunday called for all eligible citizens to get the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Sri Lanka police cracks down on mobsters

16 May 2022 | 8:51 PM

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera
Colombo, May 16 (UNI) The Sri Lanka Attorney General has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest former Minister Johnston Fernando, western province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, and twenty others over attacks on the protesters at the country’s capital, Colombo’s Galle Face and produce them in Courts on Tuesday morning.

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Pakistan's economic condition worse than expected: Former PM Abbasi

16 May 2022 | 8:39 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the country's economic condition has been worse than expected, the media reported on Monday.

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Sri Lanka: PM to address nation as fuel stocks run short

16 May 2022 | 8:32 PM

Colombo, May 16 (UNI) Sri Lanka's new prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be addressing the nation later on Monday after the country's power minister told the citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests, Khaleej Times reported.

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Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto to embark on maiden visit to US on May 18

16 May 2022 | 7:54 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will embark on a two-day official visit to the United States next week at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Office announced on Monday according to Geo News.

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Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

16 May 2022 | 7:48 PM

Stockholm, May 16 (UNI) Sweden on Monday confirmed that it will be applying for membership of NATO, joining fellow Nordic neighbour Finland which confirmed its intention to join on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

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