Lebanon: A country plunged into darkness

Lebanon’s political and economic crisis has plunged the country into darkness. It’s now desperately short of fuel. Some are experiencing power cuts of 20 hours a day. Hospitals have cut back essential services and motorists queue for hours to fill their tanks. Produced by Quentin Sommerville and Melanie Marshall. Filmed and edited by Lee Durant. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Sri Lanka records 185 new COVID-related deaths

The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 185 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Tuesday (September 07). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,689. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 102 males and 83 females. As many as 140 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In addition, 44…

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Italy earn first win since Euro 2020, Spain and Germany victorious – World Cup qualifying round-up | Football News

Italy picked up a first win since lifting the Euro 2020 trophy by beating Lithuania 5-0, while Spain and Germany both won but Sweden were stunned by Greece. Young strikers Moise Kean and Giacomo Raspadori inspired the Lithuania thrashing to strengthen Italy’s grip on first place in Group C. The two 21-year-olds lit up the first half as Kean scored twice either side of an Edgaras Utku’s own goal and a strike from Raspadori, making his first start for his country. It was the first time Italy, who endured frustrating…

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70th Anniversary “Treaty of Peace with Japan” was remembered and broadcast live at the Sri Lanka Mission in Tokyo

The Speech given by then Finance Minister J.R. Jayawardene on September 06, 1951 in San Francisco was commemorated with a limited Japanese VIP delegation present at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo on 06 September 2021. The ceremony began with the national anthem followed by lighting of the traditional oil lamp and flower laying ceremony. Major Japanese TV Channels as well as all major print media representatives were present to cover this event which was broadcast live. The event also included the reading of the…

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Gareth Southgate defends not using substitutes as England concede late on in World Cup qualifier against Poland | Football News

Gareth Southgate defended his decision not to use any of his substitutions after England conceded a stoppage-time goal to Poland in their World Cup qualifying 1-1 draw in Warsaw. The England boss made 11 changes from Sunday’s win over Andorra, reverting to the starting side he put out for last Thursday’s win in Hungary for the trip to Poland. After Harry Kane’s strike had put the visitors ahead, Southgate stuck with those players, despite England retreating in the latter stages of what had been a physical and, at times, frantic…

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Wales 0 – 0 Estonia

Wales’ hopes of automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup were dealt a significant blow as Estonia ground out a 0-0 draw at the Cardiff City Stadium. Sitting seven points off Belgium with two games in hand, Robert Page’s team failed to create enough against a side ranked almost 100 places below them and missed out on a desperately needed three points to stay in touch with the group leaders. Gareth Bale hit the woodwork late in the game on the rebound from his own effort, while Tyler Roberts was…

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Afghanistan: Women beaten for demanding their rights

Jia is married and has four children, including a newborn baby. She says her family encourages her to protest. “The Taliban aren’t here for a few days. They’re here for the long run. We need to demand our rights, not just for us, but for our next generation, our children,” she said. “We know the Taliban will find us and might target us. But we don’t have a choice. We have to continue.” Source link–!Thank You !–

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Vaccines. Vaccines?

by Dr F E Dias “To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question”, soliloquised Piglet, “since all vaccines are equal, but some vaccines are more equal than others” – poetic licence applied with apologies to William Shakespeare and George Orwell. Introduction Smallpox is a virulent infectious vesicular disease. Vesicular and pox in that it causes eruptions on the skin which develop into pustules or pox, and eventually leaves one covered with pitted pockmarks; and designated “small” since the 16th century, to distinguish it from the “great pox” syphilis.…

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St Leger Fesitval: Hollie Doyle hoping for Ladies’ day success at Doncaster in May Hill Stakes with Ed Walker filly Kawida | Racing News

Sky Sports Racing ambassador Hollie Doyle previews her three rides on Ladies’ day at Doncaster’s St Leger Festival, including an exciting filly for Ed Walker. Kawida out to extend dream run for Rausing Prominent owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing is enjoying a marvellous season with the likes of Albaflora, Sandrine and Alpinista, and will be hoping to claim another top-level prize with her promising filly KAWIDA in the Cazoo May Hill Stakes (2.40). This Group Two is often a strong pointer to the following year’s Classics so the competition is tough, but…

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PM and FM to visit Italy; no audience with the Pope

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris will shortly make a visit to Bologna, Italy, to participate in an international event. The event is to be graced by the Prime Minister of Italy and other dignitaries from Italy and other European countries. The Foreign Minister, at his briefing conducted on Monday (September 06), clearly described the purpose of the scheduled visit. The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the international symposium which will be held…

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Jack Ross: Hibernian boss emphasises importance of facing Hearts in clash of Scottish Premiership leaders | Football News

Jack Ross says beating Hearts in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership top-of-the-table clash can prove significant in helping his Hibernian side mount a title challenge. With both sides having won three and drawn one of their opening four games, Hibs go to Tynecastle on Sunday ahead of their Edinburgh rivals only on goal difference. Hibs finished third behind Rangers and Celtic last season but having ended the campaign 39 points adrift of Steven Gerrard’s champions, Ross is urging his side to find the consistency to maintain a challenge to the Glasgow clubs…

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Emma Raducanu: British teenager reaches US Open semi-finals in New York | Tennis News

Raz Mirza Interviews, Comment & Analysis @RazMirza Emma Raducanu reaches the US Open semi-finals without dropping a set; the 18-year-old Brit will take on the winner of the match between Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sakkari for a place in the final on Thursday night Last Updated: 08/09/21 7:02pm Britain’s Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier in US Open history to reach the last four with another outstanding display against the reigning Olympic champion Belinda Bencic Fearless British teenager Emma Raducanu continued her astonishing run at the US Open by reaching…

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Live Commentary – Poland vs England

FTFull Time AETAfter Extra Time LIVEThis is a live match. ETExtra Time HTHalf Time Poland vs England. FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I. 7:45pm, Wednesday 8th September 2021. National Stadium, Warsaw. Poland 0 ogown goal” data-update-template-sent-off=”red cardred card“> England 0 ogown goal” data-update-template-sent-off=”red cardred card“> Source link –Thank tou–

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