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In Photos: Israelis protest against controversial judicial reform bill

Israeli protesters on Thursday were intensifying their opposition to a controversial government proposal to overhaul the judiciary, with plans to block Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's route to the airport ahead of an official trip overseas and as the US defence secretary was visiting, news agaency AP reported. Demonstrators, who have been out protesting for more than two months against the overhaul, launched a "day of resistance to dictatorship" on March 9.

09 March,2023 09:05 PM IST | Editor
Emergency personnel shift an injured man to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. Pic/AFP

In Photos: Explosion in Dhaka; 17 killed, over hundred injured

At least 17 people were killed and over 100 others injured on Tuesday in the explosion at Old Dhaka's crowded Gulistan area. Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Wednesday that the country has sufficient expertise to carry out the investigation into the powerful explosion that ripped through a building in the country's capital.

08 March,2023 04:41 PM IST | Editor
Syrian soldiers look on as rescuers use heavy machinery to sift through the rubble of a collapsed building in the northern city of Aleppo. Photo by AFP

In PHOTOS: With 17000 dead, earthquake leaves trail of destruction in Turkiye and Syria

The catastrophic earthquake that razed thousands of buildings in Turkiye and Syria became one of the deadliest quakes worldwide in more than a decade and the death toll kept rising, crossing16000. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal in 2015 killed more than 8,800 people. Rescue crews braved freezing overnight temperatures in quake-hit areas in both countries in the hope of reaching survivors and pulling more bodies from the rubble

09 February,2023 08:02 PM IST
Syrian rescuers (White Helmets) try to retrieve an injured man from the rubble of a collapsed building follwoing an earthquake Pic/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; many trapped

At least 76 people have been killed across seven provinces in Turkey and 42 were reported dead in Syria in initial reports after a deadly earthquake struck 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi in Turkey's Gaziantep province on February 6. See pics Photo/AFP

06 February,2023 11:32 AM IST
A man buys fever medicine at a pharmacy amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Nanjing, China – as the pharmacy offers six capsules for each client. Pic/AFP

In Pictures: Covid-19 cases surge in China, rush for medication continues

Authorities in Beijing on Monday reported two new deaths after easing the restriction that were imposed earlier under Zero-Covid policy as it faced criticism and protest from its citizens. According to the National Health Commission, China reported 5,237 deaths from Covid-19 in the last three years.  Amid this, US-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in its latest projection said that the country’s sudden lifting of the restrictions could result in a surge in cases and “over a million deaths through 2023.” The National Health Commission, China in its latest briefing said that it reported 1,995 new cases of confirmed infections on December 18, yesterday. As cases surge in the Chinese mainland days after it lifted the “Zero-Covid” strategy, here’s a look at some snaps from the situation in China. All pictures by AFP.

19 December,2022 06:08 PM IST
A man reacts as he inspects the damage caused by Monday's earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia. Pic/PTI

IN PHOTOS: Indonesia quake kills 252; homes, buildings, roads left in rubble

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). It also caused panic in the greater Jakarta area, about a three hour-drive away, where high-rises swayed and some people were evacuated. Pics/PTI

22 November,2022 02:14 PM IST
People injured during an earthquake receive medical treatment in a hospital parking lot in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia Pic/PTI

IN PHOTOS: Over 50 killed, 700 hurt in 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's West Java province killing more than 50 people and injuring around 700 people, the officials said. The quake struck on land in Cianjur town, about 75 km southeast of the capital, Jakarta. Pics/PTI

21 November,2022 06:02 PM IST
Indonesia President Joko Widodo speaks during the G20 leaders summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Pic/PTI

IN PHOTOS: Glimpses from the G2O summit in Bali

The annual G20 Summit opened here on Tuesday with world leaders set to discuss over the next two days challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and more recently topped by Russia's war in Ukraine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed at the summit venue by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ahead of the formal opening of the summit. Pics/PTI  

15 November,2022 11:30 AM IST
Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan take part of an anti-government march towards capital Islamabad, demanding early elections, in Gujranwala on November 1. File Pic/ PTI

IN PICS: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan injured in firing

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan was injured on Thursday after an unidentified gunman opened fire at his rally. The incident occurred near Allahwala Chowk of Wazirabad town of Punjab when Khan was leading the protest march. Khan is being taken to Lahore by road. He is not critical but he received a bullet injury, media reports said. Pics/ PTI

03 November,2022 06:35 PM IST
Emergency officials received at least 81 calls from people with breathing difficulty Pic/PTI

In Photos: Halloween stampede in Seoul leaves over 150 dead

The stampede occurred after a huge crowd flocked into the central district of the South Korean capital to celebrate Halloween, which was the biggest in years following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Pic/PTI

30 October,2022 09:37 AM IST
Rishi Sunak. Pic/AFP

In Photos: 6 Facts about Indian-origin Rishi Sunak who is elected as UK's PM

British politician Rishi Sunak was on Monday elected as the Conservative leader and will become the next prime minister after rival Penny Mordaunt failed to secure the necessary 100 nominations from her fellow MPs. Here are five lesser-known facts about him. Pics/AFP

24 October,2022 07:05 PM IST
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