Top 10 world news: Taliban secure dam in Afghanistan, Red Cross warns Nepal and more

Top 10 world news: Taliban secure dam in Afghanistan, Red Cross warns Nepal and more


The United States sent reinforcements after the Taliban destroyed the Dahla Dam in Arghandab, Afghanistan on Friday. In the meantime, the Red Cross has warned Nepal of the possibility of a serious crisis, calling the current scenario in India a terrible preview of the future of Nepal. In a blow to Nepalese tourism, 30 sick climbers infected with coronavirus-like symptoms had to be evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest. In other news, despite the 840,000 registered cases, Pakistan continues to witness waves of worshipers in its mosques. Read this and much more in our Top 10 World News.

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The United States sent reinforcements after the Taliban destroyed the Dahla Dam in Arghandab, Afghanistan on Friday. In the meantime, the Red Cross has warned Nepal of the possibility of a serious crisis, calling the current scenario in India a terrible preview of the future of Nepal. In a blow to Nepalese tourism, 30 sick climbers infected with coronavirus-like symptoms had to be evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest. In other news, despite the 840,000 registered cases, Pakistan continues to witness waves of worshipers in its mosques. Read this and much more in our Top 10 World News.

Afghanistan: The US sends reinforcements to the departing troops as the Taliban build the second largest dam

The Dahla dam, which irrigates the farmers via a network of canals and with drinking water for the provincial capital Kandahar, was taken over by the group.

COVID-19: Australia sends return flights for stranded citizens to India following a backlash

Australia’s recent decision to close the border has generated a lot of criticism, particularly on humanitarian grounds. After receiving a backlash for severely punishing people returning from India, the Australian government decided to lift the ban and start repatriation flights for citizens stuck in India from May 15.

As Covid cases in Nepal increase, the Red Cross is warning of the impending serious crisis

Up to 44 percent of the Covid tests in Nepal were positive last weekend. This comes from government data cited by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to warn of a major crisis.

Covid threatens Everest climb comeback plans if infections increase

More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears that the coronavirus could prevent a hoped-for peak season on the world’s highest mountain.

Mosques full despite Pakistan’s third wave of Covid

Schools and restaurants have closed, shops close their shutters early every evening and the military has been mobilized to fight the spread of the coronavirus – but worshipers flock to prayers in mosques across Pakistan night after night.

UK regulators advise under 40s to get an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine

According to the UK regulators, an alternative is being offered to those under 40 in the country AstraZeneca Bumps amid concern for rare blood clots.

Version of the variant of Covid, first discovered in India and widely spreading in the UK: Report

According to the report, over 500 cases of B.1.617.2 have been found in England, with the highest levels being recorded in London and the north-west of England.

India sees 414,000 new COVID-19 cases in a new dismal record; The death toll at 234,083

With a record of 4,14,188 new coronavirus infections in one day, India’s total COVID-19 cases rose to 2,14,91,598 while active cases topped 36 lakh, according to updated data from the Union Ministry of Health on Friday.

Twitter bans multiple accounts that have tried to promote Donald Trump’s content

Twitter announced Thursday that it had banned multiple accounts attempting to circumvent its ban on former President Donald Trump by promoting its content.

“I felt very heavy”: astronauts describe the return to earth with SpaceX csule

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which carried the crew back to Earth, splashed down off Florida early Sunday during NASA’s first nightly ocean landing in more than 50 years.

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