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London mansion fit for an Indian Prince goes on sale for 15.5 million pounds

A mansion in the heart of London which was presented as a marital home to Maharaja Duleep Singh's son, Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh, has gone on sale as a modern refurbished family house with a price tag of 15.5 million pounds.

China approves emergency usage of coronavirus vaccines: Official

An emergency use authorisation, which is based on Chinese vaccine management law, allows unapproved vaccine candidates to be used among people who are at high risk of getting infected on a limited period.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu accepts compromise, avoids election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that he had accepted a proposal to extend budget negotiations. He said that now was not the time to drag the country into a fourth parliamentary election in less than two years.

Donald is cruel, has no principles: Trump's sister criticises him in secret recording

US President Donald Trump's older sister, a former federal judge, is heard sharply criticising her brother in a series of recordings. In the audio, she talks about Trump's "tweets and lying" and goes on to say: "Donald is cruel".

Asteroid heading towards Earth to pass on eve of US elections

NASA said that asteroid 2018VP1 has a 0.41 per cent chance of hitting planet Earth and it will pass on the eve of November 2, the day of the 2020 US presidential elections.

Lukashenko has no choice, says Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have organised the largest demonstrations in the country's recent history to protest his re-election. "They have to understand that we are not a protest movement," opposition figurehead Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said.

Australia wrestles with coronavirus second-wave, 17 more dead

Australia recorded a further 17 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday but infections in the hard-hit state of Victoria, the site of all the latest deaths, are showing a downward trend, authorities said on Sunday.

Deal with UAE takes Israel's economic reach to Iran's doorstep

Despite tensions, the UAE and Iran have maintained diplomatic exchanges and crucially protected their economic ties. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the UAE "against opening the path of Israel to the region".

Canada: Conservatives to pick new leader to take on Trudeau, focus on environment, jobs

Forcing snap elections to challenge the Liberals in Canada would be an equally hard sell. The next opportunity will be at the end of September when PM Justin Trudeau seeks parliament's support for massive new social and environmental spending to steer Canada out of its economic slump.

South Korea closes nightclubs, beaches as Covid-19 cases surge

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 800,000 people globally. Infections have soared past 23 million globally, and some countries are still facing their first waves -- such as India, which crossed three million cases on Sunday.

Italy rules out new lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

The Italian government is not considering new lockdown to curb coronavirus infections, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, despite a steady rise in new cases over the past month.

Flash floods in northern Turkey kill four, 11 missing

Four people were killed in flash floods in Turkey’s northern Black Sea region and 11 others are missing, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday.

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