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Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, daughter, hospitalised for COVID-19 – media

FILE PHOTO: Indian film actor Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and their daughter Aaradhya in a 2019 photograph taken at the wedding of Akash Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai, India. Picture taken on March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

July 18 (Reuters) - Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter were hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment, the Times of India reported on Saturday, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted. Rai’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, also major Bollywood celebrities, were admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital early this week, becoming the highest-profile patients the pandemic sweeping ...

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Google bans ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

July 18 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest search engine updated its policy as the health crisis has continued to rage throughout the United States, and digital advertising giants ...

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Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia) - Maldives and Sri Lanka were today verified for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead of the 2023 target. “Protecting all children against these killer and debilitating diseases is an important step in our endeavor to achieve healthier population and health ...

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Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has died aged 71. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

July 3 (The Indian Express) - Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away in Mumbai on Friday following a cardiac arrest. She was 71. Saroj’s daughter Sukaina Khan confirmed the news to indianexpress.com. Saroj Khan was born as Nirmala Nagpal. She joined the Indian film industry as a child artiste, playing the younger Shyama in Nazarana. She eventually became a background dancer ...

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UNESCO says logo being used illegally for arts trafficking

© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct.31 2017 file photo, the logo of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is seen during the 39th session of the General Conference at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Paris, July 2 (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate illicit trafficking in African cultural property. UNESCO urged “vigilance” Wednesday after it received numerous reports of such fraud and instances where its name was being used to certify the monetary value of collections. The ...

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Pakistan blocks online game PUBG over ‘negative’ impact

© BAY ISMOYO PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a popular mobile game, but has been banned in several countries, and Pakistan is moving to join that list

July 2 (AFP) - Pakistan on Wednesday temporarily blocked the hugely popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) after receiving complaints it was addictive and following media reports linking the brutal, multiplayer shoot 'em up to suicide. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said it had received "numerous" complaints from people saying the game has a "serious negative impact on (the) physical and ...

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Aravinda de Silva questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing allegation probe

Aravinda de Silva was questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing claims probe (Reuters Photo)

Colombo, July 1 (PTI) - The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday said it has questioned former national selection committee chairman Aravinda de Silva over ex-Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's allegation that the national cricket team's loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final was fixed by "certain parties". Aluthgamage has alleged that his country "sold" the game to India, a ...

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NBA to stop season if virus spreads

FILE PHOTO: The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York City, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

July 1 (Reuters) - Spread of the coronavirus would prompt the NBA to stop the 2019-20 season, commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday. Speaking on the TIME 100 Talks, Silver said the league is “reasonably confident” about its plan to restart the season in Orlando on the Disney World campus in July. But if the virus spreads among players and personnel ...

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