A new wave of corona epidemics engulfed the United Arab Emirates.

Bozhabi (Urdu Point newspaper latest. January 19, 2022) The new wave of global epidemic corona virus has engulfed the United Arab Emirates. According to details, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday confirmed 2,902 new cases of covid virus in the country, during which 1,285 people recovered from the epidemic in the country, …

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Where it’s forbidden to serve meat

Inhabited since at least 1800 BC, Varanasi is well known for being among the oldest living cities on Earth, and one of the holiest for the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Hindus. Every day, as the sound of ringing temple bells echo overhead, tens of thousands of devotees descend the city’s 88 stone ghat steps and dip themselves …

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The world’s five safest cities post-pandemic

Cities across the world have had to rethink security in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic – here are the ones doing it well. Nothing in modern memory has changed city life quite like Covid has. From the closure of city-centre offices to mask mandates to restaurant restrictions, pandemic precautions have transformed the landscape of …

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The innovative technology that powered the Inca

A deceptively simple feat of agricultural engineering helped the Inca to build the largest empire in South American history. In the 15th and early 16th Centuries, a small island in Lake Titicaca was one of South America’s most important religious sites. Revered as the birthplace of the Sun, the Moon and the Inca dynasty, Isla …

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Bolivia’s little-known tribal kingdom

For hundreds of years, the tiny Kingdom of the Afro-Bolivians lay hidden from the outside world. Bolivia’s La Paz is the highest capital in the world. At 3,690m in elevation, its air is cold and thin, leaving many visitors gasping for oxygen and experiencing altitude sickness, known locally as soroche. But if you push past the …

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In the remote, mountainous region of ‘Asir, women’s ingenuity can be seen in a 200-year-old artform that’s passed from mother to daughter.

If you walk through Rijal Almaa heritage village in the heart of ‘Asir province in south-western Saudi Arabia, you’ll soon notice how different this remote region is from the rest of the country. Instead of a monochromatic desert landscape, there is colour everywhere, from the green mountains that surround the village to the brightly hued flower wreaths …

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Amazon’s Alexa returns after morning snooze

Users of Amazon’s Alexa complained that the voice assistant was not working on Friday morning. According to the website Down Detector, the problem appeared to affect the UK and parts of Europe and lasted about an hour. Some users posted on social media that they had been unable to get Alexa to respond or help …

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Beijing Winter Olympics: Why are they controversial?

The Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics are due to take place in February. However, China’s human rights record has prompted a number of countries to declare diplomatic boycotts of the Games, which means their top officials won’t attend. When are the Games and how big are they? The Winter Olympics take place from 4 February …

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Netflix faces rocky road after pandemic wins

The number of Netflix subscribers grew to 222 million last year, but the streaming firm is facing a rocky road ahead as the surge of interest it saw during the pandemic fades. Overall, Netflix added 18.2 million members last year – roughly half the number who subscribed in 2020. Investors had hoped that pace would …

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Ukraine tension: US ‘lethal aid’ arrives in Kyiv amid border build-up

Some 90 tonnes of US “lethal aid” has arrived in Ukraine, amid tensions over Russia’s troop build-up on the border. It was the first shipment of a recently approved package of US military aid for Ukraine, and included ammunition for “front-line defenders”. The delivery followed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this …

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Yemeni rebel attack on UAE is a challenge for the region

The sharp rise in the conflict in Yemen this week has raised questions about the direction of the war and what it means for the region. Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels have been devastating. Aid centers have been targeted in the Houthi stronghold of Saada, with dozens killed in the attack, aid agencies say. The …

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