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UN says Yoga practice helps to ease pandemic stress as world marks international Yoga day

New York, International Yoga Day, celebrated on Monday, aims to raise awareness of the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of the practice which continues to gain popularity worldwide, with the UN stressing that yoga is especially helpful to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic stress. The idea of declaring an International Day of Yoga at the …

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Three people injured in building collapse in France’s Bordeaux – Reports

Moscow: Two buildings collapsed in the city of Bordeaux in France overnight into Monday, leaving at least three people injured, BFMTV reported.“Two buildings collapsed around 12.30 a.m.,” Lieutenant-Colonel of the Gironde Departmental Fire and Rescue Service Arnaud Mendousse told the TV station.Mendousse also noted that one of the buildings was empty while the other housed nine …

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Ebrahim Raisi elected Iran’s new president

Tehran, Iran elected Seyed Ebrahim Raisi as its new president in Friday’s presidential election, with state-run media reporting that his main opponent has conceded his defeat on Saturday. Raisi, the judiciary chief, was backed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He will replace Hassan Rouhani. Considered a conservative, he was ahead in opinion polls. Former …

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Zambia’s electoral body suspends two major political parties from campaigning due to violence.

Lusaka, Zambia’s electoral body on Tuesday suspended two major political parties from holding campaigns in some districts due to continued violence by the supporters. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has suspended the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) after they failed to tame their supporters from …

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Bangladesh extends land border closure for passengers till June 30

The government of Bangladesh has extended the closure of the land border with India for passenger travel till June 30 to contain the spread of the Corona virus in the country. However, the border will remain open for the movement of cargo between the two countries.Confirming the decision to extend the restriction on movement of …

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Malala signs deal with Apple TV to produce documentaries on women, children

The multi-year partnership would “draw on her ability to inspire people around the world”, the company said in a statement, adding that content would also in clude animation and children’s series.Pakistani ac tivist Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager after surviv ing a Taliban assassination attempt, has signed a deal …

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