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Vienna returns as world’s ‘most liveable city’

International Desk The Austrian capital Vienna has made a comeback as the world’s most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday. The Ukrainian capital Kyiv was not included this year after Russia invaded the country in late February, while Russian cities Moscow and St Petersburg fell in the rankings over “censorship” and the impact of ...

Oscar-winning deaf actor Marlee Matlin becomes Academy governor

Entertainment Desk Oscar-winning deaf actor Marlee Matlin, who appeared in this year’s Best Picture winner “CODA,” has been elected to the Academy’s board of governors, the organization said Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that awards the annual Oscars, said Matlin was part of a new slate of governors who will take office for the ...

EU debates Ukraine candidacy as Russia makes life ‘hell’ in east

International Desk EU leaders will gather in Brussels Thursday to discuss calls to formally grant war-torn Ukraine “candidate status” to join the bloc, as Russian forces slowly advance in the eastern Donbas region despite fierce resistance from Kyiv’s military. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had been conducting a “telephone marathon” on his country’s behalf in the run-up to the ...

‘It’s OnSerena’: Williams comeback reaches Eastbourne doubles semis

Sports Desk Serena Williams stepped up her comeback as the American star powered to a second successive victory in the Eastbourne doubles with her partner Ons Jabeur on Wednesday. Williams and Tunisia’s Jabeur defeated Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Devonshire Park. Serena, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, is ...

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall to divorce: New York Times

International Desk Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall are getting divorced, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. It will be the fourth divorce for the 91-year-old Murdoch, who married Hall, 65, in London in March 2016. The Australian Murdoch is worth more than $17 billion, according to Forbes. The New York ...

Misery befalls flood victims

Staff Reporter Flash floods have damaged vast areas of cropland and washed away houses, cattle and other valuables, leaving millions of people in the country’s north-eastern, northern and central regions in utter distress. Sufferings of the flood-hit people in these areas continue to mount due to a lack of food and pure drinking water, locals said, adding that government relief ...

Global Covid cases surpass 546 million

Online Desk The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 546 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 546,626,378 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,345,658 Thursday morning. The US has recorded 88,443,398 cases so far and 1,039,771 people have ...

Roy and Buttler tame Netherlands bowlers as England sweep ODI series

Sports Desk Jason Roy and Jos Buttler demolished the Netherlands on Wednesday as England coasted to an eight-wicket victory with nearly 20 overs to spare in the third one-day international, sealing the series 3-0. Roy’s 101 not out was his 10th one-day international hundred in Amstelveen, with Buttler, standing in for injured captain Eoin Morgan, smashing an unbeaten 86. Earlier, ...

73rd AL founding anniversary today

Staff Reporter Bangladesh Awami League, a torchbearer of the country’s glorious history, is celebrating its 73rd founding anniversary today in a befitting manner. On this day in 1949, the Awami League, the oldest political party in the country, started its journey from the historic Rose Garden in Old Dhaka and led the country’s war of independence in 1971. The party ...

San Francisco subway train shooting kills 1, wounds another

International Desk One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on a San Francisco subway train Wednesday that ended in the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood just days before Pride celebrations, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on a commuter train as it pulled away from a residential station toward the station in the city’s ...