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    Pakistan: Outrage as TikTok star shoots video next to forest fire

    A Pakistani social media star with millions of followers is facing criticism after posing for a TikTok video by a forest fire, as a devastating heatwave causes widespread misery in the country. Humaira Asghar posted a clip of herself walking playfully in a silver ball gown in front of a burning hillside with the caption: “Fire erupts wherever I am.

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    Indian actress dies after 'botched' liposuction procedure

    A 21-year-old budding Indian actress died after what her family says was a botched liposuction procedure, according to police on Wednesday. Liposuction, a medical procedure to remove fat, is very common and cheap in India – but is still mostly unregulated outside big hospitals. Chethana Raj, who acted in several television series and films in her native Karnataka, died Tuesday.

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    Europe, US on alert after new monkeypox cases emerge

    Health authorities are on alert for the spread of monkeypox, a rare viral disease first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s, after new cases emerged in Europe, and the United States confirmed its first infection. Portugal said on Wednesday it had identified five cases of monkeypox, Spain said it was testing 23 potential cases, and the US state of Massachusetts announced it had found a case in a man who recently travelled to Canada.

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    Dubai mother of hit-and-run victim, 4, urges motorists to curb dangerous driving

    A mother who lost her four-year-old son in a Boxing Day tragedy caused by a motorist speeding the wrong way down a one-way street in Dubai has urged drivers to slow down and abide by the rules of the road. Golrokh Salehi was crossing a service road in Umm Suqeim on December 26, 2020, with her sons Kian Moborak, aged five, and Ashkan, the aged four, when her eldest child – a “perfect ray of sunshine” - was struck by a speeding Land Cruiser.

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    Iran protests spread to major central province; unofficial death toll rises to six

    Protests broke out in Iran’s central province of Isfahan on Tuesday with demonstrators chanting against Iran’s clerical leaders, videos shared on social media showed. Protesters in Isfahan’s city of Golpayegan chanted against Iran’s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, as well as President Ebrahim Raisi, videos shared on Twitter showed. Death to the dictator,” protesters in Golpayegan chanted, referring to Khamenei in one video.

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    France's interior minister seeks to block 'burkinis' in swimming pools

    France’s interior minister said Tuesday that he would seek to overturn a rule change in the city of Grenoble that would allow women to wear burkinis in state-run swimming pools. The all-in-one swimsuit, used by some Muslim women to cover their bodies and hair while bathing, is a controversial issue in France where critics see it as a symbol of creeping “Islamisation.

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    Qatar to invest $5 billion in Spain's EU-funded recovery

    Qatar’s $300 billion sovereign wealth fund plans to invest $5 billion in Spanish projects, the Gulf state’s ruler said late on Tuesday in a dinner held in his honor in Madrid. The amount shows how confident Qatar is in the Spanish economy’s strength, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said in a speech during a dinner held in King Felipe’s Palace in Madrid, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday.