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US Q3 GDP grew by 2pc: Commerce Dept

Washington, Oct 28 (UNI/Sputnik) US gross domestic product expanded by 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2021, the Commerce Department said in its first reading for the period that came in well behind second-quarter growth.
"Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2021, following an increase of 6.7 percent in the second quarter," the department said in a statement released Thursday.
The deceleration in real GDP in the third quarter was led by a slowdown in consumer spending. A resurgence of Covid-19 cases resulted in new restrictions and delays in the reopening of establishments in some parts of the country.
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Demand for Commission to probe Pakistan's ex-Chief Justice Saqib Nisar audio leak

28 Nov 2021 | 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Nov 28 (UNI) The Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and judicial commission member from Sindh has moved the Islam­a­bad High Court (IHC) for setting up of an independent commission to ascertain the authenticity of the leaked audio clip of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar.

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Fiji ready to fight against new COVID-19 variant

28 Nov 2021 | 1:31 PM

Suva, Nov 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Fiji's Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said on Sunday that Fiji's internal and external measures are in place to mitigate the effects of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.

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France extends restrictions on travel from 7 Southern African countries: Govt

28 Nov 2021 | 1:23 PM

Paris, Nov 28 (UNI/Sputnik) France extends its restrictions on travel from seven southern African countries until December 1, amid the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, the government has said.

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Australia's New South Wales state reports 2 cases of Omicron variant

28 Nov 2021 | 1:08 PM

Canberra, Nov 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Health authorities of Australia's state of New South Wales on Sunday afternoon confirmed two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant after conducting urgent genomic sequencing from overseas travelers.

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South Korea reports 3,928 more COVID-19 cases, starts entry restriction from 8 African nations

28 Nov 2021 | 1:05 PM

Seoul, Nov 28 (UNI/Xinhua) South Korea has reported 3,928 more cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 440,896, health authorities said on Sunday.

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