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Tropical Cyclone Kenneth approaches the coast of Mozambique in this April 25, 2019 handout satellite image. VOA

Cyclone Kenneth slammed into northern Mozambique Thursday evening.

The African nation’s emergency officials said 30,000 people have been evacuated from the areas the storm would likely hit.

Forecasters say Kenneth could bring waves as high as five meters and some 600 millimeters of rainfall.

Forecasters say Kenneth could bring waves as high as five meters and some 600 millimeters of rainfall. Wikimedia

Kenneth descends on Mozambique just weeks after the the country was hit by Cyclone Idai which the U.N. labeled as “one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere.”

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Officials have warned that Cyclone Kenneth could be even stronger than Idai as it targets an area not used to such storms.

This is the first time on record that Mozambique has been hit by two cyclones in one season, a U.N. spokesman said. Before Mozambique, Kenneth swept over the island nation of Comoros, killing three people. (VOA)


The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

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Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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