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International opinion appears to shift decisively against Russia as Ukraine worries grow
World

International opinion appears to shift decisively against Russia as Ukraine worries grow

The apparent shift in opinion offers some hope to Ukraine and its Western allies that increasing isolation will add pressure on Putin to negotiate a peace

Seoul says using nuclear weapons will put North Korea on a 'path of self-destruction'
World

Seoul says using nuclear weapons will put North Korea on a 'path of self-destruction'

South Korea's Defense Ministry said that North Korea's new law would only deepen its isolation and prompt Seoul and Washington to 'further strengthen their deterrence and reaction capacities'

Isolation complication? US finds it hard to shun Russia
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Isolation complication? US finds it hard to shun Russia

US officials say Russia is trying to shore up the few alliances it has left has left — some of which are American adversaries like Iran. But countries that are ostensibly US partners, like Egypt and Uganda, are also warmly welcoming top Russians

Women's World Cup 2022: Australia's Ashleigh Gardner tests positive for COVID-19, to miss first two games
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Women's World Cup 2022: Australia's Ashleigh Gardner tests positive for COVID-19, to miss first two games

Cricket Australia said Gardner, the 2021 Australian women's cricketer of the year, was in isolation for 10 days in line with New Zealand health protocols.

India vs New Zealand: Brooke Halliday ruled out of last ODI against due to close contact with COVID-19 case
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India vs New Zealand: Brooke Halliday ruled out of last ODI against due to close contact with COVID-19 case

Halliday returned a negative result for the virus on Monday. She will be tested again on day five of her isolation.

India vs South Africa: Positive COVID-19 cases will be isolated but matches will continue, says CSA medical officer
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India vs South Africa: Positive COVID-19 cases will be isolated but matches will continue, says CSA medical officer

India will start their three-match Test series against the Proteas on 26 December at the Centurion followed by Tests in Johannesburg (3-7 January) and Cape Town (11-15 January)

Bayern Munich fine quarantined unvaccinated players, say reports
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Bayern Munich fine quarantined unvaccinated players, say reports

Bayern bosses reportedly summoned him and four other unvaccinated teammates on Thursday to inform them of the pay cut when they are in isolation because they have not taken the jab, Bild said, quoting unnamed sources from the team

UK eases rules for vaccinated international travellers, cost burden on Indian fliers to reduce
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UK eases rules for vaccinated international travellers, cost burden on Indian fliers to reduce

From 4 October, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only

India vs Sri Lanka: Krunal Pandya ruled out of series, all eight close contacts test negative but can't take field, says report
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India vs Sri Lanka: Krunal Pandya ruled out of series, all eight close contacts test negative but can't take field, says report

As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on 30 July as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rishabh Pant, throwdown expert Dayanand test positive for COVID-19; three more isolated as visitors reassemble
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India vs Sri Lanka: Rishabh Pant, throwdown expert Dayanand test positive for COVID-19; three more isolated as visitors reassemble

One coaching staff member and reserve wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha were put in isolation for having come in contact with Garani.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist

Only in 2020 – while daydreaming of the adventures I never took – did I entertain the possibility that the “Secret Life” in the title was not literal but figurative. That Walter Mitty visualises what he must to rationalise a dark week in his career.

Anxiety, depression, isolation: 50 Indians on biggest mental health challenges they've faced amid COVID-19 crisis
Lifestyle

Anxiety, depression, isolation: 50 Indians on biggest mental health challenges they've faced amid COVID-19 crisis

Firstpost heard from 50 individuals about what their mental health struggles had been like in the year of a pandemic, self-isolation and lockdowns.

Solos review: Amazon Prime Video sci-fi anthology is a worthy exploration of humans connected by isolation
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Solos review: Amazon Prime Video sci-fi anthology is a worthy exploration of humans connected by isolation

Isolation, a sense of loss, and technology — three relevant threads run through all seven short films in David Weil's perceptive sci-fi anthology Solos.

Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID-19, to be available for tour of England
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Wriddhiman Saha recovers from COVID-19, to be available for tour of England

Saha has reached his home in Kolkata after completing over a fortnight-long quarantine at a Delhi hotel. He was picked for the England-bound squad subject to fitness.

Next level lockdown: French group goes underground in cave for six weeks to study effects of acute isolation
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Next level lockdown: French group goes underground in cave for six weeks to study effects of acute isolation

Since Sunday night, 15 men and women are living in the vast Lombrives cave in the Pyrenees mountains south of Toulouse for an experiment dubbed "Deep Time," led by the French-Swiss explorer Christian Clot

Sri Lanka vs England: Hosts' cautious and 'sanitised' Covid welcome reassures Joe Root's men ahead of Test series
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Sri Lanka vs England: Hosts' cautious and 'sanitised' Covid welcome reassures Joe Root's men ahead of Test series

England arrived on the Indian Ocean island Sunday to resume a tour cancelled in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be hoping to repeat their 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in 2018.

Virtual fatigue, virtual joy: In 2020, the screen was a door that opened onto experiences both welcome and exhausting
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Virtual fatigue, virtual joy: In 2020, the screen was a door that opened onto experiences both welcome and exhausting

2020 is the year we lost. For those lucky enough to stay inside, it has been a year of diminished experiences.

Everything I consumed on screen as an escape from 2020 helped me evolve into a filmmaker, writes Shefali Shah
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Everything I consumed on screen as an escape from 2020 helped me evolve into a filmmaker, writes Shefali Shah

"This lock-up gave me time to prep rigorously as a filmmaker. And just like that, I was ready to shoot a film as a director. The more I worked on it, the more convinced I was that this blunder had to be made."

CDC shortens recommended quarantine period from 14 days to seven days if test are negative
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CDC shortens recommended quarantine period from 14 days to seven days if test are negative

In July CDC shortened, from 14 days to 10, its advice on how long a person should stay in isolation after they first experience COVID symptoms — provided they’re no longer sick.

Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces
Arts & Culture

Rooftops as an antidote to the lockdown: A photographer documents people's shared joys, closeness on terraces

On a rooftop, it is possible to convince yourself that not everything has changed since the pandemic: it’s still possible to spend time with family outdoors, to play the odd game of cricket, to meet friends and relatives.