Hamas fires rockets, rigidity escalates

An Israeli policeman points a pistol at an assailant to protect a Jewish driver, who was attacked by Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem. Violent protests were seen against planned eviction of Palestinians. There were reports of rocket firing by Hamas towards Israel, escalating the tension. AP/PTI

China to draw ‘separation line’ at Mt Everest peak

Beijing: China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent Covid from being spread by climbers ascending Nepal’s side of the mountain. A team of Tibetan mountaineering guides will set up the separation line at the peak before climbers attempt to reach the summit from the Chinese side, Xinhua said. It is not clear what the separation line will be made of. Agencies

Racial attack on Indian-origin woman in Singapore

Singapore: In an apparent incident of hate crime, a man hurled racial slurs and kicked a 55-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore for not wearing a mask. Hindocha Nita Vishnubhai, a private tutor, was brisk walking on Friday morning when she was attacked, her daughter Parveen Kaur told the Channel News Asia. The assailants is yet to be identified. The police have lodged a case. PTI

Risking lives

Migrants board an overcrowded ferry to get home to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after Bangladesh announced restrictions due to Covid in Munshiganj, on Monday. Reuters

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