World News


China-Pakistan military ties should be scaled up to jointly face 'risks, challenges': Gen Wei

Wei held talks with Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad on Monday and signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen defence cooperation between the all-weather allies.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Indian-American official Ajit Pai announces intent to leave as FCC chair on January 20

As Chairman of FCC, Pai is the highest ranking Indian-American official in the Trump Administration.

published : 01 Dec 2020

India, US agree to increase collaboration on counternarcotics regulation and law enforcement

During the inaugural meeting of the Counternarcotics Working Group (CNWG), held virtually on November 24, the two countries also agreed to enhance their data sharing operations.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in oral arguments Tuesday morning, will review two issues stemming from the trial.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Iran's parliament advances bill to stop nuclear inspections

Parliament would need to hold another vote to pass the bill, which would also require approval by the Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Sri Lanka's highest court rejects petitions from Muslims against COVID-19 cremations

The Muslim leaders claimed the gazette was violating the World Health Organisation recommendations which do not oppose burials.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Without patients or staff, Spain opens new $119 million hospital

The state-of-the-art facility was built in 100 days at twice the original budget.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia: UN

Ethiopia’s govt has said it will create and manage a 'humanitarian corridor' for the delivery of aid, but the U.N. wants access that is neutral and unhindered.

published : 01 Dec 2020

China #MeToo case heads to court after 2-year delay

When Zhou filed suit in 2018, such complaints were treated as labor disputes or under other laws that didn't relate directly to sexual harassment.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Facebook News to launch in UK next year, will pay publishers

Facebook's director of news partnerships Jesper Doub said the company was 'in active negotiations' to bring the feature to France and Germany.

published : 01 Dec 2020

EU health agency to meet by December 29 for Pfizer vaccine decision

BioNTech said it stands ready to ship stockpiles of vaccines where they are needed when the Amsterdam-based agency or the FDA approve the vaccine.

published : 01 Dec 2020

US President Trump's special adviser on coronavirus resigns

Dr Scott Atlas has warned against shifting to lockdowns throughout his tenure.

published : 01 Dec 2020

PNB case: Nirav Modi's remand extended in UK, final hearings in 2021

The final hearings in the extradition case are scheduled over two days, on January 7 and 8 next year.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: United Nations

In all, an estimated 1.3 billion children between the ages of three and 17 do not have internet connections in their homes.

published : 01 Dec 2020

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble deferred till next year amid spike in COVID cases

The travel bubble aimed to remove restrictions (mandatory quarantine) for travellers between Singapore and Hong Kong in lieu of COVID-19 tests.

published : 01 Dec 2020
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