World News


AstraZeneca's Pascal Soriot: The man behind COVID-19 vaccine

Now, several countries, including France and Germany, have suspended the jab pending an investigation into whether it caused blood clots.

published : 18 Mar 2021

China summons tech giants over 'deep fakes', internet security

In 2019, China issued rules banning online video and audio providers from using artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality technologies.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Indian-American healthcare workers in Green Card backlog hold demonstration before US Capitol

The discrepancy in the number of H-1B hired from India and a small number of green cards allotted to India creates an inhumane Green Card backlog.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Japan to end coronavirus emergency in Tokyo despite rebound fears

Shigeru Omi, a doctor on a government panel of coronavirus experts, said cautionary measures after the end of the emergency will be crucial.

published : 18 Mar 2021

India expected to register largest increase in child and maternal deaths in South Asia in 2020: UN

The report noted that India could spend nearly USD 10 billion on COVID-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the overall costs in the region.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Helicopter crash kills nine Afghan troops in central province

Afghanistan is experiencing a nationwide spike in bombings, targeted killings and other violence as peace negotiations in Qatar between Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government stall.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Next-level lockdown: Six weeks underground in French cave

For 40 days their home is a cavernous complex below the Earth's surface, deprived of phones, watches or natural light. But they do have their own tents for a minimum of privacy.

published : 18 Mar 2021

'White supremacy literally killing us': Asian community angry, stunned after Atlanta spa killings

Police have said suspect Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man, has so far denied a racist motive for the three shootings in the southern US state of Georgia.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Mars rover sends back grinding, squealing sounds of driving

Perseverance — the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent to Mars — landed near an ancient river delta on Feb. 18 to search for signs of past life. 

published : 18 Mar 2021

Russia recalls envoy after Joe Biden says 'killer' Vladimir Putin will 'pay the price'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti that "responsibility for further deterioration of Russian-American ties fully rests with the United States."

published : 18 Mar 2021

Joe Biden called upon to support India, South Africa at WTO on COVID-19 vaccines

The move comes after India and South Africa, along with several other countries, have urgently gone to the WTO seeking a time-limited waiver of the TRIPS agreement.

published : 18 Mar 2021

South Africa headmaster charged for sending boy into latrine to retrieve his cellphone

It is alleged that he then used a thick rope to secure the boy and lowered him into the latrine to search for the phone with his hands.

published : 18 Mar 2021

China blasts US 'evil past of genocide'' at UN rights body

In a brief but sharp statement, Jiang Duan criticised US military interventions abroad that had resulted in “tremendous deaths of civilians”

published : 18 Mar 2021

UK minister views India as like-minded, high trust vendor nation

Dominic Raab named India among the countries that would help address the need for diversified global supply chains with “high trust vendors”.

published : 18 Mar 2021

Prominent Egyptian activist jailed 18-months for 'fake news'

Sanaa Seif, of Egypt's most well-known family of activists, was arrested in June last year, and was accused by prosecutors of “broadcasting fake news and rumours”.

published : 18 Mar 2021