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Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

2021-03-04 17:17:00

President Joe Biden has criticised the lifting of mask requirements in the states of Texas and Mississippi, calling it ’’Neanderthal thinking’’...

How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war

2021-03-03 19:07:00

Getting rid of the virus completely now seems an impossible project. But there are powerful arguments in its favour..

Biden eyes new era of green imperialism

2021-03-03 16:00:00

In his January 27 “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” US President Joseph Biden declares that his administration aims at “putting the climate crisis at the center of United States foreign policy and National Security.”..

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade Paul Kagame interview: Our country almost became a desert. Now conservation can reap benefits

2021-03-03 15:00:00

In 1957, a child was born in Rwanda. His parents fled to Uganda when he was three years old and he rose through the ranks of the Ugandan military before overthrowing the barbarous regime and helping to install his commander, Yoweri Museveni, in power. When the Genocide Against the Tutsi began, he led a force to take back his country, where he now sits in power...

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted guilty for corruption and sentenced to jail

2021-03-01 21:29:00

A French court on Monday sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence...

Aung San Suu Kyi hit with another charge as defiant protesters return to Myanmar streets

2021-03-01 16:04:00

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge Monday, as protesters returned to the streets in a show of defiance following the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coup in early February...

UN Secretary General condemns violent crackdown in Mynamar

2021-03-01 12:00:00

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns the violent crackdown in Myanmar and is deeply disturbed by the increase in deaths and injuries, a UN spokesman said on Sunday...

US eyes Tuesday deliveries of J&J vaccine, urges minorities to get shots

2021-03-01 11:46:00

Initial deliveries of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should start on Tuesday, senior Biden administration officials said on Sunday, saying they hoped to boost lagging vaccination rates among minorities...

’Everyone is angry’: Ardern under pressure over latest Auckland Covid lockdown

2021-03-01 10:06:00

New Zealand PM says she understands frustration at people who have not followed Covid rules but argues against punishment..

Trump has captured the Republican party – and that’s great news for Biden

2021-02-28 15:22:00

Donald Trump formally anoints himself the head of the Republican party at today’s Conservative Political Action Conference...

Biden told Saudi king he will hold them accountable for rights abuses

2021-02-27 13:14:00

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he told Saudi King Salman he would ’’hold them accountable for human rights abuses’’ and the United States would be announcing significant changes in the bilateral relationship on Friday and Monday...

Stocks slump as inflation fears overtake economic recovery hopes

2021-02-26 20:19:00

Asian stocks fell by the most in nine months on Friday as a rout in global bond markets sent bond yields flying and spooked investors amid fears the heavy losses suffered could trigger distressed selling in other assets...

Dutch parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

2021-02-26 19:40:00

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority in China amounted to genocide, the first such move by a European country...

US attacks ‘Iranian-backed military infrastructure’ in Syria

2021-02-26 19:00:00

The United States military says it carried out attacks on facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed militia on Thursday, following recent rocket attacks on US troop locations in Iraq...

Paul Kagame Celebrated ‘Hotel Rwanda’—Until Its Hero Criticized Him

2021-02-26 18:30:00

It has been more than 16 years since the film Hotel Rwanda was released. I am the film’s co-writer, director, and producer. In December 2004, when it reached theaters, the movie received widespread acclaim, modest box office success, and some Oscar nominations...

Jamal Khashoggi: US report expected to blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for journalist’s murder

2021-02-25 21:32:00

The report will likely mark another shift in US-Saudi ties as Joe Biden moves away from the cosy relationship with its Arab ally...

Covid: masks and tests not compulsory at English schools, says minister

2021-02-25 18:25:00

Nick Gibb says he hopes most pupils and schools will choose to take protection measures..

New analyses show Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine works well

2021-02-25 10:56:00

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson provides strong protection against severe disease and death from Covid-19, and may reduce the spread of the virus by vaccinated people, according to new analyses posted online by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday...

First Covax delivery arrives in Ghana in ’momentous moment’ for global vaccine roll out

2021-02-25 08:06:00

Some 600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Accra as the WHO-led scheme starts a mammoth distribution effort..

Tiger Woods ’lucky to be alive’ after suffering ’multiple open fractures’ in car crash

2021-02-24 21:43:00

The 45-year-old was taken to hospital after the crash - which is being investigated and officials say could take ’’several weeks’’...

For those who want children, Covid has intensified the ’panic years’

2021-02-24 19:47:00

How have you measured out the last year of your life? In the number of binged TV series? Walks in the park? Or perhaps, by the number of periods, injections to your hormone-rounded rump or the hopeful swipes on dating apps?..

Attenborough’s stark warning on climate change: ’It’s already too late’

2021-02-24 12:38:00

The veteran broadcaster tells the UN Security Council the climate crisis is the ’’biggest threat to security’’ humans have faced...

Suspect in murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia pleads guilty

2021-02-24 10:01:00

Caruana Galizia, 53, was a leading anti-corruption journalist from Malta who was killed in a car bombing near her home in 2017. Her family say she was ’’assassinated’’ because of her work uncovering alleged corruption in the Maltese government...

COVID-19: Biden leads candlelit ceremony for COVID victims as US passes half a million deaths

2021-02-23 08:29:00

The president has urged Americans to fight the pandemic ’’as one people’’ in a speech outside the White House...

Almost half of Republicans would leave to join a new Trump party

2021-02-22 17:45:00

Half of the GOP supporters surveyed said the Republican party should be more loyal to Trump..

‘How did he escape?’: Malala Yousfzai questions Imran Khan, Pak Army over threat tweet from her shooter

2021-02-22 12:44:00

Ehsan, who is alleged to have shot and badly wounded Yousfzai nine years ago, recently wrote on Twitter, ’’next time, there would be no mistake.’’..

Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch Covid, Indian study finds

2021-02-22 10:39:00

People who wear glasses could be up to three times less likely to be infected by coronavirus, a study from India has suggested...

Russia discovers first case of avian flue strain among humans

2021-02-21 20:26:00

While still not confirmed by the WHO, the Russian health authority has said it is in discussion with national authorities to gather more information and ’’assess the public health impact’’ of the incident...

Did nuclear spy devices in the Himalayas trigger India floods?

2021-02-21 19:03:00

In a village in the Indian Himalayas, generations of residents have believed that nuclear devices lie buried under the snow and rocks in the towering mountains above...

New Indian Strains Of COVID-19 Could Be More Infectious, Says AIIMS Chief

2021-02-21 12:25:00

240 new strains of the virus have surfaced in Maharashtra, which are behind the fresh surge of infections the state has been witnessing since last week, Dr Shahshank Joshi, member of Maharashtra’s Covid Task Force has told NDTV...