WHO: Study finds 4 drugs have little to no effect on COVID

Geneva, Oct 16 (AP) The UN health agency says the world's largest randomised trial of COVID-19 treatments found conclusive evidence that remdesivir, a drug...

China’s New Claim: COVID-19 Broke Globally, We Only Reported It First

Beijing, Oct 9 (PTI): China on Friday claimed that the coronavirus broke out in the various parts of the world last year but it...

Oli”s office rejects claims of using country”s old map in PM”s Dussehra greeting

Kathmandu, Oct 24 (PTI) Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has been criticised by netizens for deliberately not using the updated map of Nepal,...

NATO-member Turkey tests Russian-made S-400 defense system: Media reports

Ankara, Oct 16 (AP): NATO-member Turkey has tested its Russian-made advanced air defense missile system, Turkish media reports said Friday, raising the specter of...

Human rights groups oppose China, Russia, Saudis on UN rights body

United Nations, Oct 13 (AP): Human rights groups are urging the UN's 193 member nations to oppose seats on the world organisation's premiere rights...

Justice Dept files landmark antitrust case against Google

Washington, Oct 20 (AP) The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and...

Ivorian opposition presidential candidate’s home burned down

Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Oct 18 (AP) Assailants burned down the home of a leading opposition presidential candidate in eastern Ivory Coast while one of...

“Life-Threatening” Storm Surge As Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In US

Lake Charles, Oct 10 (AFP): Hurricane Delta has made landfall on the Louisiana coast, packing ferocious winds and a "life-threatening" storm surge -- and...

China may not recognise British-issued Hong Kong passports

Beijing, Oct 23 (AP) China's foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognise British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for...

China justifies its envoy’s warning to Canada to not to grant asylum to Hong...

Beijing, Oct 16 (PTI) China on Friday justified a warning by its envoy to the Canadian government to not to grant asylum to Hong...

NAM never can be platform for pursuits to undermine territorial integrity: India

United Nations, Oct 9 (PTI) The Non-Aligned Movement never was and can never be a platform for pursuits that undermine the territorial integrity of...

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18, including children

Kabul, Oct 24 (AP) The death toll from the suicide attack on Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and...

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defence ties, resume flights

Hanoi, Oct 19 (AP) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart...

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, warns UN

Geneva, Oct 13 (AP): In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the UN...

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

Beijing, Oct 20 (AP) A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that...

Living coronavirus found on frozen food packaging for first time: China’s health authority

Beijing, Oct 18 (PTI) China's health authority has confirmed the detection and isolation of living novel coronavirus on the outer packaging of imported frozen...

Dr. Fauci: Avoid large gatherings without masks

Washington, Oct 10 (AP) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious-disease expert, is again cautioning against large-scale gatherings of people without masks. President Donald Trump...

Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered permanent cease-fire

Geneva, Oct 23 (AP): The rival sides in Libya's conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after...

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in human trial: Study

Beijing, Oct 16 (PTI): One of China's leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, called BBIBP-CorV, was shown to be safe and elicited immune response in a...

Japan, Mongolia to cooperate on ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’

Tokyo, Oct 9 (AP) The foreign ministers of Japan and Mongolia agreed Friday to cooperate in promoting a Free and Open Indo-Pacific," a vision...