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With elaborate and flamboyant motifs, Pakistani truck art has inspired gallery exhibitions abroad and prompted stores in Western cities to sell miniatures.(Reuters)
With elaborate and flamboyant motifs, Pakistani truck art has inspired gallery exhibitions abroad and prompted stores in Western cities to sell miniatures.(Reuters)

From the highways to the skies: Pakistan’s famous truck art goes airborne

Karachi, Pakistan | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Pakistan’s famous truck art will move from its highways to the skies, as a flying academy is painting a two-seater Cessna aircraft with the colourful technique.
YouTube said that it consistently enforced its guidelines and had deleted more than 1.8 million channels for policy violations in the third quarter of 2020, including more than 54,000 for hate speech.(Reuters)
YouTube said that it consistently enforced its guidelines and had deleted more than 1.8 million channels for policy violations in the third quarter of 2020, including more than 54,000 for hate speech.(Reuters)

YouTube faces complaints of lax approach on overseas election misinformation

Naypyitaw | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Social media researchers and civil society groups in Myanmar say the uneven standard is emblematic of YouTube’s comparatively hands-off approach to election misinformation globally at a time when rival Facebook is taking a more aggressive country-by-country measures.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives a statement to the media about the response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.(AP)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives a statement to the media about the response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.(AP)

WHO vaccine scheme may leave poor countries with no Covid-19 shots until 2024

Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:46 PM IST
The World Health Organization’s COVAX programme is the main global scheme to vaccinate people in poor and middle income countries around the world against the coronavirus.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)

Grosjean to miss Abu Dhabi career swansong

Manama | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Forced to sit out Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix, the Frenchman had been hoping to return for what looked set to be his Formula One swansong in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 13.
Rights groups say Orban and his political allies, the small Christian Democratic party KDNP, have targeted the gay community since he won a third term in 2018.(Unsplash)
Rights groups say Orban and his political allies, the small Christian Democratic party KDNP, have targeted the gay community since he won a third term in 2018.(Unsplash)

Transgender couple wed in Hungary, land of growing homophobia

Polgardi, Hungary | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 09:26 AM IST
The wedding of Hungarian transgender couple Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal looked just like any other, with the nervous pair dressing up and heading off to the rural Hungarian court room where their marriage would be sealed.
Broch, 38, who lost her husband to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in May, wanted to create “fun for fun’s sake” in a time of uncertainty amid the pandemic and personal trauma.(Reuters)
Broch, 38, who lost her husband to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in May, wanted to create “fun for fun’s sake” in a time of uncertainty amid the pandemic and personal trauma.(Reuters)

Fun for fun’s sake: Artist seeks to lift gloom with London installation

London | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Artist Amy Broch’s playful art installation in the heart of London aims to create a “joy bomb” as an antidote to tough times.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media in New Delhi on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media in New Delhi on Monday.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

State of the economy: The recovery question

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The post-lockdown sequential recovery is flattening and inflation is gathering momentum. This raises questions on the recent optimism around economic recovery.
The image shows mammoth bones at a site where more than 100 mammoth skeletons have been identified, along with a mix of other ice age mammals.(REUTERS)
The image shows mammoth bones at a site where more than 100 mammoth skeletons have been identified, along with a mix of other ice age mammals.(REUTERS)

More than 100 mammoth skeletons unearthed in Mexican airport site

Zumpango, Mexico | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Lead archeologist Ruben Manzanilla explained on Tuesday that around 24,000 years ago mammoth herds reached this spot where sprawling grasslands and lakes would have enticed them to reside.
A woman walks past an advertisement promoting Disney's movie "Mulan" at a bus stop in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
A woman walks past an advertisement promoting Disney's movie "Mulan" at a bus stop in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

China bars media coverage of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ after Xinjiang backlash - sources

Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Chinese authorities have told major media outlets not to cover Walt Disney Co’s release of “Mulan”, in an order issued after controversy erupted overseas over the film’s links with the Xinjiang region, four people familiar with matter told Reuters.
Office of the private sector opens with fewer employees after the instructions of Uttar Pradesh government, in Lucknow.(ANI)
Office of the private sector opens with fewer employees after the instructions of Uttar Pradesh government, in Lucknow.(ANI)

India’s services activity shrinks for sixth month in August, job losses mount

Mumbai | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 11:12 AM IST
Thursday’s survey adds to the gloom in the service sector, an engine of economic growth and jobs, suggesting a long and painful road to recovery after the economy shrank nearly a quarter in April-June.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)

Messi contract is valid, says La Liga, after he fails to attend medical

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:16 PM IST
The ruling body said the only way a club can sign the Argentine forward is if he triggers a release clause of 700-million euros ($833 million).
The images taken with the Somatom go.Up computer tomograph from Siemens Healthineers show the lung changes associated with the confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as seen in this undated photograph. The densifications correspond to inflammatory processes in the lung tissue. The images (left and middle) use a visualization technique that is also used in the film industry.(via REUTERS)
The images taken with the Somatom go.Up computer tomograph from Siemens Healthineers show the lung changes associated with the confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as seen in this undated photograph. The densifications correspond to inflammatory processes in the lung tissue. The images (left and middle) use a visualization technique that is also used in the film industry.(via REUTERS)

Lung radiation shows promise for Covid-19 pneumonia; smoking raises risks

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 12:54 PM IST
A low dose of radiation to the lungs of Covid-19 pneumonia patients can help them recover more quickly, a small study suggests.
Steffi Graf of Germany plays a forehand during Day 5 of the 1998 Wimbledon Championships played in Wimbledon, London, England.(Getty Images)
Steffi Graf of Germany plays a forehand during Day 5 of the 1998 Wimbledon Championships played in Wimbledon, London, England.(Getty Images)

On this day: Born June 14, 1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:39 PM IST
It was the year a 19-year-old Graf won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympics. The Golden Slam.
FILE PHOTO: A worker packs away tables and chairs at a Cafe Rouge restaurant as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world. London, Britain, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A worker packs away tables and chairs at a Cafe Rouge restaurant as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world. London, Britain, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(REUTERS)

Covid-19 crisis: Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia could see nearly a third of outlets closed

London | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Britain’s high-street restaurant chains Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas could see around 30% of their outlets cut, two sources told Reuters, as their owner pushes ahead with talks to sell the businesses stricken by the COVID-19 crisis.
A towel is used to cover the eyes of a tranquillised rhino before it is dehorned in an effort to deter poaching, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in North West Province, South Africa, May 12, 2020. Picture taken May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko(REUTERS)
A towel is used to cover the eyes of a tranquillised rhino before it is dehorned in an effort to deter poaching, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in North West Province, South Africa, May 12, 2020. Picture taken May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko(REUTERS)

World Environment Day 2020: South Africa dehorns dozens of rhinos to prevent lockdown poaching surge

Pilanesburg, South Africa | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 11:10 AM IST
As the world marks World Environment Day on Friday, the threat from humans to other species’ survival -- and ultimately our own -- is a growing concern to conservationists.
FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. For weeks, Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. But now the White House fears that the very thing that finally shoved the virus off centerstage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. For weeks, Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. But now the White House fears that the very thing that finally shoved the virus off centerstage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)

‘No better than a placebo’: Malaria drug touted by POTUS Donald Trump fails to prevent Covid-19

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:40 PM IST
The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according to a widely anticipated clinical trial released on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO: An ampule of remdesivir is pictured during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.(Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: An ampule of remdesivir is pictured during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.(Reuters)

Coronavirus pandemic: India approves emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Remdesivir, which is administered intravenously in hospital, is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials and is at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, which has no approved treatment or vaccine.
Clothes are seen on sale at Marks and Spencer, Hempstead Valley branch at the soon to be opened clothes branch of the store in Gillingham, Britain, June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez(REUTERS)
Clothes are seen on sale at Marks and Spencer, Hempstead Valley branch at the soon to be opened clothes branch of the store in Gillingham, Britain, June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Sell, stow or dump? Retailers conflicted over how to get rid of mountain of unsold stock

Madrid/ Los Angeles | By Reuters | Posted by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Forget fast or slow fashion, now it’s ground to a halt. A mountain of apparel stock has been piling up in stores, distribution centers, warehouses and even shipping containers during months of COVID-19 lockdowns. As retailers reopen around the world, they have to work out how to get rid of it.
Mumbai, India - June 1, 2020: Health workers conducting COVID-19 coronavirus testing drive inside Dharavi slum, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 1, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - June 1, 2020: Health workers conducting COVID-19 coronavirus testing drive inside Dharavi slum, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Monday, June 1, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Coronavirus pandemic: WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency

London/Milan | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 01:25 PM IST
World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.
Gru and his band of Minions are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday.(Screengrab)
Gru and his band of Minions are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday.(Screengrab)

Despicable Me’s Gru and Minions share tips on social distancing, fun at home in new coronavirus PSA

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Gru and his band of Minions are urging people to keep their distance to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus in a new public service announcement unveiled on Wednesday. The movie’s animation studio, Illumination developed the PSA with the WHO and the United Nations Foundation.
Chicago artist Jim Bachor creates four pandemic-themed pothole mosaics on the city's North Side, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., May 20, 2020. Picture taken May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan O'Brien(REUTERS)
Chicago artist Jim Bachor creates four pandemic-themed pothole mosaics on the city's North Side, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., May 20, 2020. Picture taken May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan O'Brien(REUTERS)

Art in times of Coronavirus: Artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art

Chicago | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 10:16 AM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many Chicagoans, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his “pothole art” series installed on the city’s North Side.
Zarchi Liwn talks to reporters in her hostel in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw(REUTERS)
Zarchi Liwn talks to reporters in her hostel in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw(REUTERS)

‘Sometimes I want to kill myself’: Coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

Yangon/Dhaka/Bangkok | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Hundreds of thousands of garment workers across Asia have been laid off according to the Workers Rights Consortium, a labour rights campaign group, and are now struggling to survive with little welfare support, mired in debt and in many cases reliant on food handouts.
A French doctor, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, holds a test tube before administering a nasal swab to a 6-year-old child during a COVID-19 testing in Gouzeaucourt, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)
A French doctor, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, holds a test tube before administering a nasal swab to a 6-year-old child during a COVID-19 testing in Gouzeaucourt, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: Researchers try to crack genetic riddle of Covid-19

London | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:16 PM IST
British researchers will study the genes of thousands of ill COVID-19 patients to try to crack one of the most puzzling riddles of the novel coronavirus: why does it kill some people but give others not even a mild headache?
People wearing a protective face mask stand in line to get free food amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 14, 2020.(REUTERS)
People wearing a protective face mask stand in line to get free food amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 14, 2020.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: Covid-19 patients given malaria drug didn’t see significant improvements

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Patients given the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a potential treatment for COVID-19 did not improve significantly over those who did not, according to two new studies published in the medical journal BMJ on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: People queue on the reopening day in front of a store shop of the French luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton as Switzerland eases the lockdown measures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Zurich, Switzerland May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People queue on the reopening day in front of a store shop of the French luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton as Switzerland eases the lockdown measures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Zurich, Switzerland May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)

Chanel to Louis Vuitton: Luxury handbags jump in price as brands make up for coronavirus hit

Milan/Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:56 AM IST
Top luxury brands from Chanel to Louis Vuitton have increased prices of some of their most coveted products as they seek to make up for sales lost during weeks of coronavirus lockdowns.
Nigerian fashion stylist Sefiya Diejomoah, 35, poses for a picture with a blinged-out face mask matching with her clothes, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria May 14, 2020. Picture taken May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja(REUTERS)
Nigerian fashion stylist Sefiya Diejomoah, 35, poses for a picture with a blinged-out face mask matching with her clothes, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria May 14, 2020. Picture taken May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja(REUTERS)

Fashion in the times of Covid-19: Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories

Lagos | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright, bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic should not get in the way of her sense of style.
Health workers in protective gear prepare the measles vaccine to be given to baby at a community health center in Tangerang, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Representational)(AP)
Health workers in protective gear prepare the measles vaccine to be given to baby at a community health center in Tangerang, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Representational)(AP)

Coronavirus: WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ on Covid-19 treatments

Geneva | By Reuters| Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The Geneva-based WHO is leading a global initiative to develop safe and effective drugs, tests and vaccines to prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19. The respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus has infected 4.19 million people around the world.
The ancient monuments were closed along with museums in mid-March in Greece’s lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions have gradually been eased this week. (Pictures: Temple of Poseidon)(UNSPLASH)
The ancient monuments were closed along with museums in mid-March in Greece’s lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions have gradually been eased this week. (Pictures: Temple of Poseidon)(UNSPLASH)

Greece to reopen ancient monuments in mid May as it eases coronavirus ban

Athens | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The ancient monuments were closed along with museums in mid-March in Greece’s lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions have gradually been eased this week.
Even after grounding more than 3,000 aircraft, or nearly 50% of the active U.S. fleet, the group said its member carriers, which include the four largest U.S. airlines, were averaging just 17 passengers per domestic flight and 29 passengers per international flight.(Unsplash)
Even after grounding more than 3,000 aircraft, or nearly 50% of the active U.S. fleet, the group said its member carriers, which include the four largest U.S. airlines, were averaging just 17 passengers per domestic flight and 29 passengers per international flight.(Unsplash)

U.S. airlines burn through $10 billion a month as traffic plummets

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 05:14 PM IST
U.S. airlines are collectively burning more than $10 billion in cash a month and averaging fewer than two dozen passengers per domestic flight because of the coronavirus pandemic, industry trade group Airlines for America said in prepared testimony seen by Reuters ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday.
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