PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:29 PM IST
- The baby boy, Raymond Mounga, arrived early at just 29 weeks while mom was traveling to Hawaii for vacation with her family
AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:28 PM IST
- Relations have plunged to a multi-decade low since Beijing blocked imports of Australian coal, wheat and other goods over the past year. But it has failed to force Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government to offer concessions.
AP | | Posted by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:24 PM IST
US President Joe Biden will deliver his speech on Thursday in the city of Lake Charles in front of a 70-year-old bridge that is 20 years past its designed lifespan.
Reuters | , Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Police officers were deployed across the capital city of Jakarta on Thursday to check documents and prevent travellers without special permission from leaving the city.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Australian cricketers and staff involved in the Indian Premier League are headed to the Maldives after the tournament's abrupt suspension over the coronavirus crisis in India.
AFP | , Wellington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:43 PM IST
- Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's ruling Labour Party insisted any reference to genocide was scrubbed out of the motion, which was submitted by a minor opposition party, but the move failed to appease China's embassy in Wellington.
Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:37 PM IST
On the Twitter-like Weibo service on Wednesday, the visa section of the US embassy in China asked students what they were waiting for after the Biden administration eased restrictions.
PTI | | Posted by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:31 PM IST
A media report said on Thursday that the administrations in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have announced to enforce a complete lockdown in their respective regions from May 8 to 15 to contain Covid-19 spread.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Cascade shifted about $1.8 billion of shares in Canadian National Railway Co. and AutoNation Inc. this week to Melinda Gates, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:22 PM IST
The head of the EU executive said the bloc's vaccination effort was accelerating, with 30 Europeans inoculated per second, while exporting more than 200 million vaccine doses to the rest of the world.
PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:39 AM IST
Responding to a question, Renjen said he is very impressed with the assistance the Biden administration has provided to India.
By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:05 AM IST
China’s CDC Weekly has reported that recently three Chinese nationals tested positive after they returned to the southwest city of Chongqing after returning from India via Kathmandu
By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:42 AM IST
The decision reversed former President Donald Trump’s opposition to the proposal in its entirety, was welcomed as “monumental” by WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and was a called a “bold decision” by Doctors Without Borders
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:12 AM IST
According to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, the Chinese Long March 5B rocket is expected to enter earth's atmosphere around May 8.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST
The Hong Kong administration banned the vigil this time around, citing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, a first since 1990, but the district court heard that some 20,000 participants, including Joshua Wong, had still gathered on June 4, according to the South China Morning Post.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 08:16 AM IST
The UN report, which focuses on 55 countries that account for 97% of humanitarian aid, said the magnitude and severity of food crises last year worsened because of protracted conflicts, the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, and weather extremes that exacerbated “pre-existing fragilities.”
Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:10 AM IST
The landing of the Starship rocket was marred only by a small fire at the bottom of the vehicle that was extinguished after a few minutes.
Reuters | , Kaduna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:57 AM IST
President Muhammadu Buhari released a statement that welcomed the release of 27 students. His office did not respond to questions regarding the discrepancy in the number.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:50 AM IST
The much-awaited board verdict has been watched for signals on how the world's largest social media company will treat rule-breaking political leaders in the future, a key area of controversy for online platforms.
ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Geneva
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:44 AM IST
Commending the US for this historic decision for vaccine equity, prioritising the well-being of people everywhere, WHO's Ghebreyesus said: "Now let's all move together swiftly, in solidarity, building on the ingenuity and commitment of scientists who produced life-saving Covid vaccines."
Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:37 AM IST
"The president's view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation and misinformation, especially related to Covid-19...," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 05:30 AM IST
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the government's position, amid World Trade Organization talks about a possible temporary waiver of its protections that would allow more manufacturers to produce the life-saving vaccines.
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:35 AM IST
- Joe Biden had been under intense pressure from world leaders to agree to waive protections for vaccine manufacturers in order to ramp up production and get the jabs out to more countries as rich nations have swept up the majority of the doses.
Agencies | , Bengaluru/geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST
- The lawyers of Gary Newman, who is stranded in Bengaluru, have argued in a court in Sydney that the ban was “unconstitutional”.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:25 PM IST
The MMP will facilitate legal movement of students and professionals and enhance bilateral cooperation to combat illegal migration. It also created a new scheme whereby up to 3,000 young Indian professionals can avail employment opportunities in the UK every year for a period of two years.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:06 PM IST
- An international team of more than 50 climate scientists combined hundreds of melt simulations of the Antarctica and Greenland ice sheets, which contain enough frozen water to raise the world's seas some 65 metres (213 feet).
Reuters | | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Britain initially refused to grant the same diplomatic status and privileges to EU Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida as it gives to envoys of other countries, on the basis that the EU is not a nation state.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:50 PM IST
The party submitted a letter to this effect to the Parliament Secretariat, informing about its decision to withdraw support to the government, according to a senior leader of the party, Ganesh Shah.
By Anirudh Bhattacharyya I Edited by Amit Chanda
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:50 PM IST
A Canadian Armed Forces aircraft will depart on Wednesday carrying critical medication and ventilators to help support India’s battle against the ongoing Covid-19 crisis