US military confirms an interstellar meteor collided with EarthBy TRN Online
One meteor travelled quite a long way from home to visit Earth. Researchers discovered the first known interstellar meteor to ever hit Earth, according to a recently released the United States Space Command document. An interstellar meteor is a space rock that originates from outside our solar system -- a rare occurrence.
Valneva Covid vaccine approved for use in UKBy BBC
A new Covid vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by regulators. It is manufactured by Valneva, using more traditional technology - similar to how polio and flu shots are made.
COP26 promises will hold warming under 2CBy BBC
The carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century, according to a new analysis. The study finds that if all the pledges made by countries are implemented "in full and on time", temperatures would rise by 1.9-2C.
Presidents from countries on Russia’s doorstep visit UkraineBy The Rising Nepal
The presidents of four countries on Russia’s doorstep visited Ukraine on Wednesday and underscored their support for the embattled country, where they saw heavily damaged buildings and demanded accountability for what they called war crimes carried out by Russian forces.
Zika virus may be one step away from explosive outbreakBy BBC
A new outbreak of Zika virus is quite possible, warn researchers, with a single mutation potentially enough to trigger an explosive spread.
Police focus on van renter in Brooklyn subway shooting probeBy The Rising Nepal
A gunman in a gas mask and construction vest set off smoke grenades and fired a barrage of bullets in a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn, wounding at least 10 people Tuesday, authorities said. Police were trying to track down the renter of a van possibly connected to the violence.
Mariupol mayor says siege has killed more than 10K civiliansBy RSS
The mayor of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol said Monday that more than 10,000 civilians have died in the Russian siege of his city, and that the death toll could surpass 20,000, as weeks of attacks and privation leave the bodies of Mariupol’s people “carpeted through the streets.”
Guangzhou closes to most arrivals as China’s outbreak growsBy The Rising Nepal
The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed itself to most arrivals Monday as China battles a major COVID-19 surge in its big eastern cities.
Ukrainian defenders dig in as Russia boosts firepowerBy RSS
As Ukrainian forces dug in on Sunday, Russia lined up more firepower and tapped a decorated general to take centralized control of the war ahead of a potentially decisive showdown in eastern Ukraine that could start within days.
Imran Khan ousted as Pakistan's PM after key voteBy TRN Online
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote on his leadership. The vote was held past midnight after opposition parties brought a motion against him, following days of drama.
The black climbers chasing Mt Everest historyBy BBC
Kenyan mountaineer James Kagambi is among a group of 10 climbers aiming to make history in a sport not known for its diversity. The group hope to be the first all-black team to climb Mount Everest. The other nine members of the team are Americans.
First all-private crew launches to space stationBy BBC
Four astronauts have left Earth on the first all-private mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The four men are called the Axiom-1 crew. Axiom is a commercial spaceflight company that hopes to build its own space station in the next few years.
US Navy intends to decommission some of its newest warshipsBy The Rising Nepal
The Navy that once wanted smaller, speedy warships to chase down pirates has made a speedy pivot to Russia and China — and many of those recently built ships could be retired.
Russian retreat reveals destruction as Ukraine asks for helpBy The Rising Nepal
Russian troops retreating from this northern Ukrainian city left behind crushed buildings, streets littered with destroyed cars and residents in dire need of food and other aid — images that added fuel to Kyiv’s calls Thursday for more Western help to halt Moscow’s next offensive.
US experts wrestle with how to update COVID-19 vaccinesBy The Rising Nepal
More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials are beginning to grapple with how to keep the vaccines updated to best protect Americans from the ever-changing coronavirus.
China’s security deal with Solomons raises alarm in PacificBy RSS
A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a large-scale military buildup or that Western animosity to the deal could play into China’s hands.
Shanghai to allow parents to stay with COVID-infected kidsBy RSS
Following a public uproar, Shanghai will allow parents to stay with children infected with COVID-19 as China’s largest city sees another jump in cases.
Russia’s failure to take down Kyiv was a defeat for the agesBy The Rising Nepal
Kyiv was a Russian defeat for the ages. The fight started poorly for the invaders and went downhill from there.
Killing of Ukrainian civilians could bring new sanctionsBy The Rising Nepal
Police and other investigators walked the silent streets of ruined towns around Ukraine’s capital, documenting widespread killings of unarmed civilians and other alleged war crimes by Russian forces that could draw tough new Western sanctions as soon as Wednesday.