UK to offer COVID vaccine to all children 5-11By The Rising Nepal
The government said young children will be offered a low-dose COVID-19 shot on a “non-urgent” basis beginning in April in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also announced similar measures.
Ukraine tensions: West skeptical of Russian overturesBy TRN Online
For the second day Tuesday, there were signs of hope that Europe might avoid war following weeks of escalating East-West tensions as Moscow massed around 150,000 troops on three sides of Ukraine and held massive military drills. Those moves led to dire warnings from Washington, London and other European capitals that Russia was preparing to roll into Ukraine.
This time, Tibet stands silent as Olympics return to ChinaBy The Rising Nepal
As a speedskating team was winning China’s first Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games, all seemed quiet in the villages that line the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau.
US asks Honduras to arrest, extradite ex-President HernándezBy TRN Online
Various contingents of the National Police, including special forces as well as military police, were present around Hernández’s neighborhood Monday night. Barriers at all of the entrances kept out media and even residents.
Russia pulls some troops back from Ukraine borderBy BBC
Russia says it is pulling back some of its troops from near Ukraine after a build-up prompted fears of an invasion. The defence ministry said that large-scale drills continued but that some units were returning to their bases.
Omicron threat remains high in east Europe - WHOBy TRN Online
A new wave of infections from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is moving towards the east of Europe, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, urging authorities to improve vaccination and other measures.
Teacher who raped 13 students gets life in jailBy BBC
An Indonesian boarding school owner who groomed and raped 13 of his female students has been jailed for life by an Indonesian court. Herry Wirawan's abuse of the girls aged 11-16 has shocked Indonesians since his case emerged last year.
Djokovic: Not against vaccination but won't be forced to take COVID jabBy TRN Online
Novak Djokovic said he was not against vaccination but would skip Grand Slam tournaments if he was forced to take the jab against COVID-19. Djokovic, who is unvaccinated, was deported from Australia after an 11-day rollercoaster experience involving two visa cancellations, two court challenges and five nights in two stints at an immigration detention hotel where asylum seekers are held.
Six months of Taliban: Afghans safer, poorer, less hopefulBy TRN Online
Afghanistan has undergone a dramatic transformation in half a year of Taliban rule. The country feels safer, less violent than it has in decades, but the once aid-fueled economy is barreling toward collapse. Tens of thousands of Afghans have fled or have been evacuated, including large numbers of the educated elites.
French duo crowned, Chinese ice dancers make history at Beijing 2022By TRN Online
France's four-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron danced to the gold here on Monday, while Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu ranked 12th to set a new best result for Chinese ice dancers at a Winter Olympics.
At Winter Olympics, virus fight waged with worker sacrificesBy The Rising Nepal
In her mind, Cathy Chen pictures a scene that she herself says could be drawn from a TV drama: Falling into the arms of her husband after long months apart, when he meets her off the plane from Beijing. Scooping up their two young daughters and squeezing them tight.
US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North KoreaBy TRN Online
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests.
Thirteen injured after bar floor collapsesBy BBC
Thirteen people have been injured after a mezzanine floor collapsed at an east London pub. Emergency services were called to the Two More Years bar in Hackney Wick at about 16:50 GMT. Firefighters rescued seven people who were trapped after the incident.
Blockades on Canada-US border continue as protests swellBy TRN Online
Protesters opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other restrictions withdrew their vehicles from a key U.S.-Canadian border bridge Saturday through access remained blocked while other demonstrations ramped up in cities across Canada, including the capital, where police said they were awaiting more officers before ending what they described as an illegal occupation.
Record high deforestation of Amazon in JanuaryBy BBC
The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015.
Coronavirus can destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirthsBy TRN Online
New research suggests the coronavirus can invade and destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirths in infected women. It’s an uncommon outcome for any pregnancy but women with COVID-19 face an elevated risk. Authorities believe vaccination can help prevent these cases.
Life could exist on planet with dying sunBy BBC
Researchers believe there may be a planet that could sustain life, in the vicinity of a dying sun. If confirmed, this would be the first time that a potentially life-supporting planet has been found orbiting such a star, called a "white dwarf".
At least 20 killed, 33 injured in bus accident in northern PeruBy TRN Online
At least 20 people were killed and 33 injured on Wednesday, after a passenger bus plunged into a ravine about 100 meters deep in the northern Peruvian province of Pataz of La Libertad department, local authorities confirmed Thursday.