COVAX cuts N.Korea's COVID vaccine allotment after no deliveries acceptedBy TRN Online
The COVAX global COVID-19 vaccine-sharing programme has scaled back the number of doses allocated for North Korea, international aid organisations said, as the country has so far failed to arrange for any shipments.
Russia and Belarus hold joint military exercises as diplomatic talks ramp back upBy TRN Online
Russia and Belarus began 10 days of joint military drills Thursday amid ongoing diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis over fears that the Kremlin is planning an incursion into Ukrainian territory.
Crossing the world's deepest lake (Photo feature)By BBC
Lake Baikal, the world's deepest, offers astounding views along its shoreline - and winter tours of its frozen expanse have become increasingly popular. With some trepidation, Oleg Boldyrev walked, and even rode, across the multi-coloured ice.
Great Wall, a symbol of China’s strengthBy The Rising Nepal
A group of 60 athletes and journalists were given an opportunity to visit a section of the wall, making them among the few Olympic visitors able to bypass the virtual tours and cardboard cutouts of the wall in the Olympics media center and experience the real thing.
COVID cases surpass 400 million as Omicron grips worldBy TRN Online
Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 400 million, according to a Reuters tally, as the highly contagious Omicron variant dominates the outbreak, pushing health systems in several countries to the brink of capacity.
COVID-19 truck blockade in Canada shuts down Ford plantBy The Rising Nepal
A blockade of the bridge between Canada and Detroit by protesters demanding an end to Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions forced the shutdown Wednesday of a Ford plant and began to have broader implications for the North American auto industry.
New COVID wave batters Afghanistan’s crumbling health careBy The Rising Nepal
Only five hospitals in Afghanistan still offer COVID-19 treatment, with 33 others having been forced to close in recent months for lack of doctors, medicines and even heat. This comes as the economically devastated nation is hit by a steep rise in the number of reported coronavirus cases.
Shiffrin set for Olympic slalom after quick exit in 1st raceBy The Rising Nepal
Maybe this “huge disappointment” — her words upon missing a gate early in the first Alpine race at the Beijing Olympics — will serve Mikaela Shiffrin well moving forward.
'Oldest Pub' set to close its doors after over 1000 yearsBy TRN Online
An English pub that claims to be the oldest in Britain is closing due to financial problems worsened by the pandemic. Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St. Albans, just north of London, has been in business since 793 AD, according to its website.
India's Gautam Adani unseats Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest billionaireBy TRN Online
India's Gautam Adani has overtaken his fellow countryman Mukesh Ambani to become the wealthiest person in Asia, according to Bloomberg's list of the world's richest people.
COVID disrupts health services in over 90% of countries -WHOBy TRN Online
Disruptions in basic health services such as vaccination programmes and treatment of diseases like AIDS were reported in 92% of 129 countries, a World Health Organization survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic showed.
Biden threatens: No gas pipeline if Russia invades UkraineBy The Rising Nepal
In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Joe Biden met with Germany’s new leader Monday and vowed the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia further invades Ukraine. Russia’s Vladimir Putin retorted that the U.S. and its allies are the only ones talking invasion.
China’s actions to fight against COVID-19By TRN Online
China has listed Covid-19 as a Class B infectious disease, but addressed it with measures applicable to a Class A infectious disease under the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.
Xi urges U.S. foundation to help promote friendshipBy TRN Online
He expressed his hope that Foster and the foundation will continue to follow the example of the Snows and make new contributions to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the Chinese and American people.
Australia to fully reopen borders for vaccinatedBy BBC
Australia has announced the reopening of its borders to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders for the first time in almost two years. "If you're double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
Russia hits new COVID-19 record; 10x more than a month agoBy TRN Online
In recent weeks, a growing number of Russian regions have started introducing restrictions for those under 18, as officials noted that the current surge is affecting children much more than the previous ones. In many areas, schools have either switched to remote learning or extended holidays for students. In St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, minors have been temporarily barred from most public places.
Camilla will be Queen: Elizabeth II uses Platinum Jubilee message to elevate Charles' second wifeBy TRN Online
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has used the historic milestone of her Platinum Jubilee to redefine the future of the monarchy, calling for the Duchess of Cornwall to be known as Queen Camilla when Charles becomes King.
India singing legend Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92By BBC
Lata Mangeshkar, one of India's most venerated singers who sang tens of thousands of songs in her lifetime, has died at the age of 92. She had been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai city in January after testing positive for Covid-19.
CDC backs Moderna COVID-19 shots after full US approvalBy The Rising Nepal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday continued its endorsement of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for adults, now that U.S. regulators have given the shots their full approval.
Russia takes lead in team figure skatingBy The Rising Nepal
Olympic favorite Kamila Valieva nearly eclipsed her own world record in the short program of the team figure skating event at the Beijing . That sends her Russian team into the lead heading into the men’s free skate later Sunday.