UN scientists lay out five ways to save the planetBy RSS
The report, by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), essentially calls for a revolution in how we produce energy and power our world. Here are five key ideas that the researchers say are critical to keeping the world safe.
At least 1,417 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion began, UN saysBy TRN Online
At least 1,417 civilians have died in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, the UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) said Monday. Of those who died, at least 121 were children, according to OHCHR. At least 2,038 civilians have been injured.
Six people shot dead in Sacramento city centreBy BBC
At least six people have been killed and 12 injured in a shooting in the centre of Sacramento, police in California's state capital say. People fled through the streets after rapid gunfire rang out in an area packed with restaurants and bars in the early hours of Sunday.
Sri Lanka cabinet quits en masse after protestsBy BBC
Sri Lanka's cabinet ministers have resigned en masse after protests over the government's handling of the worst economic crisis in decades. All 26 ministers submitted letters of resignation - but not Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa or his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Ukraine accuses Russia of massacre, city strewn with bodiesBy The Rising Nepal
Bodies with bound hands, close-range gunshot wounds and signs of torture lay scattered in a city on the outskirts of Kyiv after Russian soldiers withdrew from the area. Ukrainian authorities accused the departing forces on Sunday of committing war crimes and leaving behind a “scene from a horror movie.”
Sri Lanka imposes curfew and blocks social media amid protestsBy BBC
Sri Lanka's government has blocked access to social media and imposed a 36-hour curfew, following protests against food and fuel shortages. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued a notice prohibiting anyone from being on any public road, in a park, on trains, or on the seashore, unless they have written permission from the authorities.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan seeks fresh poll amid move to remove himBy BBC
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the president to dissolve parliament and call fresh elections following an opposition attempt to remove him from office. It follows chaos in parliament over a no-confidence move against him.
Ukrainian forces retake areas near Kyiv amid fear of trapsBy The Rising Nepal
Ukrainian troops moved cautiously to retake territory north of the country’s capital on Saturday, using cables to pull the bodies of civilians off streets of one town out of fear that Russian forces may have left them booby-trapped.
Covid vaccines now available for five to 11-year olds in EnglandBy BBC
Parents and carers of five to 11-year olds in England can book a low-dose Covid vaccine for their children from Saturday morning. Jabs can be booked online and will be available from hundreds of sites from Monday.
Sri Lanka imposes state of emergency amid protestsBy BBC
A nationwide state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka, a day after protests outside the president's house turned violent. Protesters stormed barricades and have been accused of setting vehicles ablaze near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's private residence on Thursday.
Russia sets gas deadline for WestBy BBC
More than five weeks into Russia's war on Ukraine, Moscow has threatened to cut off Western nations from natural gas supplies - something that could affect energy prices across Europe. Vladimir Putin has followed through on weeks of threats by signing a decree that foreign countries must start paying for gas in Russian roubles or it will halt supplies.
Russians leave Chernobyl site as fighting rages elsewhereBy The Rising Nepal
Russian troops handed control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant back to the Ukrainians and left the heavily contaminated site early Friday, more than a month after taking it over, Ukrainian authorities said, as fighting raged on the outskirts of Kyiv and other fronts.
Russia bombards areas where it pledged to scale backBy The Rising Nepal
Russian forces bombarded areas around Kyiv and another city just hours after pledging to scale back operations in those zones to promote trust between the two sides, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday.
5th BIMSTEC Summit: Organization's charter endorsedBy RSS
The 4th BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu some three years ago had called for the charter to make BIMSTEC further stronger, restructure the organization and lay the foundation stone for further strengthening the BIMSTEC secretariat among others.
Russia-Ukraine talks "constructive" to settle conflictBy TRN Online
During the fifth round of talks, or the fourth face-to-face meeting, which lasted for about three hours in Istanbul, the two sides finally clinched some progress in exploring possible ways out of the tensions. Local media reported that consultations will continue via video link.
Relief for Kyiv? Russia vows to scale back near the capitalBy The Rising Nepal
Russia announced Tuesday it will significantly scale back military operations near Ukraine’s capital and a northern city, as the outlines of a possible deal to end the grinding war came into view at the latest round of talks.
Queen Elizabeth attends late husband's memorial serviceBy TRN Online
Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first public appearance in five months on Tuesday when she joined the royal family and other dignitaries at a memorial service in honour of her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.
Explainer: Omicron 'stealth' COVID variant BA.2 now dominant globallyBy TRN Online
A sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron version of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide, prompting surges in many countries in Europe and Asia and raising concern over the potential for a new wave in the United States.
Much of Shanghai locked down as mass COVID-19 testing beginsBy The Rising Nepal
China began locking down most of its largest city of Shanghai on Monday as a coronavirus outbreak surges and amid questions about the economic toll of the nation’s “zero-COVID” strategy.
China plane crash: All 132 passengers and crew dead, officials confirmBy BBC
Chinese officials have confirmed that all 132 passengers and crew died when flight MU5735 crashed on Monday in southern China. The China Eastern flight was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou when it nose-dived and crashed in a heavily-forested area in Guangxi.