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US nurses’ union condemns CDC’s advice to go maskless

Washington, May 16 | The US' union of registered nurses condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for lifting mask recommendations...

Hamas leader’s house hit by Israeli strikes

Gaza, May 16 | Homes and apartments in the Gaza Strip, including the house of a Hamas leader, were bombed and destroyed as Israel...

B’desh educational institutions to stay shut till May 29

Dhaka, May 16 | Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions until May 29 following an ongoing...

9 killed in Pak shootout

Karachi, May 16 | At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival groups in Pakistan's...

6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s Hokkaido

Tokyo, May 16 | An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Hokkaido prefecture on Sunday.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency...

Covid cases drastically down in Italy

Rome, May 16 | Coronavirus cases across all age groups in Italy fell by 80 per cent after the first five weeks of vaccine...

Iraq cancels lockdown, impose partial curfew

Baghdad, May 16 | Iraqi authorities have lifted the planned 10-day full lockdown to curb the rising Covid-19 infections, and replaced it with a...

Egypt starts expanding Suez Canal’s southern stretch

Cairo, May 16 | Egypt has started dredging works to expand the Suez Canal's southern section aimed at allowing two-way traffic in the vital...

Thailand to ease curbs on dine-in services

Bangkok, May 16 | Authorities in Thailand have decided to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited...

4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL

Colombo, May 16 | At least four people have died and over 42,000 others affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka...

Ethiopia’s 6th general elections postponed

Addis Ababa, May 16 | The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced its decision to to postpone the sixth general elections to an...

Pak eases Covid restrictions

Islamabad, May 16 | As the Covid-19 situation remained under control in Pakistan during the Eid al-Fitr holidays with daily new cases showing a...

SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination

Colombo, May 16 | Sri Lanka and the World Bank have signed an $80.5 million additional financing deal to help the island nation access...

Myanmar to hold talks with ASEAN officials

Nay Pyi Taw, May 16 | Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold talks with officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next...

Police across US brace for ‘violent summer’

Washington, May 16 | Police departments in New York City and other large metro areas across the US are bulking up patrols and implementing...

UK expert urges ‘utmost caution’ over lockdown easing

London, May 16 | The next stage of lockdown easing in England slated for Monday should be approached the "with utmost caution", a UK...

Fuel shortages continue in southeast US

Washington, May 16 | There are still widespread fuel shortages in the southeastern parts of the US, even after the major gas supplier Colonial...

18 US states, some businesses ending mask mandate

Washington, May 16 | Eighteen states in the US and some major-label businesses have announced plans to end Covid-19 mask mandates either immediately or...

‘US health agencies face challenge of restoring public trust’

Washington, May 16 | A new survey has revealed that health agencies in the US were facing the challenge of restoring public trust over...

592 Iranians sign up for prez polls

Tehran, May 16 | A total of 592 people have registered for the 13th presidential polls in Iran, Jamal Orf, head of the country's...

Biden reaches out to Israeli, Palestinian leaders amid conflict

Washington, May 16 | US President Joe Biden expressed concerns about the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip in separate phone calls with Israeli...

Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties

Beijing, May 16 | Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he expects Beijing and Islamabad to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary...

China reports 4 new locally-transmitted Covid cases

Beijing, May 16 | The Chinese mainland has reported four new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.Besides...

Guterres concerned over civilian casualties in Gaza

United Nations, May 16 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced grave concerns over civilian casualties and the destruction of media offices in the...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 162.1mn

Washington, May 16 | The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 162.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.36 million, according...

Myanmar records 24 new Covid-19 cases

Yangon, May 16 | The number of Covid-19 infections rose to 143,059 after 24 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according...

France hits target of 20mn first Covid-19 vaccinations: PM

Paris, May 16 | France has administered the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the...

Thailand to ease restrictions on restaurant dine-in services

Bangkok, May 16 | Thailand decided on Saturday to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving...

Russia records 8,790 new Covid-19 cases

Moscow, May 16 | Russia confirmed 8,790 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,931,691, the official monitoring...

Belarus reports 1,363 new Covid-19 cases

Minsk, May 16 | Belarus reported 1,363 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its total to 374,714, according to the country's health ministry.There were...

Bangladesh sees significant drop in Covid-19 cases

Dhaka, May 16 | Bangladesh recorded 22 deaths from Covid-19 infection on Saturday, the lowest daily death toll since March.Also signaling a possible dip...

Karen guerillas inflict severe casualties on Myanmar troops

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, May 15 | More than 250 Burmese troops have perished in a week of fighting with the Karen ethnic rebels in...

Blocked from cabinet in senate, Tanden appointed Biden’s senior adviser

By Arul LouisNew York, May 15 | Neera Tanden, whose appointment to a cabinet post was blocked in the senate, has been named a...

WHO expresses serious concern over Covid pandemic in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 15 | Expressing deep concern over the fast spreading Covid pandemic in Nepal, World Health Organisation's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Yoga, breathing exercises aid children with ADHD to focus

Moscow, May 15 | Yoga and breathing exercises have a positive effect on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.The...

Simple surgery may prevent strokes in heart patients

Toronto, May 15 | A simple surgery can save patients with heart arrhythmia from often-lethal strokes, a new study suggests.The researchers, including Richard Whitlock...

China enjoys sweet spot in global trade, calls US confused

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi, May 15 | Despite the belligerent rhetoric against the Chinese Communist Party regime across the world, China is likely...

Top Jamaat leader held in B’dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi’s...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 15 | Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly...

Over 6 in 10 S Koreans wish to pardon jailed Samsung...

Seoul, May 15 | More than six out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of pardoning Lee Jae-yong, the jailed de facto...

Climate protection depends on political majorities: Merkel

Berlin, May 15 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Saturday that far-reaching climate protection measures could be implemented only with the corresponding political...

Philippines reports more cases with Indian Covid variant

Manila, May 15 | More cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in India have been found in the Philippines, which led to the...

Last day for candidates to register for Iranian prez polls

Tehran, May 15 | Saturday marked the last day that candidates could register for Iran's presidential elections next month.Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani cannot stand...

Paris police order stores closed over banned demonstration

Paris, May 15 | Police in Paris have ordered stores near an unauthorised demonstration to close on Saturday, citing "serious risk of disturbances to...

Russian girls making TikTok video set fire to tonnes of straw

Moscow, May 15 | Two girls in Russia set fire to a nearly 200 tonnes of straw, causing extensive damage, while trying to make...

Many older adults adapted technology during lockdown: Study

London, May 15 | The Covid-19 lockdown led several older adults to adapt and engage with technology -- such as Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime...

US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence

Kabul, May 15 | The US embassy in Kabul on Saturday warned American citizens to exercise caution in places where people are known...

Democracies needed in fight against online terror videos: Macron

Paris, May 15 | French President Emmanuel Macron said the murder of teacher Samuel Paty will not be forgotten as he called for democracies...

German govt vows not to tolerate anti-Semitic rallies

Berlin, May 15 | The German government has condemned the recent anti-Israel rallies staged across the country in the wake of ongoing violence in...

Tourism promotion video triggers outrage in Turkey

Ankara, May 15 | A Turkish government tourism promotion video showing airline and hospitality staff wearing yellow masks with a logo that reads "Enjoy!...

Blinken to visit Denmark, Iceland, Greenland next week

Washington, May 15 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Denmark, Iceland and Greenland next week, a trip that includes...

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