World

Chinese cities using anal swabs to screen COVID infections

Study shows virus traces in faecal samples could remain detectable for a longer time and provide more accurate test results.…

Read More »

Global ice sheets melting at ‘worst-case’ rates: UK scientists

Rate of loss rose from 0.8 trillion tonnes per year in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tonnes per year by…

Read More »

Arrests at Australia Day protests urging Indigenous recognition

Demonstrators in major cities demand the national day be changed in honour of the country’s Indigenous people. Police made arrests…

Read More »

IMF says Iraq seeking emergency loans after oil price plunge

Iraqi government is reportedly seeking $6bn in loans, with possibility of a further $4bn, according to finance minister. Iraq has…

Read More »

Johnson, Biden discuss climate change, COVID-19

British PM ‘looks forward to deepening alliance’ with the US in first phone call with Biden since his inauguration. British…

Read More »

Rural Colombian groups seek help from new US gov’t amid violence

Bogota, Colombia – More than 100 Colombian human rights associations from remote Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities have written to the…

Read More »

QAnon in disarray as reality of Biden presidency settles

As adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory face the reality of Joe Biden’s presidency – something they believed could never…

Read More »

Biden signs orders to end ‘Muslim ban’, rejoin Paris climate deal

United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that will reverse some of…

Read More »

In Myanmar’s Rakhine, families of the disappeared seek answers

One evening, as Ma Nway* and her family were having dinner, soldiers from Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw,…

Read More »

‘I was so scared’: Guatemalan forces disperse migrant caravan

Vado Hondo, Guatemala – Military and police forces in Guatemala cleared thousands of United States-bound migrants and asylum seekers off…

Read More »

Australia may not open borders in 2021, even with vaccines

Health authorities say there’s a need for caution because it is now known whether the vaccines will prevent transmission. Australia…

Read More »

Thousands of Hondurans advance on foot in US-bound caravan

About 8,000 people began leaving Honduras early Friday, fleeing violence, poverty and recent natural disasters. Thousands of Hondurans are making…

Read More »

End of Merkel era begins as German CDU picks new party leader

Germany’s Christian Democrats will elect a new chairman on Saturday, aiming to unite their conservative party behind a new leader…

Read More »

Brazil’s Amazonas state running out of oxygen amid COVID surge

Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said the hospital system in the city of Manaus is collapsing. The Brazilian state of…

Read More »

New COVID-19 lockdowns imperil global economy’s recovery

A major chunk of the global recovery in companies’ earnings – recovery expected in the first quarter of 2021 –…

Read More »

Girl Scouts Names the Org’s First Black Chief

Girl Scouts of the USA appointed the organization’s first Black CEO. Judith Batty brought the Girl Scouts of the USA…

Read More »

Fed Maintains Almost Zero Interest Rates; Chair Claims Economic Recovery Is Slowing Down

Economic recovery is related to virus response, according to chairman of Federal Reserves Interest rates are remaining the same, after…

Read More »

Premier Indian Institution Holds Graduation Rites Thru Virtual Reality

The Indian Institute of Technology held an online graduation ceremony through virtual reality application. One of the most awaited moments…

Read More »

Virgin Hyperloop to Put Its High-Speed Transport Certification Facility in West Virginia

Virgin Hyperloop’s new $500 million Hyperloop Certification Center will be located in West Virginia. Virgin Hyperloop announced on October 8…

Read More »

World Trade Organization to Appoint Its First-Ever Female Director-General

For the first time in the World Trade Organization’s history, the agency will appoint a female director-general, as the two…

Read More »
Back to top button