Woman from Mali gives birth to nine babies -- two more than expectedBy The Rising Nepal
A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies -- two more than the seven that ultrasounds had detected -- according to the country's Ministry of Health.
India reports highest-ever 24-hour surge in COVID-19 cases and a record-high daily death tollBy The Rising Nepal
India reported 412,262 new Covid-19 cases Thursday, a new single-day record, according to a CNN tally compiled from figures released by the Indian Health Ministry.
India reports another 382,315 COVID-19 casesBy The Rising Nepal
India reported 382,315 new cases of coronavirus cases and another 3,780 Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday, according to figures released by the Health Ministry.
Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescuesBy The Rising Nepal
Relentless winds and rain pummeled large swaths of the South on Tuesday, causing tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms prompted boat rescues, toppled trees and power lines and raised the threat of flash floods elsewhere in the region.
World's highest infinity pool opened in DubaiBy The Rising Nepal
There are few feelings as liberating as swimming in the open air, below blue skies that stretch all the way to the horizon -- and now in Dubai, you can do it nearly 1,000 feet above sea level.
Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran 'dies in fall from high-rise building'By BBC
A senior member of staff at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has died after falling from the high-rise building where she lived, Iranian media report.
Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriageBy The Rising Nepal
Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts.
Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 15 deadBy The Rising Nepal
An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed, sending a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 15 people and injuring about 70, city officials said.
India COVID: Hospitals plead for help as more patients dieBy The Rising Nepal
The situation is worse still in small hospitals that don't have storage tanks and have to rely on big cylinders. And the oxygen crisis comes as coronavirus cases continue to surge.
Social media is a lifeline for desperate Indians. And a threat for Narendra ModiBy The Rising Nepal
New Delhi's intervention has put the social media companies in a difficult position in one of their biggest markets, wedged between their users and a government that recently introduced new rules that could make them liable for not removing controversial posts.
Indian capital extends lockdown once again until May 10By The Rising Nepal
India’s union territory of Delhi has extended its lockdown a second time for another week due to an ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases and shortages of beds and oxygen at hospitals.
India's COVID-19 cases rise by 392,488 - Health ministryBy The Rising Nepal
India's new coronavirus cases rose by 392,488, while deaths from COVID-19 jumped by 3,689 over the past 24 hours, according to health ministry data released on Sunday.
India records more than 400,000 Covid-19 cases in a single dayBy The Rising Nepal
India on Saturday reported 401,993 new coronavirus cases for the previous 24 hours -- the first time the country has surpassed 400,000 cases in a single day.
Australians could face jail or fines if they return from IndiaBy BBC
Australian citizens returning home from India could face up to five years in jail and fines after the government made the journey temporarily illegal.
Formal start of final phase of Afghan pullout by US, NATOBy The Rising Nepal
The final phase of ending America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.
Israel crush: Dozens killed at Lag B'Omer religious festivalBy The Rising Nepal
At least 44 people have been killed in a crush at a crowded religious festival in the northeast of Israel.
Biden sells economic plan in GA, calls for rich to pay moreBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation’s aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make his case that Americans want a more activist government.
The US lost, ancient megacityBy The Rising Nepal
It's what Cahokia didn't have that's startling, writes Annalee Newitz in their recent book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age. The massive city lacked a permanent marketplace, confounding old assumptions that trade is the organising principle behind all urbanisation.
A short history of the world's tallest buildingsBy The Rising Nepal
One hundred forty years later, when the 163-floor Burj Khalifa topped out half a mile into Dubai's sky, it too was seen by some as extravagant.