China allows couples to have three childrenBy BBC
China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates.
Concerns in India over hundreds orphaned by COVID-19By BBC
Covid has devastated families across India, orphaning many children. Smriti Irani, minister for women and child welfare, recently tweeted that both parents of at least 577 children had died with coronavirus between 1 April and 25 May. Experts say this number is likely a significant underestimate.
Kenyan arrested in Qatar first targeted by phishing attackBy The Rising Nepal
A Kenyan security guard now facing charges in Qatar after writing compelling, anonymous accounts of being a low-paid worker there found himself targeted by a phishing attack that could have revealed his location just before his arrest, analysts say.
UK Prime Minister marries fiancee in secret ceremony - ReportsBy BBC
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, it has been reported.
Protesting Brazilians demand Bolsonaro's impeachment and better vaccine accessBy The Rising Nepal
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to voice their frustrations with President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 crisis, in what appeared to be the largest protests the country has seen since the pandemic began last year.
Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strainsBy The Rising Nepal
Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said.
Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital stationBy The Rising Nepal
Tianzhou-2 spacecraft reached the Tianhe station eight hours after blasting off from Hainan, an island in the South China Sea, China Manned Space said. It carried space suits, living supplies and equipment and fuel for the station.
Remains of 215 children found buried near residential school in CanadaBy The Rising Nepal
"This past weekend, with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist, the stark truth of the preliminary findings came to light -- the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School," said Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc community.
Mali names coup leader Col Assimi Goïta as transitional presidentBy BBC
Mali's constitutional court has named the leader of the country's military coup, Colonel Assimi Goïta, as its transitional president.
Black Lives Matter founder resigns from foundationBy BBC
Black Lives Matter's co-founder says she is resigning from its foundation, but not because of what she called right-wing attempts to discredit her.
Social spending, business tax hike drive $6T Biden budgetBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal for next year would run a $1.8 trillion federal government deficit despite a raft of new tax increases on corporations and high-income people designed to pay for his ambitious spending plans.
US and China trade officials hold 'candid' first talks of Biden eraBy BBC
The Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a statement that both sides held "candid, pragmatic and constructive exchanges with an attitude of equality and mutual respect", according to a report by state media outlet the Global Times.
Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 originBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
More than 100 missing after boat sinks in northwest NigeriaBy The Rising Nepal
Scores of people are missing and feared dead after an overloaded boat capsized in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kebbi on Wednesday with around 180 passengers on board, government authorities said.
Employee shoots, kills 8 at California rail yard, police sayBy The Rising Nepal
An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said, marking the latest attack in a year that has seen a sharp increase in mass killings as the nation emerges from coronavirus restrictions.
Vaccine inequality in India sends many falling through gapsBy The Rising Nepal
As the coronavirus tears through India, night watchman Sagar Kumar thinks constantly about getting vaccines for himself and his family of five amid critical shortages of shots in the country. But even if he knew how to get one, it wouldn’t be easy.
New grand jury seated for next stage of Trump investigationBy The Rising Nepal
New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
World Health Assembly rejects Taiwan-related proposalBy The Rising Nepal
Before the assembly, more than 150 countries have, through diplomatic channels, and over 80 countries have, through sending letters to the WHO, expressed their adherence to the one-China principle and their opposition to Taiwan's participation in the WHA, according to Chen.
Belarus flights redirected after Roman Protasevich's arrestBy BBC
Several European airlines have said that they will not fly over Belarus, days after a dissident journalist was arrested on a flight diverted to Minsk.
Doctors furious over yoga guru Ramdev's insulting COVID claimsBy BBC
Doctors in India have hit out against yoga guru Baba Ramdev over his controversial statements against modern medicine. He recently said that tens of thousands died of Covid after taking modern medicines and mocked patients for trying to get oxygen cylinders.