Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19By The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden said he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods when it comes to the pandemic.
Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile groupBy The Rising Nepal
The accounts posted content critical of Iran’s government and supportive of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, a dissident group known as MEK. In many cases, the Facebook and Instagram accounts used fake profile names and photos.
How China has lifted nearly 800 mln people out of povertyBy The Rising Nepal
According to the World Bank standard, the figure accounted for more than 70 percent of the global total over the same period, said a white paper released Tuesday by the State Council Information Office.
Greenland election: Melting ice and mining project on the agendaBy BBC
Greenland heads to the polls on Tuesday in snap elections which could have major consequences for international interests in the Arctic.
Jordan justice bans publishing information on alleged plotBy RSS
The prosecutor general in Jordan's capital Amman on Tuesday banned the publication of any information about an alleged plot said to involve the king's half-brother, Prince Hamzah, state television said.
Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgenceBy The Rising Nepal
Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe.
New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19By The Rising Nepal
New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 now that both countries have been successful in stamping out the spread of the coronavirus.
Philippines extends lockdown as infections spikeBy The Rising Nepal
The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to overwhelm many hospitals in the capital and outlying regions.
Harmonious Xinjiang disproves the West's lies with factsBy The Rising Nepal
By following the developmental path announced in previous five year plans, the region has emerged as a sustainable economic hub in western part of China that is connecting its borders with different countries.
Facebook leak: Irish regulator probes 'old' data dumpBy BBC
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it is looking into a data dump of personal information from hundreds of millions of Facebook users.
India's daily virus cases breach 100,000; mutants, behaviour blamedBy The Rising Nepal
India reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage massive election rallies raising fears of further spreading the virus.
Tropical cyclone kills at least 97 in Indonesia, East TimorBy The Rising Nepal
Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 97 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday.
Covid-19 PPE litter is killing wildlifeBy The Rising Nepal
Waste from lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) is killing birds, fish and other wildlife across the globe, a study has found.
Polish hospitals struggle with surge of virus patientsBy The Rising Nepal
Polish hospitals struggled over the Easter weekend with a massive number of people infected with COVID-19 following a huge surge in infections across Central and Eastern Europe in recent weeks.
Govinda tests positive for Covid-19, wife Sunita confirmsBy The Rising Nepal
Actor Govinda has tested positive for the coronavirus and is under home quarantine, his wife Sunita Ahuja said on Sunday.
Rocket falls near Iraqi base hosting U.S. contractorsBy The Rising Nepal
A rocket fell on Sunday in a rural area close to an Iraqi military airbase hosting some U.S. contractors, but there were no casualties, Iraqi security officials said.
17 missing after Indonesia boats collisionBy RSS
A fishing ship hit a larger cargo vessel on Saturday evening off Indramayu regency, flipping the wooden boat's 32 crew members into the water, said Bandung rescue agency spokeswoman Seni Wulandari.
How Princess Diana has been portrayed on stage and in filmBy BBC
In what must surely be a first in the world of musical theatre, a new musical about Diana, Princess of Wales is to be shown on a streaming service before it officially opens on stage.
Jordan's Prince Hamzah bin Hussein 'under house arrest'By BBC
The former crown prince of Jordan says he has been placed under house arrest as part of a crackdown on critics.