At least 50 protesters killed in Myanmar on 'day of shame for armed forces'By The Rising Nepal
Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 50 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, a brutal crackdown on dissent that came as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy.
India batting great Sachin Tendulkar contracts COVID-19 as new cases surgeBy The Rising Nepal
India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Saturday he has contracted the novel coronavirus and has mild symptoms as infections continued to surge in the world’s second-most populated country.
Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agendaBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition “if there’s complete lockdown and chaos.”
North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to USBy The Rising Nepal
North Korea on Thursday test-fired its first ballistic missiles since President Joe Biden took office as it expands its military capabilities and increases pressure on Washington while nuclear negotiations remain stalled.
Organic farming must grow to reach green goals, EU saysBy The Rising Nepal
The European Commission on Thursday said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe’s farmland to be organic by 2030.
Grocery store worker narrowly escaped gunman’s noticeBy The Rising Nepal
An employee of the Colorado supermarket where a gunman killed 10 people watched as the assailant opened fire and narrowly escaped his notice while joining with other bystanders in a desperate scramble to get away.
In Colorado, trauma from mass shootings lingers for generationsBy The Rising Nepal
“People don’t understand how many of us have been affected multiple times by gun violence,” said Sandy Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was murdered at “The Dark Knight Rises” showing. “I always say you’re one bullet away.”
Aamir Khan tests positive for COVID-19, self-quarantines at homeBy The Rising Nepal
Actor Aamir Khan becomes the latest Bollywood celebrity to test positive for COVID-19. Confirming the latest news, the spokesperson of the actor has revealed that the actor has currently self quarantining himself at his home.
Hawaii gets tourism surge as coronavirus rules loosen upBy The Rising Nepal
Hawaii’s “Safe Travels” program reported that about 28,000 people flew into and throughout the islands on Saturday, the highest number of travelers in a single day since the pandemic began, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
National Day of Pakistan observedBy RSS
On the occasion of the National Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan here today. Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah hoisted the national flag of Pakistan.
Colorado marks latest mass tragedy after 10 killedBy The Rising Nepal
A shooting at a crowded Colorado supermarket that killed 10 people, including the first police officer to arrive, sent terrorized shoppers and workers scrambling for safety and stunned a state that has grieved several mass killings. A lone suspect was in custody, authorities said.
Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases riseBy The Rising Nepal
Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections.
Europe can achieve herd immunity by July: EU commissionerBy The Rising Nepal
Europe could have herd immunity against Covid-19 by July, a European Union commissioner has said, as incoming jabs are expected to speed up the continent's sluggish vaccine rollout.
U.S. senators press Biden to set end date for gas-powered car salesBy The Rising Nepal
California’s two U.S. senators are urging President Joe Biden to set a firm date to phase-out gas-powered passenger vehicles as the White House grapples with how to rewrite vehicle emissions rules slashed under President Donald Trump.
AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effectiveBy The Rising Nepal
Advanced trial data from a U.S. study on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows it is 79% effective, the company announced Monday in long-awaited research that may answer some questions about the shot’s effectiveness in older populations.
Quake hits Japan area devastated a decade ago, tsunami alerts liftedBy The Rising Nepal
An earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Saturday, hitting areas devastated by the 2011 disaster, generating a tsunami of 1 metre and shaking buildings.
Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 strikes off Japanese coast: GFZBy The Rising Nepal
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan on Saturday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said.
Pakistan PM Khan tests positive for COVID-19, health minister saysBy The Rising Nepal
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s health minister said on Saturday, two days after the premier got his vaccination.
Biden says US to hit 100 million vaccine goal FridayBy RSS
With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced Thursday the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Canada and Mexico with millions of lifesaving shots.