IMF official warns lack of vaccination in low-income economies hurts allBy The Rising Nepal
The latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released last week projects that the global economy will grow by 6 percent in 2021, 0.5 percentage point above the January forecast, with the progress of vaccination rollout in some countries and additional fiscal support in large economies, particularly the United States.
India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit countryBy The Rising Nepal
India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24 hours pushed India’s total to 13.5 million, while Brazil has 13.4 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
No region in world spared from COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help to the state with the country’s worst infection increase.
EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the troubleBy The Rising Nepal
European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises. Instead, each of the 27 watches the other heads of state or government with suspicion via a video screen that shows a mosaic of faraway capitals.
Saint Vincent volcano: 'Explosive' Soufrière eruption sparks mass evacuationBy BBC
An "explosive" volcanic eruption has blanketed the Caribbean island of St Vincent in ash and smoke and forced thousands of people out of their homes.
India's daily COVID-19 cases rise to record for fifth time this weekBy The Rising Nepal
India reported 145,384 new COVID-19 cases and 794 deaths, the Health Ministry reported.
Prince Philip: Gun salutes planned across UK after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99By BBC
Gun salutes to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are due to take place later across the UK, in Gibraltar and from warships at sea.
DMX, American rapper and actor, dies aged 50By BBC
US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack. The performer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.
Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announcesBy The Rising Nepal
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.
'Lost golden city' found in Egypt reveals lives of ancient pharaohsBy BBC
The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun's tomb.
Secrets of gorilla communication laid bareBy BBC
The bigger a male gorilla, the better he is at beating his chest to signal to friends and foe just how powerful he is, scientists have confirmed.
Ocean noise: Study to measure the oceans' 'year of quiet'By BBC
Ocean scientists around the world are studying the "unique moment" of quiet created by the pandemic. The researchers have called their vast listening experiment: The year of the quiet ocean.
COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donorsBy The Rising Nepal
Doctors in Japan announced Thursday they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19.
Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limitsBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America.
Britain's prime minister has condemned another night of violence in Northern IrelandBy RSS
Britain's prime minister has condemned another night of violence in Northern Ireland after crowds threw petrol bombs and a bus was set on fire in Belfast.
After spending 44 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, this man says his life is worth more than $750,000By The Rising Nepal
Ronnie Long sat in jail in North Carolina for 44 years for a crime he didn't commit, and now he is planning to fight a law that says he is only owed $750,000.
Caroline Jurie: Mrs World arrested over Sri Lanka pageant bust-upBy BBC
Police in Sri Lanka have arrested the reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie after she allegedly injured a fellow beauty queen in an on-stage bust-up.
'We are all aviators': Australian air force replaces term 'airmen'By The Rising Nepal
Australian air force personnel will now be known as aviators rather than airmen, the force said on Thursday, in an apparent acknowledgement of the increasing diversity of its members.
Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits recordBy The Rising Nepal
“Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. He received his first vaccine shot on March 1.
Japan denies report of vaccine priority for Olympic athletes after outcryBy The Rising Nepal
Japan’s government moved to cool a social media furore on Thursday saying it was currently not looking to prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, dismissing a media report that said it was weighing the option.