New Zealand becomes the latest country to announce an end to its zero-Covid strategyBy TRN Online
New Zealand will begin to move away from a zero-Covid strategy toward living with the virus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday, becoming the latest country to abandon its elimination attempts in the face of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Biden tells GOP to ‘get out of the way’ on debt limitBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden on Monday urged Republican senators to “get out of the way” and let Democrats suspend the nation’s debt limit, hoping to keep the U.S. government from bumping dangerously close to a credit default as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to lend his party’s help.
Refugee admissions hit record low, despite Biden’s reversalBy The Rising Nepal
Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press.
How we feel touch and temperature wins Nobel PrizeBy TRN Online
Scientists who discovered how our bodies feel the warmth of the sun or the hug of a loved one have won the Nobel Prize. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, from the US, share the 2021 prize in Medicine or Physiology for their work on sensing touch and temperature.
Identity of Facebook whistleblower revealedBy The Rising Nepal
The identity of the Facebook whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents — leading to a firestorm for the social media company in recent weeks — was revealed on "60 Minutes" Sunday night as Frances Haugen.
UP town tense after eight die in farm protestsBy The Rising Nepal
Security has been tightened in a northern Indian town after eight people, including four protesting farmers, died on Sunday. Violence broke out in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh state during a protest against agricultural reforms.
Muhammad cartoonist dies in car crash - reportsBy BBC
A Swedish artist who sketched the Prophet Muhammad's head on a dog's body has died in a traffic accident, according to local media. Lars Vilks was reportedly travelling in a civilian police vehicle that collided with a truck near the town of Markaryd in southern Sweden.
Japan’s Parliament elects former diplomat Kishida as new PMBy The Rising Nepal
Fumio Kishida was elected Japan’s prime minister in a parliamentary vote Monday and will be tasked with quickly tackling the pandemic and other domestic and global challenges and leading a national election within weeks.
Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spillBy The Rising Nepal
Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer.
Thousands march for abortion rights across USBy The Rising Nepal
Tens of thousands of people have marched at rallies across all 50 US states in support of abortion rights. They have been galvanised in opposition to a new Texas law that severely limits access to abortions in the state. Pro-choice supporters across the country fear that constitutional rights may be rolled back.
United Airlines 'right' to insist on staff vaccinesBy BBC
The boss of United Airlines has told the BBC that firing staff who refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine is "just the right thing to do". Around 300 of the airline's 67,000 US-based staff are yet to comply with the strict policy, after an initial deadline of 27 September.
‘Everybody is frustrated,’ Biden says as his agenda stallsBy RSS
President Joe Biden on Saturday acknowledged frustrations as Democrats strain to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after frantic negotiations failed to produce a deal.
Kilogram of nails, screws and knives removed from man's stomachBy BBC
A Lithuanian man has had more than a kilogram of nails, screws, nuts and knives removed from his stomach by doctors, local media report. He had been swallowing metal objects for a month after quitting alcohol, doctors said.
7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Vanuatu Islands: CENCBy The Rising Nepal
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Vanuatu Islands at 2:29 p.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Queen to officially open the Scottish Parliament at HolyroodBy BBC
The Queen will officially open the new session of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood later on Saturday.
Antibody tests for COVID-19 remain popular in RussiaBy The Rising Nepal
When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or in hair salons, the conversation often turns to “antitela,” the Russian word for antibodies — the proteins produced by the body to fight infection.
COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant ragesBy The Rising Nepal
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time when vaccines — which overwhelmingly prevent deaths, hospitalizations and serious illness — were available to any American over the age of 12.
Biden signs bill to avert partial government shutdownBy The Rising Nepal
With only hours to spare, President Joe Biden on Thursday evening signed legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3. Congress had passed the bill earlier Thursday.
Am I fully vaccinated without a COVID-19 vaccine booster ?By The Rising Nepal
Am I fully vaccinated without a COVID-19 vaccine booster? Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you’re fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the J&J. The vaccines offer strong protection against serious illness. But U.S. health officials now recommend boosters for some...
House panel subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 Trump rallyBy The Rising Nepal
A House committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has subpoenaed 11 officials who helped plan rallies in support of former President Donald Trump ahead of the attack, including the massive event on the day of the siege at which the president told his supporters to “fight like hell.”