Bullet train debuts on new railway in TibetBy The Rising Nepal
With a length of 435 km and a designed speed of 160 km per hour, the new railway is a single-line electrified railway. There are currently nine stations in the cities of Lhasa, Shannan and Nyingchi that can handle passenger and freight transportation.
Collapsed Florida building drew global visitors, residentsBy The Rising Nepal
The Champlain Towers South drew people from around the globe to enjoy life on South Florida’s Atlantic Coast, some for a night, some to live. A couple from Argentina and their young daughter. A beloved retired Miami-area teacher and his wife. Orthodox Jews from Russia. Israelis. The sister of Paraguay’s first lady. Others from South America.
Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good startBy The Rising Nepal
resident Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. But he openly acknowledged that Democrats will likely have to tackle much of the rest on their own.
China issues white paper on CPC's practice in human rights protectionBy The Rising Nepal
The year 2021 marks the centenary of the CPC. Over the past century, the CPC has invested a huge effort in human rights protection, adding significantly to global human rights progress, said the white paper.
More than 2m in England may have had Long CovidBy BBC
A survey of half a million adults in England suggests around two million people may have had some long-lasting symptoms after having coronavirus - sometimes known as "long Covid".
Britney Spears: 'I just want my life back'By The Rising Nepal
Britney Spears broke her silence in a court hearing on Wednesday regarding her court-ordered conservatorship that has been in place for nearly 13 years.
Railway service in the name of VC Tul Bahadur Pun launched in the UKBy RSS
The Great Western Railway in the UK has begun operation of railway service after the name of a former British Gurkha soldier decorated with the Victoria Cross (VC).
Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppersBy The Rising Nepal
A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up: a plague of voracious grasshoppers.
Voting ends, wait for results begins in NYC mayoral primaryBy RSS
The votes are in. The polls are closed. But the top contenders may have a long, anxious wait ahead of them for accurate results in New York City’s mayoral primary, the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting.
China opposes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' remarks on Hong Kong, Xinjiang: Chinese spokespersonBy The Rising Nepal
The remarks made by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights on Hong Kong and Xinjiang related issues at the Human Rights Council on Monday were "erroneous" and "in disregard of facts," and interfered in China's internal affairs, said the spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the UN at Geneva.
All Bumble staff given week off to de-stressBy BBC
Bumble, the dating app where women are in charge of making the first move, has temporarily closed all of its offices this week to combat workplace stress.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who refuse Covid-19 vaccineBy The Rising Nepal
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles one of Asia's worst outbreaks, with more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.
Covid vaccine: Why are Australians cancelling AstraZeneca jabs?By BBC
Australian doctors have reported a surge in the number of people cancelling their vaccine appointments, amid a new wave of caution over the AstraZeneca jab.
Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation caseBy The Rising Nepal
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes.
Muted Yoga Day celebrations due to Covid-19 (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
People in India and around the world are marking the seventh International Day of Yoga. But celebrations have been scaled down this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to ClaudetteBy The Rising Nepal
Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate that also killed a man and his baby in another vehicle, the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed 13 lives in Alabama as it caused flash floods and spurred tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.
China administers 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine dosesBy The Rising Nepal
A total of 21 COVID-19 vaccines have entered clinical trials in China since last year. So far, four vaccines have been granted conditional marketing approval and three have been authorized for emergency use within the country.
Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situationBy BBC
The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter.
Outdoor civil weddings get the go aheadBy BBC
Civil weddings will be permitted to take place outdoors for the first time in England and Wales from next month.