‘We lost Greenville’: Wildfire decimates California townBy The Rising Nepal
A 3-week-old wildfire engulfed a tiny Northern California mountain town, leveling most of its historic downtown and leaving blocks of homes in ashes, while a new wind-whipped blaze destroyed homes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames Thursday amid dangerous weather.
China slams U.S. approval of arms sale to TaiwanBy The Rising Nepal
China on Thursday expressed firm opposition to the U.S. State Department's approval of an arms sale to Taiwan, and has lodged solemn representations with the U.S. side, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Nigeria seizes record $54 million in pangolin parts and elephant tusksBy The Rising Nepal
The seizure, worth 22 billion naira ($54 million), included 17,137 kg of pangolin scales, 44 kg of elephant tusks and 60 kg in pangolin claws, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali, comptroller-general of customs, said in a statement.
Lightning strikes kill 16 at Bangladesh weddingBy RSS
Several lightning bolts hit a Bangladesh wedding party within a few seconds Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring the groom, officials said.
Iran's new hardline president Ebrahim Raisi to be sworn inBy BBC
Iran's new president, Ebrahim Raisi, is to be sworn into office, following his election victory in June.
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelersBy The Rising Nepal
The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday.
Anti-science drive in U.S. seriously undermines recovery effortsBy The Rising Nepal
The latest episodes of such absurdity include Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson's assertion that it was Anthony Fauci, a top U.S. infectious disease expert, who had "helped to create COVID in the first place," and Congressman Clay Higgins's wild claim that the virus had been weaponized for biological attacks.
Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside PentagonBy The Rising Nepal
A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene.
Multiple political parties, social societies submit Joint Statement to WHO to oppose politicizing virus origin-tracingBy The Rising Nepal
Over 300 political parties, social societies and think tanks in over 100 countries and districts opposed politicizing virus origin-tracing in a joint statement sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat on Monday.
Record FDI inflows underline China's weight in global economy: FTBy The Rising Nepal
Foreign investors also bought 35 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese onshore equity stocks and 75 billion U.S. dollars of government bonds in the first half of this year, in each case a 50 percent increase over the buoyant pre-epidemic levels in 2019, the newspaper estimated in July, based on data from Bloomberg and Credit Agricole.
The moment Haiti's President was assassinatedBy The Rising Nepal
When Haiti's president was brutally assassinated in his bedroom last month, just one witness was there to see it. She happened to know him better than anyone else. Martine Moise, the first lady of Haiti, was found bleeding on the floor next to the body of her husband, Jovenel Moise, on July 7. But she survived the mysterious attack -- and is now lighting a fire under the search to bring the killers to justice.
Qantas stands down 2,500 staff over Sydney lockdownBy The Rising Nepal
Qantas says it will stand down 2,500 staff as a lockdown in Sydney impacts air travel across Australia. The furlough - affecting pilots, crew and airport workers - will last for at least two months, the airline said. Qantas said it would pay staff until mid-August, after which they could apply for government support payments.
Missing Belarus activist found dead in parkBy BBC
The head of a group helping people flee Belarus has been found dead near his home in neighbouring Ukraine. Vitaly Shishov's body was found hanged in a park in Kyiv, a day after he failed to return from a jog. Police have opened a murder inquiry.
In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resourcesBy The Rising Nepal
A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency.
This city of 24 million people may soon be uninhabitableBy The Rising Nepal
Home to more than 24 million people, Lagos, a low-lying city on Nigeria's Atlantic coast, may become uninhabitable by the end of this century as sea levels rise due to climate change, scientific projections suggest.
India reports 40,134 new COVID cases, daily positivity rate below 5 pc for 56 consecutive daysBy RSS
India reported 40,134 new cases of COVID-19 and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.
Belarus Olympian safe in Tokyo hotel after refusing 'forced' flight homeBy BBC
A Belarusian Olympian who refused her team's order to fly home early is safe after seeking protection from Japanese police, Games officials have said.
Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizationsBy The Rising Nepal
A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.
Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformationBy BBC
YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation.
Hong Kong stronger as global financial hub with national security lawBy The Rising Nepal
Figures do not lie. Over 300 billion Hong Kong dollars (38.6 billion U.S. dollars) flowed into Hong Kong from July to October 2020, and there was also a capital net influx for the whole of 2020. As one of the major bourses in the world, HKEX witnessed an over-50-percent year-on-year increase in IPO fund-raising in 2020, while assets under management here amounted to nearly 35 trillion Hong Kong dollars (4.5 trillion U.S. dollars), up 21 percent from the year before.