Massive flood as glacier breaks off at Joshimath, 150 labourers missing in Uttarakhand, IndiaBy The Rising Nepal
Homes along the way were swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainsides in a raging torrent. There were fears of damage in human settlements downstream. Many villages were evacuated and people taken to safer areas.
California to revise indoor church guidelines after rulingBy The Rising Nepal
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Saturday it will issue revised guidelines for indoor church services after the Supreme Court lifted the state’s ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic, but left in place restrictions on singing and chanting.
Biden team pitches US on big virus aid as Senate starts workBy The Rising Nepal
As senators launched an all-night session Thursday to lay groundwork for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the White House is increasingly focused on selling the plan directly to voters.
UK coronavirus variant has arrived in KansasBy The Rising Nepal
The Kansas health department says a more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in Great Britain has arrived in the state.
WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at center of speculationBy The Rising Nepal
World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus.
Rohingya refugees fear returning to Myanmar after coupBy The Rising Nepal
Refugees said Tuesday they are more afraid now that the military is in complete control. “The military killed us, raped our sisters and mothers, torched our villages. How is it possible for us to stay safe under their control?” said Khin Maung, head of the Rohingya Youth Association in the camps in Cox’s Bazar district. “Any peaceful repatriation will hugely be impacted,” he told The Associated Press. “It will take a long time because the political situation in Myanmar is worse...
Study: Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine appears safe, effectiveBy The Rising Nepal
Researchers said that based on a fall trial involving about 20,000 people in Russia, the vaccine is about 91% effective and appears to prevent inoculated individuals from becoming severely ill with COVID-19. But it is unclear if Sputnik V can stop transmission. The study was published online Tuesday in The Lancet.
China vows more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countriesBy The Rising Nepal
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a daily press briefing after announcing that China donated COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan on Monday morning, the first shipment of China's vaccine aid to other countries.
On need of China-South Asia international film, TV cultural exchange centerBy The Rising Nepal
From China's point of view, there are still many difficulties in accelerating the cooperation between China and South Asian countries in the film and television industry.
‘A long two days’: Major storm pummels Northeast with snowBy The Rising Nepal
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm walloped the Eastern U.S. on Monday, shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit as snow piled up from the Appalachians to New England, with the heaviest accumulations yet to come in some places.
Myanmar military says it is taking control of the countryBy The Rising Nepal
An announcer on military-owned Myawaddy TV made the announcement Monday morning. The announcement follows days of concern about the threat of a military coup and comes as the country’s new Parliament session was to begin.
Trump loses lead impeachment lawyers a week before trialBy The Rising Nepal
Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers little more than a week before his trial, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. The change injects fresh uncertainty into the makeup and strategy of his defense team.
WHO team meets with Chinese, plans to visit key Wuhan sitesBy The Rising Nepal
World Health Organization experts in Wuhan, China, to look into the origins of the new coronavirus met with their Chinese counterparts Friday and plan later to visit sites in the central city that will be key to their long-awaited fact-finding mission.
Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96By The Rising Nepal
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96.
US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violenceBy The Rising Nepal
The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by antigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden’s election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.
Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruptionBy The Rising Nepal
Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) down its slopes.
GOP largely sides against holding Trump impeachment trialBy The Rising Nepal
All but five Senate Republicans voted in favor of an effort to dismiss Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, making clear a conviction of the former president for “incitement of insurrection” after the deadly Capitol siege on Jan. 6 is unlikely.
Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptionsBy The Rising Nepal
A major winter storm threatened to blanket parts of the middle of the country with more than a foot of snow Monday, promising to disrupt travel and forcing the closure of some coronavirus testing sites.
China topped the world in FDI in 2020By The Rising Nepal
Flows to North America slumped by 46 percent to $166 billion, with cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) down by 43 percent. Announced greenfield investment projects also fell 29 percent, and project finance deals declined by 2 percent
White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 reliefBy RSS
Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing for the initial legislative effort of his presidency.