North Korea’s Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with USBy The Rising Nepal
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be fully prepared for confrontation with the Biden administration, state media reported Friday, days after the United States and other major powers urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks.
US to add federal holiday marking end of slaveryBy The Rising Nepal
The US Congress has overwhelmingly passed a bill to add a federal holiday to the calendar marking Juneteenth - the end of slavery in the nation.
Update: China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docks with space station moduleBy The Rising Nepal
The spaceship, launched on Thursday morning, completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the front docking port of Tianhe at 3:54 p.m. (Beijing Time), forming a three-module complex with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2.
Inquiry into 'fake Covid tests' at India's Kumbh MelaBy BBC
Uttarakhand state in northern India has ordered a police inquiry into allegations of private labs filing fake Covid reports.
China launches first crew to new space stationBy BBC
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin the occupation of the country's new space station.
Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violenceBy The Rising Nepal
Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar’s heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta.
Biden, Putin ready for long-anticipated summitBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss capital, a moment of high-stakes diplomacy at a time when both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relations are at an all-time low.
Kim warns of ‘tense’ food situation, longer COVID lockdownBy The Rising Nepal
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned about possible food shortages and called for his people to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss national efforts to salvage a broken economy.
Beijing tells Nato to stop hyping up China threatBy BBC
It added that Nato should view China's development in a "rational manner" and "stop taking China's legitimate interests and rights as an excuse to manipulate bloc politics, create confrontation and fuel geopolitical competition".
20 years on, China calls for closer SCO community with shared futureBy The Rising Nepal
As an important founding member of the SCO, China has been calling for concerted efforts to build a closer SCO community with a shared future, which has offered the organization and the world an inspiring vision to jointly tackle emerging challenges.
Xinjiang's population increases 18.5 pct over past decadeBy The Rising Nepal
Xinjiang's permanent population had reached 25.85 million by October 2020, a rise of about 4.04 million from the country's sixth population census in 2010, the latest census data released Monday by the regional statistic bureau showed.
China denounces G7 after statement on Xinjiang and Hong KongBy BBC
China's embassy in the UK accused the G7 of "baseless accusations". "Stop slandering China, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and stop harming China's interests," a spokesman said on Monday.
Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticismBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships.
Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with ChinaBy RSS
Leaders of the world’s largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses.
Indian students worry as COVID derails examsBy BBC
The cancellation came as a huge relief to many who were anxious about writing exams at a time when Indian towns and cities were gripped by a deadly second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. But, students said, this relief soon gave way to anxiety.
China unveils new Mars images showing national flag on red planetBy The Rising Nepal
The images were unveiled at a ceremony in Beijing, signifying a complete success of China's first mars exploration mission. The images include the landing site panorama, Martian landscape and a selfie of the rover with the landing platform.
White rhino travels to Japan looking for loveBy BBC
A five-year-old white rhinoceros has travelled from Taiwan to Japan - all as part of a quest to find love.
Why do some people get side effects after COVID-19 vaccines?By The Rising Nepal
Temporary side effects including headache, fatigue and fever are signs the immune system is revving up -- a normal response to vaccines. And they’re common. “The day after getting these vaccines, I wouldn’t plan anything that was strenuous physical activity,” said Dr. Peter Marks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief, who experienced fatigue after his first dose. Here’s what’s happening: The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body...
Biden to lay out vax donations, urge world leaders to joinBy The Rising Nepal
In a speech on the eve of the summit, Biden on Thursday will unveil plans for the U.S. to donate 500 million vaccine doses around the globe over the next year, on top of 80 million he has already pledged by the end of the month. U.S. officials say Biden will also include a direct request to his fellow G-7 leaders to do the same.