Home » World

World

US, China clash over Covid, trade, human rights at UNGA – world news

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the United Nations to hold China “accountable” for the Covid-19 pandemic, describing it as the “China virus”, and China hit back urging nations to reject any attempt to politicise the health crisis or stigmatise it and said the world must fight it together. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” ...

Read More »

Influenza vaccine does not increase Covid-19 risk: Study – world news

Receiving the influenza vaccine does not increase a person’s risk for contracting Covid-19 or worsen associated conditions or mortality, according to a study. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, shows the flu vaccine is the single most important intervention to help stay healthy. Seasonal flu activity is unpredictable, and otherwise healthy people are hospitalised due ...

Read More »

Trump administration set to make it tough for US cos to hire H-1B visa holders – world news

The Trump administration plans to make it harder for US companies to hire foreign workers on H-1B non-immigrant short-term visas, by narrowing the definition of “speciality” occupation and raising minimum wages for the employees. Both measures are intended to ensure American workers were not displaced or denied jobs because of cheaper foreign workers. Critics of the H-1B programme argue that ...

Read More »

No guarantee any Covid-19 vaccine in development will work, says WHO chief – world news

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said that the health organisation has no guarantee whether any vaccine in development for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) will work. “We have no guarantee that any vaccine in development will work.The more candidates we test, the higher the chance we will have for a safe and efficacious vaccine,” the WHO ...

Read More »

Don’t want to fight hot or cold war with any country: What Xi Jinping said at UNGA – world news

Chinese President Xi Jinping during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday assured the countries that China has no intention to fight a cold war or a hot one with any country. Defending his country, Xi said, “China has no intention to fight either cold war or a hot one with any country.” The leader also warned nations ...

Read More »

Chinese court sends Xi critic and former tycoon to 18 years in jail – world news

A court in China on Tuesday sentenced a former real estate tycoon and vocal critic of President Xi Jinping to 18 years in prison for corruption. “Former property mogul Ren Zhiqiang was sentenced to 18 years and fined 4.2 million yuan ($620,000) for corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds, and abuse of power as state-owned company personnel,” state media quoted ...

Read More »

Nepal halts distribution of new text book with revised map incorporating Indian areas: Report – world news

Nepal has stopped the distribution of a new text book that includes the country’s revised political map showing three strategically-important Indian areas as part of its territory, saying there were a number of factual errors in it, according to a media report on Tuesday. India has already termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of the territorial claims by Nepal after ...

Read More »

‘Crying’ PLA troops on way to India border causes China-Taiwan media war – world news

A bizarre war of words has broken out between mainland Chinese and Taiwanese media over a video of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recruits being sent to the Sino-India border, with some of them appearing to be in tears. The video, published online last week by a local network in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, showed the young soldiers inside ...

Read More »

Global MPs’ group seeks UN probe into Xinjiang-style forced labour in Tibet – world news

A global group of parliamentarians on Tuesday asked the United Nations to install a special rapporteur to investigate reports of ethnic persecution by China after evidence emerged of forced labour in Tibet. Releasing a report on Xinjiang-style forced labour in Tibet by academic Adrian Zenz, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China said governments should impose targeted sanctions on those responsible. The ...

Read More »

UK’s National Trust acknowledges colonial links to its properties – world news

Large country houses in UK built with money looted or fortunes earned in colonial India are the focus of a new report by the National Trust, which owns and manages hundreds of historic houses, forts, castles and sylvan public spaces. At least 50 such properties in England and Wales are linked to the East India Company, whose employees earned fortunes in ...

Read More »
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES