Browsing: World News

World News
Xi claims complete victory in eradicating absolute poverty in China
BEIJING: President Xi Jinping on Thursday declared that China has scored a "complete victory" in its fight against poverty by lifting over 770 million people out of it in the last four decades, calling it another "miracle" created by the country that will go down in history.Absolute poverty has been eradicated in the world's most populous country, ...
World News
US murder suspect 'cooked' victim's heart: Report
WASHINGTON: A man accused of a triple murder in the US state of Oklahoma sliced one victim's heart from her body and cooked it with potatoes to serve to other victims before attacking them, US media reported Wednesday.The suspect, Lawrence Paul Anderson, allegedly removed the organ from the body of a neighbor he had stabbed to death, according to O...
World News
What I Learned at the Aspen Ideas RE$ET Festival Sponsored by Mastercard, PayPal, and Prudential in Partnership with Bloomberg
Aspen Ideas: RE$ET, a virtual symposium of experts and thought leaders designed to "give voice to the bold ideas" for "building an equitable economy," took place earlier this week. If you're in the target demographic—people who enjoy giving and receiving PowerPoint presentations—the entire 10-hour program is available online for your enjoyment. On ...
World News
No new Covid-19 case in Andamans
PORT BLAIR: Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not report any new Covid-19 case on Thursday, a health official said.One more person has been cured of the disease, he said.The archipelago's caseload stands at 5,016, of which four are active cases, while 4,950 people have been cured of the disease and 62 patients have succumbed to the infection so far, ...
World News
Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement
TEHRAN: Iran will vote in June for a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged.Several conservative heavyweights are thought to be considering running in the key June 18 race, with the winner to help set the direction of t...
World News
Mexico starts administering Russian Sputnik V vaccine
MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities administered their first shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on Wednesday to residents of the capital, with people lining up at a vaccination station on the city's south side, eager to get any protection they could.“I just want to be vaccinated; I don't care what company made it,” said Ismael Avila , 72, of the sout...
World News
Xi boasts of Chinese 'miracle' in tackling poverty
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday declared his country had achieved the "human miracle" of eliminating extreme poverty, though questions continue to surround the Communist Party's criteria for making the claim.In a glitzy ceremony in Beijing, Xi bestowed medals on officials from rural communities, some wearing traditional ethnic-min...
World News
Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US
SAN DIEGO: President Joe Biden has lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States.Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market — a...
World News
Nepal ruling party on verge of formal split
KATHMANDU: With the Nepal Supreme Court having reinstated the parliament, the door has opened to political deal-making in Kathmandu and the first step could see a formalising of the split in the Nepal Communist Party. The Prachanda-Madhav Nepal faction, opposed to PM K P Sharma Oli, not only commands more seats but sources said they may welcome bre...
1 2 3 4 38