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Antarctica\'s \'doomsday Glacier\' Will Melt Faster Than Thought

London, April 12 : The supply of warm water to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, also known as the “doomsday glacier”, is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and...

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Suu Kyi Demands In-person Meeting With Lawyers

Nay Pyi Taw, April 12 : Myanmar’s former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted and detained following the February 1 coup, has again demanded a face-to-face...

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Syrian Suspect On Trial For Germany Stabbing Incident

Berlin, April 12 : A 21-year-old Syrian suspect went on trial in the German city of Dresden on Monday, six months after a knife attack on two tourists that left...

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Greece To Open Up Tourism From May 14

Athens, April 12 : Greek Vice-Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki announced on Monday that holidaymakers from European Union (EU) nations will be able to travel Athens without having to quarantine...

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B\'desh Issues Fresh Directives For \'full Lockdown\'

Dhaka, April 12 : Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a nationwide “full lockdown” from wednesday onwards....

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How Grey Wolves Survived Ice-age Extinction

Toronto, April 12 : Grey wolves which are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around 11,700 years ago probably...

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Iran Blames Israel For Attack On Nuke Facility

Tehran, April 12 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday described the cyberattack on the Natanz nuclear facility as an act of terrorism and blamed Israel for it....

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Novel Personalised Cancer Vaccine Safe: Study

New York, April 12 : A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of...

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Prince Harry Back In UK Ahead Of Prince Philip\'s Funeral

London, April 12 : The UK’s Prince Harry has returned to Britain for the first time since leaving for his new life in Los Angeles ahead of the funeral of...

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B\'desh Imposes Week-long Air Travel Ban

Dhaka, April 12 : Bangladesh has announced plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from Wednesday, coinciding with yet another lockdown to counter a spike in...

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Cambodians Demand Apology Over Altered Images Of Genocide Victims

Phnom Penh, April 12 : Cambodians are demanding an apology after an Irish artist altered images of the country’s genocide victims, including digitally colouring and adding smiles to prisoners facing...

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Japan Launches Covid-19 Vaccination For Elderly

Tokyo, April 12 : Japan on Monday started to vaccinate its elderly population against Covid-19 amid growing concerns about another wave of new infections. The country will inoculate about 36...

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Italian Investigators Conduct Raids In Major Anti-Mafia Op

Rome, April 12 : Italian investigators have conducted raids in relation to 45 Mafia suspects as part of a major investigation into the country’s petroleum sector, authorities said on Monday....

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Conflicts Kill 65 In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 12 : At least 65 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Monday....

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\'Every Australian Might Not Receive Covid Jabs\'

Canberra, April 12 : Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded that every citizens of the country might not all receive coronavirus vaccines in 2021. Morrison said on Sunday afternoon...

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Cuba\'s Communist Party To Hold Congress

Havana, April 12 : The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will hold its eighth Congress scheduled for April 16-19 as the island nation marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay...

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California Covid Cases Top 3.6mn

San Francisco, April 12 : The total number of Covid-19 cases in California, the most populous state in the US, has surpassed the 3.6 million mark, according to health authorities....

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Ex-Aus PM Calls News Corp \'most Powerful Political Force\'

Canberra, April 12 : Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday described News Corporation, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, as the most powerful political force in the country....

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School Teacher Leads Peru Prez Polls

Lima, April 12 : Pedro Castillo, a school teacher running for the Free Peru party, is leading the country’s presidential elections with 16.1 per cent of the vote, according to...

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3rd Covid-19 Case Found In NZ Quarantine Hotel

Wellington, April 12 : A worker for a managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the third consecutive case at the same...

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Ex-banker Declares Victory In Ecuador Prez Run-off

Quito, April 12 : Former banker and three-time presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso declared victory in Ecuador’s presidential run-off elections, calling it a historic day for the South American country. “This...

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France To Extend Interval Between MRNA Jabs

Paris, April 12 : France will extend the interval between the two doses of mRNA coronavirus vaccine by two more weeks to quickly inoculate more people amid surging infections and...

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Iran Urges S.Korea To Unfreeze Bank Assets

Tehran, April 12 : Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri called on South Korea to unfreeze Tehran’s assets in its banks as soon as possible. Blocking Iran’s foreign exchange assets in...

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Struggling Against Iran Huge Task: Netanyahu

Tel Aviv, April 12 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that struggling against Iran is “a huge task”. He made the remarks on Sunday hours after Iran announced that...

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Over 30 Fines Issued Over Illegal London House Party

London, April 12 : More than 30 fines were issued to people attending an illegal house party in London, local media reported. Police arrived at the address in Dover Street,...

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Ethiopian Security Forces Kill 119 Suspected Rebels

Addis Ababa, April 12 : Security forces in Ethiopia’s Oromia state have killed 119 rebels, an top official said. Alemayehu Tesfaye, Chief Administrator of East Wollega zone of Oromia regional...

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Cyclone-related Deaths In Indonesia Reach 177

Jakarta, April 12 : The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 177 with 45 still...

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5 IS Militants Killed In Iraq Airstrike

Baghdad, April 12 : Five Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in an airstrike in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, the military said. A statement by the media office of...

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S.Korean PM In Iran For Bilateral Talks

Seoul, April 12 : South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has arrived in for talks on a range of issues concerning bilateral ties. This is the first trip to Iran...

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Afghans Call For Ceasefire During Ramadan

Kabul, April 12 : Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Tuesday. In war-torn Afghanistan,...

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715 Japanese Eateries Went Bankrupt Last Yr

Tokyo, April 12 : The number of eateries in Japan that went bankrupt in fiscal 2020 stood at 715, the third largest in two decades, local media reported. The bankruptcies...

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US Policeman Who Pepper Sprayed Army Officer Fired

Washington, April 12 : A policeman from the US state of Virginia who pepper sprayed an Army officer at a traffic stop last year has been fired, an official statement...

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Apple To Testify Before US Senate Hearing On App Stores

San Francisco, April 12 : Apple will send its chief compliance officer before the US Senate Judiciary Committee to testify during a hearing on app stores and digital competition on...

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47 Dead In 24 Hrs As Fighting Escalates In Yemen\'s Marib

Sanaa, April 12 : Forty-seven people were killed in the past 24 hours as fighting escalated in Yemen’s oil-rich province of Marib, a government official said. The government forces engaged...

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\'US To Work Towards Strengthening Israel’s Security\'

Tel Aviv, April 12 : During a meeting with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, visiting US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said he was committed to boosting the Jewish state’s security...

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Houthis Launch Drone Attacks At Saudi Airport, Airbase

Sanaa, April 12 : Yemen’s Houthi militia said they launched bomb-laden drone attacks towards the Jizan Airport and King Khalid Airbase in southwestern Saudi Arabia. “The attacks targeted aircraft hangars...

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Philippines, US To Start Annual Military Drills

Manila, April 12 : The Philippines and the US will start their annual joint military exercise dubbed the “Balikatan” on Monday, the army chief in Manila said. This year’s exercise...

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Afghan Forces Foil Taliban Attack

Kabul, April 12 : Afghan forces have foiled a Taliban attack on the outskirts of Kunduz city, a provincial spokesman said. A group of Taliban militants, according to the spokesman,...

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Curbs Eased In Metro Manila Despite Surge

Manila, April 12 : The Philippines will ease lockdown restrictions in Metro Manila and four adjacent provinces from Monday onwards despite a surge in new coronavirus cases, a government spokesman...

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Kenya\'s Elephant Number Increases At 2.8%

Nairobi, April 12 : Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 per cent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research...

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6.1-magnitude Quake Kills 8 In Indonesia

Jakarta, April 12 : At least eight people were killed and 39 others injured when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s East Java province, the National...

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Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 135.8mn

Washington, April 12 : The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 135.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.93 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In...

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Moscow Wants No War With Ukraine But Cares For Russian-speaking Residents

Moscow, April 12 : Russia does not seek a war with Ukraine but is concerned for the Russian-speaking population in the country’s eastern Donbass region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said....

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Ireland To Impose Mandatory Quarantine On Travellers From 16 Countries

Dublin, April 12 : People arriving in Ireland from the United States and 15 other countries and regions will have to complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine at a government-designated facility...

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Ontario Hits Single-day Record Of 4,456 New Covid-19 Cases

Ottawa, April 12 : Ontario, Canada’s most populous province with a population of 14 million, reported 4,456 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single day case count since the pandemic...

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Easing Lockdown Could Lead To 3rd Covid-19 Wave In UK: Scientists

London, April 12 : British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19 by easing the lockdown too soon, local media reported. “There are...

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Health Authority Urges Yemenis To Wear Masks As Daily Caseload Surges

Sanaa, April 12 : Health authority in Yemeni Houthi-controlled Sanaa urged residents to wear masks to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yemen has seen a sharp increase in...

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Africa\'s Covid-19 Cases Pass 4.34 Mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 12 : The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,340,817, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC,...

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Cuba Surpasses 85,000 Covid-19 Infections

Havana, April 12 : Cuba reported five deaths and 1,040 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the death toll to 453 and the total number of cases to 85,572, the Ministry of...

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Argentina Surpasses 2.5 Mn Cases Of Covid-19

Buenos Aires, April 12 : The Argentinean Ministry of Health reported that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 2,517,300, with 57,647 deaths....

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Biden Hails Korean Battery Dispute Settlement As ‘American Win\'

Washington, April 11 : US President Joe Biden on Sunday hailed the settlement of an electric vehicle battery dispute between LG Energy Solution Ltd.and SK Innovation Co.as a “win for...

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