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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has...

WHO’s Covax misses 2021 target. What went wrong?

The latest supply forecast for Covax – the programme for sharing...

Fossils may prove humans stepped in Americas 7k years earlier than thought

Our species began migrating out of Africa around 100,000 years...

End unilateral sanctions on Taliban, China urges G-20

ISLAMABAD — China’s top diplomat Thursday urged a virtual conference...

Delta now dominant Covid variant globally: WHO

WASHINGTON — The delta variant of the coronavirus has overtaken...

BUSINESS

Philips unveils ₹7k Fresh Air Mask with rechargeable fan module

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader...

Motorola Launches Edge, Edge20 Fusion With 108MP Cameras, 10-Bit AMOLED Displays

Businesswire, India: Furthering its journey of innovation, Motorola has...

Signify launches EcoLink air purifier with UV-C tech in India

Business Wire India: Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader...

TRAVEL

Canada to welcome vaccinated Americans from Aug 9

Kolkata, India: The government in Ottawa announced Monday that fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents will be permitted...

Thailand throws open 3 more islands for vaccinated travelers

Bangkok, Thailand: Three more Thai islands opened to vaccinated foreign tourists on Thursday despite a nationwide surge in Covid-19...

Bali kicks out tourists breaking Covid rules

Bali, Indonesia: Several international tourists were thrown out of Bali on Monday for violating the Indonesian holiday island's harsher...

ECONOMY

Global minimum tax deal: what you need to know

Paris, Italy: Some 131 nations have agreed to what...

Winners and losers from minimum tax on multinationals

Paris, France: G20 finance ministers meeting in Italy will...

Taxing MNCs: further steps for final deal

Paris, France: Some 130 countries reached a historic deal...

SPORTS

PSG appear most likely destination for Messi as Man City close door on move

Paris, France: With Manchester City appearing to close the...

Canada’s Quinn becomes first trans Olympic medallist

Tokyo, Japan: Canadian footballer Quinn became the first openly...

Bumrah strikes as India dominate first day of England series

Nottingham, United Kingdom: India's Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets as...

‘It means more than all the golds’ says Biles after priceless beam bronze

Tokyo, Japan: Anyone harboring illusions as to the value...

Jacobs claims shock Olympic 100m win and Dressel joins elite club

Tokyo, Japan: Unheralded Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs stormed...

P.V. Sindhu hopes bronze can inspire new badminton generation

Tokyo, Japan: Indian badminton star P.V. Sindhu hopes she...

India vows $3.5 billion push for non-fossil-fuel vehicles

NEW DELHI — Hoping to meet green energy goals and...

Biden urges unity in confronting global challenges at UNGA speech

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden says the world must...

Blinken due to testify about US withdrawal from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is...

9/11: al-Qaida is defeated – but jihadism is here to stay

London, United Kingdom: Twenty years ago, the terrorist group...

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

The Earth is under historic threat. It's NOW or NEVER.

TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS

20 years on, Afghan women rev their struggle for freedom

ISLAMABAD - Twenty-four-year-old Tamana Zaryab Paryani is too young to remember the last Taliban...

Here’s how Bajaj Finserv Health customers can book Covid vaccine slots

Business Wire India: In a bid to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination process, Bajaj Finserv...

Slower era dawns for Paris drivers

Paris, France: Drivers in Paris faced longer trips Monday as a lower speed limit...

Mintel report highlights India’s changing cooking habits in pandemic

Business Wire India: The pursuit of convenience and time saving cooking methods has taken...

World should know why China tried to bury COVID-19 Lab leak theory: AHF

Business Wire India: A recent interview with the chief of an international mission that...

Limca Book of Records tributes COVID-19 warriors in 30th-anniversary edition

Business Wire India: Commemorating its 50th year in India, Limca – The Coca-Cola Company’s...

INGENUITY

Do broken mirrors bring bad luck? All you need to know

Every human culture has superstitions. In some Asian societies, people...

Japan forest dazzle in digital art show

Tokyo, Japan: A cascading waterfall made entirely of light...

Greece recovers Picasso stolen in 2012: police

Athens, Greece: Police in Greece have recovered a Picasso...

Dutch to check artwork stolen by Nazis for restitution

The Hauge, Netherlands: The Netherlands is to verify the...

Artist revives Hong Kong’s bygone era with miniatures

Hong Kong, China: In a packed metropolis where old...

GREEN LIVING

COVID-19

Global Active Cases
19,693,994
Total active cases
Updated on October 24, 2021 12:09 am

HEALTH

Vaccinated pregnant people can pass on Covid antibodies to fetus: Study

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against COVID-19 also pass...

J&J’s HIV vaccine fails in sub-Saharan Africa trial

Washington, United States: Johnson & Johnson's highly anticipated HIV...

Afghan kids need new livers after eating toxic mushrooms in Poland

Warsaw, Poland: The mayor of a Polish town appealed...

Study finds rotating presence at school & work limits Covid spread

Paris, France: The best way to keep Covid cases...

WHO calls on world to research long-term Covid outcomes

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday urged governments to...

SPIRITUALITY

6 reasons why is Ramadan called Ramadan

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious...

Study: Here’s why some people claims ‘hearing the dead’

Washington (US): A study led by Durham University might...

A touching episode: When Rabindranath Tagore started his vegetarianism

KOLKATA (India) — After being a vegetarian for 14...

How dirt given with love quenched Krishna’s thirst of the soul

“Love God with all your heart” and “all that...

Anger is like a rejected gift, it belongs to you…

Gone are the days when families used to nurture...

POP CULTURE
ALL THE WORLD'S HAPPINESS CRAMPED INTO A COLUMN

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment industry, blaming the rise of unmanly men on U.S. influence...

9/11: How World Trade Center attack changed cinema

One of the most common responses to the events of September 11, 2001, both among witnesses on the scene and more distant commentators, was that the destruction of the...

ABBA announces new album release after 4 decades

London, United Kingdom: Swedish pop icons Abba on Thursday announced that they are releasing a new album as well as putting on a show featuring digital avatars. The group's Bjorn...