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50% of Indians are likely to get coronavirus by Feb, says panel

50% of Indians are likely to get coronavirus by Feb, says panel

At least half of India’s 1.3bn people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said yesterday.

Coronavirus, rain fail to deter voters in Florida

Coronavirus, rain fail to deter voters in Florida

Early voting kicked off yesterday in Florida, a pivotal state fought over relentlessly by President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as their contentious White House race enters its final 15-day stretch.

Trump calls Fauci a ‘disaster,’ reassures team of poll win

Trump calls Fauci a ‘disaster,’ reassures team of poll win

President Donald Trump yesterday called coronavirus expert Anthony Fauci a “disaster” and sought to reassure campaign workers he still has a path to victory on Election Day 15 days away despite slipping opinion poll numbers.

Bolivia's socialists claim victory as unofficial count shows big win

Bolivia's socialists claim victory as unofficial count shows big win

Bolivia’s socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country’s presidential election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo Morales on the brink of a return to power.

Austria introducing rule of six for indoor gatherings

Austria introducing rule of six for indoor gatherings

Austria is limiting gatherings to a maximum of six people indoors and 12 outside, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, to battle a steady rise in coronavirus infections.

'Bad math': Airlines' Covid safety analysis challenged by expert

'Bad math': Airlines' Covid safety analysis challenged by expert

A campaign by coronavirus-stricken aviation giants to persuade the world it's safe to fly has been questioned by one of the scientists whose research it draws upon.

90 dead, 34 missing in central Vietnam floods, landslides

90 dead, 34 missing in central Vietnam floods, landslides

Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 90 people dead and 34 others missing in Vietnam's central region over the past two weeks.

Fighting continues in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan announces liberation of 13 villages of Jabrayil district

Fighting continues in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan announces liberation of 13 villages of Jabrayil district

Fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces continued on Monday in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, despite the ceasefire agreement announced two days ago.

UK lockdowns: Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

UK lockdowns: Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

About six million people in the United Kingdom face tougher Covid-19 lockdowns in coming days as Wales and Manchester, the country's third largest city, mull additional restrictions as the novel coronavirus outbreak ...

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

New restrictions as Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths

Belgium imposed a nationwide overnight curfew on Monday as Switzerland made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest desperate measures by European governments ...

Big blaze erupts at Lahore mall

Big blaze erupts at Lahore mall

A massive fire erupted inside Hafeez Centre located in Lahore’s Gulberg main boulevard area yesterday morning due to an electrical short circuit.

Opposition raises pitch in Karachi

Opposition raises pitch in Karachi

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied yesterday in the city of Karachi as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election.

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