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US protests erupt after officers shoot black man in traffic stop

US protests erupt after officers shoot black man in traffic stop

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as angry protests erupted in a Minneapolis suburb after a 20-year-old black man was shot dead during a traffic stop.

India overtakes Brazil in coronavirus surge

India overtakes Brazil in coronavirus surge

Hundreds of thousands of devotees packed a religious festival yesterday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections, bearing the brunt of a new Covid-19 wave battering South Asia.

India overtakes Brazil, Bangladesh orders shutdown as surge hits South Asia

India overtakes Brazil, Bangladesh orders shutdown as surge hits South Asia

India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and Bangladesh halted international flights and shut offices as a new wave battered South Asia.

Peru fast count predicts run-off between leftist Castillo and conservative Fujimori

Peru fast count predicts run-off between leftist Castillo and conservative Fujimori

Far-left candidate Pedro Castillo will face conservative Keiko Fujimori in a June run-off of Peru's presidential election, according to a fast count by pollster Ipsos of more than two thirds of votes cast in Sunday's election.

Russians celebrate 60 years since Gagarin's spaceflight

Russians celebrate 60 years since Gagarin's spaceflight

Russians on Monday celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight to space carried out by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as the Soviet hero remains one of the most admired figures in the country.

Police fatally shoot Black man in traffic stop near Minneapolis, protests erupt

Police fatally shoot Black man in traffic stop near Minneapolis, protests erupt

Protests erupted against police when an officer fatally shot a young Black man after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation on Sunday about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis last May.

Russia, China ‘thwarting global response to Myanmar crisis’

Russia, China ‘thwarting global response to Myanmar crisis’

Russia and China are frustrating the international response to the Myanmar crisis, a top European Union diplomat said yesterday, as the death toll from a military crackdown climbed past 700.

Nomadland wins big at Bafta awards

Nomadland wins big at Bafta awards

US director Mollye Asher, US producer Dan Janvey, US actor Peter Spears and Chinese director Chloé Zhao react after winning the award for Best Film for Nomadland, via a video link during the Bafta (British Academy Film Awards) Main Show’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London yesterday.

India bans Remdesivir exports as Covid rages on

India bans Remdesivir exports as Covid rages on

India yesterday banned the export of anti-viral drug Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as demand rocketed due to a record surge in Covid-19 infections, leading to a crippling shortages in many parts.

Copter carrying LuLu Group chief makes ‘precautionary landing’

Copter carrying LuLu Group chief makes ‘precautionary landing’

A helicopter carrying LuLu Group chairman Yusuff Ali M A, his wife and two other passengers, along with the two pilots, had to make a “precautionary landing” in Kochi, India, yesterday morning.

US has administered 183.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC

US has administered 183.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States had administered 183,467,709 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and distributed 237,791,735 doses as of Saturday morning, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

India reports record 152,879 new Covid-19 infections

India reports record 152,879 new Covid-19 infections

India reported a record 152,879 new Covid-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Sunday, as a second-wave of infections continued to surge and overwhelm hospitals in parts of the country.

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