Tributes poured in yesterday from across the political spectrum following the death of John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending decades of deadly sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Australia’s second-biggest city, Melbourne, already under night curfew, announced fresh restrictions on industries including retail and construction yesterday in a bid to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation’s fractious politics in an election tomorrow that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.
Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out ‘several million’ doses per month by next year.
Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.
Travellers arriving in Singapore from abroad are to wear an electronic monitoring device if they are not self-isolating in a government-designated facility, the government announced on Monday.
Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.