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Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global Covid-19 vaccine partnership known as Covax and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines

Famed Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Famed Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Famed Indian playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades died lost his battle against Covid-19

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok has told an Australian government committee that it will allow government officials to review its algorithm and test its source code, as it seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app operator's China ownership.

China's Covid-19 vaccine production capacity to reach 610mn by year-end

China's Covid-19 vaccine production capacity to reach 610mn by year-end

China's annual production capacity of Covid-19 vaccines is expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, the country's National Health Commission said on Friday.

UK police officer shot dead at custody centre in south London

UK police officer shot dead at custody centre in south London

A British police officer has been shot dead by a man who was being detained at a custody centre in south London in the early hours of Friday.

Whale rescuers face grim task in Australia mass stranding

Whale rescuers face grim task in Australia mass stranding

After days wading through chilly waters, surrounded by the pained cries of hundreds of stranded whales on Australia's south coast, rescuers faced the grim task Friday of disposing of the carcasses.

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday it had agreed to supply up to 35 million doses of the Russian experimental vaccine against Covid-19 to Uzbekistan's Laxisam, a pharmaceutical company.

N.Korean leader offers rare apology for killing of S.Korean

N.Korean leader offers rare apology for killing of S.Korean

North Korea expressed regret on Friday for having shot dead a South Korean man to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the South's national security adviser said, amid growing public and political outrage.

Indian farmers block roads, railways as protests mount over farm bills

Indian farmers block roads, railways as protests mount over farm bills

Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.

Justice Department asks judge to allow US to bar WeChat from US app stores

Justice Department asks judge to allow US to bar WeChat from US app stores

The US Justice Department asked a federal judge in San Francisco early on Friday to allow the government to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering WeChat for download in US app stores pending an appeal.

Prime minister wants to see me in jail, says Shehbaz

Prime minister wants to see me in jail, says Shehbaz

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to see him behind the bars, by implicating him in cases “based on flimsy grounds”.

PM Khan to address key UN panel on anti-poverty goals

PM Khan to address key UN panel on anti-poverty goals

Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually address a high-level panel of the United Nations on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity today.

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