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Thousands join global outcry over violence against women

Thousands join global outcry over violence against women

Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Europe and Latin America on Thursday to demand an end to violence against women.

New Covid-19 strain hits Europe

New Covid-19 strain hits Europe

A new coronavirus (Covid-19) strain first detected in southern Africa emerged in Europe and Israel yesterday as nations rushed to ban flights to slow the spread of the variant, feared able to overwhelm current pandemic measures.

AFP/ Burhanpur, India

AFP/ Burhanpur, India

A lovestruck and historically minded Indian husband has emulated the world’s most famous display of marital devotion by building for his wife a replica of the Taj Mahal.

India set to begin overseas flights, tightens Covid variant screening

India set to begin overseas flights, tightens Covid variant screening

India yesterday said it will resume international passenger flights from mid-December with Covid-19 linked curbs for “at risk” countries, and ordered tightened screening at borders as fears over a new coronavirus variant spread globally.

China actions at odds with peaceful rhetoric: Australia

China actions at odds with peaceful rhetoric: Australia

China’s “alarming” actions do not match its rhetoric about promoting peace and prosperity in the region, Australia’s defence minister said yesterday after a Chinese navy ship was tracked sailing through the country’s exclusive economic zone.

Solomon Islands’ capital imposes curfew after three days of violence

Solomon Islands’ capital imposes curfew after three days of violence

A night-time curfew entered into force in the Solomon Islands’ restive capital Honiara yesterday, after a third day of violence that saw the prime minister’s home come under attack and swathes of the city reduced to smouldering ruins.

India to resume schedule international passenger flights on Dec 15

India to resume schedule international passenger flights on Dec 15

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation on Friday said the scheduled international flights to and from India and "not at-risk" countries will be resumed from 15 December. As per this announcement, 14 countries are barred in light of the new Covid-19 strain

WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

The WHO on Friday cautioned against imposing travel restrictions due to the B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant, saying it would take weeks to understand the implications of the newly discovered strain.

France's Macron tells Britain to 'get serious' on Channel migrant crisis

France's Macron tells Britain to 'get serious' on Channel migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Friday it needed to "get serious" or remain locked out of discussions over how to curb the flow of migrants escaping war and poverty across the Channel.

Indian builds Taj Mahal replica home for wife

Indian builds Taj Mahal replica home for wife

A lovestruck and historically minded Indian husband has emulated the world's most famous display of marital devotion by building for his wife a replica of the Taj Mahal.

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid variant, tighten curbs

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new Covid variant, tighten curbs

Asian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls and more rigorous testing.

WHO meeting on Friday to designate new Covid variant

WHO meeting on Friday to designate new Covid variant

The World Health Organization is convening an experts' meeting from Geneva at midday (1100 GMT) on Friday to assess the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 amid growing concern, WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said.

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