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Paper-based Covid-19 test to be rolled out soon

Paper-based Covid-19 test to be rolled out soon

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world’s worst-hit nations.

Allegations of heritage video, audio recordings theft unfounded

Allegations of heritage video, audio recordings theft unfounded

Audio and video recordings belonging to Lok Virsa that were alleged to have been stolen and moved to the United States are still in place, it emerged yesterday.

Another lockdown possible following new Covid surge

Another lockdown possible following new Covid surge

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) yesterday issued a warning for another lockdown amid spike in Covid-19 cases in Pakistan.

Russia not planning lockdowns, says Putin

Russia not planning lockdowns, says Putin

Russia is not planning to impose any blanket restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, even as the country reported a record new daily death toll from the respiratory disease.

S Yorkshire placed under Tier 3 virus lockdown

S Yorkshire placed under Tier 3 virus lockdown

More than a million people in northern England will be banned from mixing with other households under new coronavirus rules announced yesterday, sparking warnings of “months of agony” ahead.

Trump paid about $200,000 in taxes to China: report

Trump paid about $200,000 in taxes to China: report

Donald Trump maintains a bank account in China where he pursued licensing deals for years, according to a report that could undermine the president’s election campaign claim that he is tough on Beijing.

Rival protests rock Thailand

Rival protests rock Thailand

Thailand’s embattled premier announced yesterday he might lift an emergency decree that has failed to stifle a growing protest movement demanding his resignation and reforms to the monarchy.

Biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance backs PM Muhyiddin amid turmoil

Biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance backs PM Muhyiddin amid turmoil

The biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance yesterday pledged its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, a boost for the premier as he faces a leadership challenge.

Indian opposition, UN call for release of elderly priest held on terror charges

Indian opposition, UN call for release of elderly priest held on terror charges

Indian opposition leaders on Wednesday called for the release of an elderly priest held on terror charges, one of 16 similar arrests rights groups say are politically motivated.

Pentagon chief stresses stronger alliances to counter China, Russia

Pentagon chief stresses stronger alliances to counter China, Russia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper revealed a fresh drive to strengthen US alliances with ‘like-minded democracies’ in part through arms sales in an effort to curb the global influence of Russia and China.

 Lagos under 24-hour lockdown after protesters fired on

Lagos under 24-hour lockdown after protesters fired on

Lagos was under a round-the-clock curfew on Wednesday enforced by a heavy police presence, as smoke rose from a flashpoint area in Nigeria's biggest city where soldiers had opened fire on protesters the previous evening

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan were in Moscow on Wednesday for meetings with Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov as world powers seek to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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