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UK tightens COVID-19 restrictions

UK tightens COVID-19 restrictions

The UK government yesterday tightened restrictions to stem a rising tide of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs to shut early and abandoning calls for people to return to the workplace to help kickstart the...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


US anarchy law may hit funding of 3 key cities

US anarchy law may hit funding of 3 key cities

The US Justice Department identified New York City, Portland and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


Tokyo ‘paid fee to son of IOC official’

Tokyo ‘paid fee to son of IOC official’

A CONSULTING firm hired by Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee paid US$370,000 to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before and after Japan was picked to host the Games, reports said on Mo...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


A groundbreaking icebreaker

A groundbreaking icebreaker

A NUCLEAR-POWERED ice breaker, the world’s largest and most powerful as Russia says, set off yesterday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as part of Moscow’s efforts to tap the region’s commercial po...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


Mounties raid flat over ricin letter to White House

Mounties raid flat over ricin letter to White House

Canadian police on Monday searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb linked to the woman arrested for sending a ricin-filled envelope to the White House and to five other addresses in Texas, the Royal...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


Aussies battle to save stranded whales

Aussies battle to save stranded whales

Rescuers set free around 25 whales yesterday that were marooned on a sandbar off the remote west coast of Tasmania in one of Australia’s worst beaching events, and hope to save more in coming days....

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


Cheers! Abu Dhabi scraps booze rules

Cheers! Abu Dhabi scraps booze rules

Authorities in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi have abolished the requirement for permits to purchase and consume alcohol, according to an official circular, after neighboring Dubai also moved to relax rules...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


US hits Iran with new sanctions over nuke plans

US hits Iran with new sanctions over nuke plans

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran’s defense ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons program to support the US assertion that all UN sanctions against Tehran are...

September 23, 2020, Wednesday


US pandemic toll nears 200,000

US pandemic toll nears 200,000

The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States approached over 200,000 yesterday, more than double the number of fatalities in India, the country reporting the second-highest number...

September 22, 2020, Tuesday


Taj Mahal reopens, but visitors scarce

Taj Mahal reopens, but visitors scarce

India reopened the Taj Mahal yesterday after six months, with the first visitors trickling into the famous monument as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections across the country, with no...

September 22, 2020, Tuesday




 

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