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Security forces again use force after UN envoy urges action

6 March 2021 6:27 PM GMT
Yangon: Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after the UN special envoy urged the Security...

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

6 March 2021 6:26 PM GMT
Boston: The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and OneWorld...

Some Coronavirus mutations may help it evade immune system's T-killer cells, say scientists

6 March 2021 6:25 PM GMT
London: Some mutations in the novel coronavirus may not only enable it to evade antibodies, but also make the virus unrecognisable to the immune...

Biden urged not to accept India, South Africa's proposal at WTO on COVID-19 vaccine

6 March 2021 5:59 AM GMT
Washington: Four top Republican senators have urged US President Joe Biden not to accept a proposal by India and South Africa to the WTO to waive...

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests, may get worse

5 March 2021 7:12 PM GMT
Tokyo: Myanmar's security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists and anyone else capable...

Australia asks EU to stop blocking vaccine exports

5 March 2021 7:12 PM GMT
Brussels: Australia is seeking assurances from the European Union's executive arm that future shipments of vaccines will not be blocked, after Italy...

China to build important passageway to South Asia through Tibet: Report

5 March 2021 7:11 PM GMT
Beijing: China has included building of an important passageway connecting Tibet with South Asia in the 14th Five Year plan which is due to commence...

COVID-19: Africa welcomes COVAX doses but warns against 'selfishness'

5 March 2021 7:11 PM GMT
Kampala: Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness rang through African countries on Friday as more welcomed or rolled out doses from the global...

US diplomat appointed Asst Secy-Gen for General Assembly

5 March 2021 6:21 AM GMT
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Cherith Norman Chalet of the US as Assistant...

UK, four nations fast-track review of modified COVID-19 vaccines

4 March 2021 5:36 PM GMT
London: Regulators in the UK and four other countries have announced new rules to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure...

Myanmar protesters, undaunted by 38 killings, return to streets

4 March 2021 5:35 PM GMT
Nay Pyi Taw: Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup returned to the streets Thursday, undaunted by the killing of at least 38...

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

4 March 2021 5:35 PM GMT
Brussels: The European Union said Wednesday that Britain's 'unilateral action' on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal...
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