Saturday, December 5, 2020

18 Chinese miners killed in underground gas leak

BEIJING, December 5 (Online): Eighteen miners were confirmed dead on Saturday after a carbon monoxide leak at a coal mine in southwestern China, state...

Baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo in US

TLTP TENNESSEE A couple in the US state of Tennessee adopted and later gave birth from a 27-year-old frozen embryo, setting a new record for the...

Bangladesh ships Rohingya refugees to remote island

Despite outcry Bangladesh says it is only moving refugees who are willing to go to Bhasan Char TLTP DHAKA Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday started sending a first...

UK sets 68pc emissions cut target by 2030 ahead of UN Summit

TLTP LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday announced a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68 percent by 2030, compared...

Houthi rebels kill 10 workers in attack on food factory

TLTP SANAA Ten workers were killed and six others injured when Yemen’s Houthi rebels shelled a food processing plant in Hodeidah province on Thursday evening. Faris Al...

Ice on Gulf crisis thaws as Qatar FM signals progress

TLTP DOHA Qatar’s foreign minister has said there has been movement on resolving the diplomatic dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against one another but...

Biden says he has asked Fauci to stay on and join COVID-19 team

WILMINGTON, December 4 (Online): President-elect Joe Biden has asked top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci to continue in his job and serve as...

WHO looks at e-certificates for Covid-19 vaccination

COPENHAGEN, December 4 (Online): The World Health Organization said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic...

South Africa fears virus comeback as cluster outbreaks flare

Online JOHANNESBURG Localised coronavirus outbreaks in parts of South Africa have raised fears that the country could see a resurgence in cases compounded by gatherings during...

Saudi Arabia, Qatar near pact to end Gulf crisis

TLTP DOHA Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to striking a preliminary agreement to end a dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against each other...