Austrian authorities have presented the winning plan to redesign the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, turning it into a police station and trying to make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people who glorify the Nazi…
Brazil’s health minister resigns after one month on the job
Brazil’s health minister resigned Friday after less than a month on the job in a sign of continuing upheaval over how the nation should battle the coronavirus pandemic, quitting a day after President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up pressure on him…
S.Korea’s childbirth hits record low in 2019
South Korea’s childbirth hit a record low last year, boosting worry about a so-called demographic cliff, statistical office data showed Wednesday.
Coronavirus: Study suggests elderly,sick are most at risk
Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 70,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began, Reports BBC.
Half-a-million insect species face extinction
Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a “warning to humanity”.
Coronavirus outbreak: Much of world’s factories still shut
The longer than expected shutdowns of Chinese factories because of the coronavirus outbreak are having a big impact on the world’s second largest economy and the global supply chain.
Global combat novel coronavirus focus on vaccine development
Research institutes and companies from many countries have been at the center of a scientific race to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic by pushing for the development of a vaccine, as well as more accurate tests for the virus.
Taliban who shot Malala escapes from Pakistan jail
Ehsanullah Ehsan, the Taliban terrorist responsible for shooting Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai in 2012 and carrying out the deadly Peshawar Army school terror attack in 2014-in which 132 students were killed-has escaped from prison, according to an audio…
S Koreans attack official over quarantine plans
The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China: South Korean police say protesters have thrown plastic water bottles and paper cups at the country’s vice health minister to oppose plans to quarantine Wuhan evacuees in their neighborhood.
New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in Asia
A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region.
BD peacekeepers earn reputation by protecting Congo
Torching of houses and killing of people in broad daylight are the everyday affairs there. Even 20 years into the launch of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, the area is still known as a battlefield. Bangladesh peacekeepers have to patrol this…
Air pollution kills 17 in Kabul
At least 17 people have been killed by the extreme air pollution here over the past one week, an official with the Public Health Ministry Fida Mohammad Paikan said.
Russia reports ‘successful test’ of unplugged internet
Russia has announced the successful countrywide test of an alternative to global internet as experts fear that the policy could lead to repression of free speech.
3 dead, 7 injured in 4 shootings in US city of Baltimore
Three people died and another seven people were injured in four separate shootings in Baltimore, the U.S. state of Maryland, over the weekend, local media reported .
Perth Zoo celebrating Christmas with arrival of sets of rare twins
Perth Zoo in Australia is celebrating Christmas early this year with the arrival of two sets of rare twins.
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover completes first driving test
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has successfully passed its first driving test, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on Wednesday.
India’s Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill
Indian lawmakers approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, even though critics said it undermines the country’s secular constitution.
Rescuers keep working in Albanian town as death toll hits 40
Rescue teams desperately sought survivors under rubble in Albania’s western town of Durres on Thursday hoping to pull out toddler twins alive, two days after a 6.4 magnitude quake killed at least 40 people.
Nigerian army tightens securit for Christmas holiday
The Nigerian army has stepped up military operations nationwide to prevent a possible spike in criminal activities during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations, an official said Wednesday.
Albania death toll reaches 25 in quake aftermath
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Albania rose to 25 overnight as local and international rescue crews continued to search collapsed buildings for survivors.
Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 5 in eastern Libya
A car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing five people and wounding 14, security and hospital officials said.Senior military official Brig-Gen. Abdul-Salam al-Hassi blamed the late Friday attack outside the Jalaa…
Briton, German dead in boat capsize in Thailand
Navy divers and other rescuers searched Friday for two foreigners still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular island resort of Koh Samui that left a British and a German woman dead, officials said.The boat, carrying…
175 states sign Paris deal to slow global warming
China and the United States, the world’s top producers of greenhouse gas emissions, pledged on Friday to formally adopt by the end of the year a Paris deal to slow global warming, raising the prospects of it being enforced much…
The variety of uniforms overlapping jurisdictions at JFK
Travellers passing through New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport this week witnessed a show of force following the Brussels airport attack: US Army soldiers in khaki camouflage bearing assault rifles, police officers in black bulletproof vests and private security…
US warns of Mosul dam collapse
A picture shows the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, around 50 kilometres north of the Iraqi city of Mosul. AFP file photoThe United States on Wednesday urged governments to quickly mobilize to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions”…
White House race moves to New Hampshire
Monday’s caucuses in Iowa were won by Senator Ted Cruz for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats. Mr Cruz prevailed despite trailing in opinion polls while Mrs Clinton beat Senator Bernie Sanders by just 0.2%.New Hampshire is seen…
Thirty hostages freed from Burkina Faso hotel siege
Burkina Faso (AP) — Al-Qaida militants struck an upscale hotel and nearby cafe late Friday that were popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso’s capital, taking an unknown number of hostages and forcing others to hide for their lives as gunfire…
Air France bomb scare: ‘Two held’ in Paris
Police in Paris have detained two people who were on an Air France flight forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya when a fake bomb was found on board, reports say.A 58-year-old taken into custody is an ex-policeman from…