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  • Minor earthquake hits Mumbai, third in last 24 hours

    06 septembre 2020

    An earthquake of magnitude 2.7 on the Richter Scale occurred 98 km north of Mumbai at 6:36 am on Saturday, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). "Earthquake of Magnitude: 2.7, Occurred on 05-09-2020, 06:36:31 IST, Lat: 19.96 & Long: 72.83,...

  • Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods

    06 septembre 2020

    Sudanese authorities declared their country a natural disaster area and imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses since late July....

  • US happy to help in China-India border dispute, Trump says

    05 septembre 2020

    The United States is ready to help resolve the dispute between India and China over the mountain border running through the western Himalayas, President Donald Trump said on Friday. Trump told reporters the situation was "very nasty," adding that the...

  • Benedict XVI becomes oldest pope in history

    05 septembre 2020

    At the age of 93 and nearly five months, Benedict XVI officially became the oldest pope in history on Friday, even if the record is complicated by the fact that he stepped down in 2013 and holds the status of "pope emeritus". Benedict was the first pope...

  • Combating Coronavirus: Universities in Congo-Brazzaville allowed to reopen from september 21

    05 septembre 2020

    Universities in Congo-Brazzaville will be allowed to open from september 21 and operate to continue the academic year 2019/2020 after the temporary end of classes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government speaker confirmed this on friday after leaving...

  • India, China defence ministers agree to resolve border tensions through talks

    05 septembre 2020

    Indian Defence Minister Rajanth Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe met in the Russian capital on Friday to discuss their border dispute and agreed to de-escalate the situation through talks. The two-hour meeting between the Indian and Chinese...

  • Pandemic Olympics: Japan starts coronavirus countermeasure talks

    05 septembre 2020

    Japanese officials and Tokyo 2020 organisers began talks Friday on the mammoth task of how to hold the postponed Olympics safely while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage. The Games were postponed earlier this year in a historic decision as the...

  • Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking US war dead

    05 septembre 2020

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared President Donald Trump "unfit" for the presidency on Friday, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump - who never served in uniform - allegedly mocked American war dead. The president...

  • Coronavirus: Sanofi, GSK to start clinical tests of Covid-19 vaccine

    04 septembre 2020

    French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Thursday said it would start human trials of the potential coronavirus vaccine it is developing with British peer GSK, following promising preliminary tests. The launch of phase 1 and 2 trials represent an "important...

  • Oil tanker heading to India from Kuwait catches fire off Sri Lanka

    04 septembre 2020

    A fire broke out on a large oil tanker off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka on Thursday, leaving one of its 23 crew members missing and another injured, a navy spokesman said. Both were identified as Filipinos. The fire started in a boiler in the engine...

  • Flying cars? Japanese firm says they could be a reality after test flight

    03 septembre 2020

    It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. Video from engineering company SkyDrive shows its manned compact vehicle using eight propellers...

  • More than 40 crew missing after cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan

    04 septembre 2020

    More than 40 crew members were missing after a ship carrying cattle from New Zealand to China capsized in stormy weather in the East China Sea, the Japanese coastguard said on Thursday. A lone crew member from the Gulf Livestock 1 had been rescued so...

  • French President Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

    03 septembre 2020

    French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders Wednesday on his first visit to Baghdad, stressing the war-scarred country must assert its "sovereignty" despite being caught up in US-Iran tensions. Fresh from a two-day trip to crisis-hit Lebanon, Macron...

  • Sudan government and rebel groups agree peace deal

    03 septembre 2020

    Sudanese leaders and rebel commanders agreed Monday on a historic peace deal, a crucial step towards ending 17 years of conflict in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an umbrella organisation...

  • What is the best way to share out a future Covid-19 vaccine?

    04 septembre 2020

    An international group of ethicists on Thursday criticised the World Health Organization's goal of distributing coronavirus vaccines to treat 20 per cent of each country's population, proposing instead what they said was a more equitable system of distribution....

  • Japan ruling party sets Sept 14 vote on PM Abe's successor

    03 septembre 2020

    Japan's ruling party will vote on September 14 on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's replacement, an official confirmed Wednesday, as powerful chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga consolidated his frontrunner status in the race. A vote in parliament - expected...

  • US hopes for peaceful resolution of India-China tension: Pompeo

    03 septembre 2020

    While accusing Beijing of bullying its neighbours, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington hopes there would be a peaceful settlement of the escalating tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China....

  • Coronavirus: US states told be ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccine by Nov 1

    03 septembre 2020

    The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, in the latest sign of the accelerating race to deliver a vaccine by year's end. "CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications...

  • Black hole 142 times heavier than the Sun discovered

    03 septembre 2020

    Scientists announced Wednesday the discovery of a black hole -- the oldest ever detected -- that shouldn't even exist according to the current understanding of cosmic monsters so dense not even light can escape their gravitational pull. Born of a merger...

  • Sudan suffers first polio outbreak in more than a decade

    31 août 2020

    Sudan is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against polio after an outbreak, the UN said Friday, days after the declaration of the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated the announcement...

  • Restaurant collapse in China's Shanxi kills 29

    31 août 2020

    Twenty-nine people were killed and seven seriously injured when a restaurant collapsed in northern China's Shanxi province, the country's emergencies ministry media said on Sunday. The accident in the two-storey structure occurred as villagers and relatives...

  • India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases

    31 août 2020

    India on Sunday set a coronavirus record when it reported 78,761 new infections in 24 hours - the world's highest single-day rise - even as it continued to open up the economy. Home to 1.3 billion people, India is already the world's third-most infected...

  • Anti-racism protesters rally in Kenosha, Trump plans visit

    30 août 2020

    About 1,000 people joined a mile-long march in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace" as US President Donald Trump announced plans to visit the violence-rocked city next week. Jacob Blake Sr., father of...

  • Death toll from rain-related incidents in Pakistan reaches 134

    30 août 2020

    The death toll from rain-related incidents across Pakistan has increased to 134, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in a report. Sharing the data of casualties from June 15 to August 29 on its website, the NDMA said on Saturday...

  • 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

    30 août 2020

    Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie "Black Panther," has died from colon cancer, his publicist said on Friday. Boseman, who was in his 40s, had not publicly discussed his condition - which was first diagnosed in 2016 - and...

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