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  • Hundreds protest Nepali PM's sudden dissolution of parliament

    26 décembre 2020

    Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli faced a fresh political challenge on Friday as hundreds of opponents protested against his sudden move to dissolve parliament and call elections more than a year ahead of the schedule. Three former prime ministers...

  • 37 killed as bus crashes into truck in Cameroon

    27 décembre 2020

    At least 37 people, including 10 women and four children, were killed when their bus hit a truck in central Cameroon, police said on Sunday. Nineteen other passengers were injured on the bus, which was found in a ravine, Ndikinimeki police commissioner...

  • Covid-19: AstraZeneca vaccine has ‘100% winning formula’

    28 décembre 2020

    The Covid-19 vaccine developed by the British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has achieved a “winning formula” for efficacy, the company’s chief executive said on Sunday. The vaccine, which is currently being evaluated by Britain’s...

  • Covid-19: South Africa crosses 1 million cases mark

    29 décembre 2020

    South Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed the 1 million mark after 9,502 fresh infections increased the total to 1,004,413, a top health official said. "Today, we have breached the 1 million mark cumulative cases of Covid-19 in South Africa,"...

  • Covid-19: EU to buy extra 100 million Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine doses

    29 décembre 2020

    The European Union will buy an extra 100 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, bringing the total from the two firms to 300 million doses, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday. "We decided to take an additional...

  • New Covid-19 strain: Full list of countries where highly infective variants are found

    30 décembre 2020

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a variant of the coronavirus, which could be up to 70 per cent more transmissible, is spreading rapidly in Britain. A separate variant, first found in South Africa, is also causing concern. The World Health...

  • China gives approval for Sinopharm's Covid-19 vaccine

    31 décembre 2020

    China has given conditional approval for general public use to a Covid-19 vaccine developed by China National Biotec Group (CNBG), an official with China’s National Medical Products Commission told a media briefing on Thursday. The approval is the first...

  • Arise, Sir Lewis: F1 champion Hamilton receives knighthood in UK's New Year honours

    31 décembre 2020

    Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was awarded a knighthood in the UK New Year's honours list published on Wednesday. The 35-year-old this year became the most successful F1 driver of all time after equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's...

  • US logs more than 3,900 Covid-19 deaths in new daily record

    31 décembre 2020

    More than 3,900 people died of Covid-19 in the US on Wednesday, according to a count released by Johns Hopkins University, a new daily record for fatalities from the virus. The Baltimore-based university said 3,927 people had died of the coronavirus in...

  • Talk show legend Larry King hospitalised with Covid-19: Report

    03 janvier 2021

    Veteran talk show host Larry King has been hospitalised with Covid-19, US media reported Saturday. Citing a “source close to the family,” CNN reported that King, one of the network’s biggest stars, has been hospitalised for more than a week at Cedars...

  • Washington Monument closed over threats to disrupt Biden inauguration

    11 janvier 2021

    The US National Park Service said on Monday it has closed the Washington Monument through January 24 due to continuing threats, from groups involved in last week’s US Capitol riot, to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration. In a statement...

  • Sriwijaya Air crash: Crew on Indonesian jet did not declare emergency

    11 janvier 2021

    The crew of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed off Jakarta at the weekend with 62 people aboard did not declare an emergency or report technical problems before it suddenly plunged into the sea, an investigator said Monday. Authorities have so far...

  • Trump set to be impeached for second time

    14 janvier 2021

    US President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the US Capitol. “We...

  • US President Donald Trump impeached for second time

    15 janvier 2021

    President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the US Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured...

  • Covid-19: Japan suspends entry of all non-resident foreign nationals

    15 janvier 2021

    The Japanese government has decided to suspend the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into the country as part of a coordinated effort to curb the further spread of the Covid-19 virus. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told a press briefing...

  • Covid-19 infection gives some immunity, but virus can still be spread, study finds

    15 janvier 2021

    People who have had Covid-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months, but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a study of British healthcare workers has found. Preliminary...

  • Indonesia earthquake: At least 7, injures hundreds after strong quake in Sulawesi

    15 janvier 2021

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people and injured hundreds on Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as panicked residents fled to safer areas after many buildings were damaged. The epicentre...

  • Biden inauguration: Heavily armed man arrested at Washington security checkpoint

    17 janvier 2021

    A heavily armed man has been arrested in Washington at a security checkpoint near the US Capitol, where he tried to use a phony credential to access the restricted area where President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated next week, authorities said. Wesley...

  • 12 workers trapped in China mine blast are alive

    19 janvier 2021

    Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. The Xinhua News Agency said Monday a note passed through a rescue shaft Sunday night reported...

  • Inauguration Day: Biden halts US withdrawal from WHO

    21 janvier 2021

    Hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) informed United Nations Director-General Antonio Guterres about the US’ decision to re-join the World Health Organisation. Walking back on the former administration’s plan to withdraw...

  • Pakistan: Blast kills 4 soldiers, injures 5

    22 janvier 2021

    Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and five others injured in an IED blast in Balochistan province, intelligence sources said on Thursday. The incident took place in Sibi district on Wednesday afternoon. After the explosion, Frontier Corps personnel...

  • Covid-19: WHO gives emergency nod to Pfizer vaccine

    01 janvier 2021

    The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution. Britain launched its inoculation drive with the US-German vaccine...

  • Covid-19: India eyes 4 vaccines in immunisation drive

    03 janvier 2021

    Experts at India’s drugs regulators have recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by a state-run institute, the government said on Saturday. A government minister said...

  • 50 arrested as China’s Hong Kong crackdown escalates

    06 janvier 2021

    China’s crackdown in Hong Kong escalated dramatically on Wednesday with police arresting more than 50 opposition figures in their largest operation since a draconian security law was imposed on the financial hub. The sweep is the latest salvo in Beijing’s...

  • Trump under pressure to quit after violence

    09 janvier 2021

    President Donald Trump came under pressure on Friday to step down or face impeachment, as the top Democrat in Congress announced she had discussed with the military how to block the “unhinged” leader from the nation’s nuclear arsenal. As his presidency...

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