Monday, September 27, 2021


Devastating 2020 US wildfire season to go down in history

In 2020, an astonishing 52,113 fires burned close to 9 million acres across the nation, and claimed 53 lives and destroyed 6,500 structures, according to the latest data released by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

US reports all-time high daily Covid-19 cases

In its latest update on Saturday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the country registered a record high 403,359 new cases and 2,756 deaths, reports Xinhua news agency.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 76mn mark: Johns Hopkins

In its latest update on Sunday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 76,199,167 and 1,683,910, respectively.

Biden names Indian-American as Assistant Press Secretary

According to a post on the team's website, Patel previously served as Regional Communications Director on the Biden-Harris Campaign.

Brooklyn neighborhood still a flashy Christmas village

Despite Covid, people are doing their best to keep the festive spirit alive

US senator raises privacy concerns over Amazon’s Halo tracker

"Recent reports have raised concerns about the Halo's access to this extensive personal and private health information," the lawmaker wrote in the letter this week.

Singapore’s taboo-breaking podcaster

Something Private hopes to play a role in informing women about topics such as breast cancer

Rockets fired at US airbase in Afghanistan: Officials

The rockets were fired from the Qalandarkhil area in Parwan province, TOLO News quoted a provincial spokesperson as saying.

Berlin film fest postponed

Featured films would only be screened for the public in June, the festival said in a statement.

Smuggled orangutans flown back home to Indonesia

The group were flown to North Sumatra province on Friday, a day after arriving in Indonesia from a wildlife rescue centre in Malaysia that was caring for the creatures.

Pakistan Minister tests positive for coronavirus

In a tweet late Friday night, the Minister said: "Just got my Covid test result and it is positive. Will be isolating at home."

German Covid-19 vaccination plan aims to protect most vulnerable first

All citizens over 80 years of age as well as residents and staff of nursing homes would be among the first to get vaccinated, Xinhua news agency quoted Spahn as saying at a press conference on Friday.

UN condemns ‘intimidation acts’ against Libyan oil corporation

"UNSMIL condemns the recent threats made by armed groups against the NOC and its subsidiary, the Brega Petroleum Marketing Company based in Tripoli," Xinhua news agency quoted the mission as saying in a statement on Friday.

Spain to start Covid-19 vaccination on Dec 27

The programme will first administer the BioNTech Pfizer vaccine, which will begin arriving in the country on December 26, reports Xinhua news agency.

Peru military to enforce Christmas, New Year lockdown measures

"The police and the armed forces will be located at strategic points," Malaver told a local radio station.
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