Trump indicates to run for 2024; says we’ve gone from ‘America first to America last’ in 1 month

Trump indicates to run for 2024; says we’ve gone from ‘America first to America last’ in 1 month

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PTI | Washington

In his first public speech since leaving office, former US president Donald Trump has called for Republican Party unity while indicating that he might launch a third presidential bid in 2024 even as he slammed the Biden administration, claiming that the country has gone from “America First” to “America Last”...

Myanmar protesters back on streets

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | AP | YANGON, Myanmar

Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month’s coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people  a day earlier. The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to gather at their usual meeting...

Iran hits 60,000 virus deaths; bans 32 nations

Monday, 01 March 2021 | AP | Tehran

Iran has surpassed 60,000 known coronavirus-related deaths, the latest grim milestone for the hardest-hit country in the Middle East. The Health Ministry reported 93 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday and more than 8,000 new infections, pushing the total infection count over 1.63 million. After more than a year of the pandemic,...

UN says 15 Europe-bound migrants die at sea off Libya

Monday, 01 March 2021 | AP | Cairo

At least 15 Africans drowned when their boat capsized Sunday off Libya, a UN spokeswoman said, the second shipwreck involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe in just over a week. Safa Msehli, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said the dead were on a rubber boat carrying...

Pope prays for liberation of 317 kidnapped Nigerian students

Monday, 01 March 2021 | AP | Vatican City

Pope Francis on Sunday decried the kidnapping of 317 students from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria and prayed for the girls' quick release. Addressing the public in St. Peter's Square, Francis said he was adding his voice to others including Nigeria's bishop in condemning what he described as “the vile...

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

Monday, 01 March 2021 | AP | Cairo

A UN humanitarian agency on Sunday warned that more than 16 million people in Yemen would go hungry this year, with already some half a million people in the war-torn country living in famine-like conditions. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said the risk of large-scale...

Madagascar President inaugurates advanced digital cobalt therapy machine Bhabhatron-II donated by India

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PTI | New York

 Underlining cooperation in the health sector, India has donated an advanced telecobalt machine for cancer treatment, developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, to the island nation of Madagascar. The advanced digital cobalt therapy machine 'Bhabhatron-II' was inaugurated at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital (HJRA) in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar by...

China rolls out first one-jab Covid-19 vaccine: Report

Monday, 01 March 2021 | PTI | Beijing

China has given conditional approval for a single dose Covid-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnson's one-jab shot cleared by the US drug regulator on Sunday.  China's first Ad5-nCoV COVID-19 vaccine was rolled out on Friday, the state-run Global Times reported on Sunday.  Phase-I clinical trials of the...

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