‘Tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat Covid-19’

‘Tiny antibodies from llamas can potentially treat Covid-19’

Thursday, 23 September 2021 | PTI | London

A simple nasal spray of tiny antibodies produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK found that nanobodies -- a smaller, simple form of antibody -- can effectively target the SARS-CoV-2...

UK Police charge third Russian in poisoning of ex-spy

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | AP | London

In a development expected to further strain UK-Russia relations, Scotland Yard on Tuesday named and charged a third Russian military intelligence officer in the murder conspiracy case involving nerve agent poisonings in the UK town of Salisbury back in March 2018. The Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officers said Denis Sergeev — under...

All-male Taliban Cabinet

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | AP | Kabul

The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more Ministers and Deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male government lineup earlier this month. The international community has said that it will...

World has never been more divided, we must wake up: UN chief Guterres

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | PTI | United Nations

The world has never been more threatened or more divided, and is facing the “greatest cascade” of crises, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told global leaders on Tuesday, sounding an alarm over the Covid-19 pandemic, a climate crisis pummeling the planet and an upheaval in Afghanistan and other nations that...

US is not seeking a new Cold War: Biden

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | AP | United Nations

President Joe Biden used his first address before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to declare that the world stands and at an “inflection point in history” and must move quickly and cooperatively to address the festering issues of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuse. Amid growing...

Globe Trotting

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | Agencies

Xi Jinping to address UNGA today Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday and will deliver important remarks via video link, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday. This year's UNGA session commenced on September 14 under the Presidency of Abdulla Shahid. The high-level...

China launches cargo spacecraft to carry supplies to its space station

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | PTI | Beijing

China successfully launched an unmanned cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-3 on Monday to deliver supplies for its under-construction space station Tiangong, which is scheduled to be completed by next year. The Long March-7 Y4 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-3, blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan, China...

US announces new international travel system

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | PTI | Washington

The US on Monday announced a new international travel system under which fully vaccinated individuals would be allowed to enter the country beginning in November. This essentially also lifts the travel ban on countries like India that the US had earlier enforced. Former president Donald Trump had imposed a blanket ban...

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