Day: June 4, 2019

Kerala govt confirms Nipah virus, 86 under observation

Kochi, June 4: A 23-year-old college student here has been confirmed to be infected with the Nipah virus while 86 others are under medical observation, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja Tuesday said.  The results of blood samples of the student, which were tested at the National Institute of […]

Sudan military scraps transition deal after deadly crackdown

    Sudan’s military on Tuesday cancelled a power-transfer agreement with protesters and called for elections within nine months, a day after forcefully breaking up a weeks-long sit-in, leaving more than 30 dead. The Transitional Military Council ousted president Omar al-Bashir in April after months of protests against […]

D-Day switchboard operator sends her last message

  Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sounds of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches. She was only 17 and one of nine women transmitting critical messages back and forth between communications headquarters in England and the fighting in […]

Silence, security in Beijing on 30th Tiananmen anniversary

  China marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security, as it traded barbs with the United States over its human rights record. Police checked the identification cards of every tourist and commuter leaving the subway near Tiananmen […]

Despite culls, import bans, swine fever to hit pork market for years

  Millions of pigs have been culled as African Swine Fever cuts through China and beyond, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from the food markets of Hong Kong to American dinner tables. Outbreaks have been reported in Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Hong Kong and […]

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company’s tour plans

  Ethiopia’s religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country’s ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence. The Chicago-based Toto Tours, which describes itself on its website as “the only gay tour company in […]

Climbers ‘knowingly risked’ lives on Indian peak

  Eight climbers believed to be dead on a treacherous Himalayan mountain “knowingly risked” their lives by changing their plans without permission, an Indian official said Tuesday. Military helicopters involved in a major search for the four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on Monday spotted […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says no backtracking on S-400 deal with Russia

  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday Turkey would not withdraw from a deal made with Russia to buy an S-400 missile defence system despite US threats of “devastating” consequences. Ankara’s desire to buy the S-400 has been a major source of contention between NATO allies Turkey and […]

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