Day: June 14, 2020

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

Thousands marched in cities around the world for a second week of rallies Saturday to support the US Black Lives Matter movement, but also to highlight racism and police brutality in their own countries. There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, […]

Delhi coronavirus fears mount as hospital beds run out

Ashwani Jain succumbed to the coronavirus in an ambulance as his family pleaded with several hospitals to take him in, the latest victim of the pandemic sweeping through the Indian capital and exposing a deadly shortage of hospital beds. “They don’t care whether we live or die,” said […]

18 dead, 189 hurt as tanker truck explodes on China highway

BEIJING — A tanker truck exploded on a highway in southeastern China on Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring at least 189 others, authorities said. The explosion caused extensive damage to nearby buildings. One photo showed firefighters hosing down a row of buildings with blown-out facades well into […]

Russia’s low virus death toll still raises questions in West

MOSCOW — When Leonid Shlykov’s father, Sergei, died in a Moscow hospital last month after 11 days on a ventilator, the death certificate listed the coronavirus as an underlying condition but not the actual cause of death. “Yes, he was suffering from impaired kidney function and diabetes, but […]

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

In a sign of concerns around the world about a fresh wave of the coronavirus, a Beijing district put itself on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism and sports events after a cluster of infections centred around a major wholesale market. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * More […]

North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

SEOUL – The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and food. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as one […]

New drug for amoebiasis in the offing

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 14: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries. A team of researchers from the […]

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Baramulla district

Srinagar, Jun 14:  Pakistani troops on Sunday shelled mortars along the Line of Control in Rampur sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said. This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Rampur sector and the third […]

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