Day: August 8, 2020

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

KOCHI, India — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured. Among the […]

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he’d taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question […]

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

PARIS — It was almost as if Emmanuel Macron forgot that Lebanon is no longer a French protectorate. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France’s leader comforted distraught crowds, promised to rebuild the city and claimed that the blast pierced France’s own heart. “France will never let Lebanon go,” […]

Factbox: What is a ‘table-top runway’, the site of deadly Air India plane crash?

NEW DELHI – At least 18 people died and 16 were severely injured in southern India on Friday after a Boeing-737 overshot a runway known as a “table-top” in the aviation industry. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus […]

Global recovery could be faster if COVID vaccine made available to all: WHO chief

GENEVA – Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday. He was speaking in an online panel discussion with members of the Aspen Security […]

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

KOZHIKODE, India – The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been seriously injured, a senior government official said on Saturday. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot […]

Centre directs the States to focus all efforts on reducing COVID-19 mortality

States reporting high COVID deaths need optimal utilisation of resources to improve clinical management open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 8: Coordinated, graded and pro-active management of COVID-19 by the Union and State/UT governments has ensured the national Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is on the slide. It […]

US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump

Washington, Aug 8:  US intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s counterintelligence chief said in the […]

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