Day: January 11, 2021

China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

BEIJING — Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday. The experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the National Health Commission said in […]

Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared

WASHINGTON — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” […]

Turkey eyes 25 million foreign visitors in 2021, tourism officials say

ANKARA – Turkey’s tourism sector hopes to bring in 25 million foreign visitors in 2021 as coronavirus vaccines boost hopes of a better year, after a decline in tourist numbers caused by the pandemic. Tourism industry sources say it will take at least two years for the number […]

China condemns U.S. as Taiwan welcomes lifting of curbs on ties

BEIJING/TAIPEI – China condemned the United States on Monday for scrapping curbs on interactions with Taiwan officials, saying nobody could prevent the country’s “re-unification”, while Taiwan’s foreign minister hailed the U.S. move as a sign of “global partnership”. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the change on […]

INDIAN NAVY TO COORDINATE SECOND EDITION OF LARGEST COASTAL DEFENCE EXERCISE – SEA VIGIL 21

NEW DELHI JANUARY 11: The second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-21’ will be conducted on 12-13 January 2021. The exercise, inaugural  edition of which was conducted in January 2019; will be undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India […]

Unacceptable, upsetting: Rahane on racist abuse at Sydney Test; Paine backs him

Sydney:  India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the racial abuse that his teammates endured from the crowd during the third Test against Australia here was unacceptable and found support from his Australian counterpart Tim Paine, who said he stands with the tourists on this issue. Play was […]

Fight To Remember: Vihari, Ashwin pull off memorable draw after Pant pyrotechnics

Sydney:  Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari battled pain and a hostile Australian bowling attack while resolutely displaying the largely extinct art of Test-saving batsmanship to snatch a remarkable draw for India after Rishabh Pant raised visions of an improbable win here on Monday. Chasing a herculean target of […]

‘WandaVision’ team details ‘nerve wracking’ process of recreating different sitcom eras

New Delhi:  Disney Plus series “WandaVision”, which marks Marvel Studios foray into digital space, is an ode to sitcoms and their timeless appeal, according to the team behind the show. Director Matt Shakman, writer Jac Schaeffer and stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany detailed what went into creating […]

Mindy Kaling teases ‘Legally Blonde 3’: We have a lot of fan favourites from original

Los Angeles:  Actor-writer Mindy Kaling, who is penning “Legally Blonde 3” with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor, says the new movie will definitely pay homage to the original. Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will be returning as attorney Elle Woods for the much-anticipated MGM project and will also be […]

Sensex rallies over 400 pts to fresh intra-day record; Nifty tops 14,450

Mumbai:  Equity benchmark Sensex surged over 400 points in early trade on Monday to top the 49,000 mark for the first time, tracking gains in IT stocks amid largely positive trend in global equities and massive FPI inflow. After touching a record intra-day high of 49,260.21, the 30-share […]

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