Day: July 20, 2021

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

BEIJING — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U.S. cyberattacks. A foreign ministry spokesman demanded Washington drop charges announced Monday […]

President of India’s Greetings on The Eve of Eid-Uz-Zuha

DELHI, JULY 20: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid-uz-Zuha. In his message the President has said, “On the occasion of Eid-uz-Zuha, I extend my greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers […]

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social […]

Research: India’s deaths during pandemic 10X official toll

NEW DELHI — India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the south Asian country. Most experts believe […]

Australia man ties bedsheets together to escape 4th floor hotel quarantine -police

SYDNEY, July 20 – A man in the Australian city of Perth escaped mandatory quarantine in a hotel by scaling down a rope made of tied together bedsheets from a fourth-floor window, police said on Tuesday. After arriving in the West Coast city on an interstate flight from […]

Jailed Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19 as infections spike

July 20 – Myanmar politician Nyan Win, a senior adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, died in hospital on Tuesday after becoming infected with COVID-19 in jail, his party said, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with an exponential rise in infections. Nyan Win, 78, who […]

India’s excess deaths during pandemic up to 4.9 mln, study shows

July 20 – India’s excess deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic could be as high as 4.9 million, a new study shows, providing further evidence that millions more may have died from coronavirus than the official tally. The report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development, co-authored by India’s […]

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