Day: October 6, 2021

Coronavirus impact worsens India’s educational divide, U.N. agency says

NEW DELHI, Oct 6 – India’s school closures and its children’s lack of smartphone and internet facilities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened an educational divide, the U.N. cultural agency said, flagging risks to young people’s futures. About 248 million students were hit by school closures since March […]

Biden says he and China’s Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreement

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan and they agreed to abide by the “Taiwan agreement”, as tensions have ratcheted up between Taipei and Beijing. “I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree … we’ll abide […]

Nobel in chemistry honors ‘greener’ way to build molecules

STOCKHOLM — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry Wednesday for finding an “ingenious” and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules that can be used to make everything from medicines to food flavorings. The work of Benjamin List of Germany and Scotland-born David W.C. MacMillan has allowed scientists to […]

Indian town on edge after 9 die during farm protest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian authorities suspended internet services and barred political leaders from entering a northern town Monday to calm tensions after nine people were killed in a deadly escalation of a yearlong demonstration against contentious agriculture laws. Four farmers died Sunday when a car owned by Junior […]

Assailants fatally shoot 3 men in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India — Assailants shot and killed three men in Indian-controlled Kashmir in separate attacks blamed by police on militants fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region. In the first incident Tuesday, police said militants fired at a prominent pharmacist, Makhan Lal Bindroo, at his drug store […]

Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region. China’s […]

As Lebanese got poorer, politicians stowed wealth abroad

BEIRUT — A trove of leaked documents confirmed that for years, Lebanon’s politicians and bankers have stowed wealth in offshore tax havens and used it to buy expensive properties — a galling revelation for masses of newly impoverished Lebanese caught in one of the world’s worst economic meltdowns […]

Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

A former Facebook employee told members of Congress Tuesday that the company knows that its platform spreads misinformation and content that harms children but refuses to make changes that could hurt its profits. Speaking before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen […]

Jallianwala Bagh-like situation in UP: Pawar on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi, Oct 5: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday drew parallel between the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and said people will show the BJP its place and the party will have to pay a heavy price for the violence in the Uttar Pradesh district. […]

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