Sunday, April 18, 2021


Britain falls silent in tribute to Prince Philip

The funeral ceremony with just 30 mourners took place entirely behind the castle's walls, with the public urged to stay away because of the pandemic.

Covid cases recorded as Hindu festival goes ahead despite ‘super-spreader’ warnings

India recorded more than 217,000 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of new infections to more than two million since April 1.

France says ‘highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

French Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher says talks have begun with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, but not with Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca.

Suez Canal logjam leads to shortage of toilet paper, garden gnomes

Egyptian authorities have said they will not release the massive ship until its owners agree to pay up to US$1 billion in compensation.

China’s recovery grows at record pace in post-Covid comeback

Helped by strict virus containment measures and emergency relief for businesses, the economy has recovered steadily since the pandemic hit.

Higher chance of blood clots in Covid-19 patients than in vaccinated people, study finds

The University of Oxford study says Covid-19 markedly increases the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis.

Shooting kills 8 in US city of Indianapolis

The victims were all found at a Fedex facility near the international airport.

France tells citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests over Prophet drawings

Muslims have denounced the French president since October last year, saying he defended drawings of the Prophet Muhammad as freedom of expression.

China’s Sinovac Covid-19 jab underperforms in Brazil trials

Sinovac has already exported approximately 120 million doses to 19 different countries,

Scientists create embryos combining human, monkey cells

Pigs are closer to humans than monkeys and are more likely to be used in future combination embryos for organ transplants.

State secretary in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal, end to US war

Nato troops, which outnumber US forces will all pull out at the same time.

US, Japan to present united front on Taiwan as China continues air pressure

Japanese ruling party lawmakers have been divided over whether Suga should endorse a strong statement on Taiwan.

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