Month: November 2021

US CDC says all adults should get Covid-19 booster shots

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday everyone aged 18 years and older should get a booster shot, as it looks to tackle a new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus that is quickly spreading across the globe. The update comes after President Joe Biden on Monday called for […]

Bill Cosby prosecutors urge Supreme Court to restore conviction

Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition released Monday the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity. They said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Cosby’s conviction created a dangerous precedent by giving […]

Barbados ditches Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to become a republic

By: Reuters | Bridgetown (barbados) | November 30, 2021 11:34:32 am Barbados ditched Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic on Tuesday with its first-ever president and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. At the strike of midnight, […]

Singapore quarantines SIA passenger from Johannesburg after two onward travellers test Omicron positive

Singapore has quarantined one traveller as a close contact of two passengers on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Johannesburg flight who had tested positive for coronavirus variant Omicron on arrival in Sydney, local media reported on Tuesday. The traveller, along with six others, had disembarked from SIA’s SQ481 which departed from Johannesburg on November 27 and arrived […]

Covid-19 Omicron variant: Response from countries and vaccine makers

Days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as a variant of concern, countries across the world have reacted with travel curbs, booster shots and discussions on lockdowns. The new variant of the novel coronavirus has come up as many nations were cautiously opening up their borders to travellers. In […]

Uganda asks China to amend airport loan clauses, Monitor reports

Uganda is seeking to amend a loan agreement it signed with China in 2015 to ensure the government doesn’t lose control of the nation’s only international airport, the Monitor newspaper reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The East African nation borrowed $200 million from the Export-Import Bank of China to expand the Entebbe […]

Afghanistan: What Taliban’s new media rules mean for female actors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers unveiled a new set of restrictions on Afghan media earlier this week, banning television channels from showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — which replaced the Ministry of Women’s Affairs after the Islamic fundamentalist group seized power in the […]

After Channel deaths, pope urges leaders to respect migrants’ humanity

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for authorities to “respect the humanity” of migrants and strive to help them, after Britain and France traded barbs over the deaths of 27 migrants as they tried to cross the Channel. Francis dedicated nearly all of his Sunday message to the defence of migrants, telling several thousand people in […]

Afghan economy nears collapse as pressure builds to ease US sanctions

Racing down the cratered highways at dawn, Mohammad Rasool knew his nine-year-old daughter was running out of time. She had been battling pneumonia for two weeks, and he had run out of cash to buy her medicine after the bank in his rural town closed. So he used his last few dollars on a taxi […]

Pakistan: Harry Potter’s magical Hogwarts world now inside vintage GC University, Lahore campus

After the Great War, Harry and his friends killed the Dark Lord Many hundred years have passed, but still There are believers that dark forces will once again rise And bring chaos to the magical world…   The team has also been trying to get in touch with Rowling but has not had any luck […]