India's Bharat Biotech has applied to conduct trials in Bangladesh for its coronavirus vaccine recently approved for emergency use at home, a senior official at Bangladesh's main medical research body told Reuters. If allowed to go ahead, this would be the first trial of any coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh and could give the densely-populated country of more than 160 million faster access to the shot for mass use. The vaccine, developed with the Indian Council of Medical Research, was given the green light for restricted use in India this month without any efficacy data from a late-stage trial.
A federal judge may decide Thursday whether a Pennsylvania woman accused of helping steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol should be released on bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson is also expected to preside over a preliminary hearing for Harrisburg resident Riley June Williams, 22, who is accused of theft, obstruction and trespassing, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The FBI says an unidentified former romantic partner of Williams tipped them off that she appeared in video from the Jan. 6 rioting and the tipster claimed she had hoped to sell the computer to Russian intelligence.
PETALING JAYA, Jan 21 — After promising numbers in the last two quarters of 2020, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MMA) are optimistic in projections for vehicle sales this year. MMA...
A fireworks display was held above Washington to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States on January 20.Biden became president during a ceremony held earlier in the day, at which Vice President Kamala Harris was also sworn in. The fireworks were launched as Katy Perry performed her song Firework on a live broadcast.This video shows a crowd watching the fireworks. Some attendees are holding Biden’s presidential campaign and Black Lives Matter flags. Credit: RawsMedia via Storyful
PETALING JAYA, Jan 21 — Whether she’s playing the lethal mutant Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse or a romantic lead in Love, Wedding, Repeat, US actress Olivia Munn’s resume is as varied as it...
Panaji (Goa) [India], January 21 (ANI): After securing a come from behind victory over Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters FC head coach Kibu Vicuna said he is very happy with the win, adding that his side showed the attitude of never giving up.
China plans to impose strict COVID testing requirements during the Lunar New Year holiday season, when tens of millions of people are expected to travel, as it battles the worst wave of new infections since March 2020. In a notice posted online, China's National Health Commission said people returning to rural areas from other provinces over the Lunar New Year period would have to produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within seven days. Rural areas' epidemic control, as well as infections spread via imported frozen goods, have been blamed by officials as weak links partially responsible for the current outbreaks.
PETALING JAYA, Jan 21 — American celebrity Chrissy Teigen is known in the world of social media for her outspokenness. This led to a Twitter feud with former United States president Donald Trump...
New US President Joe Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number of American coronavirus deaths surpassed the country's troop fatalities in World War II.
While finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman navigates the obstacle course between fiscal deficit and economic stimulus, her announcements for India’s healthcare sector will be closely watched. In the grips of that pandemic that has infected more than 10 million Indians, the central government is expected to increase its spending on healthcare to ramp up infrastructure. “Health and investment in health is going to be critical, not only to keep our lives safer but also to make our health-related expenditure more predictable, for people will not be spending for health out of their pocket,” Sitharaman had said in November, during a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, a non-governmental trade advocacy group.
Pre-race favourite Grace Brown drops over a minute on stage 1, GC hopes on Lucy Kennedy
Like 8,000 flying trapeze artists passing in midair, the Biden and Trump administrations swapped out senior leadership of the federal government on the fly as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the nation's 46th president. Biden announced the dozens of career civil servants who would be leading federal agencies, pending Senate approval of his permanent nominees. Acting heads of Cabinet agencies raised their right hands Wednesday afternoon for oaths of office.
The American team's skipper Terry Hutchinson said on Monday they would not make the start line this weekend after their yacht "Patriot" was upended by a freak wind. The winner of the Challenger Series earns the right to face defenders Team New Zealand for the America's Cup from March 6. American Magic's absence prompted organisers to cancel Friday's racing and stage the remaining match-ups for round robins three and four over Saturday and Sunday.
Reggio Emilia [Italy], January 21 (ANI): Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo is delighted over winning his first trophy as manager after his side defeated Napoli to lift the Italian Super Cup.
At least one man was arrested by Seattle Police after the original Starbucks coffee shop in Seattle’s Pike Place Market was vandalised on January 20, amid protests held on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States.Black-clad protesters marched through downtown Seattle with some members of the group graffitiing and damaging an Amazon store and a courthouse.Similar protests timed with Biden’s inauguration occurred in Portland, Oregon, which featured the vandalism of the Oregon Democratic Party’s headquarters.These videos posted to Twitter by Brendan Gutenschwager show the crowd marching into Pike Place Market and throwing bins to the ground. Video also shows the Starbucks store left with its windows smashed, along with a confrontation between the protesters and Seattle Police. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 21 — The Penang state government has introduced a loan to help those in the creative industry who are struggling because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism and Creative Economy...
Chinese rescuers drilled deep into the ground Thursday in an increasingly desperate bid to save 21 miners now trapped for almost two weeks, with one confirmed dead and still no signs of life from over half of the missing workers, state media reported.
As newly inaugurated leaders often do, President Joe Biden began his tenure with a ritual call for American unity. “We must end this uncivil war,” Biden declared shortly after being sworn in as the nation's 46th president. Repairing the badly battered nation amounts to one of the greatest challenges to face an American president.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Biden took the oath Wednesday at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks earlier. Then, taking his place in the White House Oval Office, he plunged into a stack of executive actions that began to undo the heart of his polarizing predecessor 's agenda on matters from the deadly pandemic to climate change.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — As the country continues its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, we have become more dependent on delivery riders to obtain our daily necessities, especially food. A unit...