India said it will administer homegrown coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN in seven more states from Monday as it seeks to inoculate 30 million healthcare workers across the country. The government this month gave emergency-use approval to the vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech International Ltd and state-run Indian Council of Medical Research, and another licensed from Oxford University and AstraZeneca PLC that is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
After a five-year hiatus marked by grievances over their rival claims to Mediterranean waters, Turkey resumes talks with Greece on Monday in the first test of its hopes to reverse deteriorating relations with the European Union. While diplomats say that rebuilding trust will be a hard slog, the talks follow Turkey's decision to stop its search for gas in disputed waters which angered Greece and Cyprus and a cooling of rhetoric around Ankara's wider disputes with the EU. They could also pave the way for an imminent visit to Turkey by EU leaders.
California [US], January 24 (ANI): Korea's Si Woo Kim shot a 5-under 67 at The American Express goal tournament on Saturday to share the third-round lead with Max Homa and Tony Finau. If his putter had behaved, he could have put some daylight between him and his rivals.
Zanskar (Ladakh) [India], January 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is focused on the development of border areas. The Sports Minister also said that he wants to take Ladakh forward in sports and adventure activities.
More than 3,300 protesters were arrested at demonstrations in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a monitor reported Sunday, as prosecutors probed possible violence "on the part of law enforcement".
Sydneysiders sweltered through the first heatwave of 2021 on Sunday (January 24) as temperatures reached into the thirties. People cooled off at Sydney's beaches as the Bureau of Meteorology predicted there would be no relief until Tuesday (January 26) or Wednesday (January 27). Gabrielle Woodhouse, the Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, said to expect severe to extreme heatwave conditions in the next couple of days across parts of the state of New South Wales. "In terms of what temperatures we are going to see, they are going to be anywhere between eight to 16 degrees above average and that's both daytime and night time," she said. Parts of the states of South Australia and Victoria also reached into the thirties, with the inland of South Australia expected to reach into the forties.
A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote "freedom of the seas", the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan have raised concern in Washington. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement the strike group entered the South China Sea on Saturday, the same day Taiwan reported a large incursion of Chinese bombers and fighter jets into its air defence identification zone in the vicinity of the Pratas Islands.
New Zealand health officials launched an investigation on Sunday (January 24) into what they said was likely the country's first local COVID-19 case in months. A 56-year-old woman returned from an overseas trip late last month, and tested positive for the coronavirus days after a two-week mandatory quarantine at the border. Under quarantine, she had tested negative twice. A top New Zealand health official said it's possible her case is a variant found in the UK or elsewhere. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield: "We are working under the assumptions that this is a positive case and that it is a more transmissible variant, either the one identified first in South Africa or the UK, or potentially Brazil - or another transmissible variant." Health officials added it's unknown if the woman caught the disease abroad or locally. New Zealand last recorded a community case in mid-November, according to the Health Ministry online. The island nation of 5 million people has virtually eliminated COVID-19 within its borders, with less than 2,000 cases since the global crisis began helped by a strict lockdown and its geographical isolation. But with COVID-19 raging globally, more positive cases are returning to New Zealand, raising concern of a possible community outbreak of a more transmissible variant. Pressure has been mounting on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government to vaccinate the population, but she has said a mass rollout won't begin until the second half of this year.
New Delhi [India], January 24 (ANI): The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director-General Sandip Pradhan has said that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for competitions has to be adhered to strictly.
One case of COVID-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels. Health officials previously said they were investigating some positive tests for evidence of "viral shedding", where people who have had the virus continue to shed non-infectious remnants after they have recovered. COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria also said in a statement that the one case of the virus acquired overseas reported on Sunday was not connected to the tennis Grand Slam.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 48 new cases of COVID-19 infection – all imported – in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (24 January).
Thousands of people were detained across Russia on Saturday, as protests swept the nation to demand the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Tens of thousands defied an official ban on Saturday's demonstrations, and the extreme cold, as police tried to break up the rallies with force. Amateur video in St. Petersburg showed the moment one woman was kicked to the ground. Navalny called on supporters to protest after he was arrested last weekend. That's shortly after returning to the country for the first time, since being poisoned with a nerve agent in August. In central Moscow, Reuters reporters estimated up to 40, 000 people had gathered in one of the biggest unauthorized rallies in years, though officials there downplayed the number. Protesters there chanted 'Putin is a thief', as well as 'Freedom to Navalny'. As a result, one monitor group says more than 3,000 were detained across about 100 towns and cities. Some of Navalny's political allies were detained in the days leading to the protests. Others, on the day itself. Navalny and his supporters hope the mass demonstrations will pressure the authorities to let him go. The ex-lawyer accused Vladimir Putin of ordering his killing, which the Russian president denies, and now faces years in jail. The West has called for Navalny's release, while denouncing the use of violence over the protests. There was no immediate comment from the Kremlin, who has called the rallies illegal.
Paul Stastny and Mark Scheifele each added a goal and two assists as the Jets beat the Senators for the third consecutive game. The Jets took two road wins from the Senators -- 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday and 4-1 on Thursday.
This after Suhakam found G Jestus Kevin was beaten by other detainees on instructions from police officer.
England captain Joe Root fought hard to keep his team in contention in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka by posting his 19th century on Sunday. England reached 181 for four at lunch on day three to trail Sri Lanka by 200 runs in the first innings. Root was unbeaten on 105 at lunch off 153 balls with 14 boundaries.
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Skipper Joe Root scored his second successive Test century as England reached 181 for four at lunch after Sri Lanka struck early blows on day three of the second Test on Sunday.
Abu Dhabi [UAE], January 24 (ANI): Dustin Poirier on Sunday defeated Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 here at the Etihad Arena.
Turkey sought on Sunday to rescue surviving members of a container ship after pirates attacked it off the coast of Nigeria, killing one person and kidnapping 15, according to the Turkish and Azeri governments and state media. One crew member, an Azeri, was killed during the incident and 15 were kidnapped by the pirates, Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency said. Turkish media cited Istanbul-based ship owner Boden company as saying the owners and operators of the vessel were abducted at gunpoint.