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'The world could look more like 1900 again'

The former head of the World Bank has warned the world could look like it did in 1900 if countries don’t work together to tackle the current crisis. Robert Zoellick pointed to the rift between the US and China as a serious..

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

China has passed a controversial security law giving it new powers over Hong Kong, deepening fears for the city's freedoms, the BBC has learned. Last month China stunned the city when it said it would criminalise ..

India, Japan Hold Naval Exercise to 'Promote Understanding' Amid Border Row with China

As Indian and Chinese troops continue to be engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in the Galwan Valley, Indian and Japnese warships conducted exercises in the Indian Ocean on Saturday. The Japanese Ma..

India, Australia and Japan’s Supply Chain Pact to End China’s Trade Dominance Explained

September 1, saw an important move by Japan bear fruit with India and Australia – the three are fast-tracking supply chain cooperation and have given their bureaucrats just a few months to work out the details. While Japan led the deal, in recent tim..

What is antifa?

As long as there has been fascism — a political movement that stokes nationalism and racism, and uses violence to bolster authoritarian rule — there have..

Relief for Indian Workers as US Gives Relaxations to H-1B Visa Holders and Green Card Applicants

The US government has given a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and Green Card applicants, who have been served notices for submission of vario..

US to Modify H1B Visa Selection Process, to Give Priority to Wages, Skill Level

The United States on Thursday announced that it will modify the selection process for H-1B visa, giving priority to salary and skills instead of the current lottery procedures. The f..

'You Do Not Represent Our Country': Amid Impeachment Demand, Trump Decries Capitol Siege, Concedes Defeat

With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality on Thursday amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led ..

Facebook, Twitter Suspend Trump's Account After US Capitol Attack

In a rather unprecedented step, Twitter and Facebook Inc on Wednesday temporarily locked the accounts of US President Donald Trump, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the US president..

'Don't Trample on Democracy': World Govts 'Shocked' by US Capitol Violence, Urge Sense to Trump Backers

World leaders and governments on Wednesday expressed shock and outrage at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter condemne..

Guns Out, Windows Smashed: Trump Crowd Turns Congress into Battlefield

Tense ouflaged protesters smashing windows -- this was the day that President Donald Trump's bid to overturn the US election went "wild." Inside the great domed US Capitol building, images emerged of a scene resembling something from a coup d'etat or terrorist attack..

Bird Flu Outbreak: India Steps up Vigil to Curb Spread as 10 European Nations Also Hit

Hundreds of thousands of birds are being culled across the country as India grapples with a growing outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has led to the deaths of lakhs of birds in the last 10 da..

Trump signs executive order blocking transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, and six other Chinese apps

Transactions will be prohibited in 45 days President Trump has signed prohibiting transactions with the companies behind eight Chinese apps, including Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. Transact..

India condemns Niger massacre; extremist violence kills over 100

In deadly insurgence violence, more than 100 civilians were killed by terrorists over the weekend in two western villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye in Niger. The..

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos made biggest charitable donation in 2020

Amazon founder and the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos made the largest charitable donation in 2020, according to an annual list of top donations in 2020. Bezos had donated $10..

Iran says it is enriching uranium with 20% purity

An Iranian government spokesman said on Monday that the country had started enriching uranium of up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility. It would put Tehran’s program a technical step away from w..

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Should Not be Extradited to US, Rules UK Judge

A British judge on Monday ruled that founder of the WikiLeaks, Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking a spying..

How Israel became a world leader in vaccinating against the coronavirus

More than 10% of Israel’s population has received a first dose of a covid-19 vaccine, a rate that has far outstripped the rest of the world and buo..

Which Country Celebrates the New Year First, and Which Sees It Last?

The eastern-most islands of Oceania will be the first to welcome the new year at midnight. Before many people in the West wake up on December 31, people in Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati will flip their to January ..

30 Pictures That Show How Unfathomably Cold It Is In Russia Right Now

An American journalist in Russia, Alec Luhn, to show how cold some parts of the country get in winter. Taken in Novosibirsk, a city in the southwestern part of Siberia, the picture shows noodles and a cra..