At least three dead as buildings collapse in Indonesia quake

01/15/2021

Jakarta, Indonesia—At least three people were killed and dozens injured when a powerful quake rippled through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi early Friday, January 15, 2021, toppling several buildings, including a hotel. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the…

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

01/14/2021

Washington, United States—Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday, January 13, 2021, to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. “Today,…

World leaders condemn violence at US Capitol

01/07/2021

PARIS–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. Britain British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter condemned the “disgraceful scenes…

US logs more than 3,900 Covid deaths in new 24hr record: Johns Hopkins

01/06/2021

Washington, United States—The United States broke its own record for the number of daily deaths from Covid-19 yet again Tuesday, January 5, 2021, recording 3,936 fatalities in 24 hours, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins…

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million COVID-19 cases

01/02/2021

WASHINGTON – The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million COVID-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. The US has floundered…

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

01/01/2021

London, United Kingdom—Britain on Thursday, December 31, 2020, finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union and going its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave…

One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule

12/24/2020

Washington, United States—More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a milestone in the biggest immunization drive in US history that came even as officials admitted the pace of rollout was…

Singapore gets Asia’s first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses

12/22/2020

SINGAPORE — Singapore received Asia’s first delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday, capping what the city-state’s premier said had been a “long and arduous” year spent fighting the pandemic. The trade and finance hub last week joined…

Federer, Serena eye special 40th birthday gifts in 2021

12/18/2020

Having endured a 2020 wipeout and seen Rafael Nadal equal his record of 20 Grand Slams, Roger Federer will edge towards his 40th birthday in 2021 with his eyes on an elusive Olympic singles gold medal despite…

US sets 24-hour records with over 3,700 Covid deaths, 250,000 new cases

12/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The United States set a grim double record Wednesday notching more than 3,700 deaths and more than 250,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. The country has seen…

Antetokounmpo agrees record five-year deal with Bucks

12/16/2020

Los Angeles, United Sates—Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo ended speculation about his future on Tuesday after agreeing a new long-term deal reported to be the biggest in NBA history. Antetokounmpo, who would have been able to enter…

US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to partial lockdown

12/14/2020

Kalamazoo, United States—The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program on Monday, December 14, 2020, as the nation’s death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a partial lockdown over the holidays due to an…

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