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Outrage over police removal of migrants

Outrage over police removal of migrants

French authorities ordered yesterday an investigation into the “brutal” removal by police of a camp of migrants in central Paris, as parliament gave initial approval to a new security law condemned by activists as eroding press freedom.

Sania, Mahira among BBC’s 100 Women for 2020

Sania, Mahira among BBC’s 100 Women for 2020

Pakistan’s premier international showbiz star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Mahira Khan and global health leader Dr Sania Nishtar, who is also the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, have been named in the BBC list of 2020’s 100 women.

PM assures support as states brace for cyclone

PM assures support as states brace for cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday spoke to the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ahead of the impending cyclone that is expected to cross into the state and union territory today.

Modi warns of likely side-effects as govt readies vaccine strategy

Modi warns of likely side-effects as govt readies vaccine strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday warned that any Covid-19 vaccine could lead to side-effects in some people, as even popular medicines do, and that the government would only go by science in finalising one for the country.

Biden forges ahead with building team after Trump clears way for transition

Biden forges ahead with building team after Trump clears way for transition

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday began a new phase in his transition to the White House after the Trump administration gave the Democrat access to critical resources that will enable him to take the reins of power in January.

Ethiopia's Tigray forces claim battle win, global alarm grows

Ethiopia's Tigray forces claim battle win, global alarm grows

Tigrayan forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war has killed hundreds and spread global alarm.

Taiwan expanding submarine fleet as China threat grows

Taiwan expanding submarine fleet as China threat grows

Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing.

Russia caught US warship in its waters, chased it off, says defence ministry

Russia caught US warship in its waters, chased it off, says defence ministry

A Russian warship caught the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain operating illegally in Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan, but chased it off, Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Tigray leader tells Ethiopian PM his people 'ready to die'

Tigray leader tells Ethiopian PM his people 'ready to die'

The leader of Ethiopia's dissident Tigray region has said that his people are "ready to die" defending their homeland, rejecting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ultimatum that they surrender within 72 hours.

UK considers withdrawing judges from top Hong Kong court

UK considers withdrawing judges from top Hong Kong court

Britain is considering whether to review a deal allowing its judges to sit on Hong Kong's highest court over concerns China is trampling on the semi-autonomous city's freedoms, its foreign minister said.

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Shanghai tackles virus outbreak

Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled Tuesday as Shanghai raced to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.

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