Saturday, October 24, 2020

Nobel winning WFP chief urges billionaires to save millions from famine yet again

David Beasley quoted a study published last week that said the global wealth of billionaires climbed from $8 trillion at the start of April...

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

The reversal came the same week the Pacific Gas and Electric utility cut off service to more than 40,000 Northern California customers to prevent...

Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries,...

Morning Digest: Two students score 100% in NEET 2020; India fares poorly in hunger...

Akanksha Singh of Delhi and Soyeb Aftab of Odisha both scored an unprecedented 100% score in the NEET examination, with Mr. Aftab snagging the...

Justices to weigh Donald Trump census plan to exclude non-citizens

The outcome of the census case could affect the distribution of political power for the next 10 years. The Supreme Court agreed on October...

Trump, Biden at Parallel Townhalls

With less than three weeks to go for the elections, U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for the...

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister becomes acting President

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister became the acting head of state on Friday in the wake of the President’s resignation amid turmoil sparked by a disputed...

Johnson says prepare for no-deal Brexit, cancels talks

‘Unless EU changes course, U.K. to go for Australia-style pact’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was now time to prepare for a...

Repurposed drugs did not cut down mortality, says WHO

Use of remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir, interferon was tracked in a multi-country study. Interim results from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial, coordinated by the World Health Organization...

China defends Confucius Institutes now under fire from U.S.

U.S. claims the program gives China’s ruling Communist Party a foothold on U.S. soil and threatens free speech. Following scathing political attacks from the...