Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies: report

Published On: November 29, 2020 06:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

SINGAPORE, Nov 29: A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.

Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30 security force personnel

Published On: November 29, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

KABUL, Nov 29: A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties could increase given the intensity and location of the blast.

UK regulator set to approve COVID-19 vaccine next week

Published On: November 29, 2020 06:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Nov 29: Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorization, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

Published On: November 28, 2020 07:59 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Nov 28: The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.

NEW DELHI, Nov 28: India deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary forces at a New Delhi border on Saturday as thousands of farmers from neighbouring states blocked major roads into the capital, in protest against recent agricultural deregulation.

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Farmers clash with police in protest over market reform in India

Published On: November 27, 2020 01:57 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 27: Thousands of protesting Indian farmers scuffled with police on Friday during a march to the capital, Delhi, against new laws liberalising procurement that they say will leave them vulnerable to big companies.

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Published On: November 26, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 26: The operator of an online chat room in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for blackmailing women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit video and selling them to others.

How Maradona's 'Hand of God' quote went round the world

Published On: November 26, 2020 10:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Nov 26: It became the most iconic sporting comment of all time but the English-speaking world very nearly did not get to hear Diego Maradona’s pithy reflection on his infamous goal in Argentina’s 2-1 defeat of England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Published On: November 26, 2020 07:26 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov 26: Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.