NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

Published On: February 23, 2021 11:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Feb 23: NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface.

EXPLAINER: Why a plane’s engine exploded over Denver

Published On: February 23, 2021 10:50 AM NPT By: Associated Press

USA, Feb 23: The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on a fan blade that appeared to be weakened by wear and tear, a development reminiscent of a fatal failure on board another plane in 2018.

USA, Feb 23: For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — the toll was mostly a number. Until two women she had never met rang her doorbell in tears, seeking a place to mourn the husband and father they had just lost.

MYANMAR, Feb 22: Myanmar police began to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Monday as businesses around the country shut in a general strike called to oppose the military coup despite a threat from authorities that confrontation could cost lives.

MUMBAI, Feb 22: India’s western Maharashtra state, home to the country’s financial hub Mumbai, said on Sunday it would impose new coronavirus-related restrictions in four districts, amid concerns about a second wave and slow vaccine rollout.

China calls for reset in Sino-U.S. relations

Published On: February 22, 2021 11:53 AM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Feb 22: Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic if they repaired their damaged bilateral relationship.

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

Published On: February 22, 2021 11:41 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus.

Biden to mark nation crossing 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

Published On: February 22, 2021 09:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House.

Australia begins mass COVID-19 vaccination program

Published On: February 22, 2021 09:26 AM NPT By: Reuters

SYDNEY, Feb 22: Australia on Monday began its mass COVID-19 vaccine program with frontline healthcare staff and senior citizens getting the first doses as the country looked set to report no local cases for the third straight day.

Myanmar protesters call for general strike against coup

Published On: February 22, 2021 08:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR, Feb 22: Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup called a general strike and more street protests on Monday as authorities threatened that confrontation could cost lives after two protesters were shot dead at the weekend.