FAA orders United to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Published On: February 22, 2021 07:34 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, Feb 22: Federal aviation regulators are ordering United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver Saturday. United says it is temporarily removing those aircraft from service.

Huge crowds in Myanmar undeterred by worst day of violence

Published On: February 21, 2021 07:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR, Feb 21:  Huge crowds marched in Myanmar on Sunday to denounce a Feb. 1 military coup in a show of defiance after the bloodiest episode of the campaign for democracy the previous day, when security forces fired on protesters, killing two.

NEW DELHI, Feb 21: Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine maker by volume, on Sunday asked for patience from foreign governments awaiting their supply of COVID-19 shots, saying it had been directed to prioritise India’s requirements.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nine people wanted in connection with the gang-rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl from Nepal in East Champaran district of the Indian State of Bihar surrendered before a local court on Saturday, Indian media reported.

Customers, staff fired back in gun store shooting; 3 dead

Published On: February 21, 2021 11:48 AM NPT By: Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. Feb 21: A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.

Myanmar protesters gather again after worst day of violence

Published On: February 21, 2021 11:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR. Feb 21: Opponents of Myanmar’s Feb. 1 military gathered again on Sunday, undeterred by the bloodiest day of their campaign the previous day when police and soldiers opened fire in the second city of Mandalay, killing two.

SYDNEY, Feb 21: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was injected on Sunday with the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, as the nation started its inoculation program a day ahead of schedule.

SYDNEY, Feb 21: Australia’s government pledged a publicity campaign for its rollout of COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday - but not in Facebook advertisements, as a feud continues over the social media giant blocking news content from its platform in the country.

2 Myanmar protesters killed by police fire, several injured

Published On: February 21, 2021 08:45 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MANDALAY, Feb 21: Riot police in Myanmar shot dead two anti-coup protesters and injured several others on Saturday, as security forces increased pressure on popular revolt against the military takeover.

Two killed in Myanmar city of Mandalay in another day of protests

Published On: February 20, 2021 06:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR, Feb 20: Two people were killed in Myanmar’s second city Mandalay on Saturday when police fired to disperse protesting opponents of a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said.