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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.

Thousands of protesting Indian farmers and police face-off at New Delhi border

Published On: November 28, 2020 07:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

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.

Smith, Finch hit tons as Australia beat India in tour opener

Published On: November 28, 2020 09:16 AM NPT By: Reuters

SYDNEY, Nov 28: Steve Smith and Aaron Finch led the way with centuries as Australia opened their home summer with a one-day victory over India by 66 runs on Friday in the first men’s international played in front of a crowd since March.

Killing of suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind risks confrontation as Trump exits

Published On: November 28, 2020 07:09 AM NPT By: Reuters

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.

Passionate and outrageous, Maradona had cult status beyond the pitch

Published On: November 27, 2020 07:47 PM NPT By: Reuters

Diego Maradona had more talent than almost any other footballer in history but his cult status in Argentina and around the world went far beyond the pitch. His flaws made him human and his battling nature won him adoration.

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.

'Adios Diego': Maradona buried as world mourns flawed soccer great

Published On: November 27, 2020 08:24 AM NPT By: Reuters

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 27:  Argentina’s Diego Maradona, one of the world’s greatest ever soccer players, was buried on Thursday amid a global outpouring of grief from the streets of Buenos Aires to Naples in Italy.

Argentines bid farewell to Maradona as nation mourns flawed hero

Published On: November 26, 2020 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26: Argentines lined up in the streets of Buenos Aires on Thursday to say goodbye to soccer great Diego Maradona, whose casket lay in state at the Casa Rosada presidential palace draped in an Argentine flag and his famous no. 10 shirt.

Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies

Published On: November 26, 2020 12:29 PM NPT By: Reuters

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26: Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.

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.

Pompeii's ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave

Published On: November 26, 2020 10:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday

South Korean hiker turns trash into art with 'don't drop litter' message

Published On: November 25, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

When hiker Kim Kang-eun found the slopes of Mount Jiri, South Korea’s largest national park, littered with rubbish during a two-day trip in 2018, she decided it was time to send out a message about taking better care of nature.

Rejecting Trump's foreign policy approach, Biden says 'America is back'

Published On: November 25, 2020 01:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov 25: President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States will be “ready to lead” again on the global stage, turning the page on Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies as he pledged to work together with the nation’s allies.

Senior leader of Indian National Congress Ahmed Patel dies of coronavirus complications

Published On: November 25, 2020 11:39 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 25: A senior leader of India’s Congress party died of coronavirus related complications on Wednesday, his family said, a second veteran from the opposition group to fall victim to the virus in recent days, as total cases in the country touched the 9.2 million mark.

As India readies vaccine strategy, Modi warns of possible side-effects

Published On: November 25, 2020 09:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 25: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned on Tuesday 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.

India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

Published On: November 24, 2020 08:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Nov 24: India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with whom it has engaged in a months-long standoff at a Himalayan border site.

International donors meet to pledge billions in aid to Afghanistan

Published On: November 24, 2020 05:34 PM NPT By: Reuters

GENEVA, Nov 24: Dozens of nations began pledging billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan at a conference in Geneva on Tuesday, hoping that peace negotiations recently begun between the government and the Taliban will end nearly two decades of war.

50,000 COVID-19 deaths and rising. How Britain failed to stop the second wave

Published On: November 24, 2020 03:49 PM NPT By: Reuters

With more than 12,000 additional deaths by Nov. 19 in the second wave, Britain is recording nearly four times more deaths per capita than Germany, though not as many as Spain or France.

The Biden Cabinet - President-elect builds his foreign policy team

Published On: November 24, 2020 10:25 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 24: Democratic President-elect Joe Biden began naming members of his Cabinet on Monday, appointing experienced foreign policy and national security experts to key posts in line with his pledge to restore the United States’ global ties and standing as a world leader.

South Africa defender Ngcongca killed in car accident

Published On: November 23, 2020 06:54 PM NPT By: Reuters

DURBAN, Nov 23: South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca was killed in a car accident on Monday, his Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu have confirmed.