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India Building Collapse, Dozens Feared Trapped

At least 60 are feared trapped in the debris of a five-storey building that collapsed in an industrial town in western India’s Maharashtra state, officials said. According to Reuters news agency, not all the roughly 200 residents of the  47Read More

US, China Talks Postponed This Weekend

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal progress initially slated for Saturday, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. The talks that would involve Chinese Vice Premier Liu, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRead More

Concerns Deepen over Russia’s “Speedy” Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccine

Concerns are looming over Russia’s announcement, that it has registered a vaccine which its President, Vladimir Putin said will offer “sustainable immunity” against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Tuesday, Putin announced Russia was the first country to registerRead More

Trump Confirms US Election Set For Nov. 3 As Planned

US President Donald Trump, has shut down speculations that the presidential election will be delayed, noting there will be an election on November 3 as planned. Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the U.S. elections, an idea that was greatly opposedRead More

Man shot dead for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan courtroom

A man accused of blasphemy was shot and killed in a courtroom in Pakistan on Wednesday. Police officials say Tahir Ahmad Naseem,  was on trial for claiming he was a prophet when he was shot six times during a hearing in hisRead More

Britain Expecting Normality by Christmas, But Prepares for Second COVID-19 Wave

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hopeful the country will return to normality before Christmas even though he has warned against a potential increase of the coronavirus. Britain’s death toll is the highest in Europe with more than 45,000 confirmedRead More

132 Million at Risk of Suffering Chronic Hunger Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The United Nations has warned that some 132 million people could suffer from chronic hunger by the end of the year. In a new report released on Monday, the UN has called on governments to adopt a set of policyRead More

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

British Airways’ (BA) treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs andRead More

6.7 EARTHQUAKE HITS JAPAN

A strong and deep 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwest Japan early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage caused by the earthquake, which had amRead More

CORONAVIRUS: More than 100,000 Infections Recorded Globally

More than 100,000 persons have been infected with the novel coronavirus-COVID-19 globally. Governments worldwide are working assiduously to ensure that increased medical staff and equipment are available as they seek to adopt drastic measures to fight against the spread ofRead More

Another Senior Doctor Dies as Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 2000

Liu Zhiming, director of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan where the deadly novel coronavirus is said to have originated, has died. The director’s death came less than two weeks after the whistleblower doctor, Li Wenliang who was one of the first doctors toRead More

Popularity of Reggae in Japan Leaves Scene Trying to Stay on Message

The Old Guard versus the New The undeniable link Japan has held with Reggae for the last several decades may seem quite unlikely to those of us who haven’t noticed. So trying to figure out how the lineage actually emerged probably requiresRead More

Before Christmas Hopes to Raise Awareness on Child Labor

Katra Film Festival Entry by Chinese Filmmaker Chuyao He In America, we know that significant change has occurred in China since the days of Tiananmen Square. There’s rich people, capitalism, and a mountain of US debt owed to the mainland.Read More

Jamaican Visual Artist Maia Chung’s Work Selected for Honours Recognition and Publication in Global Art Olympia 2019 International Biennial

This summer Jamaican Visual Artist Maia Chung helped distinguish the island nation, when the  International Open Art Event, “Art Olympia 2019” recognized her work among thousands of submissions, making her the only Caribbean representative in the prestigious Japanese Art Event.Read More

Malaysia To Return Tonnes of Garbage To First World Countries

The Malaysian government is adamant it will return some 3000 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste currently under assessment at a port outside its capital, Kuala Lumpur. Investigations reveal that the waste was packaged in at least 60 containers and wasRead More

May Hints at Second ‘Referendum’ in New Brexit Deal

Workers’ rights and environmental protections are among some of the areas to which British Prime Minister Theresa May, will be making changes under her newly announced Withdrawal Agreement Bill. On Tuesday May sought the support of the opposition by encouragingRead More

Cyclone ‘Fani’ makes Deadly Landfall in Eastern India

India’s most powerful cyclone, Fani, made landfall on Friday with winds of up to 200 kilometres an hour (200km/hr). The cyclone which has already claimed the lives of two people hit India’s eastern coastline, near the city of Puri inRead More

Venezuela’s Crisis: Maduro Declares Victory over Opposition’s Coup to Overthrow his Presidency

In a televised address late Tuesday Venezuelan president , Nicolás Maduro warned the move by opposition leader and head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaido to overthrow his government “will not go unpunished”. His address came hours after an uprisingRead More

Sri Lanka Bans Face coverings: Citizens Outraged

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, a move that came eight days after a series of bombings on Easter Sunday killed more than 250 people and wounded hundreds.  In a statement released on Sunday, President Maithripala Sirisena saidRead More