Traditional Japanese breakfast may be effective against Covid

Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, can prove to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Natto is made by fermenting soybeans with Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria found in plants and in soil. Researchers from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and […]



US Deputy Secretary of State to visit China

Washington, July 22 (IANS) US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman will travel to China from July 25-26 during which she will meet top officials, including State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, according to an official statement. The statement issued on Wednesday by the State Department said Sherman will travel to Tianjin where she […]

Homicides in Mexico fall 3.5% in 1st half of 2021

Mexico City, July 22 (IANS) Homicides in Mexico declined 3.5 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the same period of 2020, Minister of Security and Citizen Protection Rosa Icela Rodriguez said. Between January and June, 16,937 homicides were registered in the country, with six states accounting for 50.2 per cent […]

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7 killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing

Mogadishu, July 10 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide car bombing targeting Mogadishu police chief in the Somalian capital on Saturday, authorities said. A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the an improvised explosive device targeted the vehicle of Mogadishu police commander Frahan Qarole at Banadir […]