Brazil registers over 370,000 Covid deaths

Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 371,678 after 2,929 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours, the country’s Ministry of Health reported.According to the Ministry, another 67,636 cases were registered in the same period, which increased the overall infection tally to 13,900,091, reports Xinhua news agency.Brazil’s death toll is currently […]


‘Expel BNP snakes responsible for member’s disappearance’

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 18 (IANS) Mirza Abbas, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has urged the expulsion of some “snakes” from the party who he held responsible for the 2012 disappearance of another senior member M Ilias Ali. “A night before Ali disappeared, he was locked in an altercation with a […]


Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.4 million

Addis Ababa, April 18 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic stood at 117,378, while 3,951,191 patients […]


Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff

Prague, April 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy in Prague, who were allegedly “identified as members of the Russian secret services”, Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said at news conference. “As the Czech Foreign Minister, I decided to expel all the employees of the Russian embassy in Prague who […]

Middel East

Covid-19: Israel considers alternatives to night curfew

Jerusalem, Dec 9 (IANS) The night curfew in Israel, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, is likely to be cancelled, country’s state-owned Kan News has reported. On Monday, Israel’s coronavirus cabinet decided to impose the curfew due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, Xinhua reported. However, legal difficulties, pointed out by Israel’s Deputy […]

Oceania & Other

New Zealand helps turn 2020 disappointments into hope

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANSlife) It’s been a tough year, with cancellations, postponements, and missed weddings, graduations, birthdays and celebrations. As the first country in the world to welcome in 2021, New Zealand is well placed to make sure that it starts off with a dose of positivity. Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Trees […]

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