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Myanmar’s State Counsellor, President detained

Yangon (Myanmar): Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President U Win Myint, and other senior officials have been detained by the military on early Monday. The information was confirmed by the spokesperson of the ruling party National League for…

US condemns ‘harsh tactics’ used against pro-Navalny demonstrators in Russia

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the “harsh tactics” deployed “against peaceful protesters and journalists” during recent protests in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin’s government on Sunday. In a tweet, Blinken added that Washington renews its call for…

Study: Afternoon naps are important for better mental readiness

Washington : A research published in the online journal General Psychiatry shows that regular afternoon naps are associated with better mental agility in people. The study shows that afternoon napping is linked with better locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working…

Blast outside Israeli Embassy may be connected to 2012 attack on diplomats: Envoy Ron Malka

New Delhi: Israeli ambassador Ron Malka on Saturday said that there might be a connection between Friday’s blast near the Israeli Embassy and the 2012 attack targeting the country’s diplomats in Delhi. Speaking to ANI, Malka said that an investigation…

Israel to send investigators to probe blast near its embassy in New Delhi: Report

Tel Aviv (Israel): Israel will send a team to participate in an investigation into the blast outside its embassy in New Delhi on Friday, Sputnik reported citing sources. Sources told Sputnik that the decision was made after India’s National Security…

Determined to hosting Olympics: Japan PM Suga Yoshihide

New Delhi/Davos: While Japan’s fight against COVID-19 continues, the country is committed to hosting the Olympic Games, now scheduled for July, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said on Friday. In a special address at the World Economic Forum’s online Davos Agenda…

Aussie scientists embark on voyage to count Antarctic krill

CANBERRA: Australia’s national science agency has launched a voyage to Antarctica in an attempt to measure krill numbers. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) voyage, which departed on Friday, will use new technology to count krill in Australia’s…

UN chief receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in New York

NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York on Thursday. Guterres received a vaccine shot at Adlai E Stevenson High School in The Bronx, a few miles uptown from…

UN Chief says 2021 must be year to put world back ‘on track’

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that 2021 must be a year of changes that will return the world on the right path. “2020 brought us tragedy and peril. 2021 must be the year to change gear…

General Motors sets 2040 target date to achieve Global Carbon Neutrality

MICHIGAN: US and global auto giant General Motors (GM) announced plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, primarily by expanding the production of battery-powered electric vehicles. “General Motors is committed to reaching carbon neutrality in its global products and…

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