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Johnson: New COVID-19 variant carries higher risk of death

Johnson: New COVID-19 variant carries higher risk of death


London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of coronavirus (COVID-19) may be associated with a higher level of mortality, although he said evidence showed that both vaccines being used in the country are effec...

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US House to deliver Trump impeachment charge on Monday

US House to deliver Trump impeachment charge on Monday


Washington – The Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for ...

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What did Kamala Harris do first?

What did Kamala Harris do first?


Washington – As she walked along Pennsylvania Avenue with her family in the inauguration parade on Wednesday, United States Vice-President Kamala Harris knew her ceremonial tasks were over. "I'm just walking to work," she said. Moments later sh...

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Young poet impresses at Biden’s inauguration

Young poet impresses at Biden’s inauguration


Washington – Amanda Gorman has become the youngest poet ever to perform at a presidential inauguration, calling for "unity and togetherness" in her self-penned poem. The 22-year-old delivered her work The Hill We Climb to both the dignitaries pres...

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Evacuations as Storm Christoph affects UK

Evacuations as Storm Christoph affects UK


London – People have been evacuated from a "large number" of homes in South Wales, as Storm Christoph brought widespread flooding across England and Wales. About 2 000 homes in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Manchester, Ruthin and Bangor-on-...

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QAnon followers get reality check as Biden is sworn in

QAnon followers get reality check as Biden is sworn in


SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – For three years, adherents of the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory awaited a so-called Great Awakening, scouring anonymous web postings from a shadowy “Q” figure and parsing statements by former U.S. President Donald Trump, ...

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Biden to sign ten executive orders to tackle COVID-19

Biden to sign ten executive orders to tackle COVID-19


Washington - President Joe Biden is set to sign ten executive orders to boost the fight against COVID-19 which has ravaged the United States. Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase pro...

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Cannabis farm found in London

Cannabis farm found in London


LONDON – The first cannabis farm has been found in London’s historic financial district, where office buildings have been emptied because of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19, British police said on Wednesday. The City of London Police s...

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Biden’s first executive orders

Biden’s first executive orders


WASHINGTON – United States president Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. The a...

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Biden sworn in as president

Biden sworn in as president


WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the ‘uncivil war’ in a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400 0...