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George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, says doctor

George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, says doctor


Minneapolis - George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen during his arrest, a doctor at the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis has said. Contradicting the defence, Dr Martin Tobin said fentanyl did not cause Floyd's death. He sai...

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Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces


London - Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness ...

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Britain launches welcome package for people from Hong Kong

Britain launches welcome package for people from Hong Kong


LONDON – Britain pledged 43 million pounds ($59 million) to help people arriving from Hong Kong find jobs, houses and schools under an initiative allowing millions to resettle after China’s imposition of new security laws in the former British colony...

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Netanyahu invited to form new government in Israel

Netanyahu invited to form new government in Israel


Jerusalem – A sceptical president invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday to form a new government, after another inconclusive election deepened political stalemate in Israel. The country’s longest-serving leader, in power without int...

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Brazil records more than 4 000 deaths related to COVID-19 in 24 hours

Brazil records more than 4 000 deaths related to COVID-19 in 24 hours


Brazil has recorded more than 4 000 deaths related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases. Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for treatment in some...

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Women arrested in Dubai after nude photoshoot

Women arrested in Dubai after nude photoshoot


Dubai – A group has been arrested in Dubai accused of public debauchery after an outdoor nude photoshoot. Video footage posted online on Saturday shows a group of naked women having their photo taken on a balcony. Eleven Ukrainian women are amo...

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Reuters: Global COVID-19 deaths pass 3 million

Reuters: Global COVID-19 deaths pass 3 million


London - Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed three million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. Worldwide COVID-19 deaths are...

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113 die after cyclone hits Indonesia and East Timor

113 die after cyclone hits Indonesia and East Timor


Malaka – Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 113 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday. At least 8...

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Former police officer in George Floyd case violated policy, says chief

Former police officer in George Floyd case violated policy, says chief


Minneapolis - The police chief of Minneapolis has testified that ex-officer Derek Chauvin violated the agency's policy on force during the arrest of George Floyd. Chief Medaria Arradondo said the way Chauvin restrained Floyd was not in line with t...

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Britain’s PM launches testing programme, to confirm plans for international travel

Britain’s PM launches testing programme, to confirm plans for international travel


London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday everyone in England will be able to take a COVID-19 test twice a week in a new drive to track the pandemic as society reopens and the vaccine rollout continues at its rapid rate. Johnson...