Category: World News

‘Milestone’ anti-ageing treatment restores sight in mice

An older woman taking an eyesight test with an optician. A new anti-ageing treatment has restored sight in mice and promises hope in the treatment of eye diseases in humans. Image Credit: Supplied Tokyo: Scientists said Wednesday they have restored…

Pizza Hut co-founder Frank Carney dies from pneumonia at 82, after recovering from COVID-19

– Image Credit: Supplied Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, has died from pneumonia WICHITA, Kan: Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, died Wednesday from pneumonia.…

Why the UK approved a COVID-19 vaccine first

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters London: The first rigorously tested coronavirus vaccine was given a green light for…

Sindh to use public-private partnership to develop 10 tourist sites

The Sindh Government has decided to employ the mode of public-private partnership to develop 10 potential tourist sites in the province. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Reuters Karachi: The Sindh Government has decided to employ the mode of public-private…

Germany extends COVID-19 curbs till January 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following talks via video conference with Germany’s state premiers on coronavirus restrictions at the Chancellery in Berlin on December 2, 2020. Image Credit: AFP Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the…

US panel: First COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers, nursing home

Health care workers administer physical therapy to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient at Roseland Community Hospital on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, US, December 1, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters New York: Health care workers and nursing home residents…

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use

Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters London: Britain on Wednesday said it had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and that it will be rolled…

Japan residents to get free COVID-19 vaccine

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus during a rush hour in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Image Credit: AP Tokyo: Japan will give free coronavirus vaccines to all…

It’s chicken meat, but not from chicken: Singapore approves sale of lab-grown meat

Chicken bites from lab-grown cultured chicken developed by Eat Just is pictured in this handout photo. Image Credit: Reuters handout photo SINGAPORE: Singapore has given U.S. start-up Eat Just the greenlight to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the…

French authorities evacuate obese man trapped in his home

A container is lifted over a building by a crane before being used by doctors of the SAMU (French Urgent Medical Aid Service) to evacuate a man suffering from morbid obesity from the first floor of his home in Perpignan,…

India government invites protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday

Farmers gather at the Singhu border during their ongoing ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest against the goverment’s new farm laws, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov 30, 2020. Image Credit: PTI New Delhi: India’s government invited protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday, seeking…

California at COVID-19 ‘tipping point’ as Trump administration hopes for vaccines by Christmas

A man gives blood at a Red Cross blood drive, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Photo taken on July 22, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters LOS ANGELES: California’s governor said on…

US: Palm tree helps toddler survive 4-storey fall

Miami: A 2-year-old girl is recovering after falling early Monday from a fourth-floor window of an apartment in Miami. A palm tree under the window helped slow the speed of the fall and the child landed in some bushes, Miami…

18-year-old arrested in deadly California mall shooting

Image Credit: Pixabay Sacramento, California: An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with a Black Friday shooting at a Sacramento mall that killed two brothers, police announced Monday. Damario Beck was held for the attack at the Arden Fair Mall…

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high

In this file photo taken on August 07, 2020, aerial view of a deforested area close to Sinop, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Image Credit: AFP Sao Paulo: Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a…

My Pakistan | Op-eds – Gulf News

US pop star Cher, Four Paws Director Dr Amir Khalil and Kaavan at Marghazar Zoo of Islamabad. Image Credit: Supplied Kaavan is free. Kaavan is “the world’s loneliest elephant.” Kaavan will soon be in his forever home in Cambodia. Kaavan…

Ethiopia’s Abiy says Tigray fighting ‘completed’ as army claims regional capital

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia Image Credit: NYT Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that military operations in the country’s northern Tigray region were “completed” after the army claimed control of the regional capital, declaring victory in…

Amnesty asks EU to block Google-Fitbit deal over human rights risks

Image Credit: AP London: Amnesty International has asked the European Union (EU) competition regulator to block Googles $2.1 billion acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit citing human rights risks. In a strongly-worded letter, the human rights NGO said that Google is “incentivised…

Tough security for Kashmir’s first vote since end of autonomy

People wait to cast their votes at a polling booth during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections, in Hariganiwan area of Gund in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir, Saturday. Image Credit: PTI Srinagar: Voters in Indian…

Scotland’s Sturgeon ‘never been more certain’ of independence

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Image Credit: REUTERS Glasgow: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday said she had “never been more certain” of achieving independence, with Britain’s final departure from EU trading arrangements set to precede key Scottish elections…

In harsh rebuke, appeals court rejects Trump’s election challenge in Pennsylvania

The 21-page ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals was a complete repudiation of Trump’s legal effort to halt Pennsylvania’s certification process and was written by a judge that he himself appointed to the bench. Image Credit: AP New…

Selfies next to Diego Maradona’s open coffin costs funeral workers jobs

Dubai: Three funeral home workers have been sacked after they posed for photos alongside the open coffin of Diego Maradona just before his funeral. Maradona died on Thursday at the age of 60, after suffering a cardiac arrest at his…

Pakistan: Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari gets engaged in open air ceremony

Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari and her fiancé Mahmood Chaudhry at their engagement ceremony on Friday. Image Credit: Supplied Karachi: The lawn of the palatial Bilawal House in Karachi was used to host the engagement ceremony of Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari – the eldest…

Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Islamabad: Nearly 300 Sikh pilgrims are expected to arrive in Pakistan from India via the Wagah border to celebrate the 551st birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak – the founder of Sikhism. This will be the first group of Sikh…

Parts of Europe reopen stores, Los Angeles sees new virus curbs

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers collect blood samples at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in Lima, Peru October 31, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters Paris: Parts of Europe will reopen stores on Saturday in time for the holiday season after progress…

Tyson plans fast start in ring return at 54 against Jones

Mike Tyson (left) and Roy Jones, Jr. during weigh ins for a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt in Los Angeles. Image Credit: Reuters Los Angeles: Mike Tyson says he never imagined as a heavyweight boxing champion…

Abdullah, Indian minister Jaishankar discuss advancing cooperation

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister of India, have reviewed the strategic relations between the two nations and prospects of further growing cooperation…

Indian minister reassures expats as he wraps up UAE visit

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar Image Credit: AP/PTI Dubai: India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar wrapped up a two-day visit to the UAE, with an assurance to the expat community here about his government’s responsiveness post the COVID-19…

AstraZeneca says its vaccine needs ‘additional study’

A sign featuring the AstraZeneca Plc logo stands at the company’s DaVinci building at the Melbourn Science Park in Cambridge, UK. Image Credit: Bloomberg LONDON: The head of British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca said on Thursday further research was needed on…

6 COVID-19 vaccination centres set in Berlin, each handling 4,000 people a day, vaccine approval ‘in the coming days’

This May 4, 2020, file photo shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Image Credit: AP BERLIN: Berlin is racing to open six mass vaccination centres…

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