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This day in history

1921 - Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolated insulin for the first time. It proved an effective treatment for diabetes.

This day in history

1940 - The Battle of Britain began in WWII when at least 70 German bombers attacked docks in south Wales.

Unvaccinated tourists will not be allowed into Canada for some time -PM Trudeau

Foreign tourists who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada for quite some time, with the government unwilling to jeopardize progress made on containing the virus,...

Covid vaccine trial volunteer sends legal notice to Serum Institute of India over ‘serious side effects’

A 40-year-old man who took part in the 'Covishield' vaccine trial has alleged serious side effects, including a virtual neurological breakdown and impairment of cognitive functions and...

USA

Trump leads Biden in Florida, seen as a must-win for the president

The two contenders split the first U.S. states to be projected in the White House race, with conservative states like Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee going to Trump and Democratic-leaning...

Explainer: The Electoral College and the 2020 U.S. presidential race

In the United States, the winner of a presidential election is determined not by a national vote but through a system called the Electoral College, which allots “electoral votes” to all 50 states...

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

This day in history

1921 - Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolated insulin for the first time. It proved an effective treatment for diabetes.

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

This day in history

1940 - The Battle of Britain began in WWII when at least 70 German bombers attacked docks in south Wales.

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Unvaccinated tourists will not be allowed into Canada for some time -PM Trudeau

Foreign tourists who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada for quite some time, with the government unwilling to jeopardize progress made on containing the virus,...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

World’s tallest sandcastle built in Denmark

In the small seaside town of Blokhus in Denmark, the world’s tallest sandcastle has been completed, weighing nearly 5,000 tonnes and towering over 20 metres high, its designers said Wednesday.

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

UK lawmakers demand action over China’s alleged Xinjiang abuses

A group of British lawmakers yesterday urged the government to take tougher action against China over its treatment of minority groups, including a partial Winter Olympics boycott and cotton trade...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

UK lawmakers clear PM of conduct breach over luxury holiday

A British parliamentary standards committee yesterday cleared Prime Minister Boris Johnson of breaching a lawmakers’ code of conduct over a luxury Caribbean holiday, but criticised his handling of...

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

Chinese researchers propose deflecting 'Armageddon' asteroids with rockets

Chinese researchers want to send more than 20 of China's largest rockets to practice turning away a sizable asteroid - a technique that may eventually be crucial if a killer rock is on a...

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may not accept 2022 election under current voting system

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he may not accept the result of a presidential election next year unless the voting system, which uses computers to record votes, is...

January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021

Foreign minister invites new US state secretary to Bangladesh

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has invited new US Secretary of State Antony John Blinken to visit Bangladesh and attend the celebrations of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation and the...

January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021

Chinese city building new quarantine centre as Covid-19 cases rise

A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the annual Lunar New Year travel rush.