July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021
USA

CDC: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness, according to an internal document at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021
USA

3 Americans create enough emissions to kill one: study

The lifestyles of around three average Americans will create enough planet-heating emissions to kill one person, and the emissions from a single coal-fired power plant are likely to result in more...

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
USA

Talks can’t go on indefinitely

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday said the negotiating process with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear deal could not go on indefinitely, and that the ball was in Iran’s court. 

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
USA

US-Taliban deal made Afghan situation worse

The Afghan government faces an “existential crisis” after the Taliban doubled their attacks following the February 2020 US deal with the insurgents, a watchdog report said yesterday. 

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021
USA

Quotes of the day

The low rates (of vaccination) we have had there need to lift and that will certainly help the efforts with the lockdown but on its own it won’t stop the lockdown.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
USA

Surge of Delta Variant: US brings back masks

People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said, as countries around the world yesterday extended curbs...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
USA

Cyber attacks can lead to ‘real war’

President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country,...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
USA

WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health...

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021
USA

NSO ‘should be sanctioned’

Four Democratic lawmakers in Washington on Monday suggested blacklisting or imposing sanctions against the Israeli firm NSO Group that licensed spyware used by governments to hack the smartphones...

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021
USA

Facebook assembles team to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook on Monday said it was combining specialists from across its hardware, gaming and virtual reality units to build an immersive digital world known as the “metaverse.”