World

April 19, 2021

Prince Philip Laid To Rest In Royal Vault At Windsor Castle (Photos)

Queen Elizabeth II has on Saturday bid farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service. The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 at 99, was interred in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after a 50-minute service attended by just 30 guests. The Queen, […]
April 7, 2021

World Health Day: WHO Urges Nigeria, Others To Build A Fairer, Healthier World Post-COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined countries to address barriers and inequalities that hamper access to quality healthcare in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement to mark this year’s World Health Day, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. “Within countries, illness and […]
April 6, 2021

Moderna To Profit $43 Billion From COVID-19 Vaccine Sales By 2023, More than BioNTech/Pfizer and AstraZeneca Combined

According to data presented by Aksje Bloggen, an estimated 9.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be produced in 2021, nearly twice the volume of all vaccine types made worldwide before the pandemic struck. In the early stages of the global COVID-19 vaccine race, it was not clear how many would work or which manufacturers would score successes. However, over the last few months, pharma giants have drastically ramped up […]
April 5, 2021

LGBTQ: Austrian Catholics Endorse ‘Same-sex Unions’

The Catholic church of the parish of Hard is one of many in Austria which decided to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community after the Vatican ruled last month that the Church couldn’t bless same-sex partnerships. The powerful Vatican office responsible for defending church doctrine, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), handed down a ruling that same-sex […]
April 5, 2021

UN Calls for Joint Efforts to Eliminate Threat of Explosive Hazards

The UN on Sunday called for joint efforts to eradicate threats posed by the increasing use of explosive hazards in Somalia. Qurat-ul-Ain Sadozai, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme director in Somalia, said the major impact of explosive hazards was on civilians and particularly children. “Together, we must press on to reinforce the development of national mine-action capacities and continue to support Somalia. “Ensuring protection of civilians as well as […]
March 30, 2021

South East Asia Internet gets Boosts from Facebook & Google Undersea Cable

Facebook said on Monday it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost internet connection capacity between the regions. “Named Echo and Bifrost, those will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route crossing the Java Sea and they will increase overall subsea capacity in the trans-pacific by about 70%,” Facebook […]
March 28, 2021

Indonesia Cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday Suicide Bombing

An Indonesian cathedral was rocked by a suicide bombing on Sunday with body parts littering the chaotic scene as Christians inside celebrated the start of Holy Week. The powerful blast at the church in Makassar city on Sulawesi island happened around 10:30 am local time (0330 GMT) and left at least 14 church officials and congregants injured by debris, police said. It was not clear if their wounds were life-threatening. […]
March 25, 2021

Biden Says He Plans To Run For Reelection In 2024

US President Joe Biden has on Thursday revealed that he plans to run for reelection in 2024. The POTUS position comes despite speculation he might step aside to make way for a younger contender, as he currently holds the position of being the oldest person to lead in the country’s history. Biden is 78 and already the oldest president to hold office. He would be 82 at the start of […]
March 25, 2021

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca Releases Revised COVID-19 Vaccine Data, claims 76% Efficacy

AstraZeneca has released revised efficacy data from a Phase 3 clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine after U.S. health officials questioned information that the company provided earlier this week. In a news release Thursday, AstraZeneca said a primary analysis of the trial – which involved more than 32,000 participants in the United States, Peru and Chile – found that the two-dose vaccine was 76% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. Additionally, […]
March 20, 2021

Trump Mocks Biden as He Trips Thrice on Air Force 1 (Video)

US President, Joe Biden, tripped and fell thrice while climbing the Air Force One stairs on Friday, March 19. He was on his way to Georgia when he missed his step three times while boarding the Air Force One. Following the incident, Donald Trump Jr, the son of the 45th US President, took to Twitter to mock his father’s successor. He shared a video of Biden falling and wrote: “I […]