Friday, 05 March, 2021

Category: News


Wednesday was the bloodiest day in four weeks of protests, as security forces opened fire on crowds of people across the country, killing at least 38 people. Images and footage, captured by bystanders, local reporters and citizen journalists, showed bodies Read more…


Hong Kong may be about to find out the democracy that fits best, at least in Beijing’s opinion, is no democracy at all. At the opening of the two sessions — the twin meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Read more…


Premier Li Keqiang on Friday announced that China would target growth of more than 6% in the world’s second largest economy. While China emerged from the global downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic on surer footing than any other major Read more…


“We have been fighting this virus, but we have been fighting it with rubber bullets,” said Kenya’s Minister of Health Mutahi Kagwe. “But what we have received here is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to acquisition of machine guns, bazookas, and tanks Read more…


A conjunction is when two objects appear close together in the sky, but they can actually be millions of miles apart, according to Thomas Beatty, assistant astronomer at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona in Tucson. It’s similar to Read more…


The largest quake, a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale, occurred on the morning of February 24. It was the loudest in a swarm that continues to rattle residents in the nearby capital city of Reykjavík and the municipalities around Read more…


Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharged after she had the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found by emergency officials at her home in the city of Cheongju, south of Seoul. There was no Read more…


Amazon has tried to dissuade its work force from signing up to an organizing drive at a facility in Bessemer, a suburb of Birmingham. Since 2018, the company has paid a $15-an-hour starting salary and has recently joined a campaign Read more…


“Today was the bloodiest day since the coup happened,” Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener said, adding that the total death toll since February 1 was now 50. Around 1,200 people have been detained, while many relatives are unsure where they Read more…


Signet Jewelers (SIG), owner of Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared, is betting on facial piercings becoming popular during and after the pandemic. The company operates more than 500 Piercing Pagoda “kiosk”-type stores in malls nationwide that sell gold and silver Read more…