Fire at India’s Serum Institute kills 5, AstraZeneca vaccine output unaffected
Videos and pictures from Reuters partner ANI showed black smoke billowing out of a grey building in SII’s massive headquarters complex spread over tens of acres in the western city of Pune.
India’s vaccine diplomacy in South Asia pushes back against China
Free shipments of AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest producer of vaccines, have begun arriving in the Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims
Further actions would include revoking the ban on military service by transgender Americans, and reversing a policy that blocks US funding for programs overseas linked to abortion.
Assuming U.S. presidency, Biden tells divided nation 'democracy has prevailed'
Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, attended Biden’s inauguration, along with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future
Trump has a long way to go to rebuild an image left in tatters by his stormy presidency, particularly the final months. Trump now has a unique place in history - as the only president ever impeached twice.
Alibaba's Jack Ma makes first live appearance in three months in online meet
The Jack Ma Foundation said that Ma participated in the online ceremony of the annual Rural Teacher Initiative event on Wednesday. Alibaba Group also confirmed that Jack Ma attended the online event.
In farewell address, Trump wishes luck to next administration without mentioning Biden
In the recorded remarks Trump sought to highlight aspects of his presidency in which he took pride.
Vaccine nationalism puts world on brink of 'catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief
The global scramble for shots has intensified as more infectious virus variants circulate.
Timeline: Wuhan, one year after coronavirus lockdown
Following is a timeline of key events since the first cases of the virus were detected in the city of 11 million residents in Hubei province.
Music producer Phil Spector, convicted of murder, dead at 81: media
Spector produced 20 top 40 hits between 1961 and 1965 and went on to work with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner.
Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan: Police
Government officials, journalists, and activists have been targeted in recent months, stoking fear particularly in the capital Kabul.
India kicks off ‘world’s largest’ vaccination campaign
On the first day, around 100 people will be voluntarily vaccinated in each of the 3,006 centres in the country, the government said this week, calling it the start of the biggest such campaign in the world.
International Covid-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shots
The poll was based on questions put to almost 19,000 people.
Strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundreds
The quake was felt strongly for about seven seconds but did not trigger a tsunami warning.
India to treat homegrown COVID-19 vaccine same as AstraZeneca's
Indian health advocacy groups, watchdogs and opposition politicians have questioned the local vaccine’s approval, which came just a day after the authorities asked Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for more evidence it would work.
US House impeaches Trump for a second time; 10 Republicans vote yes
The Senate’s Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, rejected Democratic calls for a quick impeachment trial, saying there was no way to conclude it before Trump leaves office.
YouTube suspends Trump's channel after violating policy on inciting violence
Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, DC.
Indian farmers burn legislation in show of defiance
Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, for almost two months, protesting against what they say are laws designed to benefit large private buyers at the expense of growers.
U.S. House urges Pence to start process of removing Trump from office
The House is expected to vote Wednesday on impeaching Trump on charges that he incited an insurrection against the U.S. government.
Several House Republicans join impeachment push; Pence says he will not move to expel Trump
Their announcements came as Republican leaders in the House refrained from urging their members to vote against impeaching Trump, saying it was a matter of individual conscience.