Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 3.91 mn
Turkish businesses welcome easing of Covid-19 restrictions
Russia threatens to retaliate against US, EU sanctions
2 patients die after AstraZeneca Covid jab in S Korea (Ld)
  • 2 patients die after AstraZeneca Covid jab in S Korea (Ld)(19:52)

    Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Two patients at the long-term care hospitals in South Korea's Gyeonggi province died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, the first cases of deaths since the country launched its nationwide vaccination programme last week.

Experts call for global cooperation to fight Covid
  • Experts call for global cooperation to fight Covid(19:38)

    Guangzhou (China), March 3 (IANS) Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and leading Chinese respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan have called for global solidarity and cooperation to fight against Covid-19.

Vigilance pivotal to thwart hostile attempts to create chaos: Pak Army Chief
  • Vigilance pivotal to thwart hostile attempts to create chaos: Pak Army Chief(16:42)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Karachi, March 3 (IANS) The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has called for constant and active vigilance to thwart any attempt to disrupt the efforts by the countrys armed forces in rooting out terrorism from the troubled tribal regions of North and South Waziristan.

Ebola infects 28 people, kills 11 in Guinea, DRC
  • Ebola infects 28 people, kills 11 in Guinea, DRC(16:16)

    Addis Ababa, March 3 (IANS) The African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases and 11 deaths so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Blast occurs near Dutch Covid testing centre
US Fed official urges patience on monetary policy
S.Korean Defence Minister, EU envoy hold talks
  • S.Korean Defence Minister, EU envoy hold talks(16:06)

    Seoul, March 3 (IANS) South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on Wednesday met the European Union's (EU) Ambassador to Seoul Maria Castillo Fernandez to discuss security issues.

Australian economy continues recovery
  • Australian economy continues recovery(16:00)

    Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday revealed that the country's economy has continued to recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

10 rockets hit Iraqi base housing US forces
  • 10 rockets hit Iraqi base housing US forces(15:56)

    Baghdad, March 3 (IANS) At least 10 rockets were fired on Wednesday at a military airbase housing US-led coalition forces in Iraq's Anbar province, security sources said.

Myanmar FM attends virtual Asean meeting
  • Myanmar FM attends virtual Asean meeting(15:52)

    Yangon, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin attended an informal meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a state-media report said on Wednesday.

Tropical cyclone set to strengthen off Aus coast
  • Tropical cyclone set to strengthen off Aus coast(15:46)

    Canberra, March 3 (IANS) A tropical cyclone off Australia's northeast coast is forecast to intensify throughout Wednesday and overnight, with gale force winds impacting parts of the coastline.

US Congress urged to target relief package based on data
  • US Congress urged to target relief package based on data(15:44)

    Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US Chamber of Commerce called on Congress to target the Covid-19 relief package based on the latest data, arguing that the economic situation has changed since the introduction of the plan.

60 dead in Afghanistan's targeted attacks in Feb
  • 60 dead in Afghanistan's targeted attacks in Feb(15:40)

    Kabul, March 3 (IANS) About 60 people lost their lives in the increased targeted attacks in Afghanistan in February as fighting rages in the country, according to official figures released on Wednesday.

Australia extends border closure until June
Pak holds Senate elections for 37 seats
China's top political advisory body to open annual session
  • China's top political advisory body to open annual session(15:24)

    Beijing, March 3 (IANS) The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open its annual session on Thursday in Beijing, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Australian AG denies historical rape allegation
  • Australian AG denies historical rape allegation(15:18)

    Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Australia's Attorney General (AG) Christian Porter has identified himself as the government minister facing a historical rape allegation and fronted the media on Wednesday to deny the allegation.

S.Korea, US to hold talks over cost-sharing
  • S.Korea, US to hold talks over cost-sharing(15:14)

    Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Negotiators from South Korea and the US will hold talks in Washington this week to discuss how to share the upkeep cost for the US Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

IS claims killing 3 female Afghan media workers
  • IS claims killing 3 female Afghan media workers(15:08)

    Kabul, March 3 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed three female media workers in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Biden's pick to lead WH Economic Council confirmed
  • Biden's pick to lead WH Economic Council confirmed(15:00)

    Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US Senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University economist, to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first African-American to hold the position.

Ties on the mend: Pak likely to import cotton from India
Covid variant 1st detected in Brazil more contagious
  • Covid variant 1st detected in Brazil more contagious(14:54)

    Brasilia, March 3 (IANS) The coronavirus variant detected in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas is twice as contagious and capable of re-infecting those who already had Covid-19, according to a study

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