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First patient set to receive controversial Biogen Alzheimer's drug

First patient set to receive controversial Biogen Alzheimer's drug

A US hospital on Wednesday will give the first infusion of an expensive, controversial new Alzheimer's drug from Biogen Inc before Medicare had even said what it will pay for - and with some doctors upset by its approval last week.

China ramps up vaccinations, but uneven rollout leaves borders closed

China ramps up vaccinations, but uneven rollout leaves borders closed

China has tripled its daily Covid-19 vaccine rollout in June, inoculating 44% of its population with at least one dose, but its health experts warn against a quick border reopening, citing an uneven rollout and the low rate of full vaccinations.

India slams Twitter for not complying with new IT rules

India slams Twitter for not complying with new IT rules

India's technology minister said on Tuesday that Twitter Inc had deliberately defied and failed to comply with the country's new IT rules, which became effective in late May.

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan on Wednesday killing 10 people and injuring five, while floods in neighbouring Nepal left seven people missing, authorities said.

China to launch first crew to new space station on Thursday

China to launch first crew to new space station on Thursday

Astronauts blasting off on Thursday for China's first crewed mission to its new space station will have a choice of 120 different types of food and ‘space treadmills’ for exercise, China's space agency said.

Car bomb attack at Colombian military base wounds 36

Car bomb attack at Colombian military base wounds 36

A car bomb blast inside an army base in the Colombian city of Cucuta wounded 36 people Tuesday, officials said, blaming the attack to ELN guerillas.

India's famed Taj Mahal re-opens for tourists as Covid-19 curbs ease

India's famed Taj Mahal re-opens for tourists as Covid-19 curbs ease

India's iconic Taj Mahal re-opened to the public on Wednesday as the country, still reeling from a disastrous second wave of the pandemic, rushes to lift restrictions in a bid to revitalise its economy.

North Korea's Kim admits food situation 'tense'

North Korea's Kim admits food situation 'tense'

Kim Jong Un has admitted that North Korea's food situation is ‘tense’, state media reported Wednesday, sounding the alarm in a country that suffered a devastating famine in the 1990s in which hundreds of thousands died.

Japan to decide soon on domestic spectators at Olympics

Japan to decide soon on domestic spectators at Olympics

Japan will decide this month on whether to allow domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics, the government's chief spokesman said on Wednesday, following media reports a proposal to allow up to 10,000 people ...

Algeria’s FLN remains biggest party after election

Algeria’s FLN remains biggest party after election

Algeria’s FLN, long the country’s biggest political party, won the most seats in Saturday’s parliamentary election, the head of the electoral authority said yesterday.

At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia army camp

At least 15 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia army camp

A suicide bomber killed 15 army recruits and wounded 20 more as they queued outside a military training camp in Mogadishu yesterday, military and hospital sources said. The attack is the deadliest in the Somali capital in 18 months.

Duterte not to co-operate with ICC investigation

Duterte not to co-operate with ICC investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not co-operate with an investigation into the country’s bloody war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Court (ICC), his spokesperson said yesterday while defending the administration’s record on human rights.

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