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Four stabbed in Paris attack near old Charlie Hebdo office

Four stabbed in Paris attack near old Charlie Hebdo office

Four people were stabbed on Friday near the old offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, Prime Minister Jean Castex said.

Europe regulator sees November lifting of Boeing 737 MAX flight ban

Europe regulator sees November lifting of Boeing 737 MAX flight ban

Boeing's grounded 737 MAX could receive regulatory approval to resume flying in November and enter service by the end of the year, Europe's chief aviation safety regulator said on Friday.

Biden leads Trump nationally, but race much tighter in key states

Biden leads Trump nationally, but race much tighter in key states

The US presidential race is much closer than national surveys suggest, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls in battleground states that show Democrat Joe Biden with only a slim lead over President Donald Trump in three highly competitive states and in a dead heat in three others.

Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan holds anti-landing drill on frontline island with China

Taiwan's armed forces have held anti-landing drills on one of its offshore islands close to China amid rising tensions with Beijing, the island's defence ministry said on Friday, showing images of a cannon firing and soldiers loading the guns.

Japanese researchers trial early warning test for acute Covid-19 cases

Japanese researchers trial early warning test for acute Covid-19 cases

Japanese researchers have developed a blood test they say appears to serve as an early warning system for serious cases of Covid-19, and deployed 500 prototype machines to trial its effectiveness nationwide.

Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil to join Covax vaccine facility

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global Covid-19 vaccine partnership known as Covax and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines

Famed Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Famed Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Famed Indian playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades died lost his battle against Covid-19

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok has told an Australian government committee that it will allow government officials to review its algorithm and test its source code, as it seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app operator's China ownership.

China says to produce 610 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this year

China says to produce 610 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this year

China's Covid-19 vaccine development programme is in a "leading position" and Beijing is on track to produce over 600 million doses by the end of the year, officials said Friday.

UK police officer shot dead at custody centre in south London

UK police officer shot dead at custody centre in south London

A British police officer has been shot dead by a man who was being detained at a custody centre in south London in the early hours of Friday.

Whale rescuers face grim task in Australia mass stranding

Whale rescuers face grim task in Australia mass stranding

After days wading through chilly waters, surrounded by the pained cries of hundreds of stranded whales on Australia's south coast, rescuers faced the grim task Friday of disposing of the carcasses.

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia agrees to supply 35mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Uzbekistan

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday it had agreed to supply up to 35 million doses of the Russian experimental vaccine against Covid-19 to Uzbekistan's Laxisam, a pharmaceutical company.

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