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Boeing must inspect older 737 jets after Indonesia crash: FAA

Boeing must inspect older 737 jets after Indonesia crash: FAA

The US aviation regulator is ordering Boeing to inspect older generation 737 jets, after the January crash of an aircraft off Indonesia that killed 62 people.

India records more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths

India records more than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths

India reported a smaller rise in daily Covid-19 cases for the third straight day on Sunday, but the number of deaths in 24 hours was higher than 4,000, taking the country's death toll to 270,000.

Covid risk halts bid to scale Everest

Covid risk halts bid to scale Everest

An international expedition yesterday abandoned its attempt to scale Mount Everest, citing risks posed by an increasing number of Covid-19 cases at the base camp, the organisers said.

Australia govt ‘must avert new India repatriation flight fiasco’

Australia govt ‘must avert new India repatriation flight fiasco’

The Australian government needs to do more to avoid a repeat of the scores of seats left empty on the first post-ban repatriation flight from virus-ravaged India, one community leader has said.

Taiwan tightens restrictions after coronavirus cases increase

Taiwan tightens restrictions after coronavirus cases increase

Taiwan yesterday raised its coronavirus alert level in the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding city, bringing curbs for a period of two weeks that will shut many venues and restrict gatherings in the wake of 180 new domestic infections.

Localised containment plan vital to stem Covid rise: Modi

Localised containment plan vital to stem Covid rise: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said the government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used to fight Covid-19. He added that the situation with regards to the black fungus infection, mucormycosis, which has affected some Covid-recovered patients was also being monitored.

Govt responding calmly to India Covid variant: minister

Govt responding calmly to India Covid variant: minister

The government is acting “coolly” and “calmly” to tackle the coronavirus variant first found in India as social distancing measures are further eased on Monday, the Health Minister Edward Argar has said.

Chileans vote for body to rewrite constitution

Chileans vote for body to rewrite constitution

Chileans went to the polls yesterday to elect 155 people who will re-write the country’s dictatorship-era constitution in a bid to address deep-seated social inequality that gave rise to deadly protests in 2019.

Colombia’s Covid-19 deaths exceed 80,000

Colombia’s Covid-19 deaths exceed 80,000

Confirmed deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Colombia passed 80,000 on Friday, with intensive care units (ICUs) almost full in the biggest cities, where crowds have been gathering for weeks of protests.

Patel accused of lobbying for face mask company

Patel accused of lobbying for face mask company

Labour has accused Priti Patel of a “flagrant breach” of the ministerial code by allegedly lobbying Michael Gove over a £20mn deal.

US envoy wants Pope to attend climate conference

US envoy wants Pope to attend climate conference

Pope Francis has the moral authority to sway public opinion over global warming and might attend the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, US President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry said yesterday.

Miliband faces flak over charity’s unpaid internships

Miliband faces flak over charity’s unpaid internships

The former Labour MP David Miliband is facing criticism after it emerged that the charity he runs, for which he was paid more than £700,000, is offering unpaid internships at its headquarters in New York City.

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