U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for second week in a row -Baker Hughes

08.05.2021 [14:47]
U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row as higher oil prices prompted some drillers to return to the wellpad, according to Reuters. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose eight to 448 in the week ...

Activists say 379 people disappear in Colombia after week of protests

07.05.2021 [16:46]
At least 379 people are considered missing in Colombia after a week of protests against a tax reform that have rocked the country, local human rights organizations reported on Thursday, according to TASS ...

India sets new global record of 414,188 daily COVID cases

07.05.2021 [12:40]
India set another global record for daily coronavirus cases Friday, registering over 414,000 infections in the past 24 hours, according to Anadolu Agency. It marked the second consecutive day the country registered over 400,000 cases after reporting 412,262 infections Thursday ...

More than 847,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hours

07.05.2021 [12:11]
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 154.81 mln, increasing by more than 847,000 over the past 24 hours, TASS reports. According to the data of the World Health ...

EU 'ready to discuss' COVID vaccine patent waiver, says von der Leyen

06.05.2021 [20:42]
The European Union is willing to discuss a proposal, now backed by the United States, to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, according to Reuters ...

PM Irakli Garibashvili: Georgia and Azerbaijan will continue to implement join projects

06.05.2021 [19:25]
“Georgia and Azerbaijan will continue to implement join projects,” said Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili as he commented on the results of his visit to Azerbaijan on his official Facebook account. In a post, Georgian Prime Minister said: “I held the first meeting with ...

Nepal's hospitals face oxygen supply shortage

06.05.2021 [15:51]
Nepal's two major government-run hospitals based in capital Kathmandu have been facing oxygen supply shortage, authorities said, according to Xinhua. The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease hospital which has been converted into a COVID-19 ...

Japan to set up no-fly zone during Tokyo Olympics

06.05.2021 [13:06]
Japan's transport ministry said Thursday a no-fly zone will be set up above venues of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics from July 21 through Sept. 5 as part of measures to prevent terrorism, according to Kyodo News ...

Forty-three thousand AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in Georgia

06.05.2021 [12:39]
Georgia received 43 000 AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine shots, according to the Georgian television channel 1TV. The vaccines arrived at the Tbilisi International Airport earlier this morning. These jabs will be used as a second dose for those inoculated with first shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine ...

China International Bicycle Fair gets underway in Shanghai

06.05.2021 [12:23]
The 30th China International Bicycle Fair was launched at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on Wednesday, according to chinadaily.com.cn. Organized by the China Bicycle Association, the exhibition covers a total area of 135,000 square meters and will last until ...

Tokyo metropolitan gov't eyes extension of COVID-19 emergency

06.05.2021 [11:28]
The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering requesting the central government to extend the ongoing state of emergency in the capital aimed at stemming surging coronavirus infections, an official said Thursday, according to Kyodo News ...

Turkish president, German chancellor hold video call

06.05.2021 [10:59]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a videoconference on Wednesday and discussed bilateral and Turkey-EU relations as well as regional issues, said the Turkish Communications Directorate, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Mali woman gives rare birth to 9 babies

05.05.2021 [20:28]
A young Malian woman became a phenomenon in a single day by safely giving birth to nine babies at once at a hospital in Morocco on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency. Halima Cisse, 25, from the West African country wrote her name in history as a mother of nonuplets ...

Pakistan to commence local production of China's COVID-19 vaccine

05.05.2021 [19:39]
Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan said Monday that the local production of China's single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine is about to commence in the country to facilitate its vaccination drive, according to Xinhua ...

Turkish president, Saudi king speak over phone

05.05.2021 [18:15]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 4 held a phone conversation with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, according to Anadolu Agency. They discussed relations between the two countries, Turkey's Communications Directorate said in a statement ...

Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline

05.05.2021 [16:48]
Japan's estimated child population hit a record low after falling for 40 straight years, government data showed Tuesday, adding to the evidence of the country's aging population, Kyodo News reports. The number of children aged 14 or younger stood at 14.93 million as of April ...

Georgia reports 2,171 new cases of coronavirus of 27,648 tests

05.05.2021 [15:51]
Georgia has reported 2,171 new cases of coronavirus, 1,074 recoveries and 24 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Agenda.Ge. 27,648 tests have been conducted around the country on the weekend ...

Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23

04.05.2021 [19:54]
At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble, according to Reuters. The authorities halted rescue efforts shortly after they began, saying there was a risk that ...

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after controversy

04.05.2021 [15:24]
President Joe Biden dramatically increased on Monday the US's refugee admissions cap, setting the new limit at 62,500, according to Anadolu Agency. The new figure, which will run through the current fiscal year that ends in September ...