US athlete Grant Holloway breaks 27-year-old world record

The world champion ran 7.29 seconds in 1994 to finish 0.01 second of Burton Colin Jackson’s time. US athlete Grant Holloway has broken the 27-year-old world record for the 60-meter indoor hurdles at the Villa de Madrid event. The world champion clocked a time of 7.29 seconds on Wednesday, averaging 0.01 seconds from the time […]

Iran and world powers hint at talks over nuclear deal

Tehran, Iran – Unofficial talks between Iran and world powers that signed an ailing 2015 nuclear deal appear to be the only way forward as neither side seems willing to take the first step. Iran says the United States, which in 2018 unilaterally abandoned the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), must first return to […]

How much money is needed to join the richest 1% of the world

Joining the richest 1 is never easy, but it is especially difficult in Monaco. According to a study by Knight Frank of more than two dozen locations, you need about 8 8 million to reduce Mediterranean citizenship, where residents typically do not pay income tax. According to the property broker’s 2021 Wealth Report, Switzerland and […]

UN World Food Programme warns could suspend work in North Korea

MANILA: Philippine forces have arrested nine women who were related to Abu Sayyaf commanders and militants in the south and could have been “potential suicide bombers,” the military said Tuesday.The women were captured Friday in raids on houses in three towns in the predominantly Muslim province of Sulu, said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., who […]

The Arab world: Time for a reset?

In the Arab world today, there is a treacherous tendency to pigeonhole people into a one-dimensional identity, whether it is religion, sect, ethnicity or nationality. We often hear voices claiming that there is no such thing as the Arab world and that the Palestinian peoples’ persecution is not our concern or that our Muslim faith […]

Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank

Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to donate its urplus shots. The Palestinians’ COVID-19 vaccination plan faces a $30m-funding shortfall, even after factoring in support from a global vaccine scheme for poorer economies, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. Israel, a world leader in terms of […]

World Bank pushing for standard vaccine contracts, more disclosure from makers

YANGON: Mya Thwet Thwet Khaing would have turned 20 on Feb. 11, two days before she was shot in the head during anti-military protests in Myanmar’s administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Khaing died on Friday after her family decided to remove the life support system which she had been kept on for more than a […]

Biden set to make first public outing on world stage as president

President Joe Biden will make his first major public foray onto the global stage as president on Friday, attending a G-7 summit and addressing the Munich Security Council. Biden is expected to discuss the global response to COVID-19, stress coordination in responding to Russia and China, and the Iran nuclear deal during the two events. […]

World first: UK to deliberately infect volunteers with COVID

As part of a government-backed ‘human challenge’ study, up to 90 young people will be exposed to the coronavirus. The United Kingdom is set to become the first country in the world to deliberately expose volunteers to the novel coronavirus in a so-called human challenge study hoped to aid the development of vaccines and treatments. […]

Johnny Pacheco, Who Helped Bring Salsa to the World, Dies at 85

Johnny Pacheco, the Dominican-born bandleader who co-founded the record label that turned salsa music into a worldwide sensation, died on Monday in Teaneck, N.J. He was 85. His wife, Maria Elena Pacheco, who is known as Cuqui, confirmed the death, at Holy Name Medical Center. Mr. Pacheco lived in Fort Lee, N.J. Fania Records, which […]

Biden promises to re-engage the US with the world in upcoming G7 meet

In his first event with other G7 leaders, Biden will discuss COVID-19, China and the global economy, the White House says. US President Joe Biden will hold his first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the world economy and dealing […]

How to ready kids for the real world while raising them with joy?

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‘World is watching’: UN warns Myanmar after coup

The United Nations human rights investigator for Myanmar has urged the UN Security Council to consider imposing punitive sanctions, arms embargoes and travel bans in response to a military coup. The United States, which imposed its own sanctions on Thursday, urged other UN member states to follow suit, in its first remarks to the Human […]

Leslie Robertson, Who Engineered the World Trade Center, Dies at 92

His parents divorced when Mr. Robertson was a boy, and he was raised by his father’s second wife, Zelda (Ziegel) Robertson, also a homemaker. In 1945, when he was 17, Leslie lied about his age and joined the Navy. He was not deployed, and he was honorably discharged that September. He studied engineering at the […]

Bayern Munich win Club World Cup for sixth trophy of season

Pavard scored the only goal in Bayern’s win that led them to their sixth title in less than nine months. Bayern Munich beat Tigres UANL 1-0 in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar to lift their sixth title in less than nine months. Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal of Thursday’s […]

China pulls BBC World News off air for content ‘violation’

The move follows BBC report detailing accounts of alleged torture and sexual violence against Uighur women. British television channel BBC World News has been barred from airing in China, the National Radio and Television Administration said on Friday, a week after the United Kingdom’s media regulator revoked Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Global Television Network’s (CGTN). […]

Kent coronavirus variant set to ‘sweep world’, says UK scientist

Strain first detected in England, which may be 30 percent more lethal than other variants, has spread to more than 50 countries. The coronavirus variant first recorded in southeast England is likely to “sweep the world” and become the most dominant global strain, the head of the United Kingdom’s genetic surveillance programme says, as concerns […]

COVID maths: All the virus in the world would fit in a coke can

Sum by UK expert reveals ‘just a few mouthfuls’ worth of virus particles are driving the global coronavirus pandemic. All the COVID-causing virus circulating in the world right now could easily fit inside a single cola can, according to a calculation by a British mathematician whose sum exposes just how much devastation is caused by […]

Bayern Munich beat Al Ahly to reach Club World Cup final

Bayern Munich reached the Club World Cup final after goals in each half by Robert Lewandowski sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a host venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The German side will face Mexico’s Tigres in the final on Thursday after the […]

To ‘Re-engage the World,’ Biden Looks to Win Over U.S. Diplomats First

WASHINGTON — Pledging to rebuild international alliances and bolster the United States’ moral standing, President Biden on Thursday outlined plans to “re-engage the world.” But first, he sought to win over the diplomats whose job it is to carry out his vision. With State Department employees tuning in from around the country and overseas, Mr. […]

In Pictures: Mexico’s Tigres UANL seal progress at Club World Cup

Doha, Qatar – Mexico’s Tigres UANL came from behind to beat Asian champions Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in the opening match of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup which kicked off in Qatar on Thursday. The tournament, comprising five regional football champions and host country league winners, was scheduled to be hosted in December last year […]

Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar against COVID backdrop

Tournament, delayed by almost two months due to the pandemic, kicks off on Thursday with stadiums operating at 30 percent capacity. The delayed 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will kick off in Qatar on Thursday as the country ramps up its preparation for the 2022 World Cup and also plays its “part for the safe […]