House impeachment managers ask Donald Trump to testify, his lawyers call it 'public relations stunt'

House impeachment managers have asked former US President Donald Trump to testify during the Senate impeachment trial about his conduct on January 6, 2021. Trump's lawyers called the move a 'public relations stunt'.

Johnson & Johnson seeks US vaccine approval for emergency authorisation as hopes rise in virus fight

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has sought the US regulators' approval for emergency authorization of its single-shot coronavirus vaccine.

Joe Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

Saying the war has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe and that it has to end, US President Joe Biden said America was ending support for a Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen.

Need to explore bat caves in China in search of Covid origins, says WHO team member

The origin of the coronavirus has become highly politicised following accusations, especially by the United States, that China was not transparent in its early handling of the outbreak.

'America is back': US President Biden warns Russia over Navalny

Demanding the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Navalny, US President Joe Biden said in his first address to the State Department, "America is back. Diplomacy is back."

Killer doll 'Chucky' suspect in kidnapping: Texas authorities apologise for errant alert

The errant Amber Alert said 'Chucky', the killer doll featured in the 1988 horror film "Child's Play" was a suspect in the kidnapping of a 5-year-old.

Russia confident it can ride out Anti-Putin protests, ready to use more force

The Kremlin believes it can easily ride out nationwide protests over the arrest and jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and is ready to authorise the use of more force against demonstrators if necessary, two sources close to it said.

In first for Europe, Iran envoy sentenced to 20-year prison term over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled opposition group was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in the first trial of an Iranian official for suspected terrorism in Europe since Iran’s 1979 revolution.

McKinsey to pay $573 million to settle claims over opioid crisis role: Report

Consulting firm McKinsey & Co has agreed to pay at least $573 million to resolve claims by 40-plus US states related to its role in the opioid epidemic and advice it gave to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Banging pots and pans, Myanmar people kick up protest?against military coup

Yangonnites, for the last two nights, have been?waiting?for the clock to hit 8 pm (local time) to bang?pots and pans on the streets and in their homes for around 15-30 minutes to protest against the military takeover that has ousted Aung San Suu Kyi.

Iran conducts surgical strike in Pakistan, frees border guards held by Baloch terrorists

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Ground Force's Quds Base in Southeastern Iran said in the statement that two of its border guards were freed in a successful intelligence operation on Tuesday night.

Greta Thunberg says she still stands with farmers in fresh tweet

Climate-activist Greta Thunberg has once again lent her support to the ongoing farmers protests in India

ISIL-K's new leader heads India operations; likely had earlier affiliation with Haqqani network: UN

According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, global terror group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-Khorasan's (ISIL-K) new leader, Shihab al-Muhajir, heads its operations in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. He is said to have had an earlier affiliation with the dreaded Haqqani Network.