General

Nobel Prizes Awarded in Pandemic-Curtailed Local Ceremonies

Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times.For a ...

NASA: New Software Assesses Threats from Asteroids More Accurately

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the U.S. space agency, NASA, says it has new software that will allow its Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) to better assess potential threats posed by asteroids that can come close to Earth.In a press ...

Twin Explosions Rock UN Camps in Mali

Two explosions rocked U.N. camps in the northern Mali city of Gao on Sunday, causing damage but no casualties, AFP journalists at the scene said.The early morning blasts shook the barracks of the U.N. mission in Mali, called MINUSMA, forcing the occupa...

Health & Safety

Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end...

Leaders Aim to Drum up Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund...

Production

Myanmar junta seeks resumption of Japanese investment, ODA

Published by Kyodo News A senior official of Myanmar’s military government appealed Tuesday for investment from Japan and asked the...

Iranian currency rates for November 17

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced the official rate of foreign currencies on November 17, Trend reports referring...

Myanmar teacher-turned-activist slain amid junta-led violence in Sagaing region

When May Hnin Aye, a middle-school teacher and mother of a one-year-old son, joined a movement to protest the junta...

German Government Calls for COVID-19 Booster Shots for All as Cases Surge

Germany's health minister, Jens Spahn, called Friday for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for anyone who was fully vaccinated at least...

Foreign Affairs

Five killed, dozens injured in Myanmar military ramming attack on peaceful protest

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Myanmar on Sunday when a military truck slammed from behind into a group of peaceful protesters and soldiers emerged from the vehicle to attack others in the crowd, according to witnesses and media...

Judicial

Coup brings uptick in old scourge: sexual violence by Myanmar troops

A Myanmar soldier pointed a dagger at her throat and demanded she hand over her earrings and mobile phone. Then...

Illegal gold mines operate unchecked in Myanmar’s Kachin state since coup

Illegal gold mine operations have run unchecked in the capital of Myanmar’s Kachin state since the military seized power 10...

Technology

White House: 10% of Kids Have Been Vaccinated in First 2 Weeks

The White House says about 10% of eligible kids aged 5 to 11 have received a dose of the Pfizer...

Pfizer: COVID-19 Pill Cuts Risk of Severe Disease by 89%

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Friday its new COVID-19 pill showed an 89% reduction in risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization or...