Maria Kolesnikova, the last remaining protest leader still in Belarus, danced and smiled as she went on trial yesterday accused of violating national security when she challenged President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule last year.
The WHO yesterday called for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to address the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor nations.
China yesterday tightened overseas travel restrictions for its citizens as part of efforts to contain rising coronavirus cases, after reporting its highest number of infections in months.
Lauded nationwide last year for his no-nonsense coronavirus (Covid-19) briefings, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was clinging to his political life yesterday as prosecutors opened criminal inquiries into sexual harassment allegations against the powerful Democrat.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez and his wife Haydee were taking one of their dogs to the veterinarian in Venezuela last year when they found a sloth on the road that had fallen from a power line after apparently suffering an electric shock.
Former US president Donald Trump moved yesterday to block the Treasury from handing over years of his tax records to a congressional committee, which some believe could expose abuse of tax laws.
The chief minister of India’s capital yesterday ordered a judge-led inquiry after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered, sparking days of protests and renewed scrutiny of the country’s problem with sexual violence.
At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in a car bomb blast near the residence of Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.