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South Korea rocket launch fails to put payload in orbit: Moon

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — South Korea’s first domestically-developed space rocket failed to put its dummy payload into orbit after its maiden launch on...

India administers its one billionth Covid jab

  by Aishwarya KUMAR Agence France Presse NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India administered its billionth Covid-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, half a year...

Don’t panic, says UK, despite soaring Covid rates

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s government on Wednesday rejected calls to trigger “Plan B” measures to limit spiralling Covid infection rates, even as...

South Korea seeks space race entry with first homegrown rocket

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — South Korea is aiming to join the ranks of advanced spacefaring nations on Thursday when it attempts to put...

US authorizes ‘mix and match’ Covid vaccine boosters: regulator

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized using a so-called “mix and match” strategy for people...

All 21 on board scramble to safety after Texas plane crash

HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — A private plane crashed when attempting to take off Tuesday in Texas, with all 21 passengers and crew on...

US set to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 against Covid from next month: White House

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States is ready to start vaccinating children aged 5-11 against Covid-19 starting next month, the White House...

Grapefruit-sized hailstones hit Australian town

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) — A tropical north Australian town has been pounded by “record-breaking” hailstones the size of mangoes or grapefruit, with some shattering...

Putin expected to order new virus restrictions as deaths soar

by Ola CICHOWLAS MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia reported Wednesday a record 1,028 Covid deaths in a single day, with President Vladimir Putin expected...

UK health leaders call for Covid curbs as infections rise

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Healthcare leaders urged the British government Wednesday to reinstate some coronavirus restrictions to ease pressures on hospitals because of...

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