WASHINGTON, July 22: After intense pressure from within his own party, President Biden said he was ending his campaign and backing Vice President Kamala Harris to run in his place. Ms. Harris said she would seek the nomination, adding: “Together, we will fight. And together, we will win.”

BANGLADESH, July 21: What began as a protest against admission quotas for sought-after government jobs snowballed this week into some of the worst unrest of Sheikh Hasina's tenure. Bangladesh’s top court on Sunday scaled back a contentious quota system for government job applicants, marking a partial victory for student protesters after days of nationwide unrest and deadly clashes with police, as per the report by the Hindustan Times.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 20: Police imposed a strict curfew across Bangladesh and military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday to quell further violence after days of clashes over the allocation of government jobs left several people dead and hundreds injured.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A massive global IT failure on Friday caused widespread disruptions, grounding planes, interrupting TV coverage, and affecting banks, hospitals, and financial markets. The failure led to flight delays worldwide, card machine breakdowns, a pause in news updates from the London Stock Exchange, and Sky News going off air.

KENYA, July 18: COVID-19 is one of the worst zoonotic diseases, but it is not the first. Ebola, SARS, MERS, HIV, Lyme disease, Rift Valley fever and Lassa fever preceded it. In the last century we have seen at least six major outbreaks of novel coronaviruses.

PARIS, July 18: Airlines expect overall passenger numbers to double over the next two decades from the 4.3 billion who flew last year, with growth led by emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and the Middle East, the main global airline body said Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 17: For the past few days, various cities in Bangladesh have witnessed violent protests. At least six people have died  and scores others are injured as young government supporters and police clashed with students protesting against a new quota system for government jobs introduced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.

Five Indian security personnel killed in Kashmir fighting

Published On: July 16, 2024 03:09 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SRINAGAR, July 16: Five security personnel were killed in a firefight with gunmen in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, a police officer said Tuesday, with security sources saying militants had made a "tactical shift" in attacks.

GEORGIA, July 15: Spain won a record-breaking fourth European Championship, defeating England 2-1 following a drama-filled second half in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday in Berlin.

LONDON, July 14: The suspect who was gunned down by security forces at former President Donald Trump's Pennsylvania rally shooting on Sunday has been identified as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in an official statement.