China on Wednesday sent its largest land monitoring satellite into space. The L-SAR 01A satellite was launched aboard a Long March-4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, public broadcaster CGTN reported ... .
Kabul, Afghanistan – Many Afghan women in the capital Kabul have protested against a poster campaign launched by the Taliban, encouraging women to wear a burqa or hijab ... It did not issue an official directive ... The word “hijab” accompanied each picture as if to clarify what that should look like ... “This poses the question ... Mohd Rasfan/AFP] ... .
Former Pope Benedict XVI has apologized for giving false testimony during a child sexual abuse probe. For many Catholics, the statement isn't enough; they are bitterly disappointed and demand an admission of guilt ... .
The U.S.Coast Guard was searching Tuesday for 39 people missing after their boat reportedly capsized over the weekend off Florida in a suspected human-smuggling venture. A good Samaritan rescued a man clinging to the hull of a boat about 45 miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet, according to the Coast Guard ... It isn't known where the boat overturned.
The Omicron variant of coronavirus can remain alive on skin for over 21 hours, and more than eights days on plastic surfaces, which may be contributing to its faster spread compared to other strains, according to a study ... Also Read. Fauci says 'prudent' to have Omicron vaccine, but may not be needed ... Also Read ... Watch the latest DH Videos here. ... YouTube.
House SpeakerNancy Pelosi announced she will seek re-election, ending speculation that she would retire as Democrats face the threat of losing control of Congress in the 2022 midterms. “While we have made progress, much more needs to be done to improve people’s lives,” the 81-year-old Ms Pelosi said in an online video. “This election is crucial ... PA ... .
A Japanese medical facility placed the acceptance of new patients on hold after a cyber intrusion. The municipal Handa Hospital in the small town of Tsurugi in western Japan was hit by a ransomware attack at the end of October ... The hackers threatened to leak the records unless a ransom was not paid ... .
United Nations, Jan 26 (AP) More than 50 million people are affected by conflict in urban areas from Afghanistan to Libya, Syria, Yemen and beyond where they face a much higher risk of being killed or injured, the United Nations chief said Tuesday ... As examples, he told a U.N ... (AP) ....
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate Wednesday on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three options emerging. obligatory vaccinations for all adults or for everyone above 50, or no mandate at all. German politicians of all stripes long insisted that there would be no vaccine mandate ... ___ ... ....