World News Live

99 Of 100 Cities Most At Risk Environmentally Are In Asia

Jakarta, plagued by heat waves and rising sea levels, topped the ranking. (File Photo) Paris, France: Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published Thursday. Across the globe, more than 400 large cities with […]


Cameron McGrone is Patriots’ latest gamble on prospect with medical risk – New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of the most notable things coach Bill Belichick said at the conclusion of the 2021 NFL draft was the New England Patriots are prepared for fifth-round pick Cameron McGrone to miss his rookie season. McGrone, the linebacker from Michigan who in a best-case scenario could potentially succeed Dont’a Hightower at the […]

WHO News

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

While immunization services have started to recover from disruptions caused by COVID-19, millions of children remain vulnerable to deadly diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance warned today during World Immunization Week, highlighting the urgent need for a renewed global commitment to improve vaccination access and uptake. “Vaccines will help […]

World News Live

Australia’s Perth at risk of second snap-lockdown with three new Covid-19 infections

SYDNEY: Australia‘s fourth-largest city faces prospects of its second snap lockdown in two weeks, officials said on Sunday, after a hotel quarantine security guard in Perth and two of his housemates tested positive for Covid-19. Western Australia (WA) Premier Mark McGowan said late on Saturday he had yet to decide whether the state’s capital city, […]

World News Live

South Asians In UK At Greater Risk In Second Covid Wave: Study

The study accounted for a number of explanatory variables such as household size, social factors. (File) London: Minority ethnic groups in general and South Asians, in particular, had a higher risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and of COVID-19 related hospitalisations, intensive care (ICU) admissions and deaths during the second wave of the pandemic in […]

World News Live

6.8-magnitude quake rattles northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

Image used for representational purpose only TOKYO: A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan‘s northeastern coast on Saturday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and US authorities said, with no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the mid-morning quake hit at a depth of 47 kilometres (29 miles) in the […]

World News Live

Higher Body Weight Linked With Severe COVID-19 Risk: Lancet Study

The study is based on more than 6.9 million people living in England (Representational) New Delhi: Being overweight is associated with an increased risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19, including higher ICU admissions, according to a study published on Thursday in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. The researchers from the University of Oxford in […]

World News Live

Covid Risk Rises 50% If Passengers Board Planes Back To Front: Study

Delta Air Lines adopted back-to-front boarding to “minimize contact with other customers”. Boarding passengers seated at the back of the aircraft first — a Covid-era change by Delta Air Lines Inc. and others to cut the risk of infection — actually increases the chance of catching the virus by 50%, a scientific study showed. So-called […]


Federal Aid to Renters Moves Slowly, Leaving Many at Risk

WASHINGTON — Four months after Congress approved tens of billions of dollars in emergency rental aid, only a small portion has reached landlords and tenants, and in many places it is impossible even to file an application. The program requires hundreds of state and local governments to devise and carry out their own plans, and […]

World News Live

Covid-19 Survivors Face Increased Risk of Death, Serious Illness: Study

New Delhi: COVID-19 survivors — including those not sick enough to be hospitalised — have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus, according to the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date. The research, published in the journal Nature on Thursday, reveals the massive burden this disease […]