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46 years journalist arrested after taking photos in protest of asylum seeker in Kent

Kathmandu: A reputed freelance journalist has been arrested after taking and sharing photographs of activists protesting against the conditions in a controversial military camp housing hundreds of asylum seekers in Kent. Freelance photographer Andy Aitchison, 46, attended a demonstration outside Napier Barracks, in Folkestone, on Thursday morning and took photos as...

Vice-Minister of the Communist Party of China Guo Yezhou meets with Nepali Congress President

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) vice Minister for International Affairs Guo Yezhou's team meets with opposition Nepali congress chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba at Deuba's residence Budanilkatha on Tuesday morning.  Former minister Narayan Khadka and foreign scholar Dinesh Chandra Bhattarai were also present at the meeting.  According to Bhattarai, "the meeting was...

Corona Virus in Antarctica

Kathmandu: Chile's Army says that 58 people that were at two military bases in Antarctica tested positive for the new coronavirus. Luckily, no other country with a presence in Antarctica has publicly reported any other cases. Chile's army announced on Monday that 36 people at the...

Finally Trump gives transition to Biden

WASHINGTON, November 24: Incumbent US President Donald Trump has recommended General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy and members of his administration to "do what needs to be done" on initial procedures on power transition. Thus, the Republican in fact ordered to launch the transfer of power to Biden. "I am recommending...

Bahrain's Prime Minister dies at 84

Agency: Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers who led his island nation’s government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab Spring protests that demanded his ouster over corruption allegations, died on Wednesday. He was 84. Bahrain's state-run news agency announced his death,...

5.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 6: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in eastern Taiwan at 9:40 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 107.8 kilometers northeast of Taitung...

Kremlin says Putin will not resign

Moscow, Nov-6:  Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refuted the article published by the British tabloid The Sun, which claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to resign due to health problems. Peskov assured that Putin has no such plans, and that he is in excellent health. "No," the spokesman said in...

Vienna gunman killed 4 and wounded 17

The Vienna gunman who killed four and wounded 17 last night  was nuetralized at 8:09 PM. He was released early from prison on terror charges because of his age. Twenty-year-old Kujtim Fejzulai was jailed in April 2019 because he wanted to travel to Syria to join ISIS, but he was granted...

U.S. sees 95mn early votes; few hours left to go

President Donald Trump again questions the integrity of the election process; both campaigns have readied armies of lawyersMore than 95 million Americans had cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election by Monday, according to a tally by the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, a harbinger...

Pennsylvania district court blocks US order for TikTok

Pennsylvania: A US judge in Pennsylvania blocked a US Commerce Department order set to take effect on November 12 that would have effectively banned Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok from operating in the United States on Friday. US District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone enjoined the Commerce Department from barring data hosting...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in self quarantine

Geneva: The World Health Organization chief said late Sunday (Nov 1) that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, but stressed he had no symptoms. "I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Death Toll rises to 43 in Turkey earthquake

ANKARA, November 1: The number of people killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Turkey’s Izmir region has risen to 43, the Turkish emergency agency said in a statement. "Forty-three people lost their lives," the statement reads. According to the agency, 896 people suffered injuries. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Turkey's...

US appoints Destro as a special coordinator for Tibetan Issue

The United States has appointed a senior human rights official as a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, amid increasingly tense relations between Washington and Beijing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that Robert Destro, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, would assume the additional...

China fires two missiles on US Spy Plane

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that Beijing fired one intermediate-range ballistic missile, DF-26B, from Qinghai Province and another medium-range ballistic missile, DF-21D, from Zhejiang Province on Wednesday in response to US aerial activities in a "no-fly zone" area. In response, Mark Esper, the US defense chief,...

Isreal launches air attack at Hezbollah in Lebanon

Israel said it carried out air attacks on Hezbollah observation posts in Lebanon on Wednesday after shots were fired from across the border towards its troops the previous evening. The country's military had said earlier that a "security incident" was unfolding in the vicinity of Manara near the UN-demarcated Blue Line...

TikTok to take Trump administration to court

Earlier this month, Trump issued an executive order that prohibits any US-based company to conduct transactions with the app after mid-September. That means any firm interesting in buying TikTok — like Mircosoft or Oracle — will need to finish the deal before the 45-day deadline ends. Popular short video app TikTok...

Democrats nominated Joe Biden for presidentship election

(Reuters) - Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, vowing his election would repair a pandemic-battered America and put an end to the chaos that has defined Republican President Donald Trump’s administration. The second night of the party’s four-night national convention, under the theme “Leadership Matters,” featured elder...

Zero deaths of Nepalese on the last week NRNA

A press release issued by the NRNA from London said it recorded zero death of Nepalis living abroad in the past week. The number of Nepalis diagnosed with COVID-19 in foreign countries has also gone down significantly in recent days. According to a tally of fatalities and infections compiled by...

Protesters breaks thorough government ministries in Beirut

Beirut: Lebanese protesters stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday as shots rang out in increasingly angry demonstrations over this week's devastating explosion. The protesters said their politicians should resign and be punished for negligence they say led to Tuesday's blast,...

Iran launches ballistic missiles for the first time.

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said it launched ballistic missiles from "the depths of the Earth" on Wednesday during the last day of military exercises near sensitive Gulf waters. A video posted online by a news agency linked to Iran's state TV showed clouds of dust before the missiles streaked into the...

Presidential election campaigning begins in Belarus

Agency: The election campaigning that precedes the August 9 presidential election in Belarus begins in the country on Wednesday amid to COVID-19.  On Tuesday, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) registered five candidates. They are to submit their campaign platforms to the media selected by CEC until July 19. The registered candidates...


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