Hackers shut down system for booking COVID-19 shots in Italy

HACKERS have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday. “A…

Thousands displaced as floods hit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

HEAVY monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugees camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, U.N. and other officials said on Friday, with further…

Thousands protest against COVID-19 health pass in France

PARIS, July 31 (Reuters) – Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities on Saturday against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of…

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over the release of ‘Black Widow’ on streaming

SCARLETT Johansson is suing Disney over its decision to release the superhero movie “Black Widow” on streaming at the same time as in theatres, alleging a breach of contract which…

India reports most new COVID cases in three weeks

INDIA reported 44,230 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the most in three weeks, the latest evidence of a worrying trend of rising cases that have forced one state to lockdown…

U.N. arms embargo on CAR extended for year, China abstains

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended a Central African Republic (CAR) arms embargo and targeted sanctions regime for another year, however China abstained in the vote because it…

UK PM says education is universal cure despite aid row

Investing in education in some of the world’s poorest countries is the “single best investment we can make in the future of humanity”, Boris Johnson has told an education summit…

Haiti PM vows to work to hold elections ‘as quickly as possible’

Aljazeera – Haiti’s newly sworn-in interim prime minister has said his government plans to work to allow the Caribbean nation to hold elections “as quickly as possible” after the assassination…

Cannabis part of the future says tobacco giant

The UK’s largest tobacco firm says it sees cannabis as part of its future as it tries to move away from selling traditional cigarettes. British American Tobacco said it wanted…

US economic recovery ‘making progress’, says Fed

The US central bank has said that the economy is making progress due to widespread vaccinations. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold near zero, saying that inflation largely…