Walmart, Disney Announce New COVID-19 Steps Amid Delta Surge

Walmart announced Friday it is again requiring some American employees to wear face masks, while Disney mandated non-union US employees get vaccinated.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/walmart-disney-announce-new-covid-19-steps-amid-delta-surge-2499120

US Seizes Tanker Used To Deliver Oil To North Korea

The United States on Friday seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker that was used to make illegal oil deliveries to North Korea, the Justice Department said.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-seizes-tanker-used-to-deliver-oil-to-north-korea-2499122

Joe Biden Says US To See New Covid Restrictions “In All Probability”

US President Joe Biden said on Friday “in all probability” new guidelines or restrictions would be imposed in the United States in response to a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-says-us-to-see-new-covid-restrictions-in-all-probability-2499132

Australia’s Third-Largest City Of Brisbane To Enter Covid Lockdown

Australia’s third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap Covid lockdown from Saturday as authorities race to contain an emerging outbreak of the Delta strain.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/australias-third-largest-city-of-brisbane-to-enter-covid-lockdown-2499142

ISS Thrown Out Of Control By Misfire Of Russian Module: NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russias-nauka-space-module-experiences-problem-after-docking-with-iss-report-2498158

UK’s Inmarsat To Launch Low-Orbit Satellites For High-Capacity Service

Orchestra will require investment of about $100 million over five years and will eventually include 150-175 LEO satellites, Inmarsat said on Thursday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/uks-inmarsat-to-launch-low-orbit-satellites-for-high-capacity-service-2498185

Floods Kill 40 In Afghanistan, 150 Missing: Officials

A rescue operation was on to find the missing people after torrential rains overwhelmed Kamdesh district in Nuristan province — about 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Kabul.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/floods-kill-40-in-afghanistan-150-missing-officials-2498187

Joe Biden Steps Up Efforts To Fight Virus Surge Fueled By Delta Variant

Joe Biden on Thursday stepped up actions to combat the spread of the surging Delta variant of the coronavirus, asking every US federal worker to either declare they are fully vaccinated against…

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Harvey Weinstein Bid To Dismiss Two Sex Charges Fails

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s bid to have two charges of sexual assault against a woman thrown out was rejected by a Los Angeles judge Thursday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/harvey-weinstein-bid-to-dismiss-two-sex-charges-fails-2498223

Dutch Unearth Roman Canal, Road Near UNESCO Heritage Sites

Dutch archaeologists said on Wednesday they have unearthed a Roman canal and road near ancient military camps that were this week listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/dutch-unearth-roman-canal-road-near-unesco-heritage-sites-2497318

Big Tech Companies To Allow Only Vaccinated US Employees Into Offices

Big tech companies are making it mandatory for employees in the United States to get COVID-19 vaccinations before entering campuses, as the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus drives a…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/big-tech-companies-to-allow-only-vaccinated-us-employees-into-offices-2497322

US’ Blinken Meets WHO Chief, Supports Probe Into Covid Origins

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Kuwait on Wednesday where he pledged his support to the UN agency’s investigation in…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-blinken-meets-who-chief-supports-probe-into-covid-origins-2497327

US Imposes Sanctions On Syrian Prisons, Officials

The United States on Wednesday said it imposed sanctions on eight prisons run by Syria’s intelligence apparatus, some of which featured in graphic images by a former Syrian military photographer…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-imposes-sanctions-on-syrian-prisons-officials-2497333

Vaccinations Alone Will Not End Sydney’s Covid Lockdown: Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said vaccinations alone would not bring an end to a COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney as residents of the country’s largest city face another month under tough curbs…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vaccinations-alone-will-not-end-sydneys-covid-19-lockdown-scott-morrison-2497342

Vaccinated People In High Covid-Risk Areas Of US Need To Mask Again

People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vaccinated-people-in-high-covid-risk-areas-of-us-need-to-mask-again-2496450

Chile’s Ancient Mummies Added To UN Heritage List

Chile’s Chinchorro mummies, the oldest in the world to have been purposefully preserved by humans, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Tuesday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/chiles-ancient-mummies-added-to-un-heritage-list-2496453

Joe Biden Names Longtime Aide As European Union Envoy As Ties Grow

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated his longtime aide Mark Gitenstein as ambassador to the European Union as his administration looks to prioritize relations with the 27-nation bloc.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-names-longtime-aide-as-european-union-envoy-as-ties-grow-2496454

Joe Biden Accuses Russia Trying To Disrupt 2022 Elections

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading “misinformation.”

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-accuses-russia-trying-to-disrupt-2022-elections-2496468

Sydney Braces For Extended COVID-19 Lockdown As Rest Of Australia Opens

Australian officials are set to extend a COVID-19 lockdown in the country’s largest city, Sydney, as new cases remain stubbornly high despite a month under strict stay-home orders, while Victoria and…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/sydney-braces-for-extended-covid-19-lockdown-as-rest-of-australia-opens-2496469

US State Secretary Presses On Democracy On Call With Tunisia president

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday spoke by telephone with Tunisian President Kais Saied to urge respect for democracy after he sacked the government.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-state-secretary-antony-blinken-presses-on-democracy-on-call-with-tunisia-president-2495527

“Cruelty”: Britney Spears Files Plea To Replace Father In Conservatorship

Britney Spears has launched a legal bid to remove her father from a controversial guardianship controlling her finances and replace him with an independent accountant, according to court documents…

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/cruelty-britney-spears-files-plea-to-replace-her-father-jamie-spears-in-conservatorship-2495528

Five, Including Cop, Suspect, Killed In Hours-Long Standoff In California

Five people, including a policeman and a suspect, were killed in a shooting incident in Wasco, a city in central California, local authorities said Monday.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/five-killed-in-hours-long-standoff-in-uss-california-2495535

Jeff Bezos Offers NASA $2 Billion Discount For Blue Origin Moon Lander

Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos wrote an open letter to NASA on Monday offering a $2 billion discount to allow his company to build a Moon lander.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/jeff-bezos-offers-nasa-2-billion-discount-for-blue-origin-moon-lander-2495541

Biden Announces “New Phase” In Iraq Relations, End Of “Combat Operations”

President Joe Biden opened talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi on Monday saying relations were in a “new phase” that would include the end of US combat operations in the country.

Original source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-announces-new-phase-in-iraq-relations-end-of-combat-operations-2495545