TikTok removes more than seven million suspected under-age accounts

BBC: TikTok removed nearly 7.3 million accounts suspected to belong to under-age children in the first quarter of this year. The video-sharing platform said the profiles accounted for fewer than 1% of global users. Children aged 13 and over are allowed to use the platform, which is highly popular with teenagers. This is the first… Continue reading TikTok removes more than seven million suspected under-age accounts

Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records

BBC: Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records. Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor. Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight… Continue reading Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records

Most European troops exit Afghanistan quietly after 20 years

Soldiers of the German Armed Forces have lined up in front of the Airbus A400M transport aircraft of the German Air Force for the final roll call in Wunstorf, Germany, Wednesdat, June 390, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

BERLIN (AP): Most European troops have already pulled out of Afghanistan, quietly withdrawing months before the U.S.-led mission was officially expected to end — part of an anticlimactic close to the “forever war” that risks leaving the country on the brink of civil war. Germany and Italy declared their missions in Afghanistan over on Wednesday… Continue reading Most European troops exit Afghanistan quietly after 20 years

Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea ‘provocation’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual live call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

MOSCOW (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn’t have triggered a global conflict even if Russia had sunk the warship because the West knows it can’t win such a war. The tough statement appeared to indicate his resolve to raise the stakes should… Continue reading Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea ‘provocation’

Nepal and Sierra Leone established diplomatic relations

Kathmandu: Nepal and the Republic of Sierra Leone have established diplomatic relations today. With this, the number of countries with which Nepal has diplomatic relations has now reached 171.Amrit Bahadur Rai, Ambassador for Nepal to the United Nations, and Alie Kabba, Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations signed an agreement… Continue reading Nepal and Sierra Leone established diplomatic relations

International flights in Nepal to begin from July 1

Kathmandu: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved the schedule of international regular flights that will be starting from July 1. Accordingly, there will be a total of 21 international flights per week. This schedule has been fixed on the basis of the last approval given by the Council of Ministers. The government has… Continue reading International flights in Nepal to begin from July 1

Govt extends prohibitory order in valley relaxing some rules

Kathmandu: In the Kathmandu Valley, the prohibitory order has been extended for one week, but most services have been allowed to resume. Chief District Officers of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have informed that prohibitory order will be maintained till July 5. The government has already decided to open domestic flights from July… Continue reading Govt extends prohibitory order in valley relaxing some rules

Corona infection in another 2,444 people, 42 deaths

Kathmandu: In the last 24 hours, 2,444 people have been infected with the corona virus in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, corona infection was confirmed in 2,444 people. Corona infection has been confirmed in 635,188 people in PCR tests and 33,033 antigen tests in Nepal so far. Similarly, in the last… Continue reading Corona infection in another 2,444 people, 42 deaths

Nepal govt introduce digital visa services

Kathmandu: The Department of Immigration has launched a digital system replacing the 45-year-old system of issuing visa to foreign nationals. The Department of Immigration has introduced a digital visa system replacing the handwritten visa system. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel inaugurated the printed visa system with QR code at a program… Continue reading Nepal govt introduce digital visa services

China releases videos of its Zhurong Mars rover

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BBC: China’s space agency has released video of its Zhurong rover trundling across the surface of Mars. The pictures were acquired by a wireless camera that the robot had placed on the ground. The new media release also includes sequences from Zhurong’s landing in May, showing the deployment of its parachute system and the moment… Continue reading China releases videos of its Zhurong Mars rover