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Alarm bells are ringing over conflict, COVID and climate, ‘now we must respond’, Ireland tells UN Assembly

New York: Looking back over the first four days of the high-level week, the Ireland’s Prime Minister said a series of alarms have sounded in the Hall of the General Assembly: for conflict, for COVID, for climate. 

World Bank agrees to lend USD 100 mln to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 battle

Colombo/Xinhua: The World Bank has agreed to give a 100-million-US dollar loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, local media reported here Thursday.

World Bank agrees to lend USD 100 mln to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 battle

Colombo/Xinhua: The World Bank has agreed to give a 100-million-US dollar loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, local media reported here Thursday.

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis

New York: The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at risk their financial capacity to act on other priorities, such as climate change.

‘Power of humanity’ can overcome COVID-19, climate challenges – Assembly President

New York: The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday opened the annual General Debate, this year held as a hybrid in-person and virtual event, reflecting on the darkest days of the pandemic, “when cities were shuttered and vaccines still a dream” and how the world’s peoples “came together as never before”.  

US to lift travel bans for fully vaccinated air passengers from November

Washington/IBNS: The United States on Monday announced that it will lift Covid travel bans on all air passengers from November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing as well as contact tracing.

New Zealand reports 24 new cases of COVID-19

Wellington/UNI/Xinhua: New Zealand reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health.

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization, published on Thursday.

Australia secures additional 1mln Moderna vaccine doses from EU: PM Scott Morrison

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday that his country would receive an additional 1 million Moderna vaccine doses from the European Union.

President Xi Jinping's CCP policy to culturally unite China now reaches Inner Mongolia

Beijing: Xi Jinping's plan to culturally unify the entire country as per the political agenda of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has now reached Inner Mongolia.

Fire blazes a north Macedonian COVID-19 hospital, 10 people dead

Skopje/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: Ten people died and over 20 were injured as a result of a fire that broke out at a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in Tetovo, North Macedonia.

Canada opens borders to fully vaccinated foreign travellers

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada has opened its borders to fully vaccinated non-essential foreign travellers from across the globe, allowing them to skip the 14-day quarantine requirement.

Shared ‘grief and anxiety’ a powerful unifying factor in COVID fight

New York: The General Assembly on Tuesday held a High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace, focused on building resilience and a fair recovery against the continued ravages of COVID-19.

New Zealand reports first death due to anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has reported its first death due to an anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, the country's health ministry stated.

Bangladesh registers 3,948 new COVID-19 cases

Dhaka/UNI/Xinhua: Bangladesh reported 3,948 new COVID-19 cases and 89 new deaths on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,493,537 and death toll to 26,015, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.