A trail in Niger found that the new vaccine was almost 67% effective in preventing gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus. More than 500,000 children die each year from dehydration and complication of rotavirus.Notably, The vaccine called BRV-PV is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India
An Indian woman and her 7-year-old son, namely N Sasikala and Anish Sai, were found dead in their home in New Jersey, US, their family, in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, reportedly said on Friday. Sasikala's husband N. Hanumantha Rao found the bodies when he returned home from work on Thursday evening. The victims were allegedly strangulated to death. The software professional couple had been living in the US for nine years.
According to reports, the attacker who sped the car across Westminster bridge outside UK Parliament and killed three persons including a policeman he stabbed has been identified as Khalid Masood. Masood, a 52-year-old British-born man, was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism, say reports. Moreover, one of the injured in the attack, a 75-year-old man, died in hospital taking the death toll to five.
ISIS has reportedly claimed the terror attack at the UK Parliament which happened on Wednesday. "The perpetrator of yesterday's attack in front of the British parliament was a soldier of the Islamic State and the operation was carried out in response to calls to target coalition countries," Amaq said citing a "security source", an agency linked to the organization.
Bloomberg released it's 2017 World Health index. Italy reportedly has been named the healthiest country by the index. The index graded 163 countries based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks such as high blood pressure, malnutrition etc.
Speaking at the St Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Wednesday described Europe's refugee and migrant crisis as the biggest tragedy since the Second World War. The Pontiff also reportedly urged Europeans to do more help to the migrants. Pope Francis is also expected to bring up the migrant crisis when he addresses the European Union leaders in the coming week.
Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, reportedly has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals.Thapar, in 2007 became the first South Asian Article III judge when he was appointed as a US District Judge. Notably, Thapar is the first Indian -American to be nominated by Trump for the top judicial post.
UK's policing watchdog is reportedly investigating Scotland Yard for using hackers in India to illegally spy on British journalists. The watchdog has started the investigation after it received a letter from an anonymous whistleblower. The letter alleges that the Metropolitan Police used contacts in the Indian police to obtain passwords for several years.
At least five people were killed and around 40 injured in London on Wednesday in a suspected terrorist attack. Reportedly, a car which sped across the Westminster Bridge killed three people and crashed into the railings just outside the Parliament. A suspected terrorist and a policeman are among the dead. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as “sick and depraved”.
A prank by three drunken men who opened the Vietnam reservoir left tons of crops destroyed on Tuesday. The men were detained after they opened two million cubic meter of water which is equivalent to 800 Olympic swimming pools. An official from Vietnam said that the prank could cause a shortage of water and drought in the country. Notably, police are investigating the incident to estimate the total damage.
According to a report by Reuters, a 15-year-old was allegedly molested by multiple suspects in Chicago, with the incident being live-streamed on Facebook. The victim was reportedly assaulted by as many as six men. Further, the police officials who were shocked upon hearing the incident and said that there were so many people watching the live video, but none of them picked up their phone and dialed 911.
Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Tuesday asked the United States to send more forces to counteract Taliban. Currently, 8,400 US troops are deployed in Afghanistan fighting the insurgents. Notably, US General John Nicholson, the top American commander in Afghanistan also echoed the same request in his latest congressional testimony.
The Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist Group has reportedly revealed that Chennai is the sixth most pocket-friendly city in the world. According to reports, Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi are ranked third, seventh and tenth respectively. Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan, is the cheapest city in the world, while Lagos in Nigeria bagged the second position.
Following US’s move to ban electronic devices larger than mobiles, including laptops and tablets, from cabin baggage on flights from eight countries, the UK has imposed a similar ban on carrying portable electronic gadgets from six middle-eastern countries. The ban affects travellers from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
According to a report by Reuters, a US drone airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant, who was accused of being the mastermind behind the deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009. The US unmanned aircraft struck a car carrying the accused, Qari Mohammad Yasin, also known as Ustad Aslam, on Sunday in the southwestern Afghan province of Paktika.
The United States government on Tuesday rolled out a new ban on which prohibits passengers traveling to the country from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices. The eight countries include Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and UAE’s Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.