Australia’s vaccine rollout to begin on Monday

Australia’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout will begin next Monday as the first 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine landed in the country, Health Minister Greg Hunt said. Hunt said the vaccines landed in Sydney just after midday on Monday and would go through security and quality-assurance processes, including batch testing, before the rollout began on February

Schumer, McConnell agree to power sharing deal

The US Senate has passed an organizing resolution after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a power-sharing agreement for running a 50-50 upper chamber, allowing Democrats to take control of powerful Senate committees. “I am happy to report … that the leadership of both parties have finalized the organizing resolution for

STUDY: Europeans lost trust in Americans

Thirty-two per cent of Europeans no longer believed that Americans can be trusted after electing Donald Trump as President in 2016, according to a pan-European survey of over 15,000 people in 11 countries. In Germany, 53 per cent of respondents said that they strongly agreed that Americans can no longer be trusted after the 2016

Biden’s $1.9Tn relief package unveiled

US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, which includes another round of direct payments to individuals, aid for state and local governments, increased unemployment benefits, as well as more funding for testing and vaccine distribution. Calling the recently approved $900 billion bipartisan relief package “an important first step,” Biden said

Bushfires menace lives in Western Australia

Several large bushfires threatened lives and homes in Western Australia (WA) on Monday, with warnings issued for state capital Perth. The state’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issued warnings for the areas of Spectacles, Orelia, Medina, Naval Base, Postans, Kwinana Beach and Hope Valley in the city of Kwinana, reports Xinhua news agency.

‘Follow Rules Or Don’t Come’: Queensland Govt To Indian Team

With reports emerging about Team India’s reluctance to play the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series against Australia in Brisbane due to harsher bio-security protocols, members of the Queensland government have stated that the visiting team should not enter the state if they are unwilling to coordinate with the protocols that have been

IPL filled right spirit into former ‘clash of cultures’: Allan Border

Former Australia skipper Allan Border and current Australia coach Justin Langer have acknowledged the contribution of the Indian Premier League in breaking the ice between the Indian and Australian players and ensuring the game is played in the right spirit. The two teams will take on each other in the four-Test series beginning Thursday at

Drawn Warm Up Game Boosts Team India’s Confidence

Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth scored brilliant unbeaten hundreds but it was India who dominated the second warm-up game against Australia A which ended in a draw on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Chasing 473, Australia A reached 307/4 in the final session of the day when both teams decided to shake hands

Canada warns of allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine

In a notification on Saturday, the federal health policy agency said it issued the warning after following up on the two reports of anaphylactoid reactions to the vaccine in the UK…reports Asian Lite News Health Canada has warned people allergic to any of the ingredients in thr Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine not to receive it. In

Australia blames China for breaking trade deal

China has imposed sanctions or halts on Australian goods such as grain, wine and beef this year. This has caused alarm in Australia, as China is its biggest trading partner…reports Asian Lite News The Australian government has accused China of undermining their free trade agreement over a series of actions by Beijing against Australian export