The News Scroll 14 January 2021  Last Updated at 5:34 pm | Source: PTI

Top foreign stories at 1730 hrs

Top foreign stories at 1730 hrs

US House impeaches President Donald Trump for ''incitement of insurrection'' at Capitol

Washington: US President Donald Trump has been impeached for a historic second time, just days before leaving office by the House of Representatives for inciting last week''s deadly Capitol Hill riot. By Lalit K Jha


Past COVID-19 infection gives 5-month immunity, but risk exists: UK study

London: An official UK study released on Thursday concludes that a past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit coronavirus. By Aditi Khanna


13 WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to probe COVID-19 origins; 2 barred after testing positive

Beijing/Wuhan: Thirteen international experts of the WHO arrived in Wuhan on Thursday for the long-awaited probe into the origins of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, while two others did not board the flight from Singapore to the central Chinese city after they tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies. By K J M Varma


India deplores ‘false assertions’ in UK Parliament Kashmir debate

London: India has expressed its dismay at some of the parliamentarians who participated in a debate on Kashmir in the Houses of Parliament complex in London relying on "false assertions" and unsubstantiated allegations propagated by a "third country" - an apparent reference to Pakistan. By Aditi Khanna


Nepal Foreign Minister embarks on three-day India visit

Kathmandu: Nepal''s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday embarked on a three-day visit to India during which he will attend the 6th meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission and discuss the entire gamut of relations, including COVID-19 cooperation and border disputes, with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar. By Shirish B Pradhan


Milind Pant, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Edward Knight join USIBC Board as vice chairs

Washington: Three top corporate leaders, including Milind Pant, CEO of Amway and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson, Biocon, have joined the 2021 Global Board of Directors of US India Business Council (USIBC) as vice chairs. By Lalit K Jha


Trump admin announces final rule that will raise prevailing wage rates for H-1B workers

Washington: The Trump administration has announced a final rule that will significantly raise the minimum wages the employers in the US must pay to foreign workers on visa programmes like the H-1B as part of the efforts to protect American workers from being undercut by cheaper labour from abroad.


YouTube suspends US President Trump''s channel for seven days

Washington: YouTube has temporarily suspended the account of United States President Donald Trump, preventing all video uploads by the channel for the next seven days, amid concerns over "ongoing potential for violence". By Lalit K Jha


12 police officials dismissed for negligence in protecting Hindu temple from vandalisation in Pak

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government in Pakistan has dismissed 12 police officials following an enquiry report that found them guilty of "negligence" in protecting a Hindu temple in the province, which was torched by a mob led by members of a radical Islamist party.


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