Participant in India’s AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial sues after experiencing ‘severe adverse effect’

The plaintiff, identified in media reports as a 40-year-old man from Chennai, is suing the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) for Rs 5 crore ($676,000 USD). The individual alleges that he suffered serious neurological damage after taking part in…

UK foreign secretary optimistic about Brexit deal, says talks with EU in ‘reasonable position’

“I do think we’re in a reasonable position, there’s a deal to be done,” Raab said on Sky News on Sunday. There’s been more “respect” of London’s stance from Brussels in recent weeks, he added. The sides were able to…

Anyone upset with the outcome of the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight needs their own head examined

Anyone hoping to see Tyson and Jones roll back the years when they met in the ring at the Staples Center on Saturday night was inevitably being set up for disappointment. Here were two men with a combined age of…

Construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to restart next month

“We are planning to resume pipe-laying work using an anchor-positioned vessel in Germany’s exclusive economic zone this year,” the operator of the project confirmed to Russian media. The company did not reveal the name of the ship it will use,…

Car bomb kills 26 troops at Afghan base

The incident occurred in the main city of the eastern province of Ghazni, which has been plagued by fighting between government troops and Taliban militants.  “We have received 26 bodies and 17 wounded so far. All of them are security…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses lawsuit demanding rejection of ALL 2.5 mn mail-in votes, says no evidence of fraud

In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court ruled that the suit was brought months after the time period allowed for legal challenges to the state’s mail-in voting law had expired. The plaintiff, US Rep. Mike Kelly, had sought to…

‘He was ROBBED’: Furious boxing fans claim Mike Tyson was deprived of victory in comeback fight with fellow legend Jones Jr

Ring veterans Tyson and Jones Jr fought across eight-two minute rounds in an entertaining if predictably slow-paced contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.  Stepping between the ropes to fight for the first time since 2005,…

Indian’s appetite for gold grows as price for metal hangs near multi-month low

Indian jewelers have been rushing to replenish stocks after witnessing good demand during the Diwali festival, that took place in mid-November this year, Reuters reported, citing a Mumbai-based dealer with a bullion importing bank.   The positive trend might have also…

Actor David Prowse, best known for his role as Darth Vader from the Star Wars trilogy, has died at age 85

The bodybuilder-turned-actor played the physique of the iconic villain from the 3 original Star Wars films. However, Vader’s role was voiced by James Earl Jones, and fight scenes were done by former Olympic fencer Bob Anderson. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Original…

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr comeback fight declared a DRAW as ageing legends meet in Los Angeles

With a combined age of 105, Tyson and Jones Jr were always unlikely to produce anything like the fireworks of their heyday but both men put on a passable show across eight two-minute rounds at the Staples Center.  When the…