WHO says global rise in COVID cases is ‘tip of the iceberg’

March 16 (Reuters) – Figures showing a global rise in COVID-19 cases could herald a much bigger problem as some countries also report a drop in testing rates, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning nations to remain vigilant against the virus. After more than a month of decline, COVID cases started to increase around the … Read more

India court upholds state hijab ban in schools, could set national precedent

Hijab-wearing students arrive to attend classes as a policewoman stands guard outside a government girls school after the recent hijab ban, in Udupi town in the southern state of Karnataka, India, February 16, 2022. REUTERS/Sunil Kataria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, March 15 (Reuters) – An Indian court upheld … Read more

Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia over Ukraine invasion

Credit card is seen in front of displayed Visa logo in this illustration taken July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 5 (Reuters) – US payments firms Visa Inc (VN) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, … Read more

India PM Modi warns against overcrowding at tourist spots

July 13 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned on Tuesday against overcrowding at tourist sites and called for faster vaccinations against the coronavirus even as official figures indicated a slower spread of new infections. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Monday it feared gathering of tourists and pilgrims could become super spreader events … Read more