"Oxygen for respirators running out": COVID-19 infection on the rise

According to the data of the site for monitoring the pandemic "Worldometers", 2.000.223 people have died in the world so far as a result of COVID-19 infection. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, 93.443.135 people have been infected with the virus, and 66.682.010 have recovered.

Report: Turkey Remains World Beater in Twitter Censorship

The Twitter logo seen on a smartphone held beside a Turkish flag. Photo: EPA/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand

Turkey had the highest number of combined requests including court orders and other legal demands, with 45,776 requests. It was followed by Japan and Russia, which made 45,776 and 30,436 requests respectively.

World Reaction after Trump Supporters Storming U.S. Capitol, Trying to Stop Election

World leaders on Wednesday expressed their shock as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed here the U.S. Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election won by Joe Biden.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "saddened" by the events at the U.S. Capitol, his spokesman said.

India Will Start to Export Covid Vaccines Soon

India will begin exporting locally-made coronavirus vaccines within weeks of their launch, a foreign ministry official has confirmed.

The official dismissed reports that India would ban exports of vaccines it is producing to meet local demand.

India makes about 60% of vaccines globally and many countries are eagerly waiting for it to begin shipping doses.

India OKs AstraZeneca and locally-made COVID-19 vaccines

India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Jan. 3, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world's second most populous country.

India's drugs regulator gave an emergency authorization for the vaccines developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.