At least 44 dead in Nepal’s worst plane crash in nearly five years

KATHMANDU, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – At least 44 people were killed when a domestic flight crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara on Sunday, an aviation authority official said. Hundreds of rescuers were scouring the hill where the Yeti Airlines plane carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu crashed. The weather was clear, said Jagannath Niroula, spokesman for … Read more

China reports huge rise in COVID-related deaths after data critique

Nearly 60,000 COVID-related hospital deaths reported China has been criticized for underreporting COVID deaths Official says emergency hospital admissions have peaked Travel restorative for the lunar new year holiday BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Reuters) – China said on Saturday that nearly 60,000 people with COVID-19 had died in hospital since it abandoned its zero-COVID policy last … Read more

S&P 500 ends month high, indices rise for week as gains begin

JPMorgan, Wells Fargo stocks jump U.S. Consumers’ Inflation Expectations Are Declining – Survey Tesla falls after electric vehicle price cuts Indices: Dow 0.3% higher, S&P 500 0.4% higher, Nasdaq 0.7% higher NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended Friday at their highest levels in a month, with shares of JPMorgan … Read more

China COVID peak lasts two to three months, then rural areas hit

Peak of COVID wave observed for 2-3 months – epidemiologist The elderly in rural areas are particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are ticking, but have yet to fully recover BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – The peak of China’s COVID-19 wave is expected to last for two to three months and will soon swell across … Read more