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World readies for lockdown Christmas

Coronavirus misery hung over Christmas preparations worldwide on Thursday, with countless millions forced to cancel plans or limit festivities under fresh virus lockdowns. After a grinding pandemic year that has seen more than 1.7…

India’s coronavirus cases pass 10 million

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India surged past 10 million coronavirus cases on Saturday, official data showed, the second highest in the world although new infection rates appear to have fallen sharply in recent weeks. Total cases were 10.0…

Japan to develop longer-range anti-ship missiles

TOKYO: Japan on Friday said it will develop new "stand-off" anti-ship missiles that will allow it to target warships at greater distances around its southwestern Okinawa island chain, including disputed islets in the East China Sea that…