Day: May 14, 2021

Hamas fires rockets at Jerusalem after clashes at mosque

Hamas militants fired a large barrage of rockets into Israel on Monday, including one that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city. The early evening attack drastically escalated what already are …

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Manchester City win Premier League 2020-21 title after United lose to Leicester City 1-2

Manchester City were crowned as the Premier League champions after Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday. Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester City. (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City City are 10 points clear …

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US expands use of Pfizer shots to 12-15 year-olds

Covid-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as US regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory committee issues …

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New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling to retire after World Test Championship final on England tour

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced he would be retiring from international cricket after the three Tests, including the World Test Championship final against India, on their upcoming England tour. Watling, 35, has played 73 Tests, 28 ODIs and 5 T20Is for the BlackCaps. BJ Watling has been one of the pillars of the …

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Nasa spacecraft begins 2-year trip home with samples from asteroid Bennu 

With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror. The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years. Osiris-Rex reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spent two years flying …

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Toughest Premier League triumph: Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City’s hard-fought title-winning campaign

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City will always remember the 2020-21 season , adding it was their toughest title-winning campaign amid lockdowns in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in the years he has managed the side. Pep Guardiola went on to win his 3rd league title with Manchester City as the Citizens were confirmed as …

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AstraZeneca reaches vaccine shipping milestone as EU sues again for delayed deliveries

AstraZeneca Plc has delivered 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, according to EU supply data, a milestone the company had originally been expected to hit in January. The volumes delivered make up just one-sixth of total commitments so far, and the European Commission is set to launch on Tuesday a …

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Now, it’s very difficult: Koeman reacts as Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes fade after collapse at Levante

La Liga: Barcelona were cruising towards a crucial win after goals from Lionel Messi and Pedri in the first half but the Catalans conceded thrice in the second half to lose two crucial points at Levante on Tuesday. Barcelona’s title hopes took a big hit after they were held to 3-3 draw at Levante (Reuters …

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UN Security Council holds urgent meet on Jerusalem unrest but skips statement

The UN Security Council held an urgent meeting Monday on the unrest in Jerusalem but issued no immediate statement, with diplomats saying the United States believed public comments would be counterproductive. The negotiations among the 15 nations on the Security Council were over a text that could be watered down from an initial draft proposed …

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Sometimes, I miss MS Dhoni’s guidance: Kuldeep Yadav opens up about difficult phase in career

India wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has conceded that he misses MS Dhoni’s guidance from behind the stumps as the former captain’s retirement has coincided with his dip in form in international cricket. Kuldeep, who has played only 2 ODIs and a Test in 2021 conceded that he has been low on confidence after not getting enough …

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