Casualties recorded following clash between India, China troops at Himalayan border

India’s army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas. China’s foreign ministry confirmed there had been a “violent physical confrontation” on Monday in the border… Read More Casualties recorded following clash between India, China troops at Himalayan border

Scientists hail steroid drug following major breakthrough in treatment of COVID-19 patients

A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis, reduced… Read More Scientists hail steroid drug following major breakthrough in treatment of COVID-19 patients