Top 10 world news: Biden aims to vaccinate 70% world by 2022, Koreas test missiles, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 15, 2021, 09:26 PM IST

Over 200 million Americans are fully vaccinated Photograph:(Reuters)

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Former US President Donald Trump is back in the headlines for another book controversy. A new book, which is due to be launched in a few days, has claimed that Trump was “going rogue” and experts were scared that he could launch a nuclear war on China. Meanwhile, South Korea claims to have conducted its first underwater missile test, just hours after North Korea blasted two ballistic missiles into the sea. In Afghanistan, two of the Taliban's ministers were embroiled in a "serious disagreement" soon after the new Afghan government was constituted.

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As per the White House, led by Biden, this target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the world’s population 'is ambitious but consistent with existing targets'.

Bob Woodward, in his book, has claimed that Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was 'certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election'.

LIVE STREAMING: SpaceX is set to launch four people into space Wednesday on a three-day mission that is the first to orbit the Earth with exclusively private citizens on board.

Presidential office said in a statement that President Moon Jae-In supervised the test of a domestically-built submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday afternoon.

Almost since the Taliban marched into Kabul on August 15, there have been rumours of disagreements among various elements of the group's leadership over the nature of the administrative structure in Kabul.

The watchdog Climate Action Tracker (CAT) examined the policies of 36 nations and the 27-nation European Union, concluding that all major economies were failing to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

When the sculptures were discovered, researchers believed that they were 2,000 years old based on similarities with artworks found in Petra, Jordan, the rock site was initially dated from the Nabataean period. 

According to one internal Facebook presentation, among teens who reported suicidal thoughts, 13% of British users and 6% of American users blamed Instagram.

Due to a major trade dispute between India and the United States over the supply and sale of organic soy meal, Americans may have to pay more for organic eggs.

A new space technology, termed as SpaceCows program, will help rangers predict where their herd is headed and cull them or fence off from important sites.