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Voting begins in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election

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Colombo, Aug 05: Sri Lankans, wearing face masks, on Wednesday started voting in the twice-postponed parliamentary election which is expected to be won by the powerful Rajapaksa family-run party. Polling stations opened at 7 AM and would be open for voters

August 5th 2020, 12:40 am

Video: 27 killed after huge explosions in Beirut; All officials at Indian Mission in Lebanon safe

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Beirut, Aug 04: A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday killing at least 27 people injuring 2,500 and sent shockwaves across the city. The blast appeared to be centered around Beirut's port and shattered windows miles away. According to

August 4th 2020, 3:54 pm

Watch: Huge explosions in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, cause unknown

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Beirut, Aug 04: A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. The blast appeared to be centered around Beirut's port and shattered windows miles away. According to reports, the massive

August 4th 2020, 12:24 pm

Huge explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

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Beirut, Aug 04: A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

August 4th 2020, 11:52 am

Pakistan releases new political map including J&K as its own

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Islamabad, Aug 04: Ahead of August 5, a year since Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has released a new political map including Jammu and Kashmir as its own. The Pakistan government also directives to

August 4th 2020, 9:22 am

US doing very well against Covid-19: Trump says India has a tremendous problem

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Washington, Aug 04: President Donald Trump has said that as compared to big countries, America is doing "very well" in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, while India is having a "tremendous problem" battling the disease and China is witnessing a

August 4th 2020, 5:18 am

Trump signs executive order against hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

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Washington, Aug 04: In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers -- mainly those on H-1B visa --

August 3rd 2020, 11:34 pm

Donald Trump says TikTok 'out of business' in US if not sold by around September 15

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Washington, Aug 03: United States President Donald Trump said that TikTok will have to close its US operations by September 15 unless there's a deal to sell the social media network's American operations. The White House has said it's

August 3rd 2020, 2:59 pm

Singapore to make incoming travellers wear tracking device to enforce quarantine

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Singapore, Aug 03: Singapore will make electronic monitoring device for incoming travellers to wear to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantine as the country gradually reopens its borders amid the pandemic. The authorities on Monday said the country will require

August 3rd 2020, 7:24 am

SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years

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Cape Canaveral (US), Aug 02: The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight. It will mark the

August 2nd 2020, 2:34 pm

Anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel continue to grow

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Jerusalem, Aug 02: Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing. Saturday''s demonstration in central Jerusalem, along with smaller

August 2nd 2020, 6:02 am

US hits China for rights abuses in Xinjiang

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Washington, Aug 01: The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country's western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. The

August 1st 2020, 6:46 am

As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States: Donald Trump

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Washington, Aug 01: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he will bar TikTok, a fast-growing social media app, from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence. Recently, US officials

August 1st 2020, 2:02 am

As cases surge, Fauci back at Capitol Hill

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Washington, Aug 01: Dr Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Friday to testify before a special House panel investigating the coronavirus pandemic. His testimony comes at a time when early progress on combating the virus seems to have been lost

August 1st 2020, 1:17 am

UK govt wins appeal bid in ISIS bride case

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London, Aug 01: The UK government on Friday won permission to appeal against a court ruling allowing London-born ISIS bride Shamima Begum to return to Britain to challenge stripping of her British citizenship. Bangladeshi-origin Begum, now 20, was one of

August 1st 2020, 12:33 am

COVID-19: Physical distancing associated with significant reduction of transmission

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Washington, Aug 01: Implementation of physical distancing policies nationally is associated with significant reductions in transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes Covid-19, and reduced community mobility, according to researchers, including one of Indian origin. The study, published in the

July 31st 2020, 11:29 pm

US President Trump likely to be only world leader to address UN General Assembly session in person

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New York, July 31: US President Donald Trump is likely to travel to New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly session in September, the only world leader to address this year's virtual high-level week in person, the US envoy

July 31st 2020, 12:47 am

Donald Trump floats election delay

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Washington, July 31: President Donald Trump is for the first time floating a delay to November's presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The dates of federal elections the Tuesday after the first

July 30th 2020, 11:45 pm

7-year-old Buddy, 1st dog to test positive for COVID-19 dies in New York

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New York, July 31: A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the US has died. Robert and Allison Mahoney of Staten Island told National Geographic that their 7-year-old shepherd,

July 30th 2020, 11:29 pm

Chinese claims in Bhutan, incursion in India are indicative of their intentions: Pompeo

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Washington, July 30: China''s territorial claims in Bhutan and the recent incursion into Indian land are indicative of their intentions, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, adding that Beijing under Preisdent Xi Jinping was trying to find out

July 30th 2020, 5:28 pm

Trump calls for delaying 2020 Presidential election amid claims of voting fraud

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Washington, July 30: United States President Donald Trump on Thursday raised for the first time the possibility of delaying the US November presidential election. Trump raised the question of a delay on Twitter and without evidence claimed risks of mail-in voter

July 30th 2020, 11:26 am

WATCH: NASA launches Mars Perseverance rover to the Red Planet

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Cape Canaveral, July 30: NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lifted off successfully on Thursday at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT) aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. {image-xmars-1652270-960-720-1595490279-jpg-pagespeed-ic-fqhp2n6z8b-1595491809-1596113041.jpg

July 30th 2020, 10:10 am

Donald Trump says India, China and Russia don’t take care of their air

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Washington, July 30: US President Donald Trump has alleged that India, China and Russia do not take care of their air, while America does, noting that he withdrew from the “one-sided, energy-destroying” Paris climate accord which would have made it a

July 30th 2020, 6:24 am

Lord Ram's images to be displayed in Times Square to celebrate Ram Temple groundbreaking

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New York, July 30: Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony, with organisers

July 30th 2020, 2:36 am

COVID-19 may increase risk of blood clots in pregnant women, say scientists

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Boston, July 30: COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in pregnant women, or in those taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, say scientists who call for the development of innovative animal experiment models to further study

July 30th 2020, 2:21 am

Vietnam reports fresh wave of coronavirus, imposes more restrictions as outbreak spreads

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Hanoi, July 30: Vietnam imposed more coronavirus restrictions on Thursday as an outbreak that started in a popular beach resort destination grew with nine new cases. Eight of the new infections were detected in the virus hot spot of

July 30th 2020, 12:52 am

NASA's 2020 final Mars mission poised for blastoff from Florida

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Cape Canaveral (US), July 30: The summer's third and final mission to Mars - featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover - is on the verge of liftoff. The rover Perseverance will follow China's rover-orbiter combo and a United Arab Emirates orbiter,

July 30th 2020, 12:06 am

Iran blows fake US aircraft with missiles; Navy calls it 'irresponsible and reckless behaviour'

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Washington, July 29: Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missile from a helicopter targeting a replica US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. It is reportedly said this exercise aimed at threatening the US amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.

July 29th 2020, 3:42 am

Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine, says it works in early stages of COVID-19 infection

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Washington, July 29: US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, saying many frontline medical workers agree with him that the malaria drug works in the early stages of COVID-19 infection, despite mounting evidence

July 29th 2020, 3:42 am

Twitter gives Trump's son a tweet timeout

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Chicago, July 28: Twitter has temporarily halted President Donald Trump's son from tweeting on its site after he shared a video riddled with unsupported claims about the coronavirus Monday. Many Republicans reacted with outrage, filling social media with cries

July 28th 2020, 2:25 pm

Pakistan Army would respond with full might if provoked: Gen Bajwa

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Islamabad, July 28: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that the army would respond with full might if provoked. Gen Bajwa made the remarks during his visit to the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), where he was the

July 28th 2020, 2:07 pm

China says disengagement of troops has taken place at most locations

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Beijing, July 28: The Indian and Chinese frontline troops have disengaged at most locations at the border, China said on Tuesday. China also said that there are preparations on to hold the next round of military level talks to settle the

July 28th 2020, 7:04 am

80k people to be evacuated from Vietnam city after 15 test COVID-19 positive

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Hanoi, July 28: Vietnamese govt has ordered the evacuation of 80,000 people from the country's coastal city, Danang after three residents have tested positive for coronavirus. The evacuation to take four days and involve flights chartered to 11 Vietnamese cities. {image-coronavirus50-1595923657.jpg

July 28th 2020, 4:50 am

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in household cats, dogs in Italy

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London, July 28: Scientists have found neutralising antibodies to the SARS CoV-2 virus, that causes COVID-19, in a small proportion of household cats and dogs sampled in Italy, suggesting that the pets may be susceptible to the disease.

July 28th 2020, 4:50 am

Nitrogen dioxide levels fell by more than 70% during COVID-19 lockdown in New Delhi: UN

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United Nations, July 28: Levels of nitrogen dioxide fell by more than 70 per cent during the lockdown in New Delhi, a UN policy brief said on Tuesday, warning that the environmental gains could be temporary if the cities re-open without

July 28th 2020, 4:50 am

Former Malaysia PM found guilty of corruption in 1MDB financial scandal

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Kuala Lumpur, July 28: A court has found former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak guilty of corruption. The court found him guilty in his first corruption trial linked to the 1MDB financial scandal. Huge sums were stolen from

July 28th 2020, 2:02 am

NASA's next Martian rover is brawniest and brainiest one yet

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Cape Canaveral (US), July 28:  With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover. The spacecraft Perseverance — set for liftoff this week — is NASA's biggest and brainiest Martian rover yet. It

July 28th 2020, 12:29 am

China holds first foreign ministers meeting with Pak, Nepal, Afghanistan on COVID-19

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Beijing, July 28: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday held the first joint virtual conference with his counterparts from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal during which he mooted a four-point plan to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, boost economic recovery and resumption

July 28th 2020, 12:18 am

Donald Trump's national security adviser has coronavirus

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Washington, July 27: President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus — making him the highest-ranking official to test positive so far. That's according to two people familiar with the situation who

July 27th 2020, 10:27 am

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

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Washington, July 27 : The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global

July 27th 2020, 8:10 am

China reports 46 new COVID-19 cases on opposite ends

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Beijing, July 27: China reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest daily tally in more than a month, as it took steps to stem recent outbreaks that have infected more than 160 people at opposite ends of the country.

July 27th 2020, 12:38 am

Singapore reports 481 new COVID-19 cases, all foreigners

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Singapore, July 27: Singapore reported 481 new COVID-19 cases, all foreigners, on Sunday as the nationwide tally of the infections touched 50,369, the health ministry said. Of the new cases, 476 are migrant workers living in dormitories, while five community cases

July 27th 2020, 12:38 am

News of Chinese lab creating ‘anthrax-like pathogens’ in Pakistan 'fake': FO

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Islamabad, July 26: Pakistan and China have concluded a secret deal to expand potential bio-warfare capabilities, including running research projects related to the deadly anthrax, an Australian media report has alleged, prompting Pakistan to dismiss it as a "politically motivated and fake

July 26th 2020, 9:48 am

2020’s First Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as Category 1 storm

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Texas, July 26: Hanna, the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2020, hit the coast of COVID-hit Texas and Houston on Saturday. The cities witnessed scattered thunderstorms, increasing rainfall and wind gusts as the Tropical Storm upgraded to become the this years

July 26th 2020, 1:14 am

North Korea puts Kaesong city in lockdown over suspected coronavirus outbreak

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Seoul, Jul 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, saying he believes “the vicious virus” may have

July 25th 2020, 10:57 pm

Govt prepared 8 bills with view to move Pak from FATF's 'grey list' to 'white list': Qureshi

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Islamabad, July 25: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that the government has prepared eight bills for legislation on anti-money laundering and terror financing with a view for Islamabad to move from the Financial Action Task Force's grey

July 25th 2020, 2:22 pm

The home made mask may need at least two layers to fight COVID-19

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Melbourne, July 25: Home-made cloth face masks may need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to prevent the dispersal of viral droplets associated with Covid-19, according to a study. Researchers, including those from the University of New South

July 25th 2020, 12:48 am

Oli hell bent on breaking Nepal Communist Party: Prachanda

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Kathmandu, July 25: Nepal's ruling communist party co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Friday said Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli was adamant in splitting the party, amidst serious differences between them on a power-sharing deal. His statement came days

July 25th 2020, 12:48 am

Coronavirus herd immunity will take time, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

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London, July 24: The chief scientist of the WHO, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, on Friday warned that the concept of “herd immunity”, or a large section of the population developing antibodies against COVID-19, is still a long way off and can

July 24th 2020, 10:26 am

Friends forever: Man shares Rs 164 crore jackpot with friend over promise made in 1992

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Washington, July 24: A US man will share his USD 22 million (Rs 164 crore) in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago. Tom Cook and Joseph

July 24th 2020, 5:08 am

US-China conflict to impair global trade which is vital for India's reopening: Raghuram Rajan

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New York, July 24: As the US presidential election draws near, the conflict between America and China will escalate, impairing global trade which is "extremely important" for emerging markets like India and Brazil that are re-opening amid COVID-19 pandemic, former RBI

July 24th 2020, 3:38 am

China retaliates over Houston, orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

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Beijing, July 24: In retaliation for the closure of Houston consulate, China on Friday ordered closure of  the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China informed the U.S. Embassy in China of its decision

July 24th 2020, 1:08 am

A hub of spying says Pompeo on China’s Houston consulate

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Washington, July 24: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Chinese consulate in Houston was a centre of espionage and operations to illegally obtain trade secrets of US companies. This week we closed down China's consulate in Houston because

July 24th 2020, 1:08 am

UK: 4 year old 'wonder' boy becomes youngest writer to land book deal for poetry

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London, July 23: A 4-year-old boy from UK has become the youngest ever author to land a book deal for his poetry collection. Nadim Shamma-Sourgen,the child-boy signed a book deal with a publishing company named Walker Books. Nadim's words

July 23rd 2020, 6:59 am

China launches first Mars mission

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Beijing, July 23: China successfully launched its first Mars probe on Thursday from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan, official media here reported. About 36 minutes after the Mars probe was launched, the spacecraft, including

July 23rd 2020, 4:27 am

Green Card waiting list for an Indian is more than 195 years

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Washington, July 23: The backlog for an Indian national to get permanent residency or green card is more than 195 years, a top Republican senator has said, urging his Senate colleagues to come out with a legislative resolution to address this

July 23rd 2020, 3:15 am

Chinese researcher linked to military hiding in San Francisco consulate: Report

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Washington, July 23: News reports have said that the US government is looking for a Chinese scientist accused of visa fraud. The report by CNN came in the backdrop of the US government telling China to shut down its consulate in

July 23rd 2020, 2:57 am

HCQ, chloroquine don’t show antiviral effect against COVID-19 says study

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Berlin, July 23: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, either alone or in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, do not show any notable antiviral effect against infections with the novel coronavirus in macaques or human lung cells, according to two new studies in the

July 23rd 2020, 12:28 am

US maintains 'tremendous cooperation' with India on Chinese border aggression: Amb Juster

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Washington, July 23: The Trump administration has maintained close contact and "tremendous cooperation" with India on the latest Chinese border aggression, America''s top envoy in New Delhi has said, asserting that the last six months have been unprecedented in terms of

July 23rd 2020, 12:28 am

De-escalate tensions with India, US lawmakers tell China in legislation

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Washington, July 23: The US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan legislation, urging China to peacefully de-escalate the situation with India along the Line of Actual Control. The legislation on Tuesday came a day after the House unanimously passed an

July 22nd 2020, 11:25 pm

India a key pillar of Trump's foreign policy: Mike Pompeo

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Washington, July 22: Describing India as one of the few trusted like-minded countries, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that New Delhi is an important partner and a key pillar of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. In his

July 22nd 2020, 1:38 pm

World coronavirus cases near 15 million mark; Donald Trump says things will get worse

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New York, July 22: The global tally of people infected with the coronavirus neared 15 million on Wednesday, while in the worst-hit pandemic hot spot of the United States, President Donald Trump warned the pandemic would “get worse before it

July 22nd 2020, 11:21 am

Recent clashes initiated by PLA latest examples of 'unacceptable behaviour' of CCP: Mike Pompeo

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 Washington, Jul 22: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the recent clashes "initiated" by the Chinese military against India in eastern Ladakh are the latest examples of the "unacceptable behaviour" of ruling Chinese Communist Party. He also praised

July 22nd 2020, 11:21 am

US asks China to close Houston consulate

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Houston, July 22: The United States has asked Beijing to shut its consulate in Houston within the next 72 hours. China has called the move unprecedented escalation. It has also said that the move is unjustified and outrageous. Editor

July 22nd 2020, 8:36 am

Antibody levels in patients with mild COVID-19 decline rapidly, scientists say

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Los Angeles, July 22: In people with mild cases of COVID-19, antibodies against the novel coronavirus may drop sharply over the first three months after infection, according to a research which says the levels may decrease by roughly half every

July 22nd 2020, 8:36 am

United States is leading the world in terms of COVID-19 testing, India is at second: Donald Trump

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Washington, July 22: The US President Donald Trump said the United States is leading the world in terms of COVID-19 testing and India is at second position. So far more than 140,000 Americans have died due to coronavirus and 3.8 million

July 22nd 2020, 3:50 am

Tsunami warning issued after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Off Alaska

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Washingon, July 22: An earthquake of 7.8-magnitude struck off the Alaskan peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning for areas within 200 miles (300 kilometers) of the epicenter. The US Geological Survey said that the shallow quake hit at 0612 GMT Wednesday

July 22nd 2020, 3:50 am

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

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Washington, July 21: The Justice Department on Tuesday accused two Chinese hackers of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars of trade secrets from companies across the world and more recently targeting firms developing a vaccine for the coronavirus.

July 21st 2020, 12:43 pm

US monitoring situation between India and China 'very closely': Defense secretary

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Washington, July 21: Describing the Chinese military's activities in the region as "destabilising", US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper on Tuesday said America was "very closely" monitoring the situation between India and China along the Line of Actual Control. {image-edcs7glu8amitru-1595345335.jpg

July 21st 2020, 11:40 am

China makes negative COVID-19 test certificate mandatory for all arriving from abroad

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Beijing, July 21: All foreigners and Chinese nationals should carry the negative COVID-19 test certificate before entering China, an official announcement here said on Tuesday. The certificate should be no older than five days at the time of boarding

July 21st 2020, 9:24 am

New vaccine candidate induces immune response in mice, primates: Study

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Washington, July 21: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which they say generates antibodies that "potently neutralise" the novel coronavirus in mice and primates with a single immunisation. The researchers, including Amit Khandhar

July 21st 2020, 7:08 am

Vladimir Putin backs postponing WWII commemoration

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Moscow, July 21: Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the idea to postpone until next year a mass event marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Immortal

July 21st 2020, 12:34 am

Saudi Arabia King Salman admitted to hospital for tests

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Dubai, July 21: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been admitted to a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, for medical tests due to inflammation of the gallbladder, the kingdom's Royal Court said Monday in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press

July 21st 2020, 12:34 am

Ceasefire violations: Indian diplomat summoned by Pakistan

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Islamabad, July 21: Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to protest against the alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control. The Foreign Office (FO) said due to "unprovoked firing" in Bagsar Sector, a

July 20th 2020, 11:35 pm

COVID-19 vaccine: UK signs deal for 90 million doses

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London, July 21: The UK government has signed deals for access to around 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines under development, Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced here on Monday. The senior Indian-origin Cabinet minister said the government has agreed

July 20th 2020, 11:35 pm

COVID-19 vaccine: WHO official hails 'good news' from early trials, warns 'there's a long way to go'

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Geneva, July 20: The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization is hailing “good news” in results shown by two COVID-19 vaccine candidates in early trials, but warns “there's a long way to go.” “We now need

July 20th 2020, 12:47 pm

Hope: UAE successfully launches Arab world's first spacecraft towards Mars mission

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 Dubai, July 20: Emiratis brimmed with joy and pride as the UAE made history on Monday by successfully launching its spacecraft "Al Amal" towards Mars from a Japanese launch centre, marking the Arab world's first interplanetary mission. Al Amal,

July 20th 2020, 7:39 am

COVID-19 testing of plane, ship wastewater can be valuable contact tracing tool, study says

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Melbourne, July 20: Testing of aircraft and cruise ship wastewater upon arriving at their destination for the genetic fragments of the novel coronavirus can be a valuable tool to prioritise clinical testing and contact tracing among disembarking passengers, according to

July 20th 2020, 7:09 am

Longest-suffering COVID-19 patient recovers after 130 days in UK

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London, July 20: The United Kingdom's longest-suffering coronavirus patient has been moved to a recovery ward after battling the disease for long 130 days. Fatima Bridle, 35, spent 40 days in a coma, had a tracheotomy, spent 105 days on a

July 20th 2020, 6:57 am

India-China standoff: Indian-Americans stage protest against China in Washington

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Washington, July 20: A group of Indian-Americans from in and around the national capital held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy, protesting against China's aggression along the Line of Actual Control. Displaying anti-China banners and shouting

July 19th 2020, 11:36 pm

COVID-19 global death toll now above 6 lakh

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Washington, July 20: Johns Hopkins University says the global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000. The university's tally as of Saturday night says the United States tops the list with 140,103 deaths. It is followed by 78,772 fatalities

July 19th 2020, 11:06 pm

WHO records single-day global surge in COVID cases

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London, July 19: The World Health Organisation is again posting a single-day record of new confirmed coronavirus cases. It announced 259,848 new cases on Saturday. The WHO on Friday posted more than 237,000 confirmed cases around the world. The back-to-back

July 19th 2020, 1:12 pm

Iran estimates it has 25 million COVID-19 infections

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Tehran, July 19: Iran's president on Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak's beginning, as he urged the public to take the pandemic seriously, the state-run IRNA news agency reported

July 19th 2020, 12:18 am

Nepal's ruling communist party's top decision-making body meets to end Oli-Prachanda infighting

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Kathmandu, July 18: Nepal's ruling communist party's top decision-making body met on Saturday to try and end the tussle for power between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda'. The meeting of the nine-member Central

July 18th 2020, 9:23 am

Pakistan aviation authority suspends 15 more pilots having fake license

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Islamabad, July 18: Pakistan's aviation authority has suspended 15 more pilots for possessing dubious licenses, taking the number of those taken off duty for flying with fake credentials in the country to 93. According toreports, they were suspended by

July 18th 2020, 6:37 am

100 year old British captain raises Rs 301 crore for COVID-19 health workers, gets Knighted

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London, July 18: A 100 year old World War II veteran Captain who became a national celebrity by raising 32 millions pound for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in an outdoor ceremony in

July 18th 2020, 5:05 am

COVID-19 deaths in Mexico surpasses 7,200

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Mexico City, July 18: Mexico has registered 736 more COVID-19 deaths and 7,257 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. Mexico now has 7,257 deaths from the pandemic, the fourth highest total in the world. It also has recorded over

July 18th 2020, 2:34 am

Time to push back against challenge posed by China: Pompeo

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Washington, July 18: The time has come for the world to push back against the challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said as he contended that the US "slept on this threat for too

July 18th 2020, 1:21 am

COVID-19: Dexamethasone trial results confirm both benefits and risks

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Washington, July 18: The full results from a UK trial of the steroid dexamethasone were published on Friday. It has confirmed it life saving benefits for COVID-19 patients on ventilators, but suggested it may cause harm if given too early. In

July 17th 2020, 11:18 pm

Pakistan rakes up issue of Jammu and Kashmir at UN High-Level session

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United Nations, July 17: As global leaders underscored the importance of reformed multilateralism to ensure an "effective collective response" to global crises such as COVID-19 at a high-level session here, Pakistan used it to rake up the issue of Jammu and

July 17th 2020, 4:47 pm

India's COVID-19 recovery rate among best in world: PM Modi

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United Nations, July 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India''s grass-roots health system is helping the country ensure one of the best recovery rates in the world as he highlighted the government''s efforts to make the fight against the

July 17th 2020, 2:43 pm

Nepal ruling party's meeting to decide PM Oli's future postponed for fifth time until Sunday

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Kathmandu, July 17: A crucial meeting of Nepal's ruling communist party was postponed for the fifth time until Sunday to give more time to Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the rival faction led by former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal

July 17th 2020, 6:25 am

White House says India has done highest number of coronavirus tests after the US

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Washington, July 17: The White House has said that India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, after the US, which has carried out a record 42 million COVID-19 tests. According to reports, more than

July 17th 2020, 5:41 am

Hope: UAE's first Mars mission lift off on Japan rocket reset for Monday

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Tokyo, July 17: The liftoff of a United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter, postponed due to bad weather at the launch site in southern Japan, is now set for Monday. The orbiter named Amal, or Hope, is the Arab world's first interplanetary

July 17th 2020, 2:55 am

Hope: UAE's first Mars mission liftoff on Japan rocket reset for Monday

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Tokyo, July 17: The liftoff of a United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter, postponed due to bad weather at the launch site in southern Japan, is now set for Monday. The orbiter named Amal, or Hope, is the Arab world's first interplanetary

July 17th 2020, 2:39 am

White House says India has done number of coronavirus tests after the US

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Washington, July 17: The White House has said that India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, after the US, which has carried out a record 42 million COVID-19 tests. According to reports, more than

July 17th 2020, 2:25 am

TikTok could operate as American company, better solution than banning: White House official

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Washington, July 16: TikTok pulling itself out of its Chinese holding company and operating as an independent American company is a much better solution than banning, a top White House official said on Thursday. There are reports that TikTok

July 16th 2020, 1:48 pm

Nepal’s archaeological department plans excavation in Thori after Oli claims it as real Ayodhya

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Kathmandu, July 16: Nepal's archaeological department plans to start studies and excavation in Thori in the country's south after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's claim that it is the "real birthplace" of Lord Ram, according to a media report on

July 16th 2020, 11:33 am

China permits reopening of cinemas in low-risk areas from July 20

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Beijing, July 16: China has permitted movie theatres in low-risk areas to resume business beginning July 20 with 30 per cent capacity as the coronavirus cases abated in the country. China has the world's second-largest film market after Hollywood

July 16th 2020, 10:30 am

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her foetus?

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Rome, July 16: Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her foetus? It's possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a foetus

July 16th 2020, 9:31 am
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