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Sunlight, heat, and humidity weakens coronavirus, says US official

24 Apr 2020

Sunlight, heat, and humidity weakens coronavirus, says US official

On Thursday, a US official said the deadly coronavirus weakens when exposed to sunlight, heat, and humidity, making way for hopes that the pandemic might come to an end in summer months.

Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

23 Apr 2020

Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

With recent reports that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un is not keeping well, the question arises: who will succeed him?

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation

22 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to self-isolate himself after he met a philanthropist who tested positive for coronavirus. The PTI leader also took the COVID-19 test and his results came as negative, said reports.

Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

22 Apr 2020

Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

The US state of Missouri on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump halts immigration for 60-days, will affect green card seekers

22 Apr 2020

Trump halts immigration for 60-days, will affect green card seekers

A day after he announced the plans to halt immigration into the United States "temporarily", President Donald Trump said there will be a ban on those seeking permanent residency for 60 days.

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

21 Apr 2020

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea who is a revered figure in the country, is critically ill after he underwent surgery earlier this month, a CNN report said.

Donald Trump will temporarily suspend immigration into US

21 Apr 2020

Donald Trump will temporarily suspend immigration into US

As coronavirus continues to rip the United States apart, President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the country.

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

20 Apr 2020

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

China on Monday said that India's new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy is violative of international norms of free and fair trade.

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

Amid a global outcry over China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, 10,000 Americans have reportedly signed a class-action lawsuit against the country.

Canada: 16 killed in country's worst shooting, attacker dead

20 Apr 2020

Canada: 16 killed in country's worst shooting, attacker dead

Dressed as a police officer, a lone gunman killed at least 16 in Canada this weekend, making it one of the worst violent crimes the country has seen in recent history.

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

18 Apr 2020

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.

Coronavirus: Swedish Princess starts volunteering at hospital after 3-day training

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Swedish Princess starts volunteering at hospital after 3-day training

As the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a huge burden on healthcare workers around the world, a Swedish Princess has started working at a hospital.

Second coronavirus wave likely next year, claims CDC Director

17 Apr 2020

Second coronavirus wave likely next year, claims CDC Director

The outbreak of COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus disease, has killed more than 1.4 lakh around the world.

China adds 1,290 deaths to Wuhan's tally; admits past miscalculations

17 Apr 2020

China adds 1,290 deaths to Wuhan's tally; admits past miscalculations

China, which has faced accusations of under-reporting cases during the coronavirus pandemic, has now admitted to some errors made in the past.

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

17 Apr 2020

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

Ignoring social distancing guidelines laid down by her own father, the President of United States Donald Trump, to fight coronavirus, Ivanka Trump flew from Washington DC to New Jersey to celebrate Passover, a major Jewish holiday.

These conditions should be met before ending coronavirus lockdown: WHO

16 Apr 2020

These conditions should be met before ending coronavirus lockdown: WHO

As India and other nations rush to combat the spread of COVID-19 and open up parts of their dwindling economy, the World Health Organization is offering guidance.

Coronavirus: From first to second million in just 13 days

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: From first to second million in just 13 days

In what serves as another reminder of how contagious the coronavirus is, the worldwide cases topped 2 million (20 lakhs) on Wednesday. Across the globe, 2,064,115 have contracted the infection and 137,020 have died.

In Vietnam, free 'rice ATMs' pop-up for those in need

15 Apr 2020

In Vietnam, free 'rice ATMs' pop-up for those in need

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, several "rice ATMs" have popped up across Vietnam to feed the poor.

Donald Trump stops WHO funding for 'covering up coronavirus spread'

15 Apr 2020

Donald Trump stops WHO funding for 'covering up coronavirus spread'

Not long ago, the United States President Donald Trump said he was upset with how the World Health Organization handled the coronavirus pandemic.

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

13 Apr 2020

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

Since witnessing a peak of the coronavirus outbreak in February, the daily new infections had dropped to double digits in China.

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

13 Apr 2020

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is looking at reopening some parts of its economy by May, the government's expert on the infectious disease hinted on Sunday.

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

12 Apr 2020

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

As China continues to draw backlash over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a report suggested that the government may be cracking down on academic research related to the origins of the virus.

Julian Assange had 2 kids with lawyer in Ecuadorian embassy

12 Apr 2020

Julian Assange had 2 kids with lawyer in Ecuadorian embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange got engaged and fathered two children while living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his lawyer-fiancée has revealed.

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

11 Apr 2020

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and is capable of wiping off cities, the new data about the death toll confirms, yet again.

After coronavirus outbreak, China upgrades dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'

10 Apr 2020

After coronavirus outbreak, China upgrades dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'

In a recent move, China has decided to classify dogs as 'pets' as opposed to 'livestock'.

NYC couple sees trucks remove 'string of bodies' outside apartment

09 Apr 2020

NYC couple sees trucks remove 'string of bodies' outside apartment

As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the United States, scenes become grimmer in the eastern state of New York.

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

09 Apr 2020

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, responded to criticism about the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the disease can be defeated with unity.

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Bill Clinton's affair, dies

09 Apr 2020

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Bill Clinton's affair, dies

Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that exposed ex-US President Bill Clinton's sex scandal leading to his impeachment, died on Wednesday at the age of 70.

Trump thanks Modi for Hydroxychloroquine, latter says "we'll win together"

09 Apr 2020

Trump thanks Modi for Hydroxychloroquine, latter says "we'll win together"

As India agreed to export a batch of Hydroxychloroquine to the United States, the gesture was appreciated by US President Donald Trump who said he will not forget this contribution.

Chinese billionaire being investigated after criticizing Xi's response to coronavirus

08 Apr 2020

Chinese billionaire being investigated after criticizing Xi's response to coronavirus

A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping over the leader's response to the coronavirus crisis has been placed under the scanner.

Bernie Sanders drops out of US Presidential race

08 Apr 2020

Bernie Sanders drops out of US Presidential race

United States Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday suspended his campaign for the 2020 Presidential elections.

Coronavirus: Are the worst-hit countries flattening the curve?

08 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Are the worst-hit countries flattening the curve?

The total number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1.4 million on Wednesday, including over 80,000 deaths.

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

08 Apr 2020

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

08 Apr 2020

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

An industrial hub of China, Wuhan, where coronavirus originated from in December 2019, re-opened after 76 days on Wednesday, an event that was marked by light shows.

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

08 Apr 2020

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.

Trump threatens retaliation if India doesn't export Hydroxychloroquine to US

07 Apr 2020

Trump threatens retaliation if India doesn't export Hydroxychloroquine to US

US President Donald Trump has declared India might face retaliation if New Delhi doesn't clear the export of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug that the United States President has touted as a "game-changer" in the battle against coronavirus.

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

In an extremely concerning news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital, London.

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

06 Apr 2020

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

In a first, tiger tests positive for coronavirus in US

06 Apr 2020

In a first, tiger tests positive for coronavirus in US

A tiger at a zoo in New York, United States, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).