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India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

18 May 2020

India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

A coalition of 62 countries, led by Australia and the European Union moved a proposal at World Health Assembly seeking to identify the source of coronavirus and an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" into the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

16 May 2020

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his country will be sending ventilators to "friends in India".

Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

After around two months, restaurants, bars, and pubs reopened in Australia's New South Wales and Northern Territory on Friday as the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

15 May 2020

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

As calls to probe the origin of the novel coronavirus have only grown stronger, a United States Senator has unveiled a plan to hold China accountable for the pandemic.

Austrian Princess Maria Galitzine passes away at 31

15 May 2020

Austrian Princess Maria Galitzine passes away at 31

In a tragic piece of news, Princess Maria Singh (born: Maria Petrovna Galitzine), the great-granddaughter of the last Emperor and Empress of Austria, has passed away. She was just 31.

Trump calls Fauci's warning against reopening US schools 'not acceptable'

14 May 2020

Trump calls Fauci's warning against reopening US schools 'not acceptable'

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that a warning given by the nation's top medical advisor over reopening schools was "not acceptable."

Man woke from coma to learn coronavirus had killed wife

14 May 2020

Man woke from coma to learn coronavirus had killed wife

69-year-old Lawrence Nokes was taken off the respirator on April 10, his doctors certain he would recover.

Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

14 May 2020

Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

As the brightest minds and richest countries of the globe are working on a self-imposed deadline to find the cure for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the deadly virus "may never go away".

As coronavirus weakens health systems, 6,000 children could die daily

13 May 2020

As coronavirus weakens health systems, 6,000 children could die daily

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact healthcare systems around the world, as many as 6,000 children could die from preventable causes every day for the next six months, the UNICEF warned.

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

12 May 2020

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

Wuhan's entire population to be tested for COVID-19: Details here

12 May 2020

Wuhan's entire population to be tested for COVID-19: Details here

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus pandemic started, has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million for the disease.

Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors

11 May 2020

Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors

An Iranian warship was struck by "friendly fire" in the Gulf of Oman leaving 19 sailors dead and 15 others wounded, Iran's Army said.

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe has been among the hardest-hit regions in the world.

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

10 May 2020

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Biden sex assault accuser says he should quit Presidential race

08 May 2020

Biden sex assault accuser says he should quit Presidential race

Tara Reade, who has accused United States Presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault, has said that he should withdraw from the 2020 race.

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

08 May 2020

China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

07 May 2020

How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

Since India recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, the coronavirus outbreak has proven itself to be quite the menace.

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

07 May 2020

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand, which has been receiving praises for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, has unveiled plans to further ease its nationwide lockdown.

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

06 May 2020

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with singer Grimes.

Netizens are convinced Kim Jong-un is using a body double

06 May 2020

Netizens are convinced Kim Jong-un is using a body double

Last week, unconfirmed reports emerged that the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, had died.

US set to disband emergency task force handling COVID-19 crisis

06 May 2020

US set to disband emergency task force handling COVID-19 crisis

The United States is looking to disband the White House task force on COVID-19.

#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

05 May 2020

#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

With nearly 2.5 lakh deaths and over 35 lakh infections, COVID-19 has transformed from a mysterious pneumonia-like disease to the worst public health crisis of our time.

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

04 May 2020

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

Italy, one of the worst-hit nations in the coronavirus pandemic, has started to emerge from the world's longest nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak.

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

02 May 2020

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

The United States on Friday announced a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants, who have been asked to produce various documents.

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

02 May 2020

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance on Friday, weeks after speculations about his ill health took over global media.

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

01 May 2020

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

Joe Biden, the former Vice-President of the US and Democratic Presidential candidate, will for the first time address the sexual allegations leveled against him by Tara Reade, a woman staffer from the 90s.

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

01 May 2020

Trump says he's seen evidence coronavirus originated from Chinese lab

Upping his attack on Beijing on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said he had seen evidence that the coronavirus originated from a lab in China. He fell short of providing details of the evidence he had seen.

Coronavirus: No new domestic cases in South Korea

30 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: No new domestic cases in South Korea

In a first since hitting the February peak, South Korea on Thursday reported no new domestic cases of COVID-19.

Under lockdown, Spaniards entertain themselves with 'balcony cinema' in Madrid

30 Apr 2020

Under lockdown, Spaniards entertain themselves with 'balcony cinema' in Madrid

As the coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into drive-in theaters in different parts of the world, Spain is going a different way to keep citizens entertained in these bleak times.

New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci

30 Apr 2020

New COVID-19 drug has 'clear cut' positive effect: Dr. Fauci

The US government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a new COVID-19 drug has proven to be quite a 'good news' in clinical trials.

Japanese firm offers separate rooms to bickering couples amid lockdown

29 Apr 2020

Japanese firm offers separate rooms to bickering couples amid lockdown

As more than half of humanity is under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, families are spending more time with each other, irrespective of whether they like it.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

29 Apr 2020

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.

More Americans have died of coronavirus than during Vietnam war

29 Apr 2020

More Americans have died of coronavirus than during Vietnam war

In less than three months since the first coronavirus-linked death was reported in the United States, the deadly virus has taken more American lives than the Vietnam war which concluded in 1975 after two decades of fighting.

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

28 Apr 2020

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

In a major development, the Pentagon has declassified three videos showing unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

New Zealand 'eliminates' coronavirus; cases down to single digits

27 Apr 2020

New Zealand 'eliminates' coronavirus; cases down to single digits

New Zealand has achieved its goal of "elimination" of the coronavirus as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said they have "won the battle" against community transmission.

Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

A renowned Pakistani cleric has sparked a controversy by blaming women for the coronavirus pandemic.

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

27 Apr 2020

After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

Singapore has now become the third-worst coronavirus-hit country in Asia after China and India—the world's two most populous nations.

Coronavirus: Global deaths cross 2 lakh; WHO warns about 'reinfections'

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Global deaths cross 2 lakh; WHO warns about 'reinfections'

The global death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now crossed two lakh, about two weeks after it touched one lakh.

COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor

24 Apr 2020

COVID-19 vaccine efforts are disjointed, says leading medical journal editor

As Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials, people around the world are hoping to see a solution for the ongoing pandemic by the end of this year.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump faces backlash after suggesting 'injections' of disinfectant

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Donald Trump faces backlash after suggesting 'injections' of disinfectant

A massive public outcry followed after United States President Donald Trump suggested "injections" of disinfectant and exposure to ultraviolet light as ways to treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).