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What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

02 Jul 2020

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

Over the past few weeks, there have been calls to "cancel" Yale University over its ties to slavery.

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

02 Jul 2020

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

In a worrying development, the United States reported 52,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its biggest spike ever since.

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

30 Jun 2020

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

29 Jun 2020

China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

China has reimposed a strict lockdown in a province neighboring capital Beijing after detecting new coronavirus cases in the region.

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

29 Jun 2020

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

In a gruesome incident, armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building in Karachi on Monday, after which a gun battle ensued between them and police personnel.

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

26 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

26 Jun 2020

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

25 Jun 2020

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.

US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"

25 Jun 2020

US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"

Pakistan hasn't expressed the will to act against terrorists functioning from its soil and has continued to provide a safe haven to regionally focused terrorist groups, the US State Department said in a report released on Wednesday.

Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020

23 Jun 2020

Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020

United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation, thereby suspending H-1B visas, hugely popular among Indian IT professionals, and other work visas for the rest of this year, just as his country deals with the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

England: Reading stabbings that killed 3 declared terror attack

21 Jun 2020

England: Reading stabbings that killed 3 declared terror attack

Three people have died and three others have suffered serious injuries in a stabbing attack on Saturday night in England's Reading town, about 65 km west of London.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

20 Jun 2020

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

20 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?

The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

18 Jun 2020

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.

Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients

17 Jun 2020

Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients

As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2020

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

A day after both China and India admitted to a violent clash in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, the former's Foreign Ministry retracted its aggressive stance, saying the country doesn't want to see more clashes.

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

17 Jun 2020

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

COVID-19: How safe it is to go for a walk/run

15 Jun 2020

COVID-19: How safe it is to go for a walk/run

When a pandemic is brewing, everyone's best safety advice is to stay indoors and be socially distant from the world.

Russia: Ex-US marine sentenced to 16 year's imprisonment for spying

15 Jun 2020

Russia: Ex-US marine sentenced to 16 year's imprisonment for spying

A former United States marine, Paul Whelan (50), has been sentenced to 16 years in jail by a Russian court.

For breaking quarantine rules, Israel deports US billionaire's son

15 Jun 2020

For breaking quarantine rules, Israel deports US billionaire's son

The son of United States' media magnate Shari Redstone was deported from Israel for violating the quarantine rules of the country, imposed to minimize coronavirus' transmission.

US cop fatally shoots Black man during arrest

14 Jun 2020

US cop fatally shoots Black man during arrest

Even as the United States witnesses widespread demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd, another Black man was fatally shot during an arrest in Atlanta.

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

13 Jun 2020

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

The lower house of Nepal's Parliament on Saturday passed an amendment to update the political map of the country.

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

13 Jun 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

Authorities at China's capital, Beijing, are moving hastily to stem a fresh wave of coronavirus after few new cases were reported in the last two days.

Indian-origin doctor performs double lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

12 Jun 2020

Indian-origin doctor performs double lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

In a first, a team of surgeons in Chicago has successfully given a new set of lungs to a young woman suffering from COVID-19.

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

12 Jun 2020

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

Amid deterioration of Indo-Nepal diplomatic relations, one Indian died and two others were injured on Friday when Nepal border police fired inside their territory after an altercation.

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

United States President Donald Trump could suspend a large number of work visas to protect the unemployed Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.

Ready to share cash transfer scheme with India: Pakistan PM

11 Jun 2020

Ready to share cash transfer scheme with India: Pakistan PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he is ready to share his government's cash transfer program with India to help the latter with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

11 Jun 2020

Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

As protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue to spread across the United States, several sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers have been targeted.

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

10 Jun 2020

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

10 Jun 2020

Ladakh standoff: China says 'positive consensus' reached with India

China said on Wednesday that it had reached "positive consensus" with India over recent border tensions in Eastern Ladakh.

On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

10 Jun 2020

On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

As conversations around racism against the Black community have grown after the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has agreed to change the definition of 'racism'.

CrossFit CEO resigns over controversial remarks on George Floyd's death

10 Jun 2020

CrossFit CEO resigns over controversial remarks on George Floyd's death

Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of the US fitness brand CrossFit, has resigned after his remarks over the death of George Floyd sparked a controversy.