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07 Jan 2021World
Internet users in China erupted in laughter and sarcasm while reacting to Wednesday's riots at the United States Capitol, giving another proof of the deep discord between the two powerful nations.
03 Jan 2021Sports
Badminton world number one Kento Momota, on Sunday, tested positive for coronavirus.
24 Dec 2020Sports
Tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the entries announced Thursday for the coronavirus-disrupted Australian Open.
24 Dec 2020World
Outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 26 of his allies, including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the manager of the 2016 campaign Paul Manafort, and his longtime aide Roger Stone.
17 Nov 2020World
A category four storm has made landfall in Nicaragua mere two weeks after another storm had hit.
10 Nov 2020Sports
The All-India Senior Selection Committee, on Sunday, made the major announcements ahead of Team India's upcoming tour Down Under.
28 Oct 2020Technology
Even as experts worldwide have said that an effective coronavirus vaccine won't be out before 2021, American pharma giant Pfizer is hoping to deliver one this year itself, igniting hopes globally.
18 Oct 2020World
At least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured in a suicide car bombing in the western Ghor province of Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.
29 Sep 2020World
Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on Thursday, the royal court announced in a televised statement. He was 91 years old.
25 Sep 2020World
Four people were injured in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in France capital Paris, AFP reported on Friday, citing sources privy to the development.
22 Sep 2020World
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will, in an address to the nation on Tuesday, tell his countrymen to work from home in the foreseeable future. Evidently, this is seen as an effort to handle the second wave of coronavirus.
16 Sep 2020Sports
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could re-join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
08 Sep 2020World
As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.
31 Aug 2020India
India, the third worst-infected nation, on Sunday recorded nearly 80,000 new coronavirus cases — a first for the nation, but, not entirely surprising. For the last four days, ending Sunday, the country has been recording over 70,000 cases daily.
29 Aug 2020World
Violent protests broke out in the Swedish town of Malmo late Friday after a Quran-burning incident earlier in the day.
17 Aug 2020World
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who earned plaudits for controlling coronavirus outbreak in her country, has delayed parliamentary elections after fresh cases were reported.
08 Aug 2020Sports
This year's Boxing Day Test between Australia and India could be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) with traditional home Melbourne battling a surge in coronavirus cases.
22 Jul 2020World
A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the Alaskan peninsula on Wednesday, triggering an alert for tsunami, multiple reports said.
28 Jun 2020Sports
Batting coach Younis Khan believes Jofra Archer will be a major threat for Pakistan in the upcoming Test series.
25 Jun 2020Sports
Former England Women's captain Clare Connor is set to become the first female President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.
23 Jun 2020India
India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
17 Jun 2020Sports
The England cricket team is all set to face West Indies in a three-Test series, starting July 8.
13 Jun 2020Sports
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has said next year's Olympics will be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
13 Jun 2020World
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.
10 Jun 2020World
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.
04 Jun 2020World
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.
31 May 2020World
As protests against the death of a Black man in police custody continued to intensify in the United States, multiple cities ordered curfews.
29 May 2020Sports
Petra Kvitova triumphed in the women's draw at an all-Czech tournament as the sports world slowly returns amid the coronavirus pandemic which caused a lockdown across the globe.
24 May 2020Sports
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
19 May 2020Technology
A team of scientists hailing from China claims to have developed a novel drug that can treat as well as prevent COVID-19 infection.
16 May 2020Sports
FIFA's The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, world football's governing body confirmed.
15 May 2020Sports
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is pressing ahead with preparations to stage the US Open 2020 in New York this year but is "aggressively" drafting alternative plans for the tournament.
08 May 2020Technology
Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
07 May 2020Sports
The Australian Open 2021 could face cancelation under a worst-case scenario if the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt the world.
04 May 2020World
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.
02 May 2020Sports
Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra said that the nation will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases.
29 Apr 2020Sports
England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes it would be the right decision to postpone The Hundred until 2021.
26 Apr 2020World
The global death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now crossed two lakh, about two weeks after it touched one lakh.
18 Apr 2020World
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.