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Efforts on to restart AstraZeneca shipments from India: WHO official

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Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires 'balloon bombs'

18 Jun 2021

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires 'balloon bombs'

Israel has launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for a second time since a shaky ceasefire ended last month's 11-day war.

US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Geneva

16 Jun 2021

US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Geneva

United States President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reached Geneva on Wednesday for a key diplomatic summit.

China to launch manned mission for its space station

16 Jun 2021

China to launch manned mission for its space station

China is all set to send three crew members to its new space station for three months on Thursday morning, the country's space agency announced on Wednesday.

Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

15 Jun 2021

Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

A woman who defected North Korea over a decade ago says she was excited about studying in the United States - only until she actually did that.

Death toll in China gas explosion rises to 25

15 Jun 2021

Death toll in China gas explosion rises to 25

The death toll from a powerful gas explosion in central China's Hubei province has gone up to 25, according to the local authorities.

NATO nations will now jointly respond to attacks in space

15 Jun 2021

NATO nations will now jointly respond to attacks in space

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders on Monday expanded the use of their all for one, one for all, mutual defense clause to include a collective response to attacks in space.

Queen Elizabeth II 'reminded me of my mother,' says Biden

14 Jun 2021

Queen Elizabeth II 'reminded me of my mother,' says Biden

President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday afternoon.

Naftali Bennett sworn-in, Netanyahu's 12-year rule as Israel PM ends

14 Jun 2021

Naftali Bennett sworn-in, Netanyahu's 12-year rule as Israel PM ends

Naftali Bennett was on Sunday sworn in as Israel's new Prime Minister, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year hold on power and the political uncertainty that gripped the Jewish nation for months after inconclusive elections.

Louise Erdrich's 'The Night Watchman' wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

12 Jun 2021

Louise Erdrich's 'The Night Watchman' wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

One of America's most esteemed novelists, Louise Erdrich, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Night Watchman.

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court

12 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court

The Dominica High Court has denied bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in the case of illegal entry into the island country, local Caribbean media reported.

France supports India over lifting export curbs on vaccine materials

12 Jun 2021

France supports India over lifting export curbs on vaccine materials

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the Group of Seven (G-7) countries to end restrictions on the export of raw materials needed for the production of coronavirus vaccines - a demand India has been raising with the United States as it struggles with shortages.

J&J COVID-19 vaccine's expiration date extended by six weeks

11 Jun 2021

J&J COVID-19 vaccine's expiration date extended by six weeks

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday that US regulators extended the expiration date on its COVID-19 vaccine doses by six weeks.

FDA rejects emergency-use approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN

11 Jun 2021

FDA rejects emergency-use approval of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN

The United States' top drug regulator - the Food and Drug Administration - has rejected Bharat Biotech's application for an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN.

Eighteen people killed in a bus crash in Pakistan

11 Jun 2021

Eighteen people killed in a bus crash in Pakistan

An over-speeding passenger bus overturned in the Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 30 others, according to media reports.

Pakistan gives Kulbhushan Jadhav right to appeal, India reacts

11 Jun 2021

Pakistan gives Kulbhushan Jadhav right to appeal, India reacts

Pakistan's parliament has approved a bill allowing imprisoned Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal his conviction in the high courts of the country.

Biden warns the youth against the fast-spreading Delta variant

10 Jun 2021

Biden warns the youth against the fast-spreading Delta variant

US President Joe Biden and his Chief Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci have warned that the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is highly infectious, which is now the dominant strain in the United Kingdom, spreading rapidly among young people between 12 and 20 years old.

US will distribute 500M Pfizer vaccine doses to 100 countries

10 Jun 2021

US will distribute 500M Pfizer vaccine doses to 100 countries

The United States is buying 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to donate them among nearly 100 countries by the next year, top American newspapers have reported.

South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies

09 Jun 2021

South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies

A woman in South Africa has reportedly given birth to 10 babies, all at once - breaking a world record set just last month.

Indian-American student wins sustainability award for developing eco-friendly foam alternative

09 Jun 2021

Indian-American student wins sustainability award for developing eco-friendly foam alternative

An Indian-American student has won a prestigious award for developing an eco-friendly foam alternative, which was motivated by the impact of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face; 2 arrested

08 Jun 2021

France President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face; 2 arrested

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during a walkabout in southern France on Tuesday.

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in South Africa

08 Jun 2021

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in South Africa

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, 56, great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in South Africa in connection with a six million rand (official currency of South Africa) fraud and forgery case, PTI reported.

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

08 Jun 2021

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

After US President Joe Biden revealed that the intelligence community is now exploring the lab-leak hypothesis, a US government national laboratory has backed the theory postulating SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from the virology labs in Wuhan, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

Was thrashed brutally, abducted from Antigua to Dominica: Mehul Choksi

07 Jun 2021

Was thrashed brutally, abducted from Antigua to Dominica: Mehul Choksi

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi—accused in the Rs. 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud case—claimed he was thrashed and abducted by some men claiming to be Antiguan policemen on May 23, the day he mysteriously went missing from Antigua and Barbuda.

Passenger trains collide in Pakistan, 50 dead; Army called in

07 Jun 2021

Passenger trains collide in Pakistan, 50 dead; Army called in

Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday, killing at least 50 people and injuring 70 others, prompting authorities to call in the Army and paramilitary forces for rescue and relief operations.

Harry, Meghan welcome baby girl; named after Queen, Princess Diana

06 Jun 2021

Harry, Meghan welcome baby girl; named after Queen, Princess Diana

Prince Harry and Meghan, famously known as the Sussexes, are now a family of four. Meghan gave birth to their second child, a healthy baby girl, on Friday in California, United States.

Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

06 Jun 2021

Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

A 36-year-old woman in South Africa with advanced HIV carried the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for 216 days, a new study has found.

Deck cleared for import of COVAXIN, Sputnik V into Brazil

05 Jun 2021

Deck cleared for import of COVAXIN, Sputnik V into Brazil

Brazil has cleared the proposal to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, and Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V into the South American country.

Man handed six-month driving ban for an accident in Singapore

04 Jun 2021

Man handed six-month driving ban for an accident in Singapore

An Indian permanent resident in Singapore was fined 3,000 Singapore dollars ($2,258) and banned from driving for six months on Friday for causing a road accident in which a woman sustained serious injuries including a spinal fracture and a sprained knee.

'Benefits outweigh risks'; UK clears Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15

04 Jun 2021

'Benefits outweigh risks'; UK clears Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15

The United Kingdom on Friday decided to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech for use among those aged 12-15 years.

India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

04 Jun 2021

India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

US President Joe Biden's administration has announced its plan to distribute an initial 25 million (2.5 crore) of the the 80 million (8 crore) total promised vaccine doses it plans to donate across the globe.

Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

03 Jun 2021

Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night at the oil refinery known as Tondgooyan refinery near the capital of Iran, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. No casualties have been reported so far.

Netanyahu's opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

03 Jun 2021

Netanyahu's opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents on Wednesday announced they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition.

Dr. Fauci's leaked 2020 emails reveal knowledge of lab-leak theory

02 Jun 2021

Dr. Fauci's leaked 2020 emails reveal knowledge of lab-leak theory

Not long after Dr. Anthony Fauci changed his tune on the possibility that the COVID-19 could be man-made, more skeletons tumble out of the US medical advisor's closet.

Pakistan launches homemade COVID-19 vaccine 'PakVac' with China's help

02 Jun 2021

Pakistan launches homemade COVID-19 vaccine 'PakVac' with China's help

Pakistan has launched its first locally-processed anti-coronavirus vaccine PakVac, developed in collaboration with China.

Israel finds possible link between Pfizer vaccine and heart inflammation

02 Jun 2021

Israel finds possible link between Pfizer vaccine and heart inflammation

Israel has flagged a possible link between the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and cases of heart inflammation (myocarditis), observed mainly in young men.

Veteran Indian-origin journalist Tejinder Singh passes away

02 Jun 2021

Veteran Indian-origin journalist Tejinder Singh passes away

Tejinder Singh, a veteran White House correspondent and founder and editor of the India America Today newswire, passed away in the US on May 29, the publication announced over Twitter.

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

02 Jun 2021

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

The largest warship in the Iranian Navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported.

Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

02 Jun 2021

Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

Singapore authorities have told airlines to ensure that those coming to Singapore have a valid negative coronavirus test report before boarding a flight.

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

01 Jun 2021

China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

China on Tuesday reported the first case of human infection involving the H10N3 strain of bird flu.

Balochistan terror attacks: Four paramilitary soldiers killed, eight injured

01 Jun 2021

Balochistan terror attacks: Four paramilitary soldiers killed, eight injured

Terrorists attacked a Pakistani security post and later targeted a military vehicle carrying an improvised explosive device (IED), killing at least four paramilitary soldiers and injuring eight others in the restive South-western province of Balochistan, the Pakistani Army said.

Pakistani man drowns while filming TikTok video

31 May 2021

Pakistani man drowns while filming TikTok video

A 25-year-old Pakistani man drowned in the Jhelum river in Punjab province while shooting a video for TikTok, according to a media report on Monday.