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Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

28 Feb 2021

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the US state of New York, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second woman.

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

28 Feb 2021

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

27 Feb 2021

Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

A 39-year-old Indian-origin woman and her British husband were jailed in Singapore on Friday for breaking the country's strict quarantine rules so that they could spend time together in a hotel room in Singapore last year, according to a media report.

Saudi prince MbS approved operation to capture, kill Khashoggi: US

27 Feb 2021

Saudi prince MbS approved operation to capture, kill Khashoggi: US

The United States on Friday, for the first time, publicly accused Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) of ordering the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post, in 2018.

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

26 Feb 2021

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

26 Feb 2021

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

A teacher's aide in Maryland, United States was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with eighth-graders.

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

26 Feb 2021

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

United States President Joe Biden held a telephonic conversation with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, before an intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to be released.

United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria

26 Feb 2021

United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria

On the directions of President Joe Biden, United States carried out airstrikes in Syria, targeting militia backed by Iran, the Pentagon confirmed.

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

25 Feb 2021

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

A man, from Oklahoma, United States, has confessed to killing three people including his neighbor whose heart he had cut out, cooked with potatoes, and tried to feed to his family, American media reported on Tuesday.

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

25 Feb 2021

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military and ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on February 1.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

25 Feb 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released by US regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot.

'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

25 Feb 2021

'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

Zimbabwe Vice-President Kembo Mohadi (71) has alleged a conspiracy to tarnish his image in the midst of a sex scandal.

COVID-19 vaccines: SII to play huge role in mass production

25 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: SII to play huge role in mass production

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and US pharmaceutical major Novavax have told lawmakers that they are ready to scale up their production of COVID-19 vaccines in partnership with the Serum Institute of India.

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

25 Feb 2021

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

24 Feb 2021

In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

As identical twins - Mayla Rezende and Sofia Albuquerck - did everything hand in hand, and their life-changing decision to undergo a gender confirmation surgery was no exception.

Tiger Woods injured in serious car accident, undergoes surgery

24 Feb 2021

Tiger Woods injured in serious car accident, undergoes surgery

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries after the car he was traveling in flew off the road and flipped multiple times in Los Angeles, United States.

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

23 Feb 2021

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

An overseas multimillion-dollar robocall scam by conspirators having Indian nationality has duped several citizens of the United States.

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

22 Feb 2021

China backs India to host BRICS Summit 2021: Details

China on Monday expressed its support for India in hosting this year's BRICS summit and said it will work with New Delhi to strengthen the cooperation among the five-member grouping of emerging economies.

These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement

22 Feb 2021

These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement

A combination of robust vaccination programs and strict physical distancing rules may be enough to prevent recurring peaks of COVID-19 without greatly restricting the mobility of people, according to a modeling study.

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

22 Feb 2021

UN chief condemns deadly violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the use of deadly violence in Myanmar days after at least two were killed in anti-coup protests.

FAA orders United Airlines to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

22 Feb 2021

FAA orders United Airlines to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Federal aviation regulators have ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday.

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

22 Feb 2021

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

The United States, which has been touching one grim milestone after another since the coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, is now close to logging 500,000 deaths.

Is the missing Emirati princess alive? UN seeks proof

20 Feb 2021

Is the missing Emirati princess alive? UN seeks proof

The UN Human Rights Office said on Friday that it has asked the United Arab Emirates for evidence that an Emirati princess held against her will for almost three years is still alive.

After acknowledging casualties, China releases video of Galwan Valley clash

20 Feb 2021

After acknowledging casualties, China releases video of Galwan Valley clash

China has released a video showing its soldiers clashing with Indian troops in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, in June last year, hours after it acknowledged casualties.

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

19 Feb 2021

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase ten million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine from India, officials have said.

Secrecy surrounds Prince Philip's hospitalization; will remain under observation

19 Feb 2021

Secrecy surrounds Prince Philip's hospitalization; will remain under observation

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, remains in a London hospital where he was admitted as a precautionary measure for a few days of observation and rest.

Pakistan to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications

19 Feb 2021

Pakistan to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications

Pakistan has decided to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications to prevent its unauthorized use by other countries.

Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

19 Feb 2021

Woman shot last week at Myanmar protest dies

A woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week against the military's takeover of power in Myanmar died Friday morning, her brother said.

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

19 Feb 2021

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

US President Joe Biden will on Friday announce a massive $4 billion commitment to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance with the goal of inoculating vulnerable populations and reach those without other options, the White House said.

Months after Galwan clash, China admits four officers, soldiers died

19 Feb 2021

Months after Galwan clash, China admits four officers, soldiers died

For the first time since it clashed with India in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, China has officially admitted that it lost four officers and soldiers.

UK study shows COVID-19 infections have fallen significantly in England

18 Feb 2021

UK study shows COVID-19 infections have fallen significantly in England

The interim findings of a new UK Government-backed study released on Thursday show that COVID-19 infections in England have "fallen significantly" since January, reflecting the impact of the strict lockdown measures.

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

18 Feb 2021

New York Attorney-General sues Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols

The Attorney-General of New York is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, accusing the company of being more concerned with making money than protecting its workers from getting sick.

Bhutan's top SC judge detained in conspiracy case

18 Feb 2021

Bhutan's top SC judge detained in conspiracy case

The Royal Bhutan Police has detained the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, a former top military officer, and an associate justice for allegedly plotting to replace the country's Chief Justice, the Army chief, and a law officer, according to media reports.

Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

18 Feb 2021

Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

UN independent investigator on Myanmar said on Wednesday that hardened troops are being deployed from a number of border areas in northern Rakhine to some cities, raising the possibility of bloodshed and a tragic loss of life.

India a critical partner, says Pentagon during Quad ministerial meeting

18 Feb 2021

India a critical partner, says Pentagon during Quad ministerial meeting

India is a critical partner, especially when one considers all the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on the eve of the maiden Quad ministerial meeting under the Biden administration.

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

18 Feb 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died on Wednesday.

World's oldest DNA sequenced from molar of million-year-old mammoth

18 Feb 2021

World's oldest DNA sequenced from molar of million-year-old mammoth

Scientists have taken a significant step toward understanding mammoths by sequencing the world's oldest DNA. The DNA was sequenced from molars of three different mammoths.

Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican

18 Feb 2021

Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican

Pope Francis presided over a pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service, with reduced participation of the faithful and a revised rite to reduce the chance of infection as the virus and its variants continue to spread through Italy.

Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU another 200 million COVID-19 shots

17 Feb 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech to give EU another 200 million COVID-19 shots

Pfizer and BioNTech, on Wednesday, finalized an agreement to supply the European Union with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

Singapore: Indian-origin doctor known for establishing aviation medicine dies

17 Feb 2021

Singapore: Indian-origin doctor known for establishing aviation medicine dies

Indian-origin doctor, Dr. Jarnail Singh, who became renowned as an expert on stopping communicable diseases spread via air travel and in establishing aviation medicine specialty, died on February 6 in Singapore, a media report said.

Missing Dubai princess re-emerges in video; 'being held hostage'

17 Feb 2021

Missing Dubai princess re-emerges in video; 'being held hostage'

The daughter of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (71) has re-emerged in a video claiming that she is being held hostage.

China arrests leader of multimillion dollar COVID-19 vaccine scam

17 Feb 2021

China arrests leader of multimillion dollar COVID-19 vaccine scam

China has arrested the leader of a multimillion dollar scam involved in the preparation and selling of fake COVID-19 vaccines, as Beijing began a crackdown on vaccine-related crimes across the country.

Wildlife trade drives declines of over 60 percent species abundance

17 Feb 2021

Wildlife trade drives declines of over 60 percent species abundance

International wildlife trade is causing the declines of around 62 percent in the abundance of species on the planet, say scientists who call for more research on the impacts of this severe threat.

New Zealand ponders extending lockdown as two new cases found

17 Feb 2021

New Zealand ponders extending lockdown as two new cases found

A coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand grew by two cases on Wednesday to five in total as lawmakers considered extending lockdown in Auckland.

Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

16 Feb 2021

Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar Police filed a new charge against leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said on Tuesday, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.

Indian priest charged with breach of trust in Singapore

16 Feb 2021

Indian priest charged with breach of trust in Singapore

An Indian priest in Singapore, on Tuesday, was charged with committing a criminal breach of trust by pawning ceremonial jewelry worth more than two million Singapore dollars from the country's oldest Hindu temple.

Several Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in fifteen countries

16 Feb 2021

Several Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in fifteen countries

More than 200 Indian-origin people occupy leadership positions in over 15 countries, with over 60 of them holding Cabinet positions, including the US and the UK, building a legacy for future generations, according to the 2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders List, which was released on Monday.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

16 Feb 2021

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

On Monday, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

16 Feb 2021

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the UN agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a UN-backed program to tame the pandemic.

Woman says she was raped in Parliament, Australian PM apologizes

16 Feb 2021

Woman says she was raped in Parliament, Australian PM apologizes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized to a former political adviser who said she was raped inside the Parliament building two years ago by an unnamed colleague.

Tougher travel rules to contain spread of COVID-19 in UK

15 Feb 2021

Tougher travel rules to contain spread of COVID-19 in UK

The United Kingdom's new travel rules to contain the spread of COVID-19 variants came into effect from Monday, involving compulsory hotel quarantines for anyone returning there from one of the 33 high-risk "red-list" countries.

Dubai Airport: Passenger traffic drops 70 percent amidst pandemic

15 Feb 2021

Dubai Airport: Passenger traffic drops 70 percent amidst pandemic

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, saw passenger traffic being pushed down by 70 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, its CEO announced on Monday.

White House wants Harris's niece to stop using her name

15 Feb 2021

White House wants Harris's niece to stop using her name

Meena Harris, the niece of United States Vice-President Kamala Harris, has sparked worries among White House officials. The reason? Many in the current US administration believe she could be leveraging her aunt's name to build her personal brand.

UK hits 15 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone

15 Feb 2021

UK hits 15 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone

The UK on Sunday achieved what Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a significant milestone as 15 million people received their first of two jabs of COVID-19 vaccine under the UK vaccination drive.

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump's acquittal

15 Feb 2021

Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump's acquittal

A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an independent September 11 style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the Capitol.

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

14 Feb 2021

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senate Republicans for his impeachment acquittal.

Mario Draghi sworn in as new Prime Minister of Italy

13 Feb 2021

Mario Draghi sworn in as new Prime Minister of Italy

Mario Draghi has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy on Saturday after forming a national unity government tasked to help the country tackle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced crisis and economic slump.