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12 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

Hafiz Saeed convicted in two cases, gets five years imprisonment

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore convicted Hafiz Saeed in two cases of terror financing and sentenced him to five and a half years of jail in both matters. A fine of Rs. 15,000 for each case was also levied on him.

WHO names deadly coronavirus disease 'COVID-19'

The deadly coronavirus disease that has affected thousands around the globe and claimed hundreds of lives has been given an official name - 'COVID-19'.

12 Feb 2020


Trump eyeing crowd of millions; Modi promises memorable welcome

US President Donald Trump will be visiting India on February 24 and 25, for the first time since he assumed office.

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000; WHO team arrives in China

The fast-spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has claimed over 1,000 lives, Chinese authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

11 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

10 Feb 2020


Bill Gates is buying a $600 million futuristic eco-friendly superyacht

Microsoft co-founder and the world's second-richest man, Bill Gates, is reportedly spending a whopping $645 million on a futuristic yacht.

10 Feb 2020


Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

As the calls for greater transparency grew wider in China amid a coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese citizen journalist is said to have gone missing.

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak has surpassed global fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

08 Feb 2020


Thailand shooting: Soldier kills at least 10 in shooting rampage

In a shocking incident, a Thai soldier opened fire and killed at least 10 people and injured several others in a mass shooting rampage on Saturday.

08 Feb 2020


Man says he burned $1mn to avoid paying divorce settlement

A Canadian man has told a court that he decided to burn a million dollars to prevent his ex-wife from getting a divorce settlement.

08 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

Muslim man's marriage to 14-year-old Christian girl valid: Pakistan court

In a horrifying ruling, a Pakistan court upheld the marriage of a 14-year-old girl to a man since she had had her first menstrual cycle, citing Sharia law.

08 Feb 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

08 Feb 2020


On India trip, Trump likely to visit Ahmedabad, Delhi, Agra

US President Donald Trump is taking a leaf from his 'friend' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book.

07 Feb 2020


Indian scientist in Australia comes closer to developing coronavirus vaccine

As the threat of the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, a team led by an Indian scientist in Australia has come closer to finding a treatment for the viral infection.

07 Feb 2020


Chinese doctor, who tried to warn others about coronavirus, dies

A Wuhan doctor, who was the first to person to raise alarm over a novel coronavirus, has died, Wuhan Central Hospital confirmed on Friday.

06 Feb 2020


Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

06 Feb 2020


Turkish plane breaks apart after skidding off runway; 3 dead

An aircraft crashed on the runway at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

06 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Trump stays in office, Senate acquits him of impeachment charges

A bitterly fought impeachment trial that was launched to remove Donald Trump from the office ended on Wednesday with the US President emerging unscathed and victorious.

05 Feb 2020

New Hampshire

Iowa caucus: Gay US presidential candidate Buttigieg takes early lead

The Democratic candidate for United States President, Pete Buttigieg, took an early lead in Iowa's caucuses, as per partial data released for Monday's caucus tallies.

05 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Trump snubs Pelosi's handshake offer. Then, she tears his speech

It was a day of snubs and drama at the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday when President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address.

04 Feb 2020


Five years after losing husband, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg announces engagement

Facebook's number two in command, Sheryl Sandberg announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal on Monday, less than five years after she lost her husband.

Coronavirus: China constructs 1000-bed emergency hospital in just 8 days

For over a month, China has been struggling to contain an outbreak of the fast-spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

03 Feb 2020


Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

Stocks in China plummeted as trading resumed on Monday amid a worsening outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

02 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

31 Jan 2020


Japanese billionaire cancels search for 'girlfriend' for trip to moon

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire who recently distributed millions on Twitter, has called off his public search for a girlfriend to take to the moon.

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak declared 'global health emergency' by WHO

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

30 Jan 2020


10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.

29 Jan 2020


No one said it was crime: French writer on pedophilia

Facing a rape inquiry over his history of pedophilia, French writer Gabriel Matzneff Wednesday said he "regrets" taking trips to Asia to have sex with children.

29 Jan 2020


Coronavirus death toll rises to 132; over 6,000 infected worldwide

The number of deaths amid a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak has risen to 132, Chinese health officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Indian teacher contracts coronavirus in China; family starts online fundraiser

An Indian schoolteacher in China has contracted the deadly novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV.

27 Jan 2020


Passenger plane with 83 onboard crashes in Taliban-held Afghanistan area

A passenger plane crashed in the Deh Yak district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Monday.

25 Jan 2020

South Korea

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

24 Jan 2020

North Korea

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

24 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

Billionaire George Soros is the latest name to join the long list of people who aren't impressed with how Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dealing with the country.

24 Jan 2020


China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

23 Jan 2020

Jeff Bezos

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.

22 Jan 2020


Woman killed her three children while singing them lullabies; arrested

A woman in the United States has been arrested on the suspicion of murdering her three children. The incident occurred in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday.

22 Jan 2020


Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

Pakistan which has been fuming after India altered Kashmir's decades-old status, has limited options to deal with the issue, a report of US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said earlier this month.

22 Jan 2020

South Korea

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

Over the past month, an infectious virus, never seen in humans before, has infected hundreds of people across many nations.