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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

22 Oct 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

A volunteer involved with the trial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, Brazil's health authority Anvisa informed on Wednesday.

At least 5 dead after explosion in Karachi; 20 injured

21 Oct 2020

At least 5 dead after explosion in Karachi; 20 injured

At least five people died while 20 others were injured in an explosion in Pakistan's largest city Karachi.

Pakistan Army chief orders probe into 'kidnapping' of police chief

21 Oct 2020

Pakistan Army chief orders probe into 'kidnapping' of police chief

Pakistan Army's chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered a probe into the alleged kidnapping of Sindh Police chief by the paramilitary Rangers Force.

Kim Kardashian, guard reach $6.1mn settlement over Paris robbery

20 Oct 2020

Kim Kardashian, guard reach $6.1mn settlement over Paris robbery

Celebrity and social media mogul Kim Kardashian West has arrived at a $6.1mn settlement over a lawsuit filed against her former bodyguard Pascal Duvier for failing to protect her during the fateful Paris robbery.

New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin allegedly masturbates on Zoom call; suspended

20 Oct 2020

New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin allegedly masturbates on Zoom call; suspended

The New Yorker magazine suspended its long-time contributor and chief legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, after he allegedly exposed himself on a Zoom call.

Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

20 Oct 2020

Niece shares image depicting Kamala Harris as Durga, outrage follows

A controversy was triggered after Meena Harris, the niece of United States Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, tweeted an image depicting the latter as Goddess Durga.

During Trump-Biden's final Presidential debate, mics will be muted

20 Oct 2020

During Trump-Biden's final Presidential debate, mics will be muted

After the first debate between competitors, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, slipped into chaos, the Commission on Presidential Debates tweaked its rules, announcing on Monday that mics will be muted for portions during the face-off in Nashville, later this week.

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

Italy has introduced new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the number of infections has risen again.

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

19 Oct 2020

Biden soft on China, bad for India: Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, thinks Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be soft toward China and effectively, not good for India.

Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

18 Oct 2020

Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

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.

Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins New Zealand election by landslide

17 Oct 2020

Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins New Zealand election by landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is all set to return for a second term as her Labour Party secured a landslide victory in the country's general elections on Saturday.

President Macron calls teacher's beheading in France "Islamist terrorist attack"

17 Oct 2020

President Macron calls teacher's beheading in France "Islamist terrorist attack"

The teacher, who showed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his class, became a victim of an Islamist terrorist attack, President Emmanuel Macron said.

US Elections: Trump, Biden clash from afar at town halls

16 Oct 2020

US Elections: Trump, Biden clash from afar at town halls

American voters on Thursday (local time) heard incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden tell what they would do after coming to power and how they are the better version of their competitor.

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

15 Oct 2020

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

This weekend, Londoners will face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as authorities have decided to move into a Tier 2 lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

Watch: Nobel Prize winner wakes up co-winner to share news

13 Oct 2020

Watch: Nobel Prize winner wakes up co-winner to share news

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics were announced to the world on Monday, however, one of the recipients of the honor only heard about the win from a late-night knock on his door.

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

13 Oct 2020

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

10 Oct 2020

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

10 Oct 2020

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

China has deployed over 60,000 soldiers on India's Northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in interviews after returning from Tokyo where he met counterparts from Japan, Australia, and India.

US Elections: Second Presidential debate between Trump, Biden officially canceled

10 Oct 2020

US Elections: Second Presidential debate between Trump, Biden officially canceled

The second Presidential debate between United States President Donald Trump and Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden has officially been canceled by the Commission on Presidential Debates, after a series of back and forth arguments involving both campaigns.

War against hunger: World Food Programme gets Nobel Peace Prize

09 Oct 2020

War against hunger: World Food Programme gets Nobel Peace Prize

For its relentless work toward combating hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The prize is worth $1.1 million.

As rules change, Trump says virtual Presidential debate 'not acceptable'

08 Oct 2020

As rules change, Trump says virtual Presidential debate 'not acceptable'

United States President Donald Trump has refused to participate in a virtual pre-election debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden.

American poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

08 Oct 2020

American poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

American poet Louise Gluck has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

During debate with Pence, Harris berates Trump's handling of coronavirus

08 Oct 2020

During debate with Pence, Harris berates Trump's handling of coronavirus

US Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, sitting 12 feet apart, participated in the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2020 elections, and unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic dominated the interaction.

European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

07 Oct 2020

European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

As Europe has seen a rise in the number of coronavirus infections again, several countries have decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions.

New stringent H-1B visa rules likely to affect Indian workers

07 Oct 2020

New stringent H-1B visa rules likely to affect Indian workers

The US government, led by President Donald Trump, announced significant changes in the H-1B visa program, heavily relied on by tech companies to hire skilled foreign workers.

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

07 Oct 2020

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

China no longer evokes emotions of goodwill, at least among 14 advanced countries, that were surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Center. The findings of the research, published on Tuesday, showed China's unpopularity has reached historic highs in the last year.

Coronavirus-positive Trump's return to White House raises concerns about staff

06 Oct 2020

Coronavirus-positive Trump's return to White House raises concerns about staff

United States President Donald Trump returned to the White House as he checked out of a hospital on Monday after four days of emergency treatment for COVID-19.

Six feet distance not enough to prevent COVID-19 spread: CDC

06 Oct 2020

Six feet distance not enough to prevent COVID-19 spread: CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and confirmed that the airborne transmission of the disease is possible.

Trump, still infectious, returns to White House, removes mask

06 Oct 2020

Trump, still infectious, returns to White House, removes mask

US President Donald Trump is back in the White House, days after he tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center, just outside of Washington.

Experts concerned after Trump briefly leaves hospital amid COVID-19 treatment

05 Oct 2020

Experts concerned after Trump briefly leaves hospital amid COVID-19 treatment

After United States President Donald Trump, who has tested positive for COVID-19, decided to greet supporters in a drive-past on Sunday, experts have raised questions about the possible risk of infection to the staff inside his car.

Coronavirus vaccine roll-out expected within 3 months in UK: Report

03 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine roll-out expected within 3 months in UK: Report

As the world awaits a vaccine against COVID-19, Oxford University's vaccine will reportedly be mass rolled-out within three months.

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

03 Oct 2020

Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

After US President Donald Trump tweeted he contracted coronavirus, the social media platform was abuzz with posts — some subtly wishing he dies of the fatal disease and others more directly.

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

02 Oct 2020

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.

Moderator of first Presidential debate blames Donald Trump for chaos

02 Oct 2020

Moderator of first Presidential debate blames Donald Trump for chaos

Fox News' Chris Wallace, who moderated the first debate between incumbent US President Donald Trump and White House hopeful Joe Biden, has solely blamed the former for the chaos on stage in Ohio.

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

02 Oct 2020

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, the Republican informed in a tweet, after earlier saying that they will remain in quarantine as his adviser Hope Hicks contracted the infection.

US Presidential debate rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

01 Oct 2020

US Presidential debate rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

The commission that oversees United States Presidential debates has said that it will change the debate format after a chaotic face-off between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas

30 Sep 2020

Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas

On Wednesday, a loud noise sent residents of Paris and nearby suburbs into a state of panic, but the French Police soon allayed fears by announcing that the sound was caused by a military jet and not an explosion.

During Presidential debate, Trump suggests India is underreporting coronavirus statistics

30 Sep 2020

During Presidential debate, Trump suggests India is underreporting coronavirus statistics

United States President Donald Trump spoke harshly of Russia and China during the first pre-election Presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

30 Sep 2020

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced each other in Ohio on Tuesday (local time) for the first Presidential debate, and evidently policy talk was derailed by personal attacks and chaos.