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12 Apr 2020WikiLeaks
Julian Assange had 2 kids with lawyer in Ecuadorian embassy
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange got engaged and fathered two children while living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, his lawyer-fiancée has revealed.
11 Apr 2020Italy
Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week
The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and is capable of wiping off cities, the new data about the death toll confirms, yet again.
10 Apr 2020Coronavirus
After coronavirus outbreak, China upgrades dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'
In a recent move, China has decided to classify dogs as 'pets' as opposed to 'livestock'.
09 Apr 2020Reuters
NYC couple sees trucks remove 'string of bodies' outside apartment
As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the United States, scenes become grimmer in the eastern state of New York.
09 Apr 2020World Health Organization
WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, responded to criticism about the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the disease can be defeated with unity.
09 Apr 2020Bill Clinton
Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Bill Clinton's affair, dies
Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that exposed ex-US President Bill Clinton's sex scandal leading to his impeachment, died on Wednesday at the age of 70.
09 Apr 2020India
Trump thanks Modi for Hydroxychloroquine, latter says "we'll win together"
As India agreed to export a batch of Hydroxychloroquine to the United States, the gesture was appreciated by US President Donald Trump who said he will not forget this contribution.
08 Apr 2020Xi Jinping
Chinese billionaire being investigated after criticizing Xi's response to coronavirus
A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping over the leader's response to the coronavirus crisis has been placed under the scanner.
08 Apr 2020Donald Trump
Bernie Sanders drops out of US Presidential race
United States Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday suspended his campaign for the 2020 Presidential elections.
08 Apr 2020Italy
Coronavirus: Are the worst-hit countries flattening the curve?
The total number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1.4 million on Wednesday, including over 80,000 deaths.
08 Apr 2020Narendra Modi
On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'
Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".
08 Apr 2020Italy
China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers
An industrial hub of China, Wuhan, where coronavirus originated from in December 2019, re-opened after 76 days on Wednesday, an event that was marked by light shows.
08 Apr 2020World Health Organization
Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding
US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.
07 Apr 2020India
Trump threatens retaliation if India doesn't export Hydroxychloroquine to US
US President Donald Trump has declared India might face retaliation if New Delhi doesn't clear the export of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug that the United States President has touted as a "game-changer" in the battle against coronavirus.
07 Apr 2020Boris Johnson
Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
In an extremely concerning news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
06 Apr 2020Antonio Guterres
UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week
The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.
06 Apr 2020United States of America
In a first, tiger tests positive for coronavirus in US
A tiger at a zoo in New York, United States, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
06 Apr 2020Japan
Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus
The first stage to curtail the coronavirus pandemic is a lockdown, as countries that have been hammered by COVID-19 have shown. Italy has shut everything, so has France and so did epicenter China (although only worst-affected cities were shut).
06 Apr 2020Singapore
Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers as COVID-19 cases rise
In Singapore, roughly 20,000 migrant workers have been quarantined as the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has troubled the city-state.
06 Apr 2020United Kingdom
Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation
Ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital in London, in what was called a "precautionary measure" by a Downing Street spokesperson.
05 Apr 2020Health & Wellness
Widely-used antiparasitic drug kills novel coronavirus in lab tests
In a major development, a team of Australian scientists has discovered that an antiparasitic drug, which is already widely available in the market, could be the way to treat the novel coronavirus disease.
05 Apr 2020Facebook
UK: Brits are destroying 5G towers due to coronavirus. What?
At a time when coronavirus cases are skyrocketing and high-speed internet is more important than ever, people in the UK are setting their 5G towers on fire.
05 Apr 2020Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: Trump asks India to release hydroxychloroquine ordered by US
United States President Donald Trump has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the hold on an order of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.
04 Apr 2020Donald Trump
Coronavirus: US reports 1,500 single-day deaths; new global record
The United States on Saturday recorded the highest number of single-day deaths for any nation around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
03 Apr 2020Japan
How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Japan's workforce?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japan has been facing backlash for its refusal to declare an emergency.
03 Apr 2020Singapore
Singapore PM announces one-month shutdown to tackle coronavirus outbreak
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday said that all schools and most workplaces will remain closed for a month in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
03 Apr 2020India
Coronavirus: World Bank approves $1bn emergency fund for India
The World Bank on Thursday approved a $1 billion emergency fund for India to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 70 in the country and infected 2,543.
02 Apr 2020Pakistan News
Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence
A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a convict in the 2002 murder of United States journalist Daniel Pearl.
02 Apr 2020France
Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as lockdowns across several parts of the world forced people indoors, the incidents of domestic abuse have surged.
01 Apr 2020Israel
Israel's defense lab starts testing COVID-19 vaccine
After US and China, Israel is also inching closer to creating a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
01 Apr 2020Donald Trump
US body asks Trump to suspend H-1B program amid layoffs
A United States workers' body has approached President Donald Trump demanding the suspension of this year's H-1B and H-2B visa programs.
01 Apr 2020Donald Trump
865 die of coronavirus in United States in 24 hours
In a span of 24 hours until Tuesday evening, the United States lost 865 lives to the deadly coronavirus, and the total tally crossed 4,000, John Hopkins University said on Wednesday.
31 Mar 2020Google
Astrophysicist, inventing coronavirus device, gets magnet stuck up nose
Fiddling with electronics without proper knowledge or expertise can lead to some drastic incidents - and not in a good way.
31 Mar 2020H-1B Visa
Coronavirus: Anticipating job loss, H-1B workers seek extension in US
With the global economy dwindling in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, professionals working on H-1B visas in the United States fear massive job cuts, hence, they have asked the administration to allow them to stay there for longer.
30 Mar 2020Boris Johnson
Coronavirus: In locked down UK, normalcy seems 6 months away
Last Monday, United Kingdom Prime Minister had imposed strict restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, putting the nation under lockdown.
30 Mar 2020Donald Trump
US won't pay for Harry and Meghan's protection, announces Trump
The security of former British royals, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will not be funded by the United States government, President Donald Trump said on Sunday, confirming the news that the couple has shifted to Los Angeles from Canada.
30 Mar 2020Donald Trump
Keeping COVID-19 deaths to 100,000 would be 'good job': Trump
US President Donald Trump anticipates that peak coronavirus death rate in his country will hit in two weeks while he extended the voluntary nationwide lockdown till April 30.
29 Mar 2020Angela Merkel
German minister commits suicide; was worried about #Coronavirus crisis: Reports
Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of the German state of Hesse, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead on Saturday.
29 Mar 2020Facebook
Coronavirus: Spanish Princess becomes first royal to die from COVID-19
The coronavirus outbreak has now claimed the life of a royal. Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
28 Mar 2020International Monetary Fund
We've entered recession, will be worse than 2009: IMF Chief
International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said the world has entered into a recession, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic and she anticipates that the current global situation to be worse than 2009.