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28 May 2020

South Korea

South Korea's coronavirus cases surge raising fears of second wave

The number of daily coronavirus infections rose for the third consecutive day in South Korea raising fears of a second wave of the outbreak.

27 May 2020


Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

27 May 2020


Boris Johnson to face senior MPs amid Dominic Cummings row

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to be questioned by senior MPs at the Commons Liaison Committee for the first time since becoming PM.

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

25 May 2020


50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

Around 50,000 homes in Western Australia were left without power on Sunday as the state faced a rare storm, described as a "once-in-a-decade" event.

We have 3 live coronaviruses; none match SARS-CoV-2: Wuhan lab

Claims made by the United States that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a Wuhan lab are "pure fabrication," said the lab's director.

US Navy tests laser weapon capable of shooting planes mid-air

The US Navy has successfully tested a weapon that can fire targeted beams of high-energy laser to shoot small planes and drones out of the sky.

22 May 2020


72-year-old man killed by son during Zoom call in US

A 72-year-old man was stabbed to death during a call on the video conferencing platform Zoom in New York, United States. The attacker is said to be the 72-year-old's own son.

22 May 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistani plane carrying 98 crashes minute before landing

A passenger plane of Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) crashed on Friday near Karachi airport, a minute before it was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport.

21 May 2020

Donald Trump

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

The number of coronavirus infections around the world has surpassed the 5 million mark, the latest figures suggested.

21 May 2020


Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.

20 May 2020


Coronavirus: Brazil records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Brazil on Tuesday saw the biggest jump in deaths due to COVID-19. The nation's death toll rose by 1,179 to 17,971, according to its Health Ministry.

Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter.

19 May 2020


Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

United States President Donald Trump made a surprising revelation on Monday, saying that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine, for a week and a half now.

18 May 2020


Bangladeshi doctors just identified 'effective' drug combination to treat COVID-19

As the world races to find a vaccine and anti-viral drug to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a team of doctors from Bangladesh has announced a major breakthrough.

18 May 2020


Coronavirus: Hospitals in danger of collapse in Brazil's Sao Paulo

As the number of coronavirus infections rises in Brazil, the nation's largest city Sao Paulo could see a collapse of its health system.

18 May 2020


India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

A coalition of 62 countries, led by Australia and the European Union moved a proposal at World Health Assembly seeking to identify the source of coronavirus and an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" into the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

16 May 2020


US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his country will be sending ventilators to "friends in India".

16 May 2020


Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

After around two months, restaurants, bars, and pubs reopened in Australia's New South Wales and Northern Territory on Friday as the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

15 May 2020

South Korea

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

As calls to probe the origin of the novel coronavirus have only grown stronger, a United States Senator has unveiled a plan to hold China accountable for the pandemic.

15 May 2020


Austrian Princess Maria Galitzine passes away at 31

In a tragic piece of news, Princess Maria Singh (born: Maria Petrovna Galitzine), the great-granddaughter of the last Emperor and Empress of Austria, has passed away. She was just 31.

14 May 2020

Donald Trump

Trump calls Fauci's warning against reopening US schools 'not acceptable'

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that a warning given by the nation's top medical advisor over reopening schools was "not acceptable."

Man woke from coma to learn coronavirus had killed wife

69-year-old Lawrence Nokes was taken off the respirator on April 10, his doctors certain he would recover.

14 May 2020


Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

As the brightest minds and richest countries of the globe are working on a self-imposed deadline to find the cure for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the deadly virus "may never go away".

13 May 2020


As coronavirus weakens health systems, 6,000 children could die daily

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact healthcare systems around the world, as many as 6,000 children could die from preventable causes every day for the next six months, the UNICEF warned.

12 May 2020


Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

Wuhan's entire population to be tested for COVID-19: Details here

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus pandemic started, has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million for the disease.

11 May 2020


Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors

An Iranian warship was struck by "friendly fire" in the Gulf of Oman leaving 19 sailors dead and 15 others wounded, Iran's Army said.

11 May 2020


Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe has been among the hardest-hit regions in the world.

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

08 May 2020

Donald Trump

Biden sex assault accuser says he should quit Presidential race

Tara Reade, who has accused United States Presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexual assault, has said that he should withdraw from the 2020 race.

08 May 2020


China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

07 May 2020


How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

Since India recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, the coronavirus outbreak has proven itself to be quite the menace.

07 May 2020

New Zealand

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand, which has been receiving praises for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, has unveiled plans to further ease its nationwide lockdown.

06 May 2020


'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with singer Grimes.

06 May 2020

North Korea

Netizens are convinced Kim Jong-un is using a body double

Last week, unconfirmed reports emerged that the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, had died.

06 May 2020

White House

US set to disband emergency task force handling COVID-19 crisis

The United States is looking to disband the White House task force on COVID-19.

05 May 2020


#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

With nearly 2.5 lakh deaths and over 35 lakh infections, COVID-19 has transformed from a mysterious pneumonia-like disease to the worst public health crisis of our time.

04 May 2020


As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

Italy, one of the worst-hit nations in the coronavirus pandemic, has started to emerge from the world's longest nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak.