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08 Jul 2020India
Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan
Ex-Indian Navy Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faces death sentence in Pakistan didn't file a review plea pertaining to his punishment, Islamabad said on Wednesday. Jadhav, who was picked up by Pakistani agencies in 2016, has instead chosen to go ahead with his pending mercy plea, which was filed on April 17, 2017.
08 Jul 2020India
Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh
The conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday, which immediately yielded results in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.
08 Jul 2020Donald Trump
Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book
United States President Donald Trump is a child stuck in an adult's body and is a narcissist shaped by his "bullying father," his niece Mary Trump claimed in a tell-all explosive book.
08 Jul 2020World Health Organization
Now, WHO says airborne coronavirus transmission is a possibility
Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained that the disease primarily spreads through respiratory droplets.
07 Jul 2020Reuters
Hong Kong releases new details of China's national security law
New details of China's controversial national security law were unveiled by Hong Kong on Monday.
07 Jul 2020India
After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok
Furious at China for plenty of reasons, the United States is now planning to land a "tech blow" to the Asian country, as it is looking towards banning Chinese social media apps, including the hugely-popular platform TikTok.
07 Jul 2020United States of America
Foreign students "must leave United States" if classes move online
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the US government has toughened its visa rules for foreign students, telling them on Monday that they will have to leave the country if their classes move online.
06 Jul 2020Spain
Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies
A large-scale study in Spain has found that only 5% of the population has developed antibodies against COVID-19.
06 Jul 2020World Health Organization
Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO
Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.
06 Jul 2020Kuwait
8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait
As many as 8 lakh Indians may have to leave Kuwait as its National Assembly's legal and legislative committee has green-lit a draft expat bill.
06 Jul 2020BBC
Chinese city hit by 'Black Death' plague: All details here
A Chinese city in Inner Mongolia sounded an alert for the bubonic plague on Sunday at a time when the world is already grappling with coronavirus, whose outbreak also originated in China. The plague-prevention measures will remain imposed throughout 2020.
06 Jul 2020India
Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan
While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.
04 Jul 2020Donald Trump
Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19
A former Fox News personality, who is the girlfriend of United States President Donald Trump's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, according to the US media.
04 Jul 2020World Health Organization
WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak
More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.
03 Jul 2020Pakistan News
Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead
At least nineteen people have died in Pakistan on Friday after a train hit a passenger bus, carrying Sikh pilgrims, in Sheikhupura.
03 Jul 2020Europe
Britain to ease quarantine rules for travelers from 50+ countries
The British government has decided to ease quarantine rules for travelers from over 50 countries, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Friday, indicating that the country is now moving quickly towards re-opening after battling the peak of coronavirus pandemic.
02 Jul 2020United Kingdom
What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know
Over the past few weeks, there have been calls to "cancel" Yale University over its ties to slavery.
02 Jul 2020Donald Trump
US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever
In a worrying development, the United States reported 52,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its biggest spike ever since.
01 Jul 2020World Health Organization
Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy
Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.
30 Jun 2020Swine Flu
New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China
While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.
30 Jun 2020South Korea
Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO
It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.
29 Jun 2020Iran
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing
Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.
29 Jun 2020Beijing
China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise
China has reimposed a strict lockdown in a province neighboring capital Beijing after detecting new coronavirus cases in the region.
29 Jun 2020World Health Organization
Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month
On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.
29 Jun 2020Pakistan News
Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead
In a gruesome incident, armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building in Karachi on Monday, after which a gun battle ensued between them and police personnel.
26 Jun 2020Oxford
COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.
26 Jun 2020India
US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others
The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.
25 Jun 2020Texas
COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer
In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.
25 Jun 2020US State Department
US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"
Pakistan hasn't expressed the will to act against terrorists functioning from its soil and has continued to provide a safe haven to regionally focused terrorist groups, the US State Department said in a report released on Wednesday.
23 Jun 2020Donald Trump
Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020
United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation, thereby suspending H-1B visas, hugely popular among Indian IT professionals, and other work visas for the rest of this year, just as his country deals with the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
21 Jun 2020Donald Trump
US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas
United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.
21 Jun 2020England
England: Reading stabbings that killed 3 declared terror attack
Three people have died and three others have suffered serious injuries in a stabbing attack on Saturday night in England's Reading town, about 65 km west of London.
21 Jun 2020Donald Trump
Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'
United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.
20 Jun 2020Narendra Modi
After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley
Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.
20 Jun 2020India
Galwan Valley: What is its strategic importance for India, China?
The showdown in Galwan Valley has angered India, for the sheer brutality with which Indian soldiers were attacked; piqued global interest, as two nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated tensions; and sparked a narrative war.
18 Jun 2020India
India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed
On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.
17 Jun 2020World Health Organization
Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients
As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.
17 Jun 2020India
China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry
A day after both China and India admitted to a violent clash in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, the former's Foreign Ministry retracted its aggressive stance, saying the country doesn't want to see more clashes.
17 Jun 2020India
Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash
Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.
16 Jun 2020Bloomberg
Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection
The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.