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12 Mar 2021

Vladimir Putin

Putin: US Capitol unrest was merely a 'stroll'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday characterized the January insurrection at the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump as a stroll.

12 Mar 2021


Quad Summit: India to manufacture coronavirus vaccines developed by US

The leaders of the Quad countries — the United States, Japan, Australia, and India — will be holding the first-ever summit on Friday and are likely to discuss coronavirus vaccines.

12 Mar 2021


Use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine suspended in Denmark, Norway, Iceland

Denmark, Norway, and Iceland have temporarily suspended the use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca as several patients developed blood clots after getting the jab.

11 Mar 2021


Indonesia: Bus plunges into ravine killing 27 pilgrims

A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others.

10 Mar 2021

Narendra Modi

Quad Summit: Modi will meet Biden virtually on March 12

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting newly-elected United States President Joe Biden on March 12, albeit virtually, for the Quad Leaders' Summit, reports confirmed.

WHO advises against using vaccine passports for international travel

A senior World Health Organization official said that so-called vaccine passports for COVID-19 should not be used for international travel because of numerous concerns, including ethical considerations that vaccines are not easily available globally.

08 Mar 2021


After whirlwind historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind Iraq tour that sought to bring hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority with messages of coexistence, forgiveness, and peace.

08 Mar 2021


Scientists bat for hosting virtual conferences even after COVID-19

Despite "Zoom fatigue" and the inability to simulate in-person networking with colleagues, scientists want conferences to be held virtually even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, citing ease of attending from anywhere and low carbon footprint among its many perks.

08 Mar 2021

Emmanuel Macron

Olivier Dassault, France's billionaire politician, dies in helicopter crash

Olivier Dassault, a French politician and billionaire, died on Sunday around 6 pm (local time) due to a helicopter crash near Deauville in northern France, multiple reports said.

08 Mar 2021

Jeff Bezos

MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Jeff Bezos, marries school teacher

MacKenzie Scott, a philanthropist, author, and the former wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, has married a science teacher from Seattle, Dan Jewett. He revealed that he intends to give away the largest chunk of their wealth to charity.

08 Mar 2021

Oprah Winfrey

Royals fretted over son's skin color: Meghan Markle tells Oprah

In the much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, spoke about her strained relationship with the British Royal family and how the hounding by media affected her mental health.

05 Mar 2021


China approves sale of traditional medicine products to treat COVID-19

China has approved the sale of three traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products for the treatment of the novel coronavirus, the country's National Medical Products Administration reportedly announced on Wednesday.

05 Mar 2021

Scott Morrison

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad will reportedly hold their first summit virtually this month.

Adar Poonawalla, WHO scientist warn of delays in vaccine production

Adar Poonawalla, the head of the world's biggest vaccine maker, and the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist have said that the manufacturers of coronavirus vaccine doses are facing a global shortage of the raw materials required to produce the doses.

05 Mar 2021


UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview

British police said on Thursday that they will not launch a criminal investigation into journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana.

05 Mar 2021

New Zealand

Powerful earthquakes trigger Pacific-wide tsunami alerts, mass evacuations ordered

The residents living in the coastal areas of New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu, left their homes for safer higher-ground areas after a series of powerful earthquakes triggered Pacific-wide tsunami alerts.

03 Mar 2021


18 killed in Myanmar's anti-coup protests: Human Rights group

At least 18 people were killed as security forces in Myanmar fired on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, according to a Human Rights group.

03 Mar 2021


California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the US-Mexico border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. Most of the dead were Mexicans.

03 Mar 2021

White House

Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House Budget Chief

Indian-American Neera Tanden on Tuesday withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget after the ruling party failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to secure her confirmation.

First-ever hotel in outer space to be ready by 2027

An out-of-the-world hotel experience will no longer be just a metaphor a few years down the line.

02 Mar 2021

Gun Shooting

Boy, 15, injured in Arkansas school shooting; classmate held

A 15-year-old boy shot and seriously injured a fellow student Monday morning at an Arkansas junior high school, and the suspect was detained in a juvenile detention facility, authorities said.

01 Mar 2021

Prince Philip

Prince Philip transferred to different hospital; to undergo heart tests

Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip (99), was on Monday transferred to St Bartholomew's Hospital after spending nearly two weeks at a private London hospital, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

01 Mar 2021

Donald Trump

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.

28 Feb 2021

Sexual Harassment

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the US state of New York, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second woman.

28 Feb 2021


US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

27 Feb 2021


Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

A 39-year-old Indian-origin woman and her British husband were jailed in Singapore on Friday for breaking the country's strict quarantine rules so that they could spend time together in a hotel room in Singapore last year, according to a media report.

27 Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia

Saudi prince MbS approved operation to capture, kill Khashoggi: US

The United States on Friday, for the first time, publicly accused Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) of ordering the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post, in 2018.

26 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

A teacher's aide in Maryland, United States was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with eighth-graders.

26 Feb 2021

Saudi Arabia

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

United States President Joe Biden held a telephonic conversation with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, before an intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to be released.

26 Feb 2021


United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria

On the directions of President Joe Biden, United States carried out airstrikes in Syria, targeting militia backed by Iran, the Pentagon confirmed.

25 Feb 2021


US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

A man, from Oklahoma, United States, has confessed to killing three people including his neighbor whose heart he had cut out, cooked with potatoes, and tried to feed to his family, American media reported on Tuesday.

25 Feb 2021


Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads: Details

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military and ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army's seizure of power on February 1.

25 Feb 2021

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine highly effective: FDA

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released by US regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot.

25 Feb 2021


'Victim of political machinations,' says Zimbabwe VP amid sex scandal

Zimbabwe Vice-President Kembo Mohadi (71) has alleged a conspiracy to tarnish his image in the midst of a sex scandal.

COVID-19 vaccines: SII to play huge role in mass production

British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and US pharmaceutical major Novavax have told lawmakers that they are ready to scale up their production of COVID-19 vaccines in partnership with the Serum Institute of India.

25 Feb 2021

Donald Trump

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

24 Feb 2021


In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

As identical twins - Mayla Rezende and Sofia Albuquerck - did everything hand in hand, and their life-changing decision to undergo a gender confirmation surgery was no exception.

24 Feb 2021

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods injured in serious car accident, undergoes surgery

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries after the car he was traveling in flew off the road and flipped multiple times in Los Angeles, United States.

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

An overseas multimillion-dollar robocall scam by conspirators having Indian nationality has duped several citizens of the United States.