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26 Mar 2021Donald Trump
Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the US Capitol on January 6, saying they posed zero-threat to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race.
25 Mar 2021Nike
Forced Uighur labor: H&M, Nike face boycott in China
H&M, Nike, are among the Western apparel brands facing a boycott in China for taking a stand against forced labor conditions in the Asian country's Xinjiang region.
25 Mar 2021Egypt
Massive ship blocks Suez Canal causing world's largest shipping jam
A massive container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has caused a massive jam, bringing the busy trade route to a halt.
24 Mar 2021Dubai
Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies at 75
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai and Finance Minister of the United Arab Emirates, has died, his brother said on Wednesday. He was 75.
24 Mar 2021Bill Clinton
Harris to host 'women empowerment' talk with rape-accused Bill Clinton
United States Vice President Kamala Harris is set to address an event on Friday alongside former President Bill Clinton.
24 Mar 2021Pfizer
Hong Kong suspends Pfizer vaccines over packaging defects
Hong Kong suspended vaccinations using Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shots in the city on Wednesday after they were informed by its distributor Fosun that one batch had defective bottle lids.
24 Mar 2021North Korea
White House: North Korea has conducted short-range missile test
North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, days after Kim Jong Un's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.
24 Mar 2021Russia News
Three Russian bomber pilots killed after ejection seats activate accidentally
Three members of a Russian bomber's aircrew died on Tuesday when their ejection seats accidentally activated during pre-flight checks, the military said.
23 Mar 2021Australia
Australian PM speaks up amid protests against sexual violence
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday acknowledged the rising dissatisfaction with his handling of a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women in politics.
23 Mar 2021COVID-19
Millionaire founder of US restaurant dies by suicide after COVID-19
Kent Taylor, the 65-year-old founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, died by suicide last week after reportedly suffering from several post-coronavirus symptoms, including severe tinnitus.
23 Mar 2021Colorado
US: Shooting at supermarket leaves 10, including cop, dead
At least 10 people, including a cop, died after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado in the United States.
22 Mar 2021Coronavirus
AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective
AstraZeneca says advanced trial data from a US study on its COVID-19 vaccine shows it is 79 percent effective.
22 Mar 2021Germany
Indians in Germany will make India proud on March 14
Indians living in the state of Hessen in Germany, for the first time in the state's political history, are actively participating in the upcoming state elections on March 14, 2021. It is a historical moment for India.
22 Mar 2021Germany
Amid rising coronavirus cases, anti-lockdown protests hit Europe
Protesters in several parts of Europe clashed with police and raised their voices against lockdown, over the weekend, amid rising coronavirus cases in the continent.
20 Mar 2021Nepal
Nepal gives emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN
Nepal's national drug regulatory authority on Saturday granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, becoming the third country to approve India's indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.
20 Mar 2021World
Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination said on Saturday.
20 Mar 2021Japan
Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on Saturday struck off the coast of northeastern Japan that also triggered a tsunami warning for the country's northeast coast.
20 Mar 2021Georgia
'Stand against hate, racism': President Biden condemns Atlanta mass shooting
US President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the rising violence against Asian-Americans in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Atlanta, targeting Asian massage parlors.
20 Mar 2021India
World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139th among 149 countries
India has been ranked 139th out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021 released on Friday which is topped by Finland.
20 Mar 2021Uber
Uber passenger who assaulted driver faces up to 16-years prison
An Uber passenger, who coughed at and assaulted a San Francisco-based driver of the cab service, could face up to 16 years in prison.
19 Mar 2021London
Sarah Everard: UK woman's disappearance, death sets off a movement
The disappearance and death of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old United Kingdom woman, has brought the nation's public institutions under intense scrutiny.
19 Mar 2021Finland
Finland retains title as the world's happiest country
The past one year, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, was tough for millions of people across the globe, but it did little to alter the rankings of the world's happiest countries.
19 Mar 2021Karachi
Pakistan connects first 1,100MW nuclear power plant to national grid
Pakistan has connected its first Chinese-assisted 1,100MW nuclear power plant in Karachi to the national grid that will help improve the country's economy by providing cost-effective and reliable electricity.
19 Mar 2021Coronavirus
Indian drugmaker to produce 200mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V
Stelis Biopharma, the biopharmaceutical arm of Bengaluru-based Strides Pharma Science, will be making and supplying at least 200 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, the Russian coronavirus vaccine currently awaiting emergency use approval in India.
19 Mar 2021France
Coronavirus: Why are people in France hesitant to get vaccinated?
Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, several accelerated vaccines have offered hope in containing the number of infections globally.
19 Mar 2021Europe
AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine dubbed safe; European countries to resume vaccination
A chunk of European countries, that had earlier stopped using AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns, will resume the vaccination drive after the jab got the support of the continent's top medical regulator.
18 Mar 2021Vladimir Putin
Russia recalls envoy after Biden slams Putin over election meddling
Russia recalled its ambassador from Washington for talks on Wednesday.
18 Mar 2021United States of America
First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US
Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during her pregnancy, giving birth to a baby with antibodies against the novel coronavirus.
18 Mar 2021Tanzania
Tanzania's President John Magufuli dies at 61
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at the age of 61, the country's Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan said in a televised address on Wednesday (local time).
17 Mar 2021Spain
Soon, there could be a four-day work week in Spain
Spain could soon become one of the first countries in the world to try out the four-day working week system.
17 Mar 2021Georgia
Georgia massage parlor shootings leave eight dead: Details
Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left eight people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said on Tuesday.
17 Mar 2021India
Vaccine for visa: China enforces new rules for foreign travelers
China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is poised to ease curbs for travelers from several countries, including India. It, however, has attached a rider to it — foreign travelers will have to be inoculated with one Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine.
16 Mar 2021Prince Philip
Prince Philip discharged from London hospital after a month
Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip (99), has reportedly left the London hospital where he had been receiving treatment for the past month.
16 Mar 2021Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman
The Sri Lankan government will not rush through the process to ban burqas and the decision on the issue would be taken after reaching a consensus, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
16 Mar 2021Karachi
One killed, 10 injured in blast in Pakistan's Karachi: Details
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier was killed and 10 others including two Rangers personnel were injured in an explosion claimed by the outlawed Baloch Liberation Army in Karachi on Monday.
16 Mar 2021India
UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit India in April-end
United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be visiting India in April-end, his office said on Monday, reports Reuters.
16 Mar 2021Italy
Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot
The largest and most influential European countries, like Germany, France, and Italy, have paused the rollout of coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca over blood clot fears.
13 Mar 2021H-1B Visa
H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime
The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
13 Mar 2021India
Quad Summit: India to produce coronavirus vaccines for Indo-Pacific
On Friday evening, United States President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, attended the historic Quad Summit, albeit virtually, and undertook a massive coronavirus vaccine initiative.
12 Mar 2021Ukraine
Couple kept breaking-up, so they handcuffed themselves for three months
Some people give each other time and space to heal in a relationship, some cling even closer. A Ukrainian couple has gone to extreme lengths in an ultimate test of love as they have handcuffed themselves for three months.