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Bahrain prince-led team conquers new altitude of Mount Everest

11 May 2021

Bahrain prince-led team conquers new altitude of Mount Everest

A 16-member Bahrain Royal Guard team led by Prince Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa on Tuesday became the first international team to conquer the new altitude of Mount Everest.

US expands Pfizer COVID-19 shot to children 12 and above

11 May 2021

US expands Pfizer COVID-19 shot to children 12 and above

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as US regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class.

Nepal overwhelmed by COVID-19, we need help: PM Oli

11 May 2021

Nepal overwhelmed by COVID-19, we need help: PM Oli

Nepal is battling a new and brutal wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said as he appealed to the UK and other developed nations on Monday to urgently provide his country with essential medical items, life-saving drugs, and vaccines to combat the pandemic.

Dubai-based airline Emirates to ship aid for free into India

10 May 2021

Dubai-based airline Emirates to ship aid for free into India

Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates has set up a humanitarian air bridge aimed at transporting urgent medical and relief items to India for free to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton launch their YouTube channel

10 May 2021

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton launch their YouTube channel

A little over a month after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their first Netflix series, Prince William and Kate Middleton have launched their YouTube channel.

Man kills six, then self, at Colorado birthday party

10 May 2021

Man kills six, then self, at Colorado birthday party

A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said.

Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

10 May 2021

Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

Scientists and public health officials in China had allegedly discussed the possibility of manipulating, weaponizing, and releasing a coronavirus-like species five years ago, Weekend Australian reported citing an official Chinese document.

Space debris from China's biggest rocket lands in Indian Ocean

09 May 2021

Space debris from China's biggest rocket lands in Indian Ocean

Remnants of China's biggest rocket disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the China Central Television (CCTV) reported, citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office.

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

08 May 2021

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.

Hindu woman in Pakistan cracks prestigious CSS examination

08 May 2021

Hindu woman in Pakistan cracks prestigious CSS examination

In a first, a Hindu woman in Pakistan has cleared the country's prestigious Central Superior Services (CSS) examination and has been selected for the elite Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS).

COVID-19 surge in India heartbreaking; US determined to help: Harris

08 May 2021

COVID-19 surge in India heartbreaking; US determined to help: Harris

Describing the surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths in India as nothing short of heartbreaking, US Vice President Kamala Harris said on Friday that the country's welfare is critically important to the United States.

UK health authorities concerned about a particular COVID-19 Indian variant

07 May 2021

UK health authorities concerned about a particular COVID-19 Indian variant

Health authorities in England are believed to be especially concerned about one strain out of three Indian variants they have been tracking since last month.

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

06 May 2021

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

Health officials in Russia have authorized a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, the developers of the shot said on Thursday.

Australia's COVID-19 travel ban on citizens returning from India challenged

06 May 2021

Australia's COVID-19 travel ban on citizens returning from India challenged

Australia's controversial temporary ban on citizens returning home from India was challenged in Sydney federal court on Thursday by a 73-year-old Australian, who has been stranded in Bengaluru since March last year.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

06 May 2021

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

Sri Lanka became the latest country on Thursday to announce that all arrivals from India will be banned with immediate effect due to the record rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country.

A Malian woman has given birth to 9 babies

05 May 2021

A Malian woman has given birth to 9 babies

A young woman in Mali gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - joining a very rare club of mothers to nonuplets.

EU regulators start the review of China's Sinovac vaccine: Details

04 May 2021

EU regulators start the review of China's Sinovac vaccine: Details

European Union drug regulator announced on Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, the first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc.

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

04 May 2021

PM Modi, Boris Johnson to boost trade during virtual summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson will hold a virtual summit today.

Bill and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

04 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, and his wife, Melinda Gates, have announced their separation after 27 years.

Pfizer in talks with India for expedited approval for vaccine

03 May 2021

Pfizer in talks with India for expedited approval for vaccine

United States pharmaceutical major Pfizer is in talks with the Indian government to seek expedited approval for its COVID-19 vaccine.

Australians returning from India face five-year jail or hefty fine

01 May 2021

Australians returning from India face five-year jail or hefty fine

Threatening a five-year jail term or a hefty fine, the Australian government temporarily barred its citizens from entering the country if they happened to be in India within 14 days of their intended arrival.

'Shut down,' suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci on India's COVID-19 crisis

01 May 2021

'Shut down,' suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci on India's COVID-19 crisis

India needs to be immediately shut down for at least a few weeks in order to stop the cycle of coronavirus transmission, Dr. Anthony S Fauci, White House Chief Medical Adviser and the US' top pandemic expert, said in an interview.

Biden restricts travel from India to the US

01 May 2021

Biden restricts travel from India to the US

US President Joe Biden on Friday issued a proclamation, restricting travel to the United States of all non-citizens who have stayed in India in the past 14 days.

'Stand with India': US' first COVID-19 relief supplies reach India

30 Apr 2021

'Stand with India': US' first COVID-19 relief supplies reach India

The first shipment of COVID-19 aid supplies from the United States arrived in India this morning as the country battles the world's worst coronavirus outbreak that has made a dent in its healthcare infrastructure.

Queen wishes Prince William and Kate on 10th wedding anniversary

29 Apr 2021

Queen wishes Prince William and Kate on 10th wedding anniversary

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wished her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the occasion of their tenth wedding anniversary.

COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India

29 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India

Bangladesh on Thursday said it stands in solidarity with its close neighbor India at this "critical moment" and offered to send emergency medicines and medical equipment supplies to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

The new B.1.617 or the "double mutant" strain of the coronavirus has been found in at least 17 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Access to medical care limited, leave India: US tells citizens

29 Apr 2021

Access to medical care limited, leave India: US tells citizens

As apocalyptic scenes emerge from across India owing to a raging coronavirus wave, the United States has advised its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.

US senators ask Pfizer, Moderna for global access to vaccines

29 Apr 2021

US senators ask Pfizer, Moderna for global access to vaccines

As India faces the world's worst COVID-19 outbreak, five top Democratic senators in the United States wrote to leading vaccine manufacturers - Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson - seeking better global access to vaccines.

America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress

29 Apr 2021

America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress

US President Joe Biden has said that 100 days since he took the oath of office and inherited the worst pandemic in a century and the worst economic crisis in a decade, America is on the move again.

China: 18 injured in knife attack on kindergarten school

28 Apr 2021

China: 18 injured in knife attack on kindergarten school

Sixteen children and two teachers were injured in a knife attack on a kindergarten school in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, police said.

NZ to contribute NZ $1mn to India's fight against COVID-19

28 Apr 2021

NZ to contribute NZ $1mn to India's fight against COVID-19

New Zealand will give one million NZ dollars to the Red Cross to assist India as it grapples with a COVID-19 surge, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced on Wednesday.

Singapore sends oxygen cylinders to support India's fight against COVID-19

28 Apr 2021

Singapore sends oxygen cylinders to support India's fight against COVID-19

The Singapore government has sent a consignment of oxygen cylinders to support India's COVID-19 pandemic response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

All passenger flights originating from India and bound for Australia will remain suspended till May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday.

Gilead announces steps to expand availability of Remdesivir in India

27 Apr 2021

Gilead announces steps to expand availability of Remdesivir in India

American biopharmaceutical company Gilead has announced several steps to expand the availability of Remdesivir, which is a key therapeutic medicine used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, in India.

Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK

27 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK

As a catastrophic wave of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in India, valuable partners of the country have pledged support.

Maldives issues travel advisory for Indian tourists amid COVID-19 surge

26 Apr 2021

Maldives issues travel advisory for Indian tourists amid COVID-19 surge

Maldives, the South Asian island nation popular among rich Indians and film stars for holidaying, has issued a travel advisory for Indians, barring them from staying at tourist facilities in such islands that are inhabited by the locals.

China suspends cargo flights rushing COVID-19 medical supplies to India

26 Apr 2021

China suspends cargo flights rushing COVID-19 medical supplies to India

China's state-run Sichuan Airlines has suspended all its cargo flights to India for 15 days, causing major disruption to private traders' efforts to procure the much-needed oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from China.

Australia to send oxygen, ventilators and PPE to India

26 Apr 2021

Australia to send oxygen, ventilators and PPE to India

Australia will send oxygen, ventilators, and personal protective equipment to India as part of an immediate support package to the country which is battling with the latest surge of the COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday.

Pakistan gets another one million COVID-19 vaccines from China

26 Apr 2021

Pakistan gets another one million COVID-19 vaccines from China

Pakistan has received another batch of one million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China to help it stem the spread of COVID-19 that has infected over 800,000 people and claimed over 17,100 lives in Pakistan.