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US coming back together, but COVID-19 not finished yet: Biden

05 Jul 2021

US coming back together, but COVID-19 not finished yet: Biden

Calling vaccination "the most patriotic thing you can do," US President Joe Biden Sunday mixed the nation's birthday party with a celebration of freedom from the worst of the pandemic.

Pakistan blames India for June blast near Hafiz Saeed's home

05 Jul 2021

Pakistan blames India for June blast near Hafiz Saeed's home

Pakistan has blamed India for the June 23 bomb blast near Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's residence in the Johar town of Lahore.

17 dead after military plane crashes in Philippines; 40 rescued

04 Jul 2021

17 dead after military plane crashes in Philippines; 40 rescued

A military plane crash-landed in the Philippines on Sunday, the chief of the armed forces said in a statement.

Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

03 Jul 2021

Nineteen missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo following heavy rains on Saturday, leaving at least 19 people missing, officials said.

Pilots rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

03 Jul 2021

Pilots rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board were rescued.

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

02 Jul 2021

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the UN agency isn't up to the task and shouldn't be the one to investigate.

Afghanistan: US to leave Bagram air base after 20 years

02 Jul 2021

Afghanistan: US to leave Bagram air base after 20 years

All United States troops are expected to leave the Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Friday after nearly 20 years, US officials reportedly said.

Johnson & Johnson says its vaccine works against Delta variant

02 Jul 2021

Johnson & Johnson says its vaccine works against Delta variant

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine is effective against the highly-contagious Delta variant and provides durable protection against infection overall, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

YouTube removes human rights group's videos documenting China's Xinjiang atrocities

01 Jul 2021

YouTube removes human rights group's videos documenting China's Xinjiang atrocities

Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube reportedly took down a human rights group's channel that documented testimonies about the atrocities in China's Xinjiang province.

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

01 Jul 2021

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

The highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in all the 50 states of America and capital Washington, DC, CNN reported.

Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

01 Jul 2021

Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

A police report has been filed against a doctor in Singapore for allegedly making comments against Islam and Muslims on social media.

China won't allow anyone to 'bully' it, Xi warns world

01 Jul 2021

China won't allow anyone to 'bully' it, Xi warns world

President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for building a strong military to defend the country and warned that the Chinese people will never allow any foreign force to "bully, oppress, or subjugate them," as the country marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party of China.

Seven EU nations, Switzerland approve India-made Covishield for 'Green Pass'

01 Jul 2021

Seven EU nations, Switzerland approve India-made Covishield for 'Green Pass'

The European Union's (EU) Digital COVID Certificate framework to allow easier, restriction-free movement of vaccinated travelers within European countries—excluding India-made Covishield and COVAXIN vaccines—comes into force on Thursday.

At 112, Puerto Rican man named world's oldest living person

01 Jul 2021

At 112, Puerto Rican man named world's oldest living person

The Guinness World Records on Wednesday confirmed Emilio Flores Marquez from Puerto Rico as the oldest living person (male) in the world; his age is 112 years and 326 days.

Schengen visa stickers stolen from Italian embassy in Pakistan

30 Jun 2021

Schengen visa stickers stolen from Italian embassy in Pakistan

Around 1,000 Schengen visa stickers were stolen from the Italian Embassy in Pakistan this month, the Foreign Office in Islamabad said on Tuesday.

Nine of 11 US Spelling Bee 2021 finalists are Indian-Americans

29 Jun 2021

Nine of 11 US Spelling Bee 2021 finalists are Indian-Americans

Nine of the 11 finalists for this year's US Spelling Bee contest are Indian-Americans, reflecting the dominance young kids from the small ethnic community have had on this prestigious and high-pressure endurance test for over a decade now.

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

28 Jun 2021

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

The US military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, conducted airstrikes on Sunday against what it said were facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups near the border between Iraq and Syria.

Explosion kills seven, damages buildings in Dhaka

28 Jun 2021

Explosion kills seven, damages buildings in Dhaka

At least seven people died and dozens were injured in an explosion on Sunday in Bangladesh's capital.

Derek Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for Floyd's death

26 Jun 2021

Derek Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the US in generations.

Canada: Unmarked graves of indigenous kids found at former school

25 Jun 2021

Canada: Unmarked graves of indigenous kids found at former school

The unmarked graves of hundreds more indigenous children have been discovered at the site of a residential school in Canada.

UK: Indian woman admits stabbing daughter to death at home

25 Jun 2021

UK: Indian woman admits stabbing daughter to death at home

A 36-year-old Indian woman in the UK has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility after she admitted to killing her five-year-old daughter because she was terrified of dying from COVID-19 and thought the little girl could not live without her.

Israel brings back mask rule as COVID-19 cases rise again

25 Jun 2021

Israel brings back mask rule as COVID-19 cases rise again

Israel, a country praised for its handling of COVID-19, reimposed its requirement for masks to be worn in enclosed public places 10 days after the rule was lifted.

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

25 Jun 2021

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

COVID-19 emerged in China around October 2019, not December: Study

25 Jun 2021

COVID-19 emerged in China around October 2019, not December: Study

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out across the globe, scientists have been trying to find the origins of SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the deadly disease—to understand when and where the spread actually began.

A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

25 Jun 2021

A new mystery human species has been discovered in Israel

An international group of archaeologists has discovered a missing piece in the story of human evolution.

China launches first bullet train in Tibet

25 Jun 2021

China launches first bullet train in Tibet

China on Friday operationalized its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Delta variant has now been reported in 85 countries: WHO

24 Jun 2021

Delta variant has now been reported in 85 countries: WHO

The Delta variant, the significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned after it was reported in 85 countries and continues to be detected in more places around the world.

Take the vaccine or go to jail, says Philippines President

23 Jun 2021

Take the vaccine or go to jail, says Philippines President

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is clearly disappointed with the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccination there.

Blast in Lahore near Hafiz Saeed's house; 3 killed

23 Jun 2021

Blast in Lahore near Hafiz Saeed's house; 3 killed

At least three people were killed and 21 injured due to a blast in Lahore's Johar town in Pakistan on Wednesday.

PM Oli claims Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India

23 Jun 2021

PM Oli claims Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stoked yet another controversy by claiming that Yoga originated in his country, not in India, a view not shared by a leading expert in Kathmandu.

Witnesses say airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray has killed dozens

23 Jun 2021

Witnesses say airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray has killed dozens

An airstrike hit a busy market in Ethiopia's northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, according to health workers who said soldiers blocked medical teams from traveling to the scene.

No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO

22 Jun 2021

No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO

North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection.

Photo shows Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, in Spain

21 Jun 2021

Photo shows Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, in Spain

A Dubai princess who has been the subject of concern from a United Nations panel after being seized trying to flee the sheikhdom in 2018 appeared in a social media post early Monday that described her as being in Spain on a European holiday.

Over 3,000 people perform Yoga at Times Square

21 Jun 2021

Over 3,000 people perform Yoga at Times Square

Over 3,000 people spread their mats at the iconic Times Square and performed Yoga asanas keeping in mind social distancing guidelines to celebrate International Yoga Day as the city opens up following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bullying allegations against Meghan drew wedge between Princes William, Harry?

21 Jun 2021

Bullying allegations against Meghan drew wedge between Princes William, Harry?

In a new turn of events, or in this case surfacing of events, a Royal historian has claimed that it was Prince William who had decided to segregate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle from their joint Kensington Palace in 2018.

Efforts on to restart AstraZeneca shipments from India: WHO official

19 Jun 2021

Efforts on to restart AstraZeneca shipments from India: WHO official

The WHO is urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India (SII) as well as the Indian government to restart shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to countries, a senior official at the UN health agency said.

At least five dead in prison violence in eastern Honduras

18 Jun 2021

At least five dead in prison violence in eastern Honduras

At least five people were killed when gunfire erupted inside a maximum-security prison in eastern Honduras, according to an official in the federal prosecutor's office who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

18 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

A magistrate court in Dominica on Thursday moved Mehul Choksi from police custody to state prison, his lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said, but added that he would continue to remain in hospital as his medical condition deteriorated.

One dead, 12 injured in drive-by shootings in Arizona, US

18 Jun 2021

One dead, 12 injured in drive-by shootings in Arizona, US

One person was killed and 12 others injured in the reported drive-by shootings over a 90-minute span in three cities west of Phoenix, Arizona in the US, authorities said.

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires 'balloon bombs'

18 Jun 2021

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires 'balloon bombs'

Israel has launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for a second time since a shaky ceasefire ended last month's 11-day war.