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09 Aug 2021


Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.

08 Aug 2021

Joe Biden

US witnesses resurgence of COVID-19 cases; children most affected

The United States is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

US is now averaging 1,00,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

The United States is now averaging 1,00,000 new coronavirus cases every day amid a new surge in infections, triggered by the highly-contagious Delta variant.

06 Aug 2021


Novavax seeks 'OK' for COVID-19 vaccine in needy countries first

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday that it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine—offering its shot to some low-income countries before rich ones with ample supplies.

05 Aug 2021

Oxford University

COVID-19 vaccine maker Professor Sarah Gilbert honored with Barbie doll

Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, has created a doll to honor Professor Sarah Gilbert, who led the development of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

05 Aug 2021

Washington DC

Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

A newly married Indian woman has sent a distress call to the Indian Embassy in the United States seeking justice after her husband allegedly abandoned her without financial support.

05 Aug 2021

Air Pollution

Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

Even a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living in those areas, shows a study conducted in the US.

'Long COVID' is deeply concerning, says WHO; recommends medical help

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" about post-COVID-19 syndrome or "Long COVID."

05 Aug 2021


Under India's Presidency, UNSC will meet to discuss Afghanistan's situation

The UN Security Council (UNSC), under the Presidency of India, will meet on Friday to discuss the worsening security situation in Afghanistan.

05 Aug 2021


COVID-19 travel-curbs: India moved to UK's 'amber' list from 'red'

The United Kingdom has moved India, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE from "red" to the "amber" list following a review of its traffic light system for international COVID-19 travel restrictions.

04 Aug 2021

Indian Navy

India deploys warships to South China Sea for Malabar exercise

The Indian Navy is scheduled to deploy a naval task group to the South China Sea in a move that could possibly affront China.

04 Aug 2021

New York City

New York restaurants, gyms to ask for COVID-19 vaccination proof

New York City in the United States will soon start restricting people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from dining at restaurants, going to gyms, etc.

04 Aug 2021

Washington DC

US: Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

An officer died after being stabbed on Tuesday morning during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.

03 Aug 2021

Indian Army

China releases video of Galwan Valley clash after deescalation talks

China has released a video of the fatal 2020 Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese forces amid a prolonged border row along the Line of Actual Control.

03 Aug 2021


China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Chinese authorities announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan on Tuesday as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where coronavirus was first detected in late 2019.

Eleven-year-old Indian-American girl declared one of brightest students in world

Natasha Peri, an 11-year-old Indian-American girl, has been judged as one of the brightest students in the world by a top university in the United States of America, for her exceptional performance in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) standardized tests.

02 Aug 2021


Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Thousands turned out in Berlin to protest the German Government's anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with the police and the detention of some 600 protesters.

01 Aug 2021

United Nations (UN)

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

31 Jul 2021

Domestic Violence

Pakistan's women lawmakers demand public hanging of all rapists

Women lawmakers of Pakistan have unanimously demanded the public hanging of all rapists to curb rising cases of harassment and abuse of women and children in the country.

30 Jul 2021


27 new COVID-19 cases at Olympics; Japan extends restrictions

As Japan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Olympic Games host has extended the state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding areas.

30 Jul 2021


Ship linked to Israeli billionaire reportedly attacked off Oman

An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, as details about the incident remained few.

30 Jul 2021


China sees new COVID-19 outbreaks as Delta variant takes hold

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in India, is now posing a challenge to China's efforts to contain local COVID-19 outbreaks.

US wants to stop foreign students from staying after studies

A group of United States of America lawmakers has reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives to eliminate a program that allows foreign students to stay in the country for work after the completion of their studies under certain conditions.

28 Jul 2021


Pakistan: 2 weeks after bus blast, Chinese nationals shot at

Weeks after a blast on a bus carrying Chinese engineers, two Chinese nationals were fired at by unidentified assailants in Karachi on Wednesday.

28 Jul 2021


Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

Saudi Arabia has announced a three-year travel ban and hefty penalties on citizens who visit countries on the Kingdom's COVID-19 red list, including India.

US: Eight killed in 22-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

A sandstorm caused a huge 22-vehicle pileup on a Utah highway that left eight people dead, including four children, authorities said.

27 Jul 2021


UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead

A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya's coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead, a UN migration official said.

24 Jul 2021


European drug regulator approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, for 12-17-year-olds

The European drug regulator on Friday recommended approving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, called Spikevax, for use in children aged 12-17 years, making it the second vaccine to be authorized for this age group in the region.

23 Jul 2021


'Super-seeding' drove UK spread of Alpha variant, study shows

The rapid spread of the Alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2 through Britain last autumn was driven by large numbers of infected people exporting the variant to multiple parts of the country, according to a large study.

23 Jul 2021


Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central province caused at least 33 deaths.

Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory

In its strongest pushback against the "lab leak" theory concerning coronavirus' origins, China has rejected a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the matter.

21 Jul 2021


Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

21 Jul 2021


Over 1.5 million children lost caregivers to COVID-19 worldwide: Report

Over 1.5 million children in 21 countries, including 1,19,000 from India, lost their primary and secondary caregivers to COVID-19 during the pandemic's first 14 months, according to a study in The Lancet.

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told sports officials on Wednesday as events began in Japan.

21 Jul 2021


Twelve killed in heavy rain, floods in central China

At least 12 people were killed while about 100,000 have been relocated to safe places in China's central Henan province which received the highest daily rainfall since the weather record began, state media reported on Wednesday.

21 Jul 2021

Prince Charles

Buckingham Palace 'surprised' at Prince Harry's 'accurate, truthful' memoir announcement

The Duke of Sussex's royal life will no longer remain a secret.

US eases travel advisory for India as COVID-19 cases decline

As India's COVID-19 outbreak subsides, the United States has eased the travel advisory for its citizens traveling to India.

20 Jul 2021


South Korean goes missing after scaling Pakistani peak

A famous South Korean climber fell into a crevasse and went missing over the weekend in bad weather after scaling another mountain peak in northern Pakistan, a mountaineering official said on Tuesday.

20 Jul 2021

World Bank

World Bank deployed $157bn in 15 months to fight COVID-19

In its largest-ever crisis response, the World Bank deployed over $157 billion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, economic and social fronts over the last 15 months.

US: Largest wildfire grows, forces evacuation of wildlife station

The largest wildfire in America torched more dry forest in Oregon and forced the evacuation of a wildlife research station on Monday as firefighters had to retreat from the flames for the ninth consecutive day due to erratic and dangerous fire behavior.