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25 Dec 2021


NASA's $10bn James Webb Space Telescope lifts off

The James Webb Space Telescope on Saturday embarked on its ambitious mission into space.

25 Dec 2021


Omicron has common cold-like symptoms, new UK study says

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus is causing symptoms similar to those of the common cold, according to a new study conducted in the United Kingdom.

22 Dec 2021


Pakistan joined America's 'War on Terror' for dollars: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed sorrow for his country's choice to join America's 20-year-long 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan.

Omicron cases in US surge from 3% to 73%

The Omicron variant of coronavirus accounted for 73% of all sequenced COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the latest figures.

20 Dec 2021


Typhoon Rai slams Philippines, over 370 dead, several missing

After the most powerful typhoon which hit the Philippines Thursday, the death toll has soared to 375.

Omicron: United States sees surge as NYC battles variant

New York is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases once again. The state reported more than 21,900 daily cases on Saturday.

18 Dec 2021


At least 12 killed in gas blast in Pakistan's Karachi

At least 12 people died and several others were injured due to a blast in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday, local police said according to reports.

17 Dec 2021


Modi receives Bhutan's highest civilian award for 'unconditional support'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday awarded Bhutan's highest civilian award, the Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo or the Order of The Druk Gyalpo.

AstraZeneca's antibody cocktail Evusheld effective against Omicron, finds study

AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody cocktail, Evusheld, effectively works against the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the company said Thursday citing a lab study.

17 Dec 2021


Omicron: Scientists say one common symptom confirms presence of variant

Scientists say there is one common symptom among Omicron patients: Scratchy throat.

15 Dec 2021


Will help India defend sovereignty in tough neighborhood: US ambassador-designate

America's efforts to enhance India's capacity to "secure its borders" would be stepped up, said US ambassador-designate Eric Garcetti.

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, probably in most countries: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday issued a grim warning saying Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate.

14 Dec 2021


Elon Musk named TIME magazine's 2021 'Person of the Year'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2021.

14 Dec 2021


Indonesia issues tsunami warning after earthquake of 7.3 magnitude

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

13 Dec 2021


Dubai becomes world's first paperless city; over $350 million saved

Dubai has become the first government in the world to become completely paperless, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirate's Crown Prince.

13 Dec 2021

United Kingdom

First Omicron variant death reported in UK, says Boris Johnson

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said at least one person infected with Omicron has died in the country.

13 Dec 2021


UK PM anticipates Omicron 'tidal wave'; pushes for vaccine booster

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday warned of an impending Omicron "tidal wave."

13 Dec 2021

South Africa

Omicron causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, South African doctors say

Omicron variant is causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, doctors in South Africa say.

12 Dec 2021


Over 80 dead as tornadoes devastate 6 US states

Overnight, dozens of catastrophic tornadoes ripped through five US states, killing more than 80 people.

11 Dec 2021


50 feared dead after tornadoes hit several US states

A series of tornadoes hit several US states on Friday and Saturday claiming the lives of at least 50 people, said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.

10 Dec 2021


What makes the Omicron variant so transmissible?

Omicron has been feared as highly transmissible.

10 Dec 2021


#GoogleYearInSearch2021: People searched 'How to heal' more than ever

This past year has been hard to deal with for nearly all of us.

07 Dec 2021

New York City

Who is Vishal Garg, who fired 900 employees over Zoom?

Vishal Garg is all over the internet.

06 Dec 2021


Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail term

A special court in Myanmar's capital on Monday sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years of imprisonment.

Sri Lankan national lynched in Pakistan over 'blasphemy'; 100 arrested

A Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob in Pakistan on Friday.

03 Dec 2021

South Africa

How severe is the Omicron variant? South African doctor explains

A top South African doctor who was the first to raise alarm over Omicron says the new coronavirus strain causes mild symptoms.

02 Dec 2021


UK woman sues mother's doctor for being born; wins millions

Evie Toombes (20), a star showjumper from the United Kingdom, has won the right to millions in damages after she sued her mother's doctor claiming she should never have been born.

02 Dec 2021


Omicron: Scientists issue warning; US reports first case

Scientists in South Africa warned it is too early to conclude the Omicron variant will only cause mild illness.

01 Dec 2021

Pablo Escobar

Ex-Mexican drug lord El Chapo's wife gets three years imprisonment

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of powerful Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, has been given three years of jail term by a US court.

01 Dec 2021

Joe Biden

US: 3 students killed, several injured in Michigan school shooting

A deadly shooting occurred at a high school in the US state of Michigan claiming the lives of three students and injuring several others.

30 Nov 2021

Prince Charles

Barbados removes Queen Elizabeth as head of state; becomes republic

Barbados has become a republic, replacing British Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state.

30 Nov 2021

Sexual Assault

Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly 'served up' girls for Epstein to abuse

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell preyed on underage girls for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, prosecutors alleged on Monday.

Omicron variant detected in 15 countries; here's a list

The Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in more than a dozen countries as more and more people around the world test positive for the strain.

Is Omicron variant more dangerous? Here's what WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) Sunday released its preliminary findings on the new B.1.1.529 coronavirus variant, dubbed Omicron.

27 Nov 2021


How are coronavirus variants named by the WHO?

For the most part of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a struggle for the layman to remember the names of virus variants.

27 Nov 2021

Narendra Modi

New coronavirus variant named Omicron; PM Modi to chair meet

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the new B.1.1.529 strain of the coronavirus as a Variant of Concern (VOC).

26 Nov 2021


Israel PM warns state of emergency over new coronavirus variant

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday said the country is currently on the verge of a state of emergency.

26 Nov 2021


Francisca Susano, 'world's oldest person,' passes away at 124

Francisca Susano, the Filipino woman who was thought to be the oldest person in the world, died at the age of 124 recently.

26 Nov 2021

South Africa

India raises alert as new, heavily-mutated coronavirus variant is found

A new variant of the coronavirus has been found in South Africa and several other countries.

25 Nov 2021


Why surge in COVID-19 infections in Europe is a concern?

Europe is witnessing a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, as over 60% of the world's cases and deaths were reported from the continent over the last week.