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Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

25 Jan 2021

World
Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that bars transgenders from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former President Donald Trump during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press.

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

18 Nov 2020

World
Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism as an anti-Muslim figure.

US election: All you need to know about Trump's lawsuits

09 Nov 2020

World
US election: All you need to know about Trump's lawsuits

Democrat Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States in the 2020 US election.

President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

08 Nov 2020

World
President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, after winning the 2020 elections.

US election: Biden to become President, say reports; Trump reacts

07 Nov 2020

World
US election: Biden to become President, say reports; Trump reacts

Democratic nominee Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, according to reports.

#USAElections2020: Trump or Biden, who's winning key battleground states?

04 Nov 2020

World
#USAElections2020: Trump or Biden, who's winning key battleground states?

The United States Presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden remains as nail-biting as it did when the counting of votes had first started.

#USAElections2020: 'Big win,' says Donald Trump; set to make statement

04 Nov 2020

World
#USAElections2020: 'Big win,' says Donald Trump; set to make statement

United States President Donald Trump will be making a statement shortly as the US voted for the 2020 Presidential elections on Tuesday (local time).

#USAElections2020: How the Cuban-American vote helped Trump in Florida

04 Nov 2020

World
#USAElections2020: How the Cuban-American vote helped Trump in Florida

Republican President Donald Trump is set to take the US state of Florida in the 2020 Presidential elections.

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul University leaving 19 dead, 22 wounded

02 Nov 2020

World
Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Kabul University leaving 19 dead, 22 wounded

At least 19 people were killed and 22 wounded as gunmen stormed the Kabul University in Afghanistan on Monday, the Interior Ministry said.

Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

18 Oct 2020

World
Afghanistan suicide car bombing leaves 12 dead, over 100 injured

At least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured in a suicide car bombing in the western Ghor province of Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices

25 Sep 2020

World
Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices

Four people were injured in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in France capital Paris, AFP reported on Friday, citing sources privy to the development.

Former Trump lawyer claims President ogled at his teen daughter

07 Sep 2020

World
Former Trump lawyer claims President ogled at his teen daughter

Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed that United States President Donald Trump ogled at his teenage daughter in his tell-all memoir.

Portland: 1 dead amid clashes; Trump and Biden trade blame

31 Aug 2020

World
Portland: 1 dead amid clashes; Trump and Biden trade blame

A person was shot and killed in Portland city in the US state of Oregon on Saturday night. The shooting occurred as supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.

Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

29 Aug 2020

World
Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

Violent protests broke out in the Swedish town of Malmo late Friday after a Quran-burning incident earlier in the day.

Google 'confused' users with privacy settings, its own employees admit

26 Aug 2020

Technology
Google 'confused' users with privacy settings, its own employees admit

Much like Facebook, Google is also heavy on tracking the web activity and location data of its users for advertising purposes.

Chocolate 'snow' dusts town in Switzerland as Lindt factory malfunctions

19 Aug 2020

World
Chocolate 'snow' dusts town in Switzerland as Lindt factory malfunctions

Residents of a Swiss town were in for a surprise when they noticed their surroundings covered in what looked like chocolate snow.

Coronavirus: New clusters emerge at US universities as semester begins

18 Aug 2020

World
Coronavirus: New clusters emerge at US universities as semester begins

Across the United States, new clusters of the coronavirus outbreak have started popping up at universities as the fall semester begins.

India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

06 Aug 2020

Business
India's Serum Institute signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with America's Novavax

Serum Institute of India (SII) is set to source the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American biotech company Novavax.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

World
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

30 May 2020

World
How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.

New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

26 May 2020

Technology
New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

As COVID-19 continues to batter different parts of the world, scientists are racing to find a way to fight the pandemic as soon as possible.

Stuff, New Zealand's popular media group, sold for Rs. 46

25 May 2020

Business
Stuff, New Zealand's popular media group, sold for Rs. 46

Stuff Limited, one of New Zealand's largest media organizations, is set to be purchased by its CEO for a single NZ dollar (61 cents).

Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

23 Apr 2020

World
Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

With recent reports that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un is not keeping well, the question arises: who will succeed him?

Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

20 Apr 2020

World
Coronavirus: Thousands in US file class-action lawsuit against China

Amid a global outcry over China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, 10,000 Americans have reportedly signed a class-action lawsuit against the country.

'Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers passes away at 81

03 Apr 2020

Entertainment
'Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers passes away at 81

Bill Withers, the beloved singer and songwriter behind hits from the 1980s such as Lean on Me and Ain't No Sunshine, has passed away aged 81 due to heart complications, his family told the Associated Press in a statement.

Phelps concerned about athletes post Tokyo Olympics postponement

25 Mar 2020

Sports
Phelps concerned about athletes post Tokyo Olympics postponement

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is worried about the athletes after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24

24 Mar 2020

Sports
Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24

According to an International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, it has been decided that the upcoming Tokyo Games will postponed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Despite coronavirus pandemic, people worldwide refuse to stay indoors

23 Mar 2020

World
Despite coronavirus pandemic, people worldwide refuse to stay indoors

Around the world, the coronavirus outbreak has compelled authorities to impose strict regulations advising social distancing and urging people to stay indoors.

US begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine: Details here

17 Mar 2020

World
US begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine: Details here

The United States has initiated clinical human trials of the first experimental vaccine to protect against the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

30 Jan 2020

Technology
400GB-data stolen from UN servers in July; organization remained mum

The United Nations has confirmed to have been hacked in, what looks like, a state-sponsored espionage operation.

In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

28 Dec 2019

Technology
In 2020, China will have its own GPS alternative

In a matter of months, China will have the competition for the US Global Positioning System (GPS) up and running.

Venice sees worst floods in 50 years; 70% city submerged

18 Nov 2019

World
Venice sees worst floods in 50 years; 70% city submerged

On Sunday, Venice was hit by a record third major tide in one week, while other parts of Italy faced a series of weather woes, ranging from high winds to avalanche.

Hangovers now count as an illness, rules German court

24 Sep 2019

World
Hangovers now count as an illness, rules German court

If you have ever gotten into an argument with your boss about how a sick leave is totally warranted after a night of heavy weekday drinking, don't worry, a German court is here to back you up.

Raging love! Woman burns ex-boyfriend's letters, sets apartment on fire

20 Sep 2019

World
Raging love! Woman burns ex-boyfriend's letters, sets apartment on fire

A nasty break-up ended up costing a 19-year-old woman thousands of dollars, albeit the damage was self-inflicted.

Irrfan Khan returns to India after 'successful surgery' in London

15 Sep 2019

Entertainment
Irrfan Khan returns to India after 'successful surgery' in London

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan returned to Mumbai on Saturday after undergoing treatment for cancer in London, United Kingdom.

Now, relive the 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' iconic set: Here's how

09 Sep 2019

Entertainment
Now, relive the 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' iconic set: Here's how

F.R.I.E.N.D.S completes 25 years this month (feeling old yet?).

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

28 Aug 2019

World
Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to accept international aid to deal with the devastating fires that have ravaged the Amazon rainforest for weeks.

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

13 Aug 2019

World
Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.

Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

06 Aug 2019

World
Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

If there's one thing that Game of Thrones' Arya Stark got wrong, it's making every other person with a silicone mask believe that they can slip in and out of places unnoticed.

'Racist' rag dolls, designed to be abused, removed from stores

31 Jul 2019

World
'Racist' rag dolls, designed to be abused, removed from stores

Imagine being so affectless to the prevailing racism in your country, that you design a rag doll, meant to be abused, and specifically make it the color black.

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