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Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

09 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

In a grim turn of events, the United States became the first nation where coronavirus cases have trumped the ten million mark; the tally stands at 10,288,480. The powerful country has so far lost 243,768 to the contagious disease.

NBA: Former player Andre Emmett shot dead in Dallas

24 Sep 2019

NBA: Former player Andre Emmett shot dead in Dallas

In a shocking incident, former NBA player Andre Emmett was shot dead by two unknown gunmen outside his home in Dallas, Texas, on Monday.

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

08 Sep 2019

Donald Trump cancels peace deal with Taliban leaders, Afghan President

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump said that he has canceled a peace deal with Taliban leaders.

Visiting Bermuda? Here are top five things to do

07 Aug 2019

Visiting Bermuda? Here are top five things to do

Placed atop the swells of the Atlantic Ocean, some 1500 kilometers from Caribbean island territory of Puerto Rico, is the beautiful island of Bermuda.

Best beaches in the world

22 Jul 2019

Best beaches in the world

What makes beaches great is that they have something for all sorts of travel souls.

Indian students just won NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

18 Apr 2019

Indian students just won NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

A week ago, nearly 100 high-school and college student teams from different parts of the world took part in NASA's 25th Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

5 Google moonshot projects you didn't know about

21 Mar 2019

5 Google moonshot projects you didn't know about

While most of us know Google as a search giant, only a few know about its other bets in the field of technology.

Five facts discovered via autobiographies of WWE superstars

07 Jan 2019

Five facts discovered via autobiographies of WWE superstars

Pro-wrestling is a tough business, considering the wrestlers constantly tour the world and are away from their families for prolonged periods of time.

India lost $79.5bn from climate-related disasters in 20yrs: UN report

11 Oct 2018

India lost $79.5bn from climate-related disasters in 20yrs: UN report

India suffered a whopping $79.5 billion economic loss due to climate-related disasters in the last 20 years, according to a UN report.

Donald Trump tells hurricane survivor to 'have a good time'

21 Sep 2018

Donald Trump tells hurricane survivor to 'have a good time'

US President Donald Trump, (in)famous for his ill-thought statements, told a survivor of Hurricane Florence to 'have a good time'.

Global Liveability Index: Vienna goes top, replaces Melbourne

14 Aug 2018

Global Liveability Index: Vienna goes top, replaces Melbourne

The Austrian capital of Vienna has leapfrogged Australia's Melbourne to become the world's most pleasant city to live in.

North American trio to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

13 Jun 2018

North American trio to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The trio of United States of America, Mexico and Canada are set to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

It's time you stop trusting Mark Zuckerberg with your information

07 Apr 2018

It's time you stop trusting Mark Zuckerberg with your information

Mark Zuckerberg is a deeply ambitious man with a penchant for making mistakes and negating/avoiding them for as long as he can. When he cannot, he apologizes, promises to do better and moves on to the next big mistake.

Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

10 Jan 2018

Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

A massive quake of magnitude 7.6 struck Honduras and northern Central America yesterday.

India wins Miss World title after 17 years!

18 Nov 2017

India wins Miss World title after 17 years!

It's been a long wait, but India has finally broken the dry spell.

Employers fire cyclist who showed middle-finger to Trump's motorcade

07 Nov 2017

Employers fire cyclist who showed middle-finger to Trump's motorcade

A picture of a female cyclist flipping US President Donald Trump's motorcade had recently gone viral.

Trump faces backlash after threatening to abandon hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

13 Oct 2017

Trump faces backlash after threatening to abandon hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump said federal aid can't continue "forever" to Puerto Rico, a US territory facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by two hurricanes.

Eminem unleashes furious rap against 'kamikaze, racist, orange' Trump

11 Oct 2017

Eminem unleashes furious rap against 'kamikaze, racist, orange' Trump

Eminem unleashed a furious four-minute attack on President Donald Trump in a rap video broadcast during the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Tesla and Google come to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's aid

09 Oct 2017

Tesla and Google come to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's aid

Hurricane Maria has had its toll on Puerto Rico. Majority of the area still lacks power, there's an acute shortage of running water and the communication services are in a disarray.

Trump appears to complain about Puerto Rico hurricane relief cost

04 Oct 2017

Trump appears to complain about Puerto Rico hurricane relief cost

US President Donald Trump has praised his administration's response to the category-four Hurricane Maria which pummelled Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico is running out of cash

30 Sep 2017

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico is running out of cash

The tiny island territory of Puerto Rico was recently hit by Category-IV Hurricane Maria.

70,000 lives imperiled by imminent dam failure in Puerto Rico

23 Sep 2017

70,000 lives imperiled by imminent dam failure in Puerto Rico

A failing dam in the Hurricane Maria-hit island of Puerto Rico has caused "extremely dangerous" flooding, leading to emergency evacuations.

Hurricane Maria leaves whole of Puerto Rico without power

21 Sep 2017

Hurricane Maria leaves whole of Puerto Rico without power

The US territory of Puerto Rico was bludgeoned by Hurricane Maria weeks after being devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for category-5 Hurricane Maria

20 Sep 2017

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for category-5 Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after inflicting "widespread damage" on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, edges towards other Caribbean islands

19 Sep 2017

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, edges towards other Caribbean islands

Hurricane Maria has been downgraded to a category-four storm, the second highest level.

After Irma, powerful Hurricane Maria proceeding towards the Caribbean

18 Sep 2017

After Irma, powerful Hurricane Maria proceeding towards the Caribbean

Caribbean islands left devastated by Hurricane Irma may have to bear the brunt of another powerful storm.

Prisoners escape in Hurricane Irma-hit British islands, hunt is on

13 Sep 2017

Prisoners escape in Hurricane Irma-hit British islands, hunt is on

Several prisoners remain on the run after over 100 of them escaped while Hurricane Irma pummelled the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean.

Two-thirds of Hurricane Irma-hit Florida left without electricity

12 Sep 2017

Two-thirds of Hurricane Irma-hit Florida left without electricity

Thousands of Floridians who had to evacuate inland ahead of the category five Hurricane Irma, have returned to shattered homes.

Hurricane Irma makes landfall, leaves Florida in tatters

11 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma makes landfall, leaves Florida in tatters

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys yesterday morning, marking its much-dreaded arrival to the US.

Hurricane Irma evacuation: Florida running out of time

10 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma evacuation: Florida running out of time

After sowing the seeds of destruction in Cuba, Hurricane Irma is powering towards Florida and is expected to make landfall soon.

Ever wondered how hurricanes around the world get their names?

07 Sep 2017

Ever wondered how hurricanes around the world get their names?

In Texas, Hurricane Harvey has wrecked havoc. Hurricane Irma has slammed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and is moving towards Florida.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma reduces two Caribbean islands to rubble

07 Sep 2017

Category 5 Hurricane Irma reduces two Caribbean islands to rubble

The category five Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least nine people and reducing islands to rubble.

The Caribbean islands gear up for Hurricane Irma

06 Sep 2017

The Caribbean islands gear up for Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean islands are gearing up to face the strongest Atlantic Storm in 10 years, Hurricane Irma, which could be "potentially catastrophic".

Caribbean islands brace for category four Hurricane Irma

05 Sep 2017

Caribbean islands brace for category four Hurricane Irma

Several Caribbean islands have issued storm warnings as they brace for the category four Hurricane Irma.

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

26 Jun 2017

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

Manushi Chhillar from Haryana was judged the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017, followed by first runner-up Sana Dua from J&K and second runner-up Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.

Zika virus in US: 5% women had babies with defects

12 Jun 2017

Zika virus in US: 5% women had babies with defects

Five percent of pregnant women with Zika virus infection in the United States had fetus or babies with related birth defects, including microcephaly, according to a US government health report.

US House passes spending bill, defense gets huge boost

04 May 2017

US House passes spending bill, defense gets huge boost

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives voted 309-118 to pass $1.2 trillion spending bill which will fund the government till the end of the fiscal year, ending September 30.

Puerto Rico bankruptcy: From "rich coast" to whopping debt

04 May 2017

Puerto Rico bankruptcy: From "rich coast" to whopping debt

Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy at a US Federal Court - making it the biggest debt ever in the US bonds market.

Another stupendous year for Indian Football

31 Dec 2016

Another stupendous year for Indian Football

The year 2016 saw some of the most amazing football in the history of India.

What did India achieve in sports this year?

13 Nov 2016

What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.