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Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

01 Jun 2020

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed

12 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier postponed

The upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

23 Jan 2020

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC World T20 in 2021 to be held in India.

On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

20 Jan 2020

On royal split, Prince Harry says he had no 'option'

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is sad he had to let go of his duties as a senior in Britain's royal family, but apparently he had no other option.

All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

10 Jan 2020

All you should know about ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020

The next edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup would be held this year, from January 17 to February 9, in South Africa.

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

10 Jan 2020

2020's first Lunar eclipse tonight: Things you should know

We may not have been far into the new year, but a Lunar eclipse is upon us. Tonight, the moon will pass behind the Earth to enter its shadow, giving us the first penumbral Lunar eclipse of this year.

Samsung's Fold 2, with clam-shell design, to cost around $1,000

05 Dec 2019

Samsung's Fold 2, with clam-shell design, to cost around $1,000

Samsung is working on a new foldable phone that will feature a clam-shell design and it could go official sometime early next year.

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

02 Dec 2019

Cipla's new strawberry-flavored medicine can save kids from AIDS

In a bid to save thousands of children from HIV AIDS, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla has introduced a revolutionary new drug called Quadrimune.

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

21 Nov 2019

Five best National Parks in Africa: Details here

It's a mesmerizing feeling to take that ultimate jeep ride and go on an adrenaline-pumping expedition to witness some of the most majestic creations of nature, from up close.

Samsung's next foldable phone could feature a Motorola RAZR-like design

18 Nov 2019

Samsung's next foldable phone could feature a Motorola RAZR-like design

Though Samsung didn't have a perfect start with the Galaxy Fold, it is surely not giving up on its foldable dreams. Just weeks after re-launching the fixed version of the Fold, the company is now working on a new foldable device.

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

23 Sep 2019

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

In a tragic piece of news, a United States man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania, East Africa.

Love art? Here are five best destinations you should visit

16 Sep 2019

Love art? Here are five best destinations you should visit

Art is the essence of a city, its people, history, and culture.

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

20 Aug 2019

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

19 Apr 2019

Mali's PM Maiga, his cabinet resign over Ogossagou massacre

Mali's prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the center of the country and the massacre last month that left 160 people dead in the village of Ogossagou near the border with Burkina Faso.

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

10 Apr 2019

Why Facebook is using AI to map global population density

If you are familiar with Facebook's practices, you already know that the company has got some crazy projects in the works, be it the merging of different messaging services or creating a mind-reading machine.

115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

24 Mar 2019

115 reported dead after militia attack on central Malian village

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

03 Jan 2019

Miss Africa 2018 winner's hair catches fire soon after announcement

When 24-year-old Miss Congo 2018, Dorcas Kasinde, was crowned Miss Africa 2018 recently, she set the stage on fire, literally.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

14 Dec 2018

Over 40 killed in attack near Mali's border with Niger

Suspected jihadists, on motorcycles, have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali yesterday.

People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

06 Dec 2018

People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

We are 7.7bn people in this world.

How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

29 Nov 2018

How this African country is converting e-waste into robots

Every year, more than 40 million tons of electronic waste is generated, making up about 70% of the world's toxic waste.

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

16 Nov 2018

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

Just recently, the New York Times reported that Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg asked his top executives to switch to Android phones.

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

10 Nov 2018

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

Cameroon kidnappings: All 79 students released by captors

07 Nov 2018

Cameroon kidnappings: All 79 students released by captors

79 school students who had been abducted from Nkwen village in Cameroon's troubled northwestern region have been released, according to Issa Bakary Tchiroma, Cameroon's communications minister.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

03 Nov 2018

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him

17 Oct 2018

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him

Embattled Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, has resigned from his post in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.

South Africa's apex court legalizes marijuana consumption for adults

19 Sep 2018

South Africa's apex court legalizes marijuana consumption for adults

On Tuesday, South Africa's apex court, in a unanimous ruling, legalized the use of marijuana for personal consumption in private spaces.

Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

10 Sep 2018

Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

India will work with Africa to keep the oceans open for benefit of all nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, asserting that the two sides must work together to ensure that the second largest continent doesn't again turn into a "theater of rival ambitions".

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

04 Sep 2018

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday announced a whopping $60 billion in new development financing for the African nations as he sought to refute criticism that the massive funding under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is drawing the countries into a debt trap.

Google to offer more "instant" app previews this year

09 Aug 2018

Google to offer more "instant" app previews this year

On the back of releasing Android Pie, Google, among other things, is now looking to improve engagement between its massive developer community and end-users by offering "instant" app previews for users.

Ghana MPs can't stop laughing over villages named after genitals

28 Jul 2018

Ghana MPs can't stop laughing over villages named after genitals

Ever heard a funny name and just couldn't stop laughing?

17-year-old Hisar girl scales Mount Kilimanjaro

28 Jul 2018

17-year-old Hisar girl scales Mount Kilimanjaro

It was another illustrious feather in the cap of 17-year-old Shivangi Pathak.

Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

27 Jun 2018

Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

In a bid to raise revenues and clamp down on 'gossip and immorality', the Ugandan government is looking to impose tax on social media use, and claims to have devices that can scan computers for pornography.

India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

27 Jun 2018

India no longer has the largest number of poor: Report

Global poverty trends are changing drastically, and it is exceptionally good news for India, a recent study points out.

Mali: 32 Fulanis killed, 10 missing in traditional hunters' attack

25 Jun 2018

Mali: 32 Fulanis killed, 10 missing in traditional hunters' attack

At least 32 Fulani civilians, including children, were killed and ten are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by traditional hunters, as the government said 16 bodies had been found.

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic', becomes third-highest grossing film ever

10 Apr 2018

'Black Panther' pounces past 'Titanic', becomes third-highest grossing film ever

Adding another feather to its cap, 'Black Panther' has now moved ahead of 'Titanic' in the list of all-time highest grossing movies.