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Coronavirus: US reports 1,500 single-day deaths; new global record

04 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US reports 1,500 single-day deaths; new global record

The United States on Saturday recorded the highest number of single-day deaths for any nation around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Trump tests negative for coronavirus as US deaths hit 60

15 Mar 2020

Trump tests negative for coronavirus as US deaths hit 60

After initially refusing to get tested for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), United States President Donald Trump was on Saturday tested negative for the virus.

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

09 Mar 2020

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

Five dead as New Zealand volcano erupts on tourists

09 Dec 2019

Five dead as New Zealand volcano erupts on tourists

At least five persons were killed while several others were unaccounted for after a volcano erupted at a popular tourist spot in New Zealand.

39 bodies found inside truck container near London; probe on

23 Oct 2019

39 bodies found inside truck container near London; probe on

On Wednesday, British Police launched a murder probe after discovering 39 dead bodies inside a truck container near London.

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

14 Sep 2019

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter of oil, woke up to an unprecedented attack on Saturday.

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy arrives

09 May 2019

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy arrives

On Thursday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles, says South Korea military. Reportedly, the missiles were fired from the town of Sino-ri, Northwest of capital Pyongyang, eastwards into the sea.

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

13 Apr 2019

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

A group of around 350 Central American migrants "broke violently" into Mexico yesterday, the country's immigration authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived from Guatemala.

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

22 Feb 2019

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

On Friday, the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that a probe, Hayabusa2, had successfully landed on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth.

US: Gunman murders five, later gets killed in police firefight

16 Feb 2019

US: Gunman murders five, later gets killed in police firefight

Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot yesterday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

21 Jan 2019

Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

On the intervening night between January 20 and January 21, certain parts of the world became witness to the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and the last one before May 2021.

Bomb strikes Colombian Police Academy, kills 10 and injures 65

18 Jan 2019

Bomb strikes Colombian Police Academy, kills 10 and injures 65

A car bomb attack on a police cadet training academy killed 10 people and wounded 65 in Bogota yesterday, making it the worst such incident in the Colombian capital in 16 years.

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

16 Jan 2019

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

On Tuesday, lawmakers in the UK voted against the Brexit deal painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union in astonishing fashion.

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

03 Jan 2019

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

As promised, China has managed to land its Chang'e-4 space probe on the dark side of the moon, marking humankind's first spacecraft landing on the dark side.

Six dead, dozens hurt in stampede at Italian nightclub

08 Dec 2018

Six dead, dozens hurt in stampede at Italian nightclub

Six people died and dozens were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at an Italian nightclub this morning, the fire service said.

#GoldenGlobeRace: British sailor rescued in Pacific day after yacht dismasted

08 Dec 2018

#GoldenGlobeRace: British sailor rescued in Pacific day after yacht dismasted

British Golden Globe Race sailor Susie Goodall was plucked from the stormy Southern Ocean by a Chinese ship yesterday, a day after her yacht was dismasted, said Chile's Maritime Rescue Services.

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

05 Nov 2018

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

On Monday, the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran, covering the country's banking and energy sectors, came into effect.

Rome: Over 20 people injured as escalator loses control

24 Oct 2018

Rome: Over 20 people injured as escalator loses control

Over 20 people suffered injuries at a Central Rome metro station on Tuesday when an escalator malfunctioned; most of them were Russian football fans.

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

22 Oct 2018

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

15 Oct 2018

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier and Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab held talks yesterday in Brussels ahead of a crunch summit this week.

Ukraine: 10,000 evacuated after blasts at ammunition depot

09 Oct 2018

Ukraine: 10,000 evacuated after blasts at ammunition depot

In Ukraine, explosions at an ammunition depot have led to the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people from the Chernihiv region on Tuesday.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

07 Sep 2018

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers who made bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving as many as 380,000 bank cards.

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits border of Peru, Brazil, says USGS

24 Aug 2018

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits border of Peru, Brazil, says USGS

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

19 Aug 2018

Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

On Sunday, just after midnight GMT, a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, said the US Geological Survey.

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

13 Aug 2018

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a hard landing by the helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today.

US hits Iran again with tough, unilateral sanctions

07 Aug 2018

US hits Iran again with tough, unilateral sanctions

The US re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran today, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May.

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia

04 Aug 2018

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia

Russia today said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia early today.

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

02 Apr 2018

Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow

01 Apr 2018

China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow

Two years after it went out of service, China's space agency, the Tiangong-1, is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2

28 Mar 2018

China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2

According to the European Space Agency (ESA), China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth within a couple of days.

After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs

23 Mar 2018

After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs

Hitting back at the US' trade tariffs, China has proposed similar action on 128 US products, which had an import value of $3bn last year.

Passenger suffers burns after cellphone catches fire onboard Canada flight

02 Mar 2018

Passenger suffers burns after cellphone catches fire onboard Canada flight

A passenger was burned when her cell phone caught fire onboard a Canadian domestic flight today morning, officials said.

London City Airport shut down after World War-2 bomb discovered

12 Feb 2018

London City Airport shut down after World War-2 bomb discovered

The London City Airport was shut down after a World War II (WW-II) bomb was discovered in the nearby Thames river.

Manchester United pay tribute to Munich air disaster victims

06 Feb 2018

Manchester United pay tribute to Munich air disaster victims

February 6 is a day of enormous significance to Manchester United and its fans.

Look up at the sky! Supermoon shines big and bright

03 Dec 2017

Look up at the sky! Supermoon shines big and bright

Get ready to witness a rare lunar event tonight at around 9:30pm IST (16:00 GMT) when the moon appears the biggest and brightest in 15 years as it comes closer to Earth.

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.

Hitler is still keeping Spain awake after all these years

15 Jun 2017

Hitler is still keeping Spain awake after all these years

The world will always remember Hitler for the rise of Nazism, the Holocaust of Jews, and being one of the reasons of Second World War. However, in Spain the trouble with Hitler is a little bit more than usual.

Wreckage of Myanmar military plane carrying 120 people found

08 Jun 2017

Wreckage of Myanmar military plane carrying 120 people found

The wreckage of a Myanmar military plane, which went missing with over 120 people on board, has been located in the Andaman Sea.

Myanmar military plane with 116 people on board goes missing

07 Jun 2017

Myanmar military plane with 116 people on board goes missing

A Myanmar military plane carry 116 people has gone missing somewhere between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon, according to officials.