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Trump postpones G7 summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

United States President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will be postponing the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) summit. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

21 May 2020

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

The number of coronavirus infections around the world has surpassed the 5 million mark, the latest figures suggested.

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

22 Apr 2020

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's contingent in the upcoming online Nations Cup.

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

13 Apr 2020

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

Since witnessing a peak of the coronavirus outbreak in February, the daily new infections had dropped to double digits in China.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

25 Mar 2020

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

09 Mar 2020

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

The prices of petrol and diesel fell for the fifth consecutive day on Monday as the global coronavirus outbreak had a ripple effect on crude oil rates.

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.

Russian man who pulled coronavirus prank faces five-year jail sentence

12 Feb 2020

Russian man who pulled coronavirus prank faces five-year jail sentence

Moscow Police have arrested a man who pranked commuters on a metro train by pretending to be infected with coronavirus.

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

15 Jan 2020

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

The entire Russian government has resigned after President Vladimir Putin's State-of-the-Nation address on Wednesday, reported the country's state news agency TASS.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

29 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

Even as the world celebrated Christmas this week, there were some interesting developments in the sphere of technology.

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

26 Dec 2019

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

In a major move, Russia has tested its own alternative to the global internet.

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

The world is still in shock over the four-year ban of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over multiple violations.

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

10 Dec 2019

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

The sporting world received a shocker when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from participating in global competitive events for four years.

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

09 Dec 2019

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

On Monday, Russia was banned from the Olympics and all other major sporting events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over doping charges.

Vivo V17, featuring 48MP quad cameras, launched at Rs. 23,000

09 Dec 2019

Vivo V17, featuring 48MP quad cameras, launched at Rs. 23,000

After several leaks and teasers, Chinese tech giant Vivo has finally launched the V17 smartphone in India today at Rs. 22,990.

Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' teaser trailer is out

04 Dec 2019

Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' teaser trailer is out

The much-awaited first teaser trailer of Marvel Studios' upcoming solo Black Widow movie, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role is out now.

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

02 Dec 2019

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

28 Nov 2019

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

After using Russia's Soyuz to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for years, NASA is inching closer to using home-built crafts, thanks to SpaceX and Boeing.

Vivo V17 to be launched in India next month: Report

25 Nov 2019

Vivo V17 to be launched in India next month: Report

Vivo V17, the global version of the Vivo S1 Pro, which went official in Russia today, is likely to be launched in India in December, according to 91Mobiles.

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

23 Nov 2019

Russia could be banned form Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why

The Russian contingent might lose its spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declares the country's drug-testing authority non-compliant with the international rules.

Russian man sneaks fat cat on flight; loses airline miles

13 Nov 2019

Russian man sneaks fat cat on flight; loses airline miles

For a Russian man, sneaking an overweight pet on a flight has caused trouble.

#ComicBytes: Five sibling-pairs with superpowers in Marvel Universe

05 Nov 2019

#ComicBytes: Five sibling-pairs with superpowers in Marvel Universe

It is said that blood is thicker than water, and the same applies to superpowers.

Google designed an AI engine that can recognize scents

25 Oct 2019

Google designed an AI engine that can recognize scents

For years, scientists have struggled to recognize the connection between molecules and odors.

Shanghai Masters: Promising Tsitsipas downs Djokovic in quarters

11 Oct 2019

Shanghai Masters: Promising Tsitsipas downs Djokovic in quarters

Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas produced his best tennis in the ongoing Shanghai Masters as he battled past defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'

04 Oct 2019

Russian man sues Apple after iPhone app 'turns him gay'

In a bizarre lawsuit against Apple, a Russian man has accused the Cupertino-based tech giant of "turning him gay."

Rafael Nadal awaits Daniil Medvedev challenge in US Open Final

08 Sep 2019

Rafael Nadal awaits Daniil Medvedev challenge in US Open Final

18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal would be eyeing his fourth US Open title when he takes on Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open 2019 on Sunday.

US Open 2019: Nadal to face Medvedev in final

07 Sep 2019

US Open 2019: Nadal to face Medvedev in final

Rafael Nadal's quest for a fourth US Open Slam title was on track after he overcame Matteo Berrettini in the semi-final.

US Open 2019: All the major results from Day 6

01 Sep 2019

US Open 2019: All the major results from Day 6

Rafael Nadal made the most out of his extended break after a walkover to win his third round clash at the US Open 2019.

Here is our first look at the India-bound Nokia 7.2

25 Aug 2019

Here is our first look at the India-bound Nokia 7.2

HMD Global is working to launch Nokia 7.2 as the sequel to last year's Nokia 7.1. The phone has already received key certifications in markets like Russia and India, with reports suggesting it could break cover at the IFA 2019 (next month).

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

10 Aug 2019

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Russian Instagram influencer's body found stuffed in suitcase, throat slit

31 Jul 2019

Russian Instagram influencer's body found stuffed in suitcase, throat slit

In a tragic incident, a popular Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead at her rented apartment in Moscow.

Here're some facts about Maria Sharapova you might not know

30 Jul 2019

Here're some facts about Maria Sharapova you might not know

Maria Sharapova is one of the top-rated and highest paid female tennis players to date.

List of unique records in the history of tennis

29 Jul 2019

List of unique records in the history of tennis

Tennis is one of the most followed sports across the globe.

Modi features in Israeli PM Netanyahu's election campaign. Bromance much?

29 Jul 2019

Modi features in Israeli PM Netanyahu's election campaign. Bromance much?

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to tell his countrymen he is in "another league" and his political opponents don't stand a chance of winning the upcoming elections.

Marvel Universe: Five sibling-pairs with superpowers

26 Jul 2019

Marvel Universe: Five sibling-pairs with superpowers

It is said that blood is thicker than water, and the same applies to superpowers.

#ComicBytes: The greatest Superman stories ever told in comics

07 Jul 2019

#ComicBytes: The greatest Superman stories ever told in comics

The most recognizable hero in the world, Superman is an integral part of pop-culture and has featured in thousands of stories published in hundreds of languages. Despite being an alien, he seems more human than most of us!

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

27 Jun 2019

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan for the G20 summit, which is being held in Osaka between June 28 and June 29.

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

26 Jun 2019

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

Russia mocks Elon Musk, launches toy car with dummy onboard

15 Jun 2019

Russia mocks Elon Musk, launches toy car with dummy onboard

Russia has launched a red-colored car into space in what looks like a mimicry of SpaceX's founder Elon Musk.