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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.

South Korea's coronavirus cases surge raising fears of second wave

28 May 2020

South Korea's coronavirus cases surge raising fears of second wave

The number of daily coronavirus infections rose for the third consecutive day in South Korea raising fears of a second wave of the outbreak.

As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'

25 May 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'

India has witnessed a record spike in daily COVID-19 cases consecutively for the past four days. However, the situation is expected to worsen in June, an expert said.

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

15 May 2020

US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19

As calls to probe the origin of the novel coronavirus have only grown stronger, a United States Senator has unveiled a plan to hold China accountable for the pandemic.

LG Velvet launched at Rs. 56,000 (not in India)

07 May 2020

LG Velvet launched at Rs. 56,000 (not in India)

After weeks of leaks and teasers, LG has finally launched its all-new Velvet smartphone. In South Korea, the handset is priced at KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 55,800) and it will go on sale from May 15.

India-bound 2020 Hyundai i20 appears in public (undisguised)

06 May 2020

India-bound 2020 Hyundai i20 appears in public (undisguised)

The all-new 2020 Hyundai i20, bound to arrive in India later this year, has been spotted on the road sans any camouflage in South Korea.

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

02 May 2020

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance on Friday, weeks after speculations about his ill health took over global media.

Coronavirus: No new domestic cases in South Korea

30 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: No new domestic cases in South Korea

In a first since hitting the February peak, South Korea on Thursday reported no new domestic cases of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that India has flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.

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

23 Apr 2020

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?

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

22 Apr 2020

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

Amid questions over the accuracy of rapid test kits imported from China, India is gearing up to procure new ones from South Korea.

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

21 Apr 2020

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea who is a revered figure in the country, is critically ill after he underwent surgery earlier this month, a CNN report said.

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

11 Apr 2020

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and is capable of wiping off cities, the new data about the death toll confirms, yet again.

Samsung launches new truly wireless earbuds (not in India)

06 Apr 2020

Samsung launches new truly wireless earbuds (not in India)

As part of its premium audio products brand called AKG, Samsung has launched a pair of new truly wireless earbuds.

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

05 Apr 2020

India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

Hyundai's seven-seater Creta could arrive in India by next year

30 Mar 2020

Hyundai's seven-seater Creta could arrive in India by next year

Hyundai is working to launch a seven-seater variant of its popular compact SUV, the Creta, by the next year.

Accused in South Korean online sexual blackmail ring identified

25 Mar 2020

Accused in South Korean online sexual blackmail ring identified

In an unusual move, an accused leader of an online sexual blackmail ring was identified by the South Korea Police after millions signed a petition demanding that his identity be made public.

US begins human trials of coronavirus vaccine: Details here

17 Mar 2020

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.

Apple Stores to restrict Watch, AirPods try-ons amid coronavirus outbreak

13 Mar 2020

Apple Stores to restrict Watch, AirPods try-ons amid coronavirus outbreak

As the outbreak of coronavirus continues to claim lives around the globe, Apple is doing everything possible to avoid potential transmission of the deadly disease in its vicinity.

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple shuts down stores in Italy indefinitely

12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Apple shuts down stores in Italy indefinitely

In the wake of skyrocketing deaths due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy, Apple has shuttered all its stores in the country.

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

10 Mar 2020

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

Kerala detected six new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on Tuesday. Separately, three new cases were reported in Karnataka.

Watch out! Fake coronavirus information circulating on WhatsApp

06 Mar 2020

Watch out! Fake coronavirus information circulating on WhatsApp

With nearly 1 lakh infections and 3,200 deaths, the outbreak of coronavirus has created a sense of panic worldwide.

Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

04 Mar 2020

Is India more immune to coronavirus than other nations?

As Indians continue to worry about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, a new piece of information has been doing the rounds: Warmer, humid temperatures of India can prevent the deadly virus from proliferating.

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

04 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

India's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed 28 positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, called COVID-19.

FDA allows new technologies to ramp up coronavirus testing efforts

01 Mar 2020

FDA allows new technologies to ramp up coronavirus testing efforts

In a bid to ramp up testing efforts for coronavirus, the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the induction of new diagnostic technologies.

Coronavirus outbreak: First death confirmed in the US

01 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: First death confirmed in the US

The US has reported its first confirmed death from coronavirus.

Google employee in Zurich contracts coronavirus: Details here

29 Feb 2020

Google employee in Zurich contracts coronavirus: Details here

A Google employee has contracted the novel coronavirus.

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

25 Feb 2020

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

A grand welcome to India later, US President Donald Trump will hold important talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Everything about Spurs vs Leipzig and Atalanta vs Valencia

19 Feb 2020

Everything about Spurs vs Leipzig and Atalanta vs Valencia

The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 round of 16 returns with two high-profile matches on Wednesday.

Auto Expo 2020: 5 new, market-ready electric cars showcased

13 Feb 2020

Auto Expo 2020: 5 new, market-ready electric cars showcased

After a five-day-long extravaganza, India's biggest motor show, the Auto Expo 2020, has come to a close.

Is Samsung's second foldable phone worth the hype?

12 Feb 2020

Is Samsung's second foldable phone worth the hype?

Alongside the spec-loaded Galaxy S20 flagships, Samsung has unveiled the all-new Galaxy Z Flip, its second foldable phone.

Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' wins Best Picture, and a lot more!

10 Feb 2020

Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' wins Best Picture, and a lot more!

Parasite, the cinematic marvel of Bong Joon-ho, created history at Oscars 2020 by becoming the first-ever non-English movie to win the award for Best Picture in the 92-year span of the Academy Awards.

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak declared 'global health emergency' by WHO

31 Jan 2020

Wuhan coronavirus outbreak declared 'global health emergency' by WHO

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

30 Jan 2020

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

As the deadly coronavirus infection spread to all provinces and regions of China, the Indian embassy in Beijing has prepared to evacuate Indians stuck in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

27 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

Amid a global coronavirus scare, a doctor in Rajasthan has been placed under medical supervision after showing symptoms of an infection.

Coronavirus: Government monitoring well-being of Indian students stuck in China

26 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Government monitoring well-being of Indian students stuck in China

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Sunday said that the Indian embassy in Beijing is "constantly checking" on the Indian students still stuck in China, where a coronavirus outbreak has exploded over the past month.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

25 Jan 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

24 Jan 2020

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

23 Jan 2020

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

A nurse from Kerala, working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first report of an Indian who has contracted the coronavirus, which has infected over 600 people globally and left 17 dead.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

23 Jan 2020

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.