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  • Photo of COVID-19 tracking app may not be good predictor: Study

    COVID-19 tracking app may not be good predictor: Study

    London: Researchers have now indicated that tracking symptoms affiliated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through an app may not be a good predictor of the spread of the disease. Throughout 2020,…

  • Photo of Climate change hampering tiger conservation efforts: Nepal PM

    Climate change hampering tiger conservation efforts: Nepal PM

    Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday said climate change is one of the biggest factors hampering the efforts of tiger conservation. Addressing the nation on the occasion…

  • Photo of Sydney labelled COVID-19 hotspot

    Sydney labelled COVID-19 hotspot

    Sydney: Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of the Australian state of Queensland, declared the city of Sydney to be a COVID-19 hotspot on Wednesday, as fears of a national backslide intensified. Taking…

  • Photo of Amazon Bezo’s ex-wife donates USD 1.7 billion for social causes

    Amazon Bezo’s ex-wife donates USD 1.7 billion for social causes

    Washington: MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced on Tuesday (local time) that she has donated around USD 1.7 billion to groups involved in philanthropic causes such…

  • Photo of Singapore hopes the US can stabilise relations with China

    Singapore hopes the US can stabilise relations with China

    Singapore: Singapore hopes the United States can stabilise its relations with China since Asia depends on the stable US-China ties to have a “secure” and “predictable” environment, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee…

  • Photo of Global COVID-19 cases top 16.6mn: Johns Hopkins

    Global COVID-19 cases top 16.6mn: Johns Hopkins

    Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 16.6 million, while the deaths have increased to over 659,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Wednesday morning, the total…

  • Photo of Indian-origin brothers succumb to COVID-19 in South Africa

    Indian-origin brothers succumb to COVID-19 in South Africa

    Johannesburg: Two Indian-origin brothers and founding members of a renowned organisation that offers community services in the sprawling Indian township of Lenasia in South Africa have succumbed to coronavirus. Abbas…

  • Photo of China under Xi has become very aggressive, bullish: Nikki Haley

    China under Xi has become very aggressive, bullish: Nikki Haley

    Washington: China under President Xi Jinping has become more aggressive and bullish, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, asserting that such a behavior is…

  • Photo of Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

    Trump administration won’t accept new DACA applications

    Chicago: The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance…

  • Photo of Ibn Sina, 10th century ‘prince of physicians’ whom we still follow

    Ibn Sina, 10th century ‘prince of physicians’ whom we still follow

    Uzbekistan: Ibn Sina, the physician of 10th century, managed the plague during that time with the same regime that WHO is instructing us to follow today. Fear is worst reaction…

  • Photo of Cat in UK becomes first animal to test COVID positive

    Cat in UK becomes first animal to test COVID positive

    London: The UK has reported the country’s first confirmed COVID-19 case in an animal, according to the country’s Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss. The infection, detected in a pet cat, was…

  • Photo of S.Korean watchdog tells Apple to fix anti-competitive practices

    S.Korean watchdog tells Apple to fix anti-competitive practices

    Seoul: South Korea’s antitrust regulator said on Tuesday it had given Apple Korea another month to announce a set of measures to address its anti-competitive business practices in the country. The…

  • Photo of ‘Tenet’ to open globally on Aug 26, India release date undecided

    ‘Tenet’ to open globally on Aug 26, India release date undecided

    Los Angeles: An India release date for the Christopher Nolan-directed Tenet is still undecided, although the film has locked August 26 for release across 70 countries before opening in select cities…

  • Photo of California probes Amazon over worker safety amid COVID-19

    California probes Amazon over worker safety amid COVID-19

    San Francisco: Multiple government authorities in California have opened investigations into concerns over safety measures put in place at Amazon centres to protect its workers from COVID-19, the media reported, citing…

  • Photo of Indonesian Prez warns of possible COVID-19 2nd wave

    Indonesian Prez warns of possible COVID-19 2nd wave

    Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday warned of a possible second wave of the COVID-19 transmission. The warning came amid the resurgence of the virus in some foreign nations after…

  • Photo of 3 billion animals killed, displaced in Aus wildfires

    3 billion animals killed, displaced in Aus wildfires

    Canberra: Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced during the devastating 2019-20 Australian bushfires, according to a new report issued on Tuesday. The findings meant it was one of “worst…

  • Photo of Dr Bogoch: Herd immunity doesn’t seem to work for COVID-19

    Dr Bogoch: Herd immunity doesn’t seem to work for COVID-19

    New Delhi: A specialist of infectious diseases Issac Bogoch, at the University of Toronto, Canada, thinks otherwise. Bogoch insists that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious infection, and it can be…

  • Photo of Trump touts progress toward COVID-19 vaccine

    Trump touts progress toward COVID-19 vaccine

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has highlighted the progress on the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, to project optimism about the administration’s response to the ongoing pandemic, it was reported.…

  • Photo of NZ suspends extradition treaty with HK

    NZ suspends extradition treaty with HK

    Wellington: New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, as the new national security law imposed by China in the city was not consistent with the country’s “principles”, Prime…

  • Photo of Nuclear deterrence will ensure national safety: Kim Jong-un

    Nuclear deterrence will ensure national safety: Kim Jong-un

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country’s nuclear deterrence would permanently guarantee national security, state media reported on Tuesday. Kim remarked during a speech at a national conference of…

  • Photo of Black Lives Matter protests dangerous amid COVID-19: Aus Minister

    Black Lives Matter protests dangerous amid COVID-19: Aus Minister

    Canberra: Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned that Black Lives Matter protests planned for Tuesday could cause COVID-19 spread. Hunt on Tuesday morning slammed the planned protest in Sydney, describing…

  • Photo of Fertility may decline globally post-COVID pandemic: Study

    Fertility may decline globally post-COVID pandemic: Study

    London: Post-COVID-19, fertility will plausibly decline due to economic uncertainty and increased childcare burdens worldwide, especially in the high-income countries, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Science, leverages historical…

  • Photo of Pfizer, BioNTech start late-stage clinical trial of COVID vax

    Pfizer, BioNTech start late-stage clinical trial of COVID vax

    New York: US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have announced the start of a late-stage clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by the two companies. The Phase 2/3…

  • Photo of 1 killed, two injured in Kabul blast

    1 killed, two injured in Kabul blast

    Kabul: At least one person was killed, and two others were injured on Tuesday in a magnetic mine blast that targeted a police vehicle in Kabul, police said. The incident took…

  • Photo of Pak records lowest COVID-19 deaths in 3 months

    Pak records lowest COVID-19 deaths in 3 months

    Islamabad: Pakistan has recorded its lowest single-day COVID-19 death tally in the past three months, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza. The 20 new…

  • Photo of Ban on PUBG to remain in Pakistan

    Ban on PUBG to remain in Pakistan

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Telecom­munication Autho­rity (PTA) has said that the ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battle Ground (PUBG) will remain in the country in the interest of public order, it was reported on…

  • Photo of First US presidential debate to be held on September 29

    First US presidential debate to be held on September 29

    Washington DC: The first debate in the run-up to the US presidential election will be held on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) said in…

  • Photo of Four Turkish soldiers killed, 27 injured in bus accident

    Four Turkish soldiers killed, 27 injured in bus accident

    Ankara: Six people, including four soldiers, died and 27 soldiers were injured as a result of a bus accident in Turkey’s southern province of Mersin, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar…

  • Photo of President Trump’s NSA tests positive for coronavirus

    President Trump’s NSA tests positive for coronavirus

    Washington: US national security adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for coronavirus and has “mild symptoms,” the White House announced on Monday, becoming the highest ranking Trump administration official to contract…

  • Photo of India hands over 10 diesel locomotives to Bangladesh

    India hands over 10 diesel locomotives to Bangladesh

    New Delhi: India on Monday handed over 10 broad-gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh, strengthening the neighbouring country’s railway infrastructure. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar flagged off the locomotives online in…

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