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  • Photo of Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

    Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

    Edinburgh: Prince Harry asked to be introduced as just “Harry” at an event on Wednesday, kicking off a final round of public engagements before he and wife Meghan step back…

  • Photo of Russian TV airs names of 12M of WWII dead ahead of anniversary

    Russian TV airs names of 12M of WWII dead ahead of anniversary

    Moscow: A Russian news channel is broadcasting the names of more than 12 million Soviet soldiers killed during World War II, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the end of…

  • Photo of At least 22 ‘criminals’ killed in clash with Burundi police

    At least 22 ‘criminals’ killed in clash with Burundi police

    Nairobi: At least 22 “armed criminals” and two police officers were killed in clashes between Burundi security forces and an unnamed armed group at the weekend, police said late Tuesday.…

  • Photo of Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity

    Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity

    Sydney: An Australian boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in donations to charity rather than a trip to Disneyland. The…

  • Photo of Japan PM calls for closure of public schools over virus

    Japan PM calls for closure of public schools over virus

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Thursday on public schools to close nationwide from March 2 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. “The government considers the health…

  • Photo of CAA:Roger Waters reads out Aamir Aziz’s ‘Sab Yaad Rakkha Jayega’

    CAA:Roger Waters reads out Aamir Aziz’s ‘Sab Yaad Rakkha Jayega’

    London: The guitarist, Roger Waters, the founder of legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd, read out the English translation of ‘Sab Yaad Rakkha Jayega’, a poem by poet and Jamia…

  • Photo of Iran reports 3 more coronavirus deaths for total of 22

    Iran reports 3 more coronavirus deaths for total of 22

    Tehran: Iran on Thursday confirmed three more deaths from novel coronavirus, taking the total to 22, the highest toll outside China, state media reported. Publishing a map showing the spread…

  • Photo of UK govt to unveil post-Brexit trade talks goals

    UK govt to unveil post-Brexit trade talks goals

    London: The UK government is set to publish its strategy for post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday, as it prepares for formal negotiations with the European Union (EU). The government’s strategy…

  • Photo of Sri Lanka to get 1st electric rail track

    Sri Lanka to get 1st electric rail track

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Transport Ministry on Thursday said it will construct the country’s first electric rail track in the central highlands of Kandy to ease traffic and further develop the…

  • Photo of Activist Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousafzai

    Activist Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousafzai

    New Delhi: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has met her role model, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, during a visit to Britain’s University of Oxford and shared a photo…

  • Photo of Malaysian king summons Mahathir to palace

    Malaysian king summons Mahathir to palace

    KAULA LUMPUR: Malaysia‘s king summoned Mahathir Mohamad to the palace Thursday, fueling talks he may have majority support to return as the next prime minister after his abrupt resignation and the collapse…

  • Photo of Delhi violence targeting against Muslims:USCIRF

    Delhi violence targeting against Muslims:USCIRF

    Washington: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said that the Delhi violence in which over 30 people were killed, was specifically targeted against the Muslims. Expressing “grave…

  • Photo of Coronavirus toll mounts to 2,744 in China

    Coronavirus toll mounts to 2,744 in China

    Beijing: Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 29 more people in China on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,744, Chinese health officials said on…

  • Photo of Guterres ‘very saddened’ by casualties in Delhi protests

    Guterres ‘very saddened’ by casualties in Delhi protests

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “very saddened” by the death toll and injuries sustained during the protests in Delhi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), his spokesperson…

  • Photo of Going to do lot of business with incredible India: Trump

    Going to do lot of business with incredible India: Trump

    New York: Calling relations with “incredible” India “extraordinary”, US President Donald Trump has said that Washington was going to do a lot of business with New Delhi. Asked at a…

  • Photo of Trump back home after ‘great’ whirlwind visit to India

    Trump back home after ‘great’ whirlwind visit to India

    New York: US President Donald Trump returned home on Wednesday after a whirlwind visit to India that he tweeted on arrival “was great” and “very successful”. Stepping off the Air…

  • Photo of 6.7-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

    6.7-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

    Jakarta: An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province on Wednesday with no potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake struck at 2.33 pm…

  • Photo of Bill Gates warns the coronavirus can hit Africa worse than China

    Bill Gates warns the coronavirus can hit Africa worse than China

    In a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, Bill Gates reportedly warned that the coronavirus could overwhelm health systems on the African continent.…

  • Photo of Coronavirus cases mount to 322 in Italy

    Coronavirus cases mount to 322 in Italy

    Rome: A total of 322 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Italy, of whom 10 have died, Chief of the Civil Protection Department and extraordinary commissioner for…

  • Photo of Coronavirus spreads to new countries

    Coronavirus spreads to new countries

    Geneva: New coronavirus cases surged outside of China on Tuesday, leaving an Iranian deputy minister among the stricken and triggering mass disruption as a top health official warned the world…

  • Photo of Death toll of coronavirus in China reaches 2663

    Death toll of coronavirus in China reaches 2663

    Beijing: The death toll from the novel coronavirus in mainland China has reached 2663, while the current number of patients is at 77,658, and more than 27,200 people have recovered,…

  • Photo of 8 dead, total cases of coronavirus touches 893 in South Korea

    8 dead, total cases of coronavirus touches 893 in South Korea

    Seoul: South Korea has registered 60 new cases of coronavirus as well as another fatality, taking the total number of those infected to 893, with the overall number of deaths…

  • Photo of China sentences bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison

    China sentences bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison

    Beijing: A court in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo has sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai to ten years in prison for allegedly leaking state secrets. A naturalized Swedish…

  • Photo of Heavy floods paralyze Jakarta after torrential rains

    Heavy floods paralyze Jakarta after torrential rains

    Jakarta: The Jakarta Metropolitan Region was paralyzed on Tuesday by floodsafter torrential rains lashed the city, flooding several areas of the Indonesian capital. Indonesia’s national disaster management authority (BNPB) spokesperson…

  • Photo of World’s oldest man dies days after Guinness record

    World’s oldest man dies days after Guinness record

    Tokyo: Japan’s Chitetsu Watanabe, recognized at 112 years as the oldest man in the world, has passed away 11 days after he received the Guinness World Record certificate, his family…

  • Photo of Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash

    Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter company over fatal crash

    Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa filed a lawsuit on Monday against the operators of the helicopter that crashed on January 26, killing the NBA icon and eight others. Suit filed…

  • Photo of World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief

    World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief

    Geneva: The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned countries to prepare for a “potential pandemic” of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South…

  • Photo of First case of coronavirus reported in Afghanistan

    First case of coronavirus reported in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The Afghan Health Ministry on Monday reported the first case of the novel coronavirus involving a resident of Herat province who had recently returned to the country from neighbouring…

  • Photo of Anti CAA-NRC seminar to be held in United States

    Anti CAA-NRC seminar to be held in United States

    Hyderabad: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act(CAA)has galvanized human rights and academic communities not just in India, but in the United States too. To raise awareness about this legislation that is a prelude…

  • Photo of Macron ‘not sure’ of UK-EU trade deal by 2020 end

    Macron ‘not sure’ of UK-EU trade deal by 2020 end

    Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he was “not sure” a UK-European Union (EU) trade deal will be struck by December 31, the end of the Brexit transition…

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